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texashoki  [Member]
7/30/2007 8:24:57 AM EST
I purchased a 6920 this weekend and took it to the range yesterday. Love the gun, but it has the absolute worst trigger I have ever encountered! In all honesty and fairness, I had been forewarned about the trigger, but never expected it to be as rough as it was. Having said all that, I need to find out more about replacing the trigger.

From what I have gathered, there are drop in Timney triggers available. However, I heard something about having to remove the sear block. First, what is the sear block (new term to me), and secondly, is there an easy fix to replacing the trigger?

If no easy fix, are there any recommendations of places to have a quality trigger installed? (Houston area would be great, but I realize I will probably have to have it shipped) Thanks in advance for any/all help.
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scottryan  [Team Member]
7/30/2007 12:15:02 PM EST
Your trigger is fine. Its a combat weapon, not a bench target rifle.
Jacketch  [Team Member]
7/30/2007 12:35:36 PM EST
Shoot it. The trigger will rapidly improve.
jason_h  [Member]
7/30/2007 5:04:35 PM EST
Texashoki, I feel your pain. I had a Colt that had the worst trigger I have ever encountered on a rifle, and that includes AK's, Rugers, HK91, etc. I should mention up until this point, I have always tried to get used to the factory trigger on whatever I am shooting and just work with it, but this Colt trigger had like three stages each more creepy than the last, finally breaking at some ungodly double digit pull weight. Still wasn't any better after a couple 1000 rnds. Finally broke down and bought a RRA 2-stage. That was a vast improvement. Not sure, but if WOA sells RRA triggers for colt oversize pins, I would get one from them, as those tend to be a bit smoother than a std factory 2-stage.
texashoki  [Member]
7/30/2007 6:20:59 PM EST
jason_h,

Thanks for the reply. Your description is pretty much spot on except the pull is so rough you cant really feel any stages. I was actually wondering if there was burring as the creep is so rough and catchy (feels like rubbing two bricks together). The worse part is it is a very inconsistent break.

jacketch,

Thanks for your reply as well. I imagine I will get a decent volume of rounds through it before I do anything-I am still trying to figure out what is available. Perhaps it will smooth out, but the inconsistent break is what really bothers me at this point.

scottyryan,

Thanks for your reply as well. I think this trigger would surprise you, the A2s I carried and shot never had a trigger near as bad as this one and I shot some junk. My wild and woolly days are over and I want to be pampered-I'll leave the stiff triggers to the younger trigger yankers.
scottryan  [Team Member]
7/30/2007 6:54:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By texashoki:
jason_h,

Thanks for the reply. Your description is pretty much spot on except the pull is so rough you cant really feel any stages. I was actually wondering if there was burring as the creep is so rough and catchy (feels like rubbing two bricks together). The worse part is it is a very inconsistent break.






Thats because your 6920 has a single stage trigger.
matt33  [Member]
7/30/2007 7:27:39 PM EST
I tried to get used to mine as well, but I just couldn't stand a trigger that bad/heavy on a $1,200+ rifle. I switched mine out with a JP single stage (loc-tited screws and factory hammer spring). That was the best $150 I ever spent on any firearm modification. Not that the Colt is a bench gun, but my groups did get noticeably smaller at longer ranges.
COLT  [Member]
7/31/2007 7:25:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By texashoki:
I purchased a 6920 this weekend and took it to the range yesterday. Love the gun, but it has the absolute worst trigger I have ever encountered! In all honesty and fairness, I had been forewarned about the trigger, but never expected it to be as rough as it was. Having said all that, I need to find out more about replacing the trigger.

From what I have gathered, there are drop in Timney triggers available. However, I heard something about having to remove the sear block. First, what is the sear block (new term to me), and secondly, is there an easy fix to replacing the trigger?

If no easy fix, are there any recommendations of places to have a quality trigger installed? (Houston area would be great, but I realize I will probably have to have it shipped) Thanks in advance for any/all help.



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