Monday, January 30, 2006

1911 Triggers

Xavier at Xavier Thoughts has just put up a really well written article on 1911 triggers, and how they have changed over the years. It's well worth the read!

If you aren't following Xavier's blog on a regular basis, you are missing a lot of good stuff......


At Tuesday, February 07, 2006 12:04:00 AM, Blogger Retired Geezer said...

I knew nothing about 1911's when I had my gunsmith 'skeletonize' the trigger. I think that's what he called it.
After shooting it a while, the trigger would stick. It wouldn't return forward.

I still know nothing about 1911's but I don't have that trigger on it anymore.

I shot a 358 out of 360, with it, to win a Gold medal at the Nevada Senior Olympics, a couple of years ago.

At Thursday, August 27, 2009 5:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a Kinmber 1911 and that same problem just started to happen to me. I have less than 2000rounds through the gun and am not sure if I have to replace a spring. I shoot UMC FMJ due to the cost. Any help would be great.

At Tuesday, January 04, 2011 1:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


As a blossoming gunsmith, decided to use my two AMT 1911 clones as learning aids.
Recently, I found that the recoil plugs were being forced out of round after 200 rounds or so, so I decided to try a heavier recoil spring. That's when the "trigger bounce" monster raised its ugly head. I have never experienced that before so I delved into the physics of the matter. Since I already had a lightweight trigger, I decided to make the trigger pull a bit heavier. Before I did that, I ensured all else as far as a trigger job were performed correctly. They were. Is there another solution to trigger bounce other than the one I found?



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