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Old March 7, 2006, 01:55 AM   #1
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What's a trigger job?

Ok, I can ponder and guess what's involved. But better to let the gunsmith's tell me.

What is it?
Are there different types?
What can it do for me?
How much would one expect to pay?
Have you had one and would you do it again?

I have a stock Springfield XD40.
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Old March 7, 2006, 03:31 AM   #2
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info for you

A trigger job can combine polishing of the engagement surfaces as well as lightening of the mainspring weight. For weight to be removed from the trigger, you have to remove friction as well as spring weight.

Now with all that said, sometime you have to adjust screws as on a Remington type rifle trigger and sometimes you have to polish the sear and hammer engagement surfaces as on most revolvers and pistols. I also lob off the back of the sear to lessen the amount the sear has to move before the hammer falls on most of the revolvers and pistols that I work on.

It can be done by the average guy if he fully understands what he is doing. One thing that you can do is polish up the surfaces of the hammer and sear and make them have less drag or friction. You can do this without actually shortening their engagement. Make sure that you keep the flats flat and not round over any edges.

I would let a smith do your trigger work if any of this makes you scratch your head and wonder. Some pistols are striker fired which will change up all that you might know about pistols that are hammer fired. I believe the XD40 you have will fall under this catagory. It is usually best to leave it as it comes and use a trigger pull that only lets the trigger go forward enough to recock the gun. This will make for a lighter pull and keep the gun firing much quicker and easier. Good luck with it.
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Old March 7, 2006, 11:37 AM   #3
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Thanks cntryboy1289 for the good info.
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Old March 8, 2006, 08:26 PM   #4
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XD trigger job

the only one that I have know about fo XD's is from canyon creek
about $130.00 B.J.
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Old March 8, 2006, 10:10 PM   #5
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Check this guy

He specializes in polimer frame guns, XD's, Glocks, HK's, & Kahr's.

He has his prices for a trigger job right on the website.
Be aware of yourself and everything around you.
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Old March 9, 2006, 01:39 PM   #6
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A trigger job means to improve the operation of the trigger mechanism. That usually means to modify the trigger mechanism to the point of decreasing the amount of energy required to "pull" it and to make it pull smoother. Different guns require different actions which inturn means different prices to perform a trigger job on different guns.
Some guns are designed such that adjusting the trigger is relatively simple and the cost to have a gun smith do it is minimal. On the other hand some guns were not designed to be adjusted and the time required to dissassemble and reassemble, usually more than once, will naturally cost more.

Guess I said the same thing a couple of times but I think you know what I mean.
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Old March 9, 2006, 01:59 PM   #7
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If it's not done correctly, usually the nice trigger feeling will be fleeting.
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