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Old February 9, 2007, 12:44 PM   #1
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How to lighten the 1911 trigger

My trigger let off is pretty crisp, but a little heavy - how can I ease it up a bit? (I can use tools pretty well, and learn how to detail strip - I've done Makarovs and CZs).
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Old February 9, 2007, 12:58 PM   #2
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1911 trigger work, lightening pull

I have done a couple on my 1911s but learned the best is to let a reputable 1911 gunsmith do that work. A good gunsmith usually has a jig on which to put the trigger parts and which in my experience is the best method to stone the necessary surfaces and correct angles.
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Old February 9, 2007, 08:32 PM   #3
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CUATE is right - it's specialized work.
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Old February 10, 2007, 07:40 AM   #4
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briang2ad , What is the trigger pull weight as it stands now?
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Old February 10, 2007, 01:27 PM   #5
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I have no guage..

But I would like it to be lighter.
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Old February 10, 2007, 01:38 PM   #6
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You didn't mention what the guns use is. If it's a SD piece, I'd leave it alone and just polish it for smoothness. If it's for competition, let a smith do it.

Another thing is, do you benefit from a light trigger? For a long time I couldn't shoot any better with a light trigger than with a heavier one. I didn't even start thinking about light triggers until I saw myself shoot better with a strange gun than with my long time intimate gun with a heavier trigger.

I'd suggest shooting some other guns with light triggers before doing anything to yours.
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