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Trigger question?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by ctfireman, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. ctfireman

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    I've always heard about Springfield GI triggers being pretty bad. Either mine is a freak & is great or my loaded Springfield trigger sucks. The break & weight literally feels the same. The metro arms american classic II trigger is better than both, how can that be? Is the trigger on the loaded model adjustable? Seems weird to me. Hopefully you guys get what i'm trying to say.
     
  2. The loaded is roughly around 5 to 6 lbs.
    So is the Mil-spec and G.I. models.
    That's why they feel the same.
    The loaded has an adjustable trigger for over travel. Not for how heavy it pulls.
    I have a Mil-Spec that has a pretty decent trigger. Not great but not bad either.
     


  3. ctfireman

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    Ahh ok. I thought the loaded was supposed to be 4-5 & the GI 5-6.
     
  4. ctfireman

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    Next question, what do you guys recommend for a super slick trigger set up for my loaded?
     
  5. Nothing flat! :supergrin:

    I rework my own, so I can't really comment on the various drop-in sets.
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2010
  6. rsxr22

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    Super slick? SVI and EGW's E, and STI make more modernized triggers. wilson, 10-8, EB, etc make more classic looking trigger are all good depends on what look your going for .
     
  7. Quack

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    get some stones, sear jig and feeler gauge's and do your own trigger work.

    if you are looking for the trigger itself, there are plenty to choose from.

    i say join the flat revolution!!!
     
  8. Quack

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    Hater :tongueout:
     
  9. ctfireman

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    I actually like the flat look. As far as re-working it, i have no experience so i'd have someone do it.
     
  10. BayouGlocker

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    Just to jump in here with questions of my own, how far do you need to go with a trigger job? Just get the trigger and bend/pull on the factory springs? Or for a novice, would it be better to get an "action" or "trigger pull" set?

    Also how hard is it to install a "tactical" or ambi mag release or a beavertail?

    I'm looking at the Midway catalogue and they say triggers, hammers, and all sorts of stuff require gunsmith installation....
     
  11. FLIPPER 348

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    you hear lots of goofy things on the internet
     
  12. Quack

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    Drop-in beavertails won't look like the fitted ones.
    Trigger jobs require jig, stones, file and feller gauges.
    You can have 2 guns with 4# triggers, but feel different. The one that feels lighter is the one with the better sear/hammer engagement.

    Ambience safety isn't hard to do, most just need file/stoning where the safety blocks the sear.
     
  13. Trey83

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    Isn't that close to $200 worth of tools?
     
  14. Quack

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  15. Ed Brown makes an inexpensive jig for stoning sears, and it works great.

    Hammers are a bit easier to do without a jig, but a good jig makes it a breeze (unfortunately those jigs aren't inexpensive). I have a Powers Series II setup that works great, but stoned quite a few hammers using a good vise, and more care.

    If you don't want to do all that, several parts makers offer hammer/sear kits that replace both parts with already stoned re-placements. Again, I have no experience with any of them, but have read many folks get good results that way.

    Most triggers require a very small amount of fitting (if any at all). The bow may need a bit of stoning to fit the track in the frame and move smoothly. Many triggers drop right in with not fitting at all. Others require the rear contact surface be stoned to fit as well as the bow.

    Good luck.
     
  16. DRAGON1970

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    +1....get the tools and do it yourself. You will learn alot.
     
  17. If you do, in order to alleviate a source of frustration, order two sears and two hammers, just in case the learning curve causes you to crash the first time! :supergrin: