1911 trigger question.

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Fathead00, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    Just purchased the Ruger 1911 yesteday. I was messing around and I dry fired it a few times and was wondering if the trigger pull is supposed to be that light? Compared to my Glock the trigger pull had no travel at all. I know I can't compare two guns to eachother, but damn that is a super short trigger pull. I tried looking on the internet and all I could find is people saying 4-10 pound pull!?! It feels like 2 pounds to me. Hopefuuly someone can tell me something, THANKS.
     
  2. cuba

    cuba New Member

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    The trigger action on the 1911 is like no other thats what makes it so fast, accurate and special, regardless of how good some might think that the glock trigger is, there is really no comparison. I think you have found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

    shoot safe, shoot straight, and have fun
     

  3. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    Thanks. The trigger is so short I was just wondering. Like I said I looked on the internet and some people said it was heavy!! Really no way is it heavy.
     
  4. cuba

    cuba New Member

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    I believe that the average trigger weight on your trigger is 5 pound, after you shoot a 1911 for a while you won't want to shoot anything else you'll be hooked and will understand the addiction, welcome to the light.

    shoot safe, shoot straight, and have fun
     
  5. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    The glock trigger is sloppy compared to the trigger on a 1911.
     
  6. cuba

    cuba New Member

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    I feel that the only other trigger that is comparable to the 1911 trigger the the SAA Colt Peacemaker trigger, the best trigger action from any other pistol will only feel as good as a bad 1911 trigger if that.

    shoot safe, shoot straight, and have fun
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    another point is the 1911 is a single action semi auto and with the safeties they have, you can get away with a lighter and shorter trigger pull.
     
  8. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    I just can't wait to shoot it!!! It's just sitting there looking pretty.:)
     
  9. cuba

    cuba New Member

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    Pretty soon a Glockster will accused you of being a (1911 fan boy):rolleyes::D
     
  10. michigan0626

    michigan0626 New Member

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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?
     
  11. cuba

    cuba New Member

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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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    shoot safe, shoot straight, and have fun
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2012
  12. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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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
     
  13. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Not true, the Colt Gold Cup has a proprietary trigger.
     
  14. cuba

    cuba New Member

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    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.

    shoot safe, shoot straight, and have fun
     
  15. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Fathead you will find out that the 1911 kool aid tastes alot better :)
     
  16. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    That's funny!! I've told everybody that I always wanted a Ruger SR1911.:D
     
  17. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    Yea i would say 1/8-1/4". My Glock is probably like your Berattas.
     
  18. Tidalforce79

    Tidalforce79 New Member

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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.
     
  19. racer_x

    racer_x New Member

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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
     
  20. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, isn't that nice. But don't worry, it will get better with time.