Springfeild loaded trigger pull

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by kjamesp92, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. kjamesp92

    kjamesp92 New Member

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    Measured the trigger pull on my loaded springfeild target and it weighed in at 8 pounds 2 oz on average which seems way to heavy even from the factory has anyone else experienced this high trigger weight
     
  2. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Is it new? Most my 1911's break around 5#. Some less but I can't carry those around.;). Finding someone that can do a trigger job can get you a littler lighter. But I wouldn't want under 4# for a carry pistol.
     

  3. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    The trigger will lighten up after some range time. If you've got more than 1000 rounds through the gun and you're still at 8lbs, then that's a problem.

    But any competent gunsmith can smooth and lighten the trigger for you for a small charge.
     
  4. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    8lbs! Bummer.
    My Trophy Match was a bit on the heavy side, considering it's supposed to be a paper puncher. I really didn't think much about it until I compared it to my (unmodified) Dan Wessons. It seemed a bit much. It's been said more than once that the Springfield Armory Legal Department does the triggers. One $45 trigger job later, and it's brilliant.
     
  5. rhyno13

    rhyno13 New Member

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    If your wanting some trigger work done, I recommend Bill Springfield at triggerwork.net.
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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  7. kjamesp92

    kjamesp92 New Member

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    It only has about 250 rounds through it I can do the trigger work myself I planned on it anyway I just thought it was odd to come from the factory at over 8 pounds
     
  8. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Not unusual. My Stainless Loaded Target has GREAT slide fit and lockup,
    but the factory trigger sucked. About like yours. I had a Cylinder and Slide
    complete kit laying around---dropped right in. MUCH better!:)
     
  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Not in this litigious society. :)
     
  10. bartwatkins

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    Springfield's will run anywhere from 6-9# (usually or average is about 7.5# as mine measured when new)....

    I have a Loaded myself and there are several things that add to this.
    Springfield uses and pretty heavy mainspring to run their ILS system in the mainspring housing. I think that spring is like either 23 or 26#.
    I changed mine out immediatly and run a 19# Wolff spring in a Smith & Alexander housing. This helped but only slightly.

    I also purchased, from Cylinder & Slide, their Super Match Trigger group.
    This replaced the sear spring, hammer, sear, disconnect etc...
    I also fitted a 10-8 flat trigger in mine.

    It now comes in at slightly below 4# (like 3.9#).
    Worth every bit of the price.
     
  11. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    "...Springfield Armory Legal Department does the(ir) triggers."

    Now that's humor right there!

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