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  1. 1911 Gunsmithing
    So if I do a trigger swap from the OEM to x- line, If I decide to sell the gun can I swap back with no issues. Considering doing or getting done trigger swap on my staccato c2 to a shorter trigger assembly. If I decide to resell Just not sure the consequences to the next buyer Unless he has...
  2. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I'd always thought a properly good trigger job on a 1911 involved skill and some measure of pixie dust that only the worthy could receive. However, I recently decided to give it a try and learn the skill (because I had exactly one gun I wanted to have a better pull). I purchased an Ed Brown...
  3. General 1911 talk
    This thread could also be titled 'Thad Wins the Lottery'. A couple months ago, my well-worn Springfield Government .45 broke due to crappy aftermarket parts. The hammer hooks sheared right off, and so did the entire engagement section of the sear. I posted some photos of the parts along with...
  4. Revolvers
    Long story warning: a few year ago this J frame 342 was stolen out of my wife’s vehicle. I have some friends in the local sheriffs office, turns out not 24 hours later they were caught with a bunch of stolen weapons (They even had audacity to film a “rap video” with all of them including this...
  5. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I wouldn't call this a trigger job --as it started out as a trigger swap -- but I did polish the bows with 800 grit Scotchbrite and then finished the sides and rear of the trigger bow in Flitz, it was like polished glass. Then I addressed the part of the disconnector the rests on the rear of the...
  6. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Anybody know any smiths without long wait times that’d do: Trigger job Fit thumb safety & slidestop Replace sights (existing Novak sight cuts) Change grip bushings Probably doesn’t matter but gun is Colt Wiley Colt Govt. Thanks, Jim
  7. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I have a question for those folks more experienced than I. I have two Colt 1911s that had trigger jobs done by a professional gunsmith 4-5 years ago. The trigger pull used to be a crisp 3 lbs. I noticed recently that the trigger pull has increased to around 5-5.5 lbs. These guns have had a...
  8. General 1911 talk
    It will be very interesting to see how this plays out, could be revolutionary. https://www.nighthawkcustom.com/drop-in/drop-in-trigger-system
  9. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I have been working on my Ed Brown trigger for over 4 hours today trying to determine why I am getting hammer follow to the half cock notch. I have been doing trigger work on 1911's for over 20 years and never had this problem . The darn thing would even follow when I had the trigger pull at...
  10. Nighthawk Custom
    Sending in my Falcon Commander back to the mothership for a minor warranty issue and I figure while it's there I'll have them install a long solid trigger and do a trigger job on it. Honestly the trigger on the gun has never been great, my DW's were far better and it's light years off the Ed...
  11. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Total noob question but I want to make sure before I order another hammer. I had a trigger job done but I want to put a different hammer. Would this effect my trigger pull?
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