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Why don't more guns..

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Tim151515, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. Tim151515

    Tim151515 iHeartGuns

    Feb 6, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    come with a 1911 style, solid trigger? Im no gunsmith, but I would imagine that even a DA/SA gun could use this type of trigger that pulls straight back rather that up and back like the typical trigger, except the first pull would be longer, like a standard DA/SA.

    I mean, that type of trigger, IMO, is what makes the 1911 so desirable. I think that it minimizes the shooters mistakes, and I was just wondering why more guns don't use that type of trigger.
  2. Metal Angel

    Metal Angel

    Oct 20, 2010
    Does it really pull straight back? Or does it just give that impression because of the shape? It's such a short pull you wouldn't notice one way or another.

    Edit: just looked at my gun dissasembly app... Lol. It does indeed pull straight back. On a single action, I hardly think it makes a difference. But it might be nice on a DA... I could be wrong, but I think the infamous VP70 has a straight back DA trigger, and we know how much everyone liked that trigger.

    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012

  3. Tim151515

    Tim151515 iHeartGuns

    Feb 6, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    Ha...very true on thhe VP...and the hi point has the same I guess its just the 1911 itself. But I am an average at best shooter...and my "thing" is bullseye shooting from 15 or 25 yars...and I feel like whenever I shank one with a still manages to hit the target due to the trigger. And the only 1911 Im even running is a GI 1980 style(remingtion 1911) and it still just feels perfect.
  4. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Definitely straight back on the 1911.

    There is no pivot.
  5. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    In a true 1911 it's straight back. One of the improvements the Ballester-Molina incorperated was a pivoting trigger.

    The pivot is almost a neccessity to use leverage in easing the trigger pull on a hammer fired semi. with out the fulcrum and lever working the trigger pulls (like on the VP70) would be unmanageable for a DA/SA
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012
  6. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

    Mar 25, 2008
    North East Ohio
    Not everyone needs a 1911 trigger. Especially those that actually know how to shoot. :whistling:

  7. samuse


    Jul 30, 2008
    South TX

  8. nastytrigger

    nastytrigger Mediocre Member

    Apr 10, 2005
    I must admit, I like (correct me if I get the term wrong) stage in a trigger. Like a Glock, or Beretta 92's single-action.

    I don't like a long DAO pull, however (though I have two guns with it, but it works for pocket carry).

    Having a 1911, it's a nice trigger, but I don't like it better than my staged, some would say slop, triggers.
  9. 45caldan


    Aug 27, 2007
    central Florida
    No one is so good that they couldn't benifit from a better trigger.
    Rob Leatham and all the other competitors use guns with MUCH lighter than normal triggers.
    I am sure you are not saying you can shoot better than these guys.....
    People on this Forum really do crack me up!
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2012
  10. ronin.45


    Apr 24, 2008
    I think the new Heizer Defense Doubletap has a straight pull DA trigger. Obviously I've not tried it to know if it's any good yet.
  11. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    true, some of us shoot DA revolvers