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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 5/20/2001 9:45:26 PM EDT
A shooting buddy of mine said he read an article that stated if you want to ruin your nice trigger on a 1911 all you have to do is let the side fall on an empty chamber. Is this true?
Link Posted: 5/20/2001 9:55:25 PM EDT
He told you the truth, the weight of the trigger and such jars when slammed on an empty chamber is enough to chip the sear/hammer notches. If you have one of the aluminum triggers installed it will lessen the chances of this occurring. The surest way to get a 1911 owner/user mad is to let it slam empty[V] Another no no with the 1911 is to drop a round into the chamber and lower the slide. This will mess up your extractors tension and claw. Always feed a round from the magazine as the round is supposed to slide up and under the extractor, not for the extractor to snap over the rim. mountain Goat, 1911 fanatic
Link Posted: 5/20/2001 10:29:50 PM EDT
apple: goat is right, but mostly on highly tuned light triggers. go glock they can take it!
Link Posted: 5/20/2001 10:41:06 PM EDT
Yeah! They have a crappy trigger to begin with so who would notice.[:)]
Link Posted: 5/20/2001 11:02:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By garden weasel: Yeah! They have a crappy trigger to begin with so who would notice.[:)]
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Ouch! but so do 1911's!
Link Posted: 5/20/2001 11:18:29 PM EDT
Non-shooters begged the industry for heavier triggers and they listened. I guess we can thank all of the "gun just went off" idiots who provided the stats.
Link Posted: 5/21/2001 12:14:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Mountain Goat: He told you the truth, the weight of the trigger and such jars when slammed on an empty chamber is enough to chip the sear/hammer notches. If you have one of the aluminum triggers installed it will lessen the chances of this occurring. The surest way to get a 1911 owner/user mad is to let it slam empty[V] mountain Goat, 1911 fanatic
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Doesn't this only apply if: 1)You release or don't hold the trigger back while the slide closes, and 2)It primarily affects match triggers not the typical out of the box 5-6lb trigger. ?????
Link Posted: 5/21/2001 1:38:09 AM EDT
If it is a properly done trigger job with "bulletproof"parts ther should not be a problem. I've never had any problem with my 1911s, granted I do not drop the slide on an empty chamber, but if someone did it to my gun I would not have a panic attack over it.
Link Posted: 5/21/2001 1:49:46 AM EDT
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