Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Durkin Tactical Franklin Armory
User Panel

Site Notices
Posted: 12/14/2016 4:37:45 PM EDT
I have no issues shooting my 1911 which is a RIA  FS Tactical II.. niether does my daughter. we are both short with short fingers... my son on the other hand is well over 6 ft and has long "piano" fingers as I call them... today was his first time shooting my 1911, he got a blister in his trigger finger ( the trigger face is textured)  and the ambi safety really dug into his hand while shooting... I know I can change out the safety and solve that issue, but why would the trigger be leaving his finger pinched/blistered?  oh, he is an avid shooter and has no issues with any other of my handguns... anyone else ever have this happen with the 1911?  thanks
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 4:44:13 PM EDT
Find the area that is giving him trouble and sand it smooth with fine sanding cloth and apply cold blue and on the trigger just polish it, it'll look awesome. Buying a new safety may not help, even some expensive safety's may have sharp edges.

I've never had that problem with any 1911. If it's your gun and it doesn't bother you I wouldn't worry about it.
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 6:27:11 PM EDT
I'm guessing he is pulling more to one side than straight back on the trigger so his finger is rubbing the sharp outside edge of the trigger.  I know the outside trigger edge on some of my 1911's is really sharp.  Maybe have him move his trigger finger more to the tip of the pad and see if that works.  David
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 12:25:56 AM EDT
Both my ria had sharp edges. I took a some 500 grip sand poet to them and then polished them out. Much softer corners.

Also I just removed the left said safety lever with no issues. I know you are supported to replace that safety and pin set but I didn't and it works fine
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 1:04:34 AM EDT
It's probably a grip issue with him getting his alien fingers on the trigger with his second knuckle.
Close Join Our Mail List to Stay Up To Date! Win a FREE Membership!

Sign up for the ARFCOM weekly newsletter and be entered to win a free ARFCOM membership. One new winner* is announced every week!

You will receive an email every Friday morning featuring the latest chatter from the hottest topics, breaking news surrounding legislation, as well as exclusive deals only available to ARFCOM email subscribers.

By signing up you agree to our User Agreement. *Must have a registered ARFCOM account to win.
Top Top