Where to send 1911 for a 2-3lb trigger?

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  1. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460

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    What are some good places that do trigger work on the 1911 at a reasonable cost? Thanks
     
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    Reasonable cost & 1911 custom work do not play well together!
    A 4 lbs trigger is the norm,......not sure about a 2-3 pound.
     
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    I don't know where to send it but what is this gun for? Competition might be OK but a defense weapon that would be stupid. Get someone killed and you in prison.
     
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    competition shooting only
     
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    Pm me with your location in Illinois,.......I may have a PistolSmith for you.
     
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    As long as you tell your gunsmith you want a bullseye competition pistol, you shouldn't have any problems. Now finding that old time smith and not just a parts changer could be difficult.
     
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    I worked for George Forrest for more than 10 years as his apprentice before I bought him out. George began his gunsmithing career in Shandaken,NY and moved it to Florida in the early 60's. George was a 1911 pistolsmith for 82 years and as far as I am concerned one of the best. I learned my 1911 smithing skills from George step by step and continue his attention to detail and perfection in my shop.
    A two pound trigger pull is not difficult, it requires patience and an understanding of balance. Many folks think they can buy a drop in kit and all of a sudden have the perfect 2.5 or 3 pound trigger. It does not happen this way but with patience and knowledge it can be attainable and done safely.
    Sorry I did not mean to hijack the thread but I create pistols out of passion and enjoy creating fine 1911's
     
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    TTM65,
    You are right on target. Guys like you are getting harder to find. This illustrates how important it is to do your due diligence before handing over your prized pistol.

    It also illustrates how useful these forums are for sharing information.
     
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    can you pm me a price for a 2.5-3lb trigger job? Thanks