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Old 08-04-2012, 11:42 PM   #11
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Most 1911 triggers are set from the factory to move back about 1/8" before making contact with the sear, but also most modern trigger are manufactured with an over travel adjustment screw and with pre-travel tabs that can be spread out to shorten the pre-travel even further (forward movement)up to zero take up, though its not recommended, probably 1/16" of pre-travel with zero trigger creep, would be an excellent trigger.

The mechanics of the 1911 trigger is the same across the board for all 1911 there is no model specific trigger mechanism for the 1911.



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As a side note...
The "Adjustment" on the adjustable trigger is for overtravel.

Care must be used if the adjustable trigger is used on a Series-80 type 1911.

Too much adjustment and the firing pin plunger will not move up enough to allow the firing pin to travel "cleanly" and can create nicks that can stop the firing pin movement

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Most 1911 triggers are set from the factory to move back about 1/8" before making contact with the sear, but also most modern trigger are manufactured with an over travel adjustment screw and with pre-travel tabs that can be spread out to shorten the pre-travel even further (forward movement)up to zero take up, though its not recommended, probably 1/16" of pre-travel with zero trigger creep, would be an excellent trigger.

The mechanics of the 1911 trigger is the same across the board for all 1911 there is no model specific trigger mechanism for the 1911.

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Not true, the Colt Gold Cup has a proprietary trigger.
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Not true, the Colt Gold Cup has a proprietary trigger.
Explain whats not true ? with the exception, that the Gold cup trigger pad is wider and its fitted with a trigger stop the mechanics is the same as all other 1911, I believe that the only 1911 that has a different trigger mechanism is the Para LDA which some of the 1911 purist do not consider it to be 1911.

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I just can't wait to shoot it!!! It's just sitting there looking pretty.
Fathead you will find out that the 1911 kool aid tastes alot better :-)
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Pretty soon a Glockster will accused you of being a (1911 fan boy)
That's funny!! I've told everybody that I always wanted a Ruger SR1911.
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I think what he is asking, and something I would like to know, is how far is the actual trigger pull. To me my Colt feels like a 1/8-1/4 inch. The Beretta's I use at work feel like 1/2-3/4". Ive never even allowed myself to touch or handle a Glock, so I dont have the foggiest as to how long its is.

Anyone know what the distance is for a trigger pull to fire on the 1911 and various other models?
Yea i would say 1/8-1/4". My Glock is probably like your Berattas.
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The 1911 trigger is amazing. The only triggers that compare with the 1911s I own or have shot, are single action revolver triggers(or DA in SA mode). I have a Hi Power out for trigger work and am anxious to see how it compares when it comes back.

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Ya i didnt know how bad the rest of my triggers are till i got my 1911, My Mini14 trigger job turned out nice. sr22 is next lol 1911 ruind me

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Just purchased the Ruger 1911..trigger pull is .. light? ... no travel at all. ... super short trigger pull. ... It feels like 2 pounds..
Yeah, isn't that nice. But don't worry, it will get better with time.
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