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Old November 8, 2004, 02:05 PM   #1
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1911 Trigger Pull Weight

Doing a little research for a presentation against gun control that I have to give:

Can anyone give me a median trigger pull weight for stock 1911s? I don't need pinpoint accuracy, just a number that most manufacturers tend to group around.

Any help is much appreciated!
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Old November 8, 2004, 02:09 PM   #2
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Sorry, should have specified, looking for the DA pull... Thanks!
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Old November 8, 2004, 02:10 PM   #3
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They are usually in the 5-6 lb range from factorys. Sometimes you will find some in the 4s.
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Old November 8, 2004, 02:12 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick reply, thats about what I figured. How does that compare to other common autos?
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Old November 8, 2004, 02:48 PM   #5
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That was for single actions I didnt see the 2nd post that you were asking for DA 1911. I cant tell ya that I dont work on them.
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Old November 8, 2004, 03:13 PM   #6
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What's a DA 1911? The 1911 is a single action pistol.

There are some 1911 like guns with DA style triggers, but they vary from 5 lbs. to 14. They are mostly rare (the Para LDA is the only current one I can think of) and all work entirely differently.
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Old November 8, 2004, 04:01 PM   #7
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4 lbs.

I have a stock 1991A1 that measures about 4 even and it is nice and crisp. That is about as light as I want on a non target gun. I had a Springfield Champ. that was over 5 out of the box. 40$ and a half hour with a 45 smith got it down to 4 and was alot smoother. I believe the gov't spec for the 1911A1 was 5.5 min, 6.5 max. You probably will not find a DA auto with as smooth and crisp a SA trigger pull as the properly functioning Gov't model, even if the stated weight of pull is the same weight. They usually have a little catch or grit, lack the smoothness, and have more trigger movement, even in SA mode.
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I was referring to the Para LDAs
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Old November 8, 2004, 04:33 PM   #9
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Not the Mitchell, Double Eagle or Viking?

Yup, there are lot's of DA "1911s".


I believe Tom2's numbers are for SA triggers. Nikon, what is it you want? These guns don't have DA triggers. Are you thinking of a different gun?
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Old November 8, 2004, 09:40 PM   #10
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Trigger Pull

The 1911 pistol as designed by JMB did not have a DA trigger, it maybe a 1911 wanna be but it is not a 1911. My Mil-Spec springer has a single action 5 lb pull.
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Old November 9, 2004, 05:32 PM   #11
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Thanks folks, I'm all set. It's nice to see so many people trying to help out though...
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