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Old 05-06-2014, 08:56 PM   #1
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Default Bad trigger on Springfield RO.

I received my Springfield Range Officer last Friday evening. Upon inspection it looked good. Put in a snap-cap (dummy round) to feel out the trigger, thats when it all went down hill!! It is the worst trigger pull I have ever experienced on a 1911. I have been shooting competition with 1911's since 1972. I own four of them, this is my fifth. Even my cheap Tisas is smoother and lighter than the RO. The trigger seems to bind, give a little then bind again and then it hits the trigger release. I have not cleaned or taken the gun apart. I emailed Springfield Amory first to see what they had to say. As of today, I have not had an answer from them. I will call tomorrow.

I have shot a friends RO at my gun club, and the trigger on that one was nothing like this.

Anyone else had any issues with the RO trigger?
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Wait for SA's response.

If it were mine, I would completely disassemble and look for wear marks on the trigger bow.

Bind, clear, bind could be something in the trigger bow channel.

Please keep us informed.
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The only question I have if you are in competition, why would you buy a Springfield?

I just figured you guys bought those high class pistols in 1911, no offense intended, just wondering that's all.
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The only question I have if you are in competition, why would you buy a Springfield?

I just figured you guys bought those high class pistols in 1911, no offense intended, just wondering that's all.


I have a Colt Gold Cup match and a RI match 1911 that I use regular in matches. In my Military shooting team days, I used a Springfield matched 1911 in winning most of my championships. I bought this out of nostalgia. Plus, I tried one out and had a three inch group at 25 yards. Soooooo
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strange indeed. every SA 1911 i have ever owned had a great trigger including my current one.

my suggestion, would be to do a complete strip down and then clean everything an re-oil it and reassemble it and see if it works better.

as DanFl suggested, maybe the trigger bow is a little out of adjustment?
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I've seen some Springfields with awful triggers but they were older ones. Personally, I'd just give the bow a quick lick with a stone. Possibly the bearing surfaces of the sear and disconnector but only if you know what you are doing and function check after. I'm also a fan of boosting. Some great tutorials on the web. 1911s can be finicky to get them the way you want due to the fitting involved.


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I've got over 25 years of shooting my Springer in competition.
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Trigger is great on mine- hope it gets corrected-
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Got a reply from Springfield Amory about my RO.
Shoot the gun and if the trigger is still is not right. Contact us again.
So, I will shoot a couple boxes and see what happens.
$45 of ammo! to find out if the trigger is OK.
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Got a reply from Springfield Amory about my RO.
Shoot the gun and if the trigger is still is not right. Contact us again.
So, I will shoot a couple boxes and see what happens.
$45 of ammo! to find out if the trigger is OK.
i am pretty sure it's going to be an easy or simple fix to make it right.
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