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16th September 2004, 05:01
I was wondering how to lighten the pull of the trigger on my stock nrm gov't.
a) file a little bit off of the hammer hook w/c the sear trap?
b) just polish the area of the hammer hook where the sear trap/touches?
c) or both a and b? :confused:
Thanks for any help/info
'I rather have it and don't need it,than not have it when I need it'
16th September 2004, 05:41
Either can get you a full automatic 1911! Safest way to get a better trigger on a 1911 is to take it to a gunsmith who is thoroughly familiar with the 1911. I suggest a gunsmith if you do not have the tools and equipment to perform hammer and sear adjustments. I have seen some "did it myself" trigger jobs and full auto 1911's are very hard to control.
16th September 2004, 07:05
'I rather have it and don't need it, than not have it when I need it'
16th September 2004, 10:41
Welcom to the forums NRMColt!
I too have seen alot of botched trigger jobs..........there's alot of ways to lighten the pull, from polishing, spring tension, to full out re-cutting hammer hooks and sears. Take advice from Stans..........if you've never done it, or not sure of all what makes up the trigger pull on a 1911........take it to a gunsmith. Or if you're in the WA. State area, stop by for a cup and I'll fix ya up................
21st September 2004, 01:27
very much for the advice and the generous offer Wichaka, but I'm not from the states(wish I am :o ).
I've handle a 1911(an old Colt G.I.) from one of my shooting buddy with a light a smoth trigger pull and I was surprise at how accurate I'am or the gun,average two inches at 20 yrds offhand, considering that the piece is 40+yrs. old, so then and there I resolve to have my nrm gov't get a lighter trigger pull, though I don't plan to do anything to the the original colt hammer, I think I would get an el cheapo hammer so I could practice on it :D
Thanks again for the offer.
' I rather have it and don't need it,than not have it when I need it'
21st September 2004, 05:58
El cheapo parts are ok to practice and hone your skills. You will still need a sear jig for cutting the proper sear angles. I would not recommend doing a nice trigger job on cheap parts, the parts are not as likely to hold those crisp angles and properly polished surfaces as long as high quality parts.
21st September 2004, 14:04
The safest way to get a lighter trigger pull, is to get a sear/hammer set and install it in your pistol. Those matched pairs have (in my experience) the greatest possibilities of giving you a decent trigger pull, without the risk of ending up with a useless pistol (or a very useful one, depending on your point of view on a fully automatic 1911).
22nd September 2004, 05:26
100% on you guys(Stans,John and Wichaka) recommendation, I'm really passionate(read: nuts)about 1911 and would like to learn how to tweak 'em :D
BTW, stumble on Blindhogg.com and really pick up some very informative tips on gunsmithing, I would like to thank the owner C. Williams for his advice to wannabe 'smith like me.
Again, thank you all.
' I rather have it and don't need it, than not have it when I need it'
22nd September 2004, 18:17
If you really want to learn some gunsmithing, I think the 1911 is a great pistol to use. It has few parts and is a fairly simple and easy to understand design.
23rd September 2004, 16:35
$.02 here. Brownell's has a tidbit about reducing trigger pull (though I think what they have is too light for my taste. It may help, but don't try for the light trigger they suggest if you are not well versed on the 1911.
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