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1911 trigger job

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Packman73, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Jan 28, 2011 at 4:38 PM
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    Packman73

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    Just did my own and I'm feeling pretty proud of myself right now. I took it from ~5lb to a ~3-~3.5lb trigger. I also tightened up the beavertail to my liking. Saved about $100+. :cool:
     
  2. Jan 28, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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    I did my own too, and i really liked it. I bent 2 of the 3 leafs on the leaf spring back as well as polishing all sides of the trigger bow. It did the job to my liking for free.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2011 at 4:56 PM
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    I wanted to mess with the trigger it self but I could not get the ambidextrous safety out...I don't think I need to now though; it worked out pretty good.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    I've watched quite a few videos on YouTube, on how to do it, some are very well done and detailed, but I've not tried it yet, prolly will before it's all said and done. Heck, they make new parts if I screw up something, right?
     
  5. Jan 28, 2011 at 5:15 PM
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    Yeah, internals seem to be pretty cheap.
     
  6. Jan 30, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    Got the ambi safety figured out and took the frame down the rest of the way to mess with the trigger play. It's darn near perfect now. I even tightened up the ambi safety too; it's now perfect.:cool:
     
  7. Jan 31, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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    Took it to Scottsdale Gun Club today and I could not believe how well that trigger job turned out! I'm so stoked right now. I would've paid good $ for that trigger but all it cost me was some time and a $24 puch set.:cool:
     
  8. Jan 31, 2011 at 4:18 PM
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    Foglights are for fog, not oncoming traffic!
    I don't discourage garage engineering and tinkering...I love it and like to buy things I can work on myself....
    HOWEVER....
    After working your on FC, do yourself and everyone else a favor, when you go out to test the results.
    Only load two in the magazine and test fire over and over again.
    There are too many stories about 'cleaning up the trigger group' and ending up in full auto.
    2 rounds in sequence is an experience....7 or 8 rounds is a disaster.
    You will not control a 45 acp ripping through 8 rounds in a second.
     
  9. Jan 31, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    I did in fact load my first three mags with two rounds for that exact reason.
     
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