1911 Trigger Job

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Army 1911, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. Army 1911

    Army 1911 Well-Known

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    For all you 1911 shooters out there. I just dropped a Cylinder and Slide 5 piece hammer and sear kit in my 1919 Colt. It now has a better trigger than my Wilson CQB and Baer Concept X. Had to do some fitting on the thumb safety but other than that it was drop-in. Took it to the range and did all the safety checks, 2 round, 3 rounds, 5 rounds each 5 times no hammer follow. Works perfect. Just too easy. No stoneing required.
     


  2. phatcyclist

    phatcyclist Active Member

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    At some point I want to get a matched set like this for my 1911. After looking at C&S website, their prices are really good and their 5 piece kit seems to be about as drop-in as it gets.
     
  3. Shorts

    Shorts TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Good to hear the set came out well. I'm looking to get that done to my Commander when I finally get home and get ahold of it. I would like to use the short(narrow) trigger instead of the longer one that's on there now. My weeee hands just can't get around it as comfortable as I'd like. A high grip BT ought to rememdy that, along with the slim grips I have just itching to find their place.
     
  4. Army 1911

    Army 1911 Well-Known

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    Yeah the C&S kit is great and Midway has a better price that C&S direct does. I still have to put a Commander grip safety on it and when I do that, I think I will bend the sear spring a little so I get a slightly heavier pull. This set has no creep and it goes bang without any hesitation. Because it has an 18 pd mainspring, I will probably up the rate on the recoil spring to 18 or 18.5 just to help out with the recoil some.

    I always hit the X with my first shot. I need to stop after one shot because it is all down hill from there.:banghead:
     
  5. TSU45

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    Which pull weight did you go with?
     
  6. rick458

    rick458 New Member

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    My Kimber had a nice trigger from the factory, but it started getting very light resets(in some cases less than 1 lb) this is my Carry piece so that was a no go
    I ordered the Cylinder and Slide Tactical 2 set and dropped it in and adjusted the trigger for take up, very nice trigger feel 4 lb ish clean break, all is good
     
  7. Sal1911a1

    Sal1911a1 New Member

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    oh my

    Wow it goes bang with out hesitation, 18lbs main spring:mad0025:
    that sound a little lite for me

    how is the hammer bounce, you will over a short time have hammer follow,

    a heavy recoil spring will not help with a lite main spring, you see springs work in two directions, thats alot of force on the slide and frame going foward, not to bring up the front sight moving all around with each shot from the slide slaming foward way too hard.

    Also messing with the guns timing could open other problems, ( short cycle, hammer bounce etc)

    Also a C and S sear spring could be a tad weak, bending will only help for a short time

    a cary gun should be around 5 to 6 lbs

    C and S do make pretty good stuff, I have seen a bunch, I do like Ed Brown a tad better

    Try a 16lbs recoil and a 23lbs mainspring you might be surprised how the gun handles.
     
  8. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    Interested to hear a long term follow-up on this.
     
  9. nobodylies2.45

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    Actually I dont agree 3 1/2 to 4 is a better for carry gun, and this is speaking from experience with having to use ones firearm but that just my two cents....
     
  10. Army 1911

    Army 1911 Well-Known

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    Okay, it has been 18 months or so since I installed the C&S kit. Tactical 2. No problems, 3.5 trigger pull. Works perfect after 2000 rounds.
     

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