OUCH!! SON OF A B!^&H 1911 trigger!

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  1. mike253

    mike253 NRA - IWLA

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    So I took my used but unfired 1911 to the range today. I hate the damned things, and have since a bad experience in the early 90's with a Colt 1991.

    Anyway, I picked up a S&W 1911 recently. It's a nice looking gun and I'll be darned if it didn't shoot like a champ.. except a bur in the trigger tore my finger up after 50 rounds (blood flowing freely!)

    So, Now my love-hate relationship with 1911's continues..

    What kind of trigger do I get (smooth, preferably) to replace the stock Smith trigger?

    Factory trigger actually has a bur on it, I'm not getting out my file for a factory part..
     
  2. gearjammer351

    gearjammer351 EnemyOfTheState

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    The file is the cheap way.


    <----is a cheapskate.
     

  3. gruntmedik

    gruntmedik Honk Honk CLM

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    If you don't want to use a file, fire up the Dremel. :supergrin:
     
  4. GreyEclipse

    GreyEclipse TheGreyEclipse

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    I feel the same way about Berettas.

    A 92 did the exact same thing to my hand...twice.:shocked:
     
  5. Hexx

    Hexx

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    I took my strider SMF to the trigger on my G19

    hated the way it felt after reset while shooting. so i took out my strider and shaved it off. not smooth but not rough. perfect
     
  6. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Just knock the burr off. It'll take less time than your posting.
     
  7. Novocaine

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    As much as I don't care for serrated triggers serrations on my 1911PD are of a mercyfull kind. If the burr is around the hole for the overtravel screw it can be taken care off with a chamfering tool. Or by a larger size drill bit.
     
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    Just a thought, thats what happens when someone PULLS a trigger with the accompanying flinch.

    Try the proper trigger squeeze and shooting technique. :dunno:
     
  9. american lockpicker

    american lockpicker License to Il

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    I did that to a Norinco TT clone once.
     
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    A little blood just means you're still alive sissy. :tongueout:
     
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    gearjammer351 EnemyOfTheState

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    :rofl:
     
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    +1
    Then get back to shooting:supergrin:
     
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    G21FAN Useless loser Millennium Member

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    Not enough of a man to handle a 1911?


    :whistling:
     
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    This...

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    Use a band aid on your trigger finger when at the range. But , if it's for SD you won't feel it at that time.:cool:
     
  16. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

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    That's why you hate the 1911 platform? Sheesh.

    ;)

    deadite
     
  17. mike253

    mike253 NRA - IWLA

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    The 1911 is a range toy for me and will never be anything more.. it's about 7th or 8th on the list of guns I'd carry and about 12th on my list of home defense weapons.

    Aside from the burr on the trigger, the whole thing looks/feels cheap and out of place.. like it's unfinished aluminum or something.
     
  18. Gary1911A1

    Gary1911A1

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    Many of the newer 1911s' have sharp edges to the trigger. Like others have suggested use a file to smooth the sharp edges off. The 1911 design is one of the best triggers ever made which is why so many USPSA and other competitors use the 1911.
     
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    New triggers have to be fitted, not just a simple part swap. If it were mine I would de-burr the stock part.
     
  20. Boats

    Boats Not Assimilated

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    I saw on a commercial once that a dip in a bowl of Palmolive will have those dainty digits softened up again in no time.