––I posted this in Handgun General, and was told to get a Glock/M&P. That's not really an option for me, hoping you guys can be more helpful
Just completed the Rockcastle 3 Gun, and it was a blast! However, I did
notice some deficiencies with the handgun I was running, which is the
Springfield XD40 service model.
Problem 1 was the trigger, there is just too much creep, and the pull
weight feels too stiff for competition use. Everytime I got into a rush,
I would end up jerking the trigger and cause a flier.
I am thinking of getting these 2 parts from Brownells to fix up my trigger issue:
Powder River Precision Trigger kit
& Springer Precision Reduced Travel Sear
I'm hoping that these two parts will solve my trigger woes:
Does anyone have experience with these, and are they helpful?
Is the Springer Preicision trigger kit better than the Powder River Precision kit?
How tough is it to install these parts? (I've built ARs, but never pistols)
Problem 2 was ammo capacity, holding only 12 rounds per mag was a
problem. I'm thinking of getting Arredondo mag extensions for my
standard mags; do they work well?
Thanks in advance for the help.
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Scott there at Springer Precision did mine (before the kits came out) and it is excellent. I recommend Scott any chance I get. My trigger is way better than it was stock.
Adding magazine capacity can certainly help, but practice and staying calm helps more. I am running 19 rounds (9mm) and the guys with the 1911's and 8 rounds were out shooting me. This past weekend was the Montana State Multigun Championship, and I can tell you I blew it big time. I was trying so hard to go way too fast and missing a lot of shots from jerking as well. If I had just relaxed and slowed down my times would have been better since I would have missed less.