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Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by niteglock, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. niteglock

    niteglock New Member

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    Well guys. I did it. Officially popped my cherry and got a 1911. I got to say. That gun feels great in hand. Only gripe is the wobbly trigger it has. Is there anything I can do to fix this. It wobbles up and down and side to side alot. Feels sloppy. Is that normal or do I need to bring it to a gunsmith?
     
  2. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

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  3. Balota

    Balota ... but I used to play keyboards.

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    Doesn't sound like anything normal to me. Gunsmith time.
     
  4. jakewpns

    jakewpns New Member

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    sometimes a trigger can come out of spec, if you know 1911s really well you can replace the trigger. if not i would either send it back to the manufacturer or take it to your local gunsmith. who is the manufacturer
     
  5. niteglock

    niteglock New Member

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    Its a Remington R1 Enhanced.
     
  6. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    No new gun pr0n???

    For shame!!! :( ;)

    Pics or it didn't happen...sorry, forum rules! :D
     
  7. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

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    I'm shocked, everyone even old school pro's praise that gun, something is wrong.
     
  8. niteglock

    niteglock New Member

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    That's what I thought. It just feels like a trigger should not be that wobbly. I know nothing about 1911's though. I'm going to bring it in to a smith to check it out when I get a chance.
     
  9. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

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    Is there a set screw? you could tighten it a few half turns and dry fire to check it, like a carburetor fuel mixture screw, ya know?
     
  10. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Be careful with setting the set screw. If it has the series 80 setup, you can cause more problems.
    The adjustable trigger adjusts overtravel only.
    The series 80 setup uses that overtravel to work the firing pin plunger.
    Setting the set screw incorrectly can cause the plunger to get "nicks" from the firing pin and can create a "no-fire" situation when you need it most.
     
  11. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

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    My noob advice sucks, this is better.
     
  12. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Every 1911 I've fired has had some play in the trigger.

    I could see this being unusual to a DA pivot trigger shooter.
     
  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    according to the owners manual mine came with, the R1 uses a Series 80 style system.

    most 1911's do have some amount of play in the trigger, just due to it's design.

    but to be on the safe side, you might have a competent gunsmith check it out to make sure it's not an excessive amount of play in it. if it does, send it back to Remington for warranty repair.
     
  14. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    ...and on a POSSITIVE note...you're no longer a FAN BOY...:)

    Now, just drop GLOCK from your screen name and it will be official. ;)

    Tack
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    oh yeah, BTW, we do need pictures! you know we,really need our pictures!:D
     
  16. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    You said drop a GLOCK in here, OK!!!
    Oops, I didn't READ what you typed.;););)

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  17. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    Check the sear spring to see if it is bent, that could explain any wiggle back and forth
     
  18. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    how many 1911's have you disassembled? just curious. and how many 1911's have you owned? again just curious as to your level of experiance with 1911's. inquiring minds would like to know.
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2013
  19. niteglock

    niteglock New Member

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    I forgot to mention it is not brand new. It was used. There's barely any wear on it at all. I don't know how warranty's work with used firearms. And I don't know squat about 1911's.
     
  20. niteglock

    niteglock New Member

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    It doesn't mess with the function at all just makes it feel cheap. Ill post pics of it tomarrow when I get a chance also.