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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?
 

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

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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?
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
 

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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.
 

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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.
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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
My noob advice sucks, this is better.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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