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Old 02-22-2019, 09:15 PM   #1
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Switched out my trigger

With a little bit of help from the hubby and YouTube, I replaced my trigger tonight. Amazingly, hubby and I didn't kill each other, though we came close.

I did all of the fiddly work and then we argued over a few things, but managed to get it done. I had to file down the trigger to get it to fit, and I sanded the bow with 1000 and 2000 grit. Next project will be replacing the recoil spring and guide rod but I don't have those parts yet.

Sunday is range day, so we'll see if the new trigger helps. My first "gunsmithing"

Just a girl stumbling into 1911s.

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Old 02-23-2019, 06:31 AM   #2
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Nice work Batty, I think you're going to see an improvement in your shooting. The shorter trigger should make for a more comfortable grip.
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Old 02-23-2019, 06:39 AM   #3
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Sweet work. You must have an adventurous soul. I’ve been toying with the idea of doing this same thing but my finger placement is soooo close I haven’t yet.
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What type of guide rod did you finally decide to buy?
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Old 02-23-2019, 10:21 AM   #5
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Thank you thank you thank you Batty! Love my new W Engineering trigger; haven't shot it yet - but it's shure purdy!
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Old 02-23-2019, 01:27 PM   #6
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And thus it begins. She begins with a mere trigger replacement. The next thing you know, she'll be grinding on feed ramps, polishing rails, stoning sears, and voiding the warranty of every gun she touches. Keep up the nice work, young lady.
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.. voiding the warranty of every gun she touches. Keep up the nice work, young lady.
I was just gonna say,... there goes your warranty you're in trouble now.
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