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Old July 7, 2018, 07:19 AM   #1
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Your favorite trigger? (among the handguns you currently own)

OK ladies and gents, the question is:

Among the handguns you currently own, which has your favorite trigger (be specific).

It doesn't necessarily mean the lightest trigger. It means the trigger you like best for whatever reason, pull weight, crispness, smoothness, reset, etc... It's whatever floats "your" boat.

I'll start if off: My favorite among the current lineup is the "single action" pull on my Rossi 46103. It's fantastic and puts a huge smile on my face, light and crisp...

OK, have fun!
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Old July 7, 2018, 07:20 AM   #2
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Your favorite trigger? (among the handguns you currently own)

Sig 225 A1 ... favorite factory trigger. DA is a little long but the SRT on it is quite nice
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Old July 7, 2018, 08:22 AM   #3
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Old July 7, 2018, 08:27 AM   #4
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Old July 7, 2018, 08:53 AM   #5
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My Browning Buck Mark is the best. There are a couple of revolvers that might make me smile more, but the Browning actually has the best trigger.
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Old July 7, 2018, 09:23 AM   #6
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My Colt Combat Commander XSE has an amazing trigger! I honestly couldn't tell you what has been done to it as it was a gift but whatever it is was done right!


My CZ-75B after 3k rounds has an awesome trigger for being all stock, but the reset is a little longer than id like. Even with the reset I will more than likely never touch the trigger. Iv kind of fallen in love with the way it functions and ya know.... if its not broken don't fix it.


Then as an alternate id have to say the Sig P238 that I bought for my girlfriend to use. I don't have much experience with SIGs let alone their triggers but the break on the 238 is so crisp.
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Old July 7, 2018, 09:28 AM   #7
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High Standard

My old High Standard Supermatic, awesome trigger.

It's one of the reasons that High Standard is the only one to win Camp Perry of American manufactured pistols.

Only gun I have with a better trigger? My Elsie, that is having it's 100th birthday this year. I believe this is the gun where the term breaks like a glass rod came from.
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Old July 7, 2018, 09:44 AM   #8
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I have a S&W Model 10-7 revolver modified by Mr. Ken Eversull into a Police Pistol Combat (PPC) gun. It hardly represents a factory firearm but with all the other modifications, it does have a sweet double action trigger pull. The revolver after the addition of the slab sided barrel and Aristocrat sight rib weights in at 3 lbs. 10 ozs.
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Old July 7, 2018, 12:24 PM   #9
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I have a CZ-85b that I have stock as well. I probably have put 1500 or so through it. And you are right.

It has the best DA trigger of any stock gun I've shot. It's so smooth and crisp. I don't want to swap it out.
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My Colt Combat Commander XSE has an amazing trigger! I honestly couldn't tell you what has been done to it as it was a gift but whatever it is was done right!


My CZ-75B after 3k rounds has an awesome trigger for being all stock, but the reset is a little longer than id like. Even with the reset I will more than likely never touch the trigger. Iv kind of fallen in love with the way it functions and ya know.... if its not broken don't fix it.


Then as an alternate id have to say the Sig P238 that I bought for my girlfriend to use. I don't have much experience with SIGs let alone their triggers but the break on the 238 is so crisp.
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Old July 7, 2018, 12:39 PM   #10
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Interesting that the Sig P238 got an early mention. My wife and I each have one, and both have very nice triggers, short and crisp. I didn't expect a pocket gun to have such a nice trigger.

I get along with the 92FS trigger quite well, too. I put a D spring in my to lighten it a shade. Very smooth in either mode, and suitably short and light in SA. Just one of those things that feels right to me.
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Old July 7, 2018, 12:44 PM   #11
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1911 - Specifically my custom Dan Wesson Specialist.
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Old July 7, 2018, 01:21 PM   #12
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Milsurp??

Don't mean to drift the thread, any nominees for best milsurp trigger off the rack?

I shall nominate the CZ 83 mines in 9mm Mak. Double action is smooth and not heavy at all. Single action is ok, and correct for it's service pistol role.
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Old July 7, 2018, 01:51 PM   #13
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Favorite? tough call, I have a number of pistols with very good triggers, so picking a favorite has more to do with the other features of the gun, for me.

My Auto Mags have excellent triggers. The Colt Government Model my dad used as a match gun in the 60s has an outstanding trigger for a semi auto.

My S&W N frames have great triggers, SA is outstanding and DA isn't bad.

My Contenders, and my XP-100 have triggers in the class of bolt action match guns. It was, in fact, the trigger of the Contender that got me interested in them. After over 30 years of ignoring them, because they were "only a single shot", I tried the trigger on one in a shop, and it was an eye-opening moment. AND they (the old ones, at least) are adjustable!!

As for the best trigger on a milsurp pistol, I'd have to go with one of the milsurp S&W revolvers, a 1917 or a model 10. Same great pulls found on their commercial models, and better triggers than found on any milsurp semi auto I know.
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Old July 7, 2018, 02:56 PM   #14
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SA 1911 Loaded 45. Smooth pull, quick reset. But, I only have five for comparison.
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Old July 7, 2018, 04:24 PM   #15
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Dan Wesson model 15. In single action it is the best I have.
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Old July 7, 2018, 04:59 PM   #16
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Sig 226 X5 with short reset trigger.
Take up the slack then a 'glass break' in the next millimeter = boom.
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Old July 8, 2018, 01:15 AM   #17
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Toss up between a Hi Sd 22 and a Brn HP competition model.
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Old July 8, 2018, 08:26 AM   #18
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Don't mean to drift the thread, any nominees for best milsurp trigger off the rack?

I shall nominate the CZ 83 mines in 9mm Mak. Double action is smooth and not heavy at all. Single action is ok, and correct for it's service pistol role.

My dad had an IJ-70 Baikal Makarov that I remember having a really good trigger for what it was!
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Old July 8, 2018, 08:50 AM   #19
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Contender

44 Amp reminded me, I am not shooting enough lately, or even opening the safe much.
My old Contender has a superb trigger, and yes it is also adjustable.

Since I do roll my own the awful original grips on it are tolerable. Full house .44 is downright uncomfortable.

It need to wear a set of Packys. I shall get around to it when my life returns to normal. Well that and retirement is now in sight, more time for the range.
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Old July 8, 2018, 11:17 AM   #20
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My '68 S&W model 41 has an extremely good trigger. A very close second would be my first edition Kimber Compact.
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Old July 8, 2018, 12:47 PM   #21
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The single action pulls on my three S&W DA revolvers are all great; light, and with virtually zero movement prior to the break.
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Old July 8, 2018, 01:00 PM   #22
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1. Norinco tt Olympia, trigger job by Larry Leutenegger. This is such a good little gun after being Slicked Up.
2. Ruger .44 Blackhawk, trigger by Hamilton Bowen

The thing about a trigger job from a top tier pistolsmith is you never know what real quality is until you experience what you didn’t know was missing.
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Old July 8, 2018, 01:02 PM   #23
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The Gen 1 Charter Arms Target Bulldog. DA is super smooth from the decades of trigger pulls it has seen and the SA is probably a bit heavier than necessary, but the travel to break is minimal.

That Charter has me convinced that used revolvers are superior to new ones, so long as the timing and lockup are good.
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Old July 8, 2018, 01:16 PM   #24
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Benelli MP95 Gen 1 that has a roll trigger. I prefer roll triggers on handguns, and "break like a glass rod" triggers on rifles.
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Old July 8, 2018, 01:54 PM   #25
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My Buckmark 'Standard'.
Great factory trigger. ...Even better with age and lots of wear.
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