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UGGGHHH need help

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by glock21xxx, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. glock21xxx


    Apr 10, 2009
    I am trying to replace my hammer, hammer strut and grip safety on my GI 1911 and I am having some issues.

    Right now, I have everything installed, but the trigger wont engage when the grip safety is depressed. Also, the hammer is stuck in the cocked position.

    Any ideas?

    I am using all Wilson Combat parts.
  2. ctfireman


    Feb 13, 2010
    Bridgeport, CT
    How familiar are you with stripping 1911's completely? Those parts will probably need a bit of fitting, they won't drop right in.

  3. Sounds like the grip safety needs to be fit to allow the hammer bow to pass under the GS tab when it is depressed. You'll need to file just a tiny bit off the bottom side of the GS tab to let the trigger clear. Go slow and check it often.
  4. Sounds like you'll need to check these areas:

    1) correct leaf spring placement on the sear, trigger and GS.
    2) fitting of the safety bar on the GS. These are always over size and will need to file down to let the trigger bow go backward.

    Note the area where you see a slight marking of sharpie. Look at the "L" line. You'll need to file away those lines.

  5. Show-off! :supergrin:

    Pictures do make all the difference!
  6. No more gun/gun part pictures for you! :tongueout:
  7. Take off your left grip panel and look inside. In this picture, notice how the safety bar is in off and the trigger bow is pushed back.


    The vertical surface is the trigger block, but now it's up and is almost touching the frame. And the horizontal surface is also clearing the top of the trigger bow. You want minimal clearance on both areas so it will block the trigger from moving, when the GS is on.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2011