Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Thunderbear, Jan 9, 2007.
Are you ready for the impending invasion?
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Jesus, about time!
I was a little leary of taking it apart, but damn, that has to be one of the easiest detail strips I've ever done.
Anyway, my 1911 is on its way from Gawga. Should be here this week, so it looks like I'll be buying one of these for mine, too. Does your trigger have a bit of side to side play, or are the Wilson tolerances that much tighter?
that shit's sexy. how much was it?
1911's are actually one of the easiest to completely strip and work on. It's just doing it the first time that's a little scary because of all the hype from non 1911 people/competitors that try to make it sound so hard. looks good.
lets us know how the new trigger works I have a RIA 1911 i might start working on.
and I agree with vermincelli the 1911 is very easy to tear 100% of the way down the hardest thing is lining the damn sear back up and pinning it in again when you are putting it back together.
what beaver tail and hammer is that?
Did you file the bullet down in the picture?
Taking apart guns must be difficult. I could never do it.
No, the fucking thing got setback because her feedramp sucks. I need to fluff it.
I like the first trigger better, I have a SA 1911 and I want a trigger like the 1st one.
How hard are these to remove the trigger and change it out?
not hard at all, you know how to field strip it, right?
once you have just the frame in your hands cock the hammer back and wiggle the thumb safety out (about halfway on) this releases the top of the grip safety now let the hammer down (do not dry fire here.) now use a punch to knock out the pin holding the hammer in place and lift it out. Now using the punch again knock out the pin at the bottom of the grip holding in the main spring housing. This will slide down and the sear spring will fall out and the grip safety will then be completely free to be removed. Now you will have to remove the sear pin (it is the small one behind the thumb safety near the grip) but before you do this look in the back of the gun and see how the sear pin and disconnector are installed (the disconector goes up through the hole in the frame and flat side facing out, the sear is actually around the disconector) now there is only one thing left to do to release the trigger. Using a small screw driver (most instruction tell you to use the end of the sear spring, but I prefer to use tools) press the magazine release in and turn the screw on it. Once the magazine release is out the trigger will simply slide out.
I got my instruction off google used them once and never again did I need them a quick google search will turn up things like this http://www.coolgunsite.com/disassembly/disassembly.htm that tell you what I just did but with pictures.
Assembly is just reverse the whole deal.
I liked the first one better also, but it's a good looking little 1911 in any event.
it also appears that the first one comes farther forward than the new one, which is great for a man with larger hands, but the shorter one may be a better fit for a woman's hands as well.
I don't know, larger hands would be nice to have the trigger more forward but too far and it'd be a tight squeeze with the finger.
That is true, I guess its a matter of personal preference and the size of ones fingers. I know my stock RIA 1911 I can stick both my trigger finger and middle finger inside the trigger frame to the proper positioning and still not touch the stock trigger.
It's how I got it.
That trigger that looks more traditional that y'all like is uncomfortable as all hell. Sharp corners, far too big, and looked unbalanced to me. So I dropped it, and on PTs recommendation, I picked up an STI short trigger. Now, no more sharp corners, no more jarring aesthetics, and most importantly, fingers now fit in the trigger guard.
It has none.