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Trigger length?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by .50 cal, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. .50 cal

    .50 cal

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    Hello, I am looking for a replacement trigger for my Ed Brown SF, it currently has a solid long trigger, I have small hands and feel I'm reaching just a little bit for it, however I'm able to shoot it comfortably and I'm afraid the short trigger from EB might be to short, is their a method of knowing if the length of pull is right? should I look at getting a medium trigger from Wilson? thanks
     
  2. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Harrison short extreme feels great. I have them on several guns.

    DW Guardian
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    DW CCO
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    Wilson ULCc
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    Wilson Stealth
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    SACS EMP (not a Harrison Extreme, but a short solid)
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  3. .50 cal

    .50 cal

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    great pics, thank you, it looks like Harrison also offers a medium length, how do they compare to Wilson, I'm very comfortable detail stripping the frame, are triggers a fitted part?
     
  4. Three-Five-Seven

    Three-Five-Seven Señor Mombo Millennium Member

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    Yes. The length of the trigger bow must relate precisely to the front of the channel that it runs in so that 'take up' is minimal but safe.

    Some trigger bows are "adjustable" and can be easier to install. However, most require spot welding beads at the front of the bow, and then adjusting the height of the beads, to fit the trigger precisely to the rest of the FCG.

    This is most likely, in either case, a job best done by a practiced and competent 1911 'smith. In other words, you want someone who has done this many times before. It will, however, be worth what you pay to have it done.
     
  5. .50 cal

    .50 cal

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    I thought it would require fitting, I'll send it in and let Ed Brown fit it, he works on all the pistols himself right? Kidding
     
  6. R0CKETMAN

    R0CKETMAN NRA MEMBER

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    Like Joe said, Harrison Extreme short for me. I've got two in ion bond. They're NOT drop in.

    Joe, did Wilson put those in per your spec?

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  7. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    No, I bought all of those through Dave at DRC and had him install them. Except for the SACS EMP. I order everything with a silver 3 hole trigger, but lately, I really like the Harrison Extreme short solids on my black guns. The short solids on my silver guns just doesn't appeal to me.
     
  8. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    The short solid extreme from Harrison is outstanding!
    Have been messing with a short flat trigger from Joe Chambers
    in my Springer bobtail project gun.

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  9. .50 cal

    .50 cal

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    Ok, it sounds like the Harrison trigger is excellent, I doubt you all have smaller digits than my girlish hands, should I just get the EB short trigger? is the Harrison superior?
     
  10. Hokie1911

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    Big fan of Harrison triggers here too. No JH available for 2011s, so my STI has a short Infinity on the way. The big difference vs the EB triggers is that the JH has rounded edges. Far more comfortable to shoot.

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  11. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Been thinking of getting a Brown very similar to that, if not maybe the LW model.
     
  12. Hokie1911

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    I was at a shop recently that had both the standard and LW. The LW felt really good. Holding one in each hand though, not enough of a difference to justify that bump in kizash. YMMV.
     
  13. The different sized triggers are supposed to help you get the pad of your finger on the face of the trigger.
    I have large hands that could easily reach an extra long trigger but I don't care for the lack of room in the trigger guard.
    I use the short Harrison extremes in all of my 1911's.
    Take your time and you can get them to be a perfect fit with little to no gap on top or the bottom of the trigger.
     
  14. PlasticGuy

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    Long triggers may be "cool", but they are too long for most shooters. I much prefer a short or medium trigger.
     
  15. wrencher

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    I have small hands, and have settled on regular thickness grips with a short trigger.
    I tried thin grips with a long trigger, but didn't like the way the thin grips felt-overall grip too thin.
    The short trigger just works for me.
     
  16. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    It's all subjective. I have small hands and I prefer the long trigger, however, Harrison Design makes some good replacement triggers of various lengths.
     
  17. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    One of the best looking Pro's I've ever seen. I can't wait until mine finally arrives. :cool: