Loose trigger on my SW1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by josefsu2000, May 14, 2012.

  1. josefsu2000

    josefsu2000 New Member

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    I just got me a new SW1911 and the trigger seems a little loose.

    Any suggestions on how to fix it?
     

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  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Sorry, need more information than loose. :confused:
     

  3. 2ndAmendmentFreedom

    2ndAmendmentFreedom New Member

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    My Colt trigger has some play as well, side to side (I'd need to get a new trigger because I can't add material to the bow), a tiny bit up to bottom and front to back. It's possible to make the trigger a bit stiffer in overall (may slightly increase trigger pull) by playing with the sear spring, I haven't done it on my trigger but I have on my grip safety. I'll let the other experts chip in :)
     
  4. josefsu2000

    josefsu2000 New Member

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    By loose I mean it has vertical play. It moves up and down to the point that it jiggles.
     
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Is it a replacement trigger?
     
  6. josefsu2000

    josefsu2000 New Member

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    No. It's the trigger that came from factory. It's brand new out of the box.
     
  7. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I did a quick search. Looks like a common issue with the s&w. Just replace it if it bothers you.
     
  8. wrightbuiltarmory

    wrightbuiltarmory New Member

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    Send it to a gunsmith like me to tighten it up
     
  9. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Most 1911 triggers have some freedom of movement in both the horizontal and vertical planes.

    This movement should not be "...to the point that it jiggles."
     
  10. wrightbuiltarmory

    wrightbuiltarmory New Member

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    Exactly WRONG
    1911triggers should have no vertical play which causes trigger bind
     
  11. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    The trigger can be replaced.
    Cost is minimal if it gives you "peace of mind".

    If you are mechanically inclined, you could do it yourself. Just remember that when removing material, you will have a heck of a time adding it back, if needed.

    (and keep the Dremel away)
     
  12. wrightbuiltarmory

    wrightbuiltarmory New Member

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    Yes you can replace the trigger but 1 they need to be fitted and 2 the 1911 has 30 moving parts
    Trigger jobs usually run about $50
     
  13. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Lol you make it sound like a hard job. Business a bit slow right now?
     
  14. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I consider $50 to be minimal cost for "peace of mind".

    (After paying $125 per magazine for a pistol no longer manufactured, $50 is cheap)
     
  15. wrightbuiltarmory

    wrightbuiltarmory New Member

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    No 1911 is my favorite and one IM very familiar with
     
  16. wrightbuiltarmory

    wrightbuiltarmory New Member

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    No 50$ is la or doe's require purchase of new trigger to be fitted
    You can remove material you can't. Put it back
     
  17. canebrake

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    Before I call BS on your statement that every 1911 trigger "...should have no vertical play..." do you really mean NO vertical play?

    Because I have shot a boat load of 1911's in my life time and not that I've checked each one, but some form of play has been present. And I have not experienced trigger bind.
     
  18. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Sooo anyway...if you don't already know how to completely strip your 1911. You can go on YouTube and find a video. Replacing the trigger is easy.
     
  19. wrightbuiltarmory

    wrightbuiltarmory New Member

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    Yup you got me i took vertical play as a given. .
    Sides to side play is unwanted either
     
  20. wrightbuiltarmory

    wrightbuiltarmory New Member

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    Have you ever lined up the disconnect in the back strap?
    Too much wont fire too little becomes full auto