Flat triggers

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by nomad, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. nomad

    nomad Active Member

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    Aug 22, 2011
    Looking at the 10-8 and wilson flat triggers. Opinions on which is the better trigger, this is a carry/ house defense gun.
     
  2. CMG

    CMG Member

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    Aug 20, 2011
    Caspian has one now too.

    I'm not a fan so can't recommend one over the other.

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  3. SDM

    SDM Well-Known Member

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    Sep 14, 2011
    I'm a big 10-8 fan so I would recommend the 10-8 trigger.
     
  4. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    Got a 10-8 on my new Valor... not flat ...Haven't shot it yet though
     
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  5. Chris

    Chris YOU ****!!!! Supporting Addict

    Aug 17, 2011
    Never done one yet myself, but IIRC the 10-8 might need some more fitting than the Wilson. I could be wrong and I am sure someone will be around soon enough and be more helpfull than me.
     
  6. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    I fitted a 10-8 to an EMP in about 40 mins
     
  7. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    10-8 all the way!
     
  8. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    Look at my sig and you know.

    I've fitted all three; 10-8, Wilson and Caspian. And I can say the Wilson is my top choice. Follow by the Caspian. The 10-8s that I had fitted were always a little too long in the bow, and would require more fitting than anything else.
     
  9. dilespla

    dilespla Never made it to step 12 Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    I got the Caspian CMG posted. It was "almost" a drop in. I worked on the sides to get the sanding "grain" to match the steel. Polished the top and bottom. Had to take just a tiny bit off the bottom for it to slide in the groove well. The bow was identical to what was in the gun. I spent more time getting the burs out of my gun than working on the trigger. At least the gun doesn't leave scratch marks on triggers now!

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  10. EvolutionArmory

    EvolutionArmory Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    I use Wilson for the fact that the trigger bow isn't too long and the Wilson has tabs to adjust pre travel.

    The 10-8 is a fine trigger but the Wilson has more adjustability.
     
  11. lsbbigdog

    lsbbigdog Smiffin' ain't easy Sponsor

    Aug 21, 2011
    I find the same with the 10-8's. Takes more work to get the the right pre-travel with them.
     
  12. EvolutionArmory

    EvolutionArmory Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    The longer bow requires that you file some material off the sear legs, the disconnector or both.

    The Caspian Trik trigger has the same problem with the bow being longer than the trigger tracks.

    Greider makes all these triggers with long bows and these other companies slap their names on them. That's another reason why I use Wilson. They make their own.
     
  13. Drgracin72

    Drgracin72 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Oct 9, 2011
    i just finished fitting a 10-8 flat into my trp just a few minutes ago. i had to take a little off the top and bottem, but everything else was perfect! love the way these things feel
     
  14. lsbbigdog

    lsbbigdog Smiffin' ain't easy Sponsor

    Aug 21, 2011
    pre-travel was ok? I never had one go in that easy. Congrats.
     
  15. Drgracin72

    Drgracin72 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Oct 9, 2011
    its a touch long, about the same as the stock one that came in the trp... will probably pull it and work a little more, but overall, i was impressed how easily it went in
     
  16. Drgracin72

    Drgracin72 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Oct 9, 2011
    got around to adjusting the pretravel... had to add a little silver solder, and do some stoning to get it right. ive got it set right at .040 and im really liking the trigger!
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2011

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