Time for a new 1911

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Madman

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No. I like nighthawk because they're slides and frames are both machined from forged steel. They also hold very close tolerances and have a few little extras I like.

It makes fitting a lot easier.
 

Clemson

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How do you keep a 1911 with a 2 3/4 pound trigger from doubling?
 
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Madman

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Proper trigger job. Sear hammer engagement is usually the problem, or excessive after travel may cause the weapon to go auto because the sear won't engage the hammer to stop it. The excessive rear travel of the trigger pushes the sear and won't allow it to release forward to the hammer.

If you don't control your shots you will double tap.

This would be a bullseye gun, for carry I set the triggers 3 1/ to 4 lbs.
 
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Jester896

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I thought the manuals suggested 4-4.5...I might need to reread. I really think my Kimber is 3.5 and it has never doubled..but it doesn't have much over travel if any.
 
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Madman

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Barrwl lgs finished. Good engagement with the slide stop pin.
I thought the manuals suggested 4-4.5...I might need to reread. I really think my Kimber is 3.5 and it has never doubled..but it doesn't have much over travel if any.
Which manuals?
I set bullseye guns at 2 1/2 -3 lbs
Carry guns 3 1/2 +
Duty guns at 7

Spec. Ops are 3 1/2 to 4

Set the trigger to the level of the shooter, or whatever you are comfortable with.

The beauty is, all you have to do is pop off the grip safety and adjust/change the spring.
 
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Madman

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Mag well finished, sand blasted with 120 grit, sides polished. Next the grips go on and we will have a looksey. 20210502_184936.jpg
 

Jester896

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Barrwl lgs finished. Good engagement with the slide stop pin.

Which manuals?
I set bullseye guns at 2 1/2 -3 lbs
Carry guns 3 1/2 +
Duty guns at 7

Spec. Ops are 3 1/2 to 4
I looked that up again and you are real close to correct
NRA rules are 3 1/2# minimum and all other center fire is 2 1/2# and it is for safe operation not safety for competition pistols.
carry 3 1/2-4 1/2#
Duty 5-7#

The other source I was thinking about is my Jerry Kuhnhausen service manual it says 4-4 1/2#
 
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Madman

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Jerry Kuhnhausen is really good. Arguably one of the best.
 
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