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    Post1911 $8.99 4lb 1911 trigger job

    Hammer 1911 Blue


    since i have been messing around with the 1911 pistols lately i have come across a few things that really improve trigger pull.

    you can now drop in a couple parts and have a very nice trigger of around 4.5lbs and sometimes a bit less.

    these smith & wesson hammers are some of the best there is. i have installed two of them 100% drop in.


    you don't have to spend $100s to get a good trigger on a 1911. from what i have seen this hammer is ofter enough.

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    Sear Spring 1911

    this cylinder and slide reduced spring is supposed to lower your trigger pull by 1 1/2 lbs.

    now i tried one. i didn't get 1 1/2 lbs shaved off i got less than a half pound.

    my triggers were at 4lbs to begin with. i think this spring might give better results on a stock set up.

    notice it got glowing reviews. it costs only $1 more than the excellent wilson combat spring. for $6.99 your certainly not risking a lot of bread , worth a try. i would try the S&W hammer first.

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    1911 Trigger, 3 Hole Adjustable Original Equipment Manufacture New

    this is a very nice trigger set up for $9.99

    i don't know exactly how much it lowered the trigger pull but it helped the feel of the trigger set up quite a bit.

    CDNN has that excellent S&W hammer for $12 if you want to get the goodies at one place.

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    I improved my SA Inc standard model's trigger pull buy installing a Wilson drop-in match trigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo View Post
    I improved my SA Inc standard model's trigger pull buy installing a Wilson drop-in match trigger.

    did you hone the sear any?

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    Smile Yo my Bro j4...

    So I am reading the NRA book here. Article on reducitng recoil in a .45.
    Gunsmith "Cut two loops off the re-coil spring too reduce re-coil."
    Hell I don't know. I am a sucker for beleiving everything I read.
    So I snipped..
    Did it reduce re-coil. Hell I don't know, the girlfriend shoots my .45s..
    She also tests my AKs for proper head-spacing.
    Here honey shoot this one, I have to go too the truck for something.
    Quite a girl, I love her.
    Anyone ever heard of that. Hell it still fires and ejects fine?
    "Man needs but two things to survive alone in the woods. A blow up female doll and his trusty old AK-47" - Thomas Jefferson 1781


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    Quote Originally Posted by 4thIDvet View Post
    So I am reading the NRA book here. Article on reducitng recoil in a .45.
    Gunsmith "Cut two loops off the re-coil spring too reduce re-coil."
    Hell I don't know. I am a sucker for beleiving everything I read.
    So I snipped..
    Did it reduce re-coil. Hell I don't know, the girlfriend shoots my .45s..
    She also tests my AKs for proper head-spacing.
    Here honey shoot this one, I have to go too the truck for something.
    Quite a girl, I love her.
    Anyone ever heard of that. Hell it still fires and ejects fine?

    gee 4th i am not a 1911 tuner/smith either so about all i can say is that some 1911 seem to like the 16lb recoil spring others seem to like the 18.5lb

    i have shot mine with the 16 and the 18 the recoil seems the same to me --which is pretty tame to start with--i don't see much recoil from any of my 1911s less their shooting .400 cor-bon.

    maybe a 1911 expert will chime in?---

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    I'm not the expert by any means but I don't think it's recoil that it is being reduced.
    Possibly less forward momentum as the slide returns to battery. As heavy as those slides are, the more spring pressure behind it when it closes, the more you feel it when it slams home. Hence amplifying 'felt recoil'.

    I could be completely wrong but it seems to reason.

    Once you get that press set back up 4th, buy some 200 grain Hornady XTP 200 gr. bullets and some Bullseye powder. Work a load up with it, 5.4 grains seems to be best for me..

    You get noticeably less recoil ,you shoot for half price and the 200 gr bullet still hits things hard enough to tell they were hit with a big chunk of flying lead.

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    185 swc cast are nice to shoot and with 4.9 bullseye,, very accurate for plinking and = to 9mm recoil,, cheap to load too. In 200gr,, I use XTP's also with 5.4 bullseye and they are awsome too. I use a stock recoil spring, Wilson trigger, stock hammer, honed and polished and ended up with 3.8lb trigger. If you go a lighter recoil spring it's not a bad idea to also add a shock buffer, easyer on the frame with full power loads.

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    J4, way back when you posted this, I had a friend order the hammer and sear spring for his build that I've been helping him tune.

    We finally got the chance to install and test.

    Just thought I'd thankyou for the heads up on them. 100% drop in and smooth as glass.

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