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It's very simple actually. Here they are . . . . . .


This . . . .

Line Parallel Rectangle Aluminium



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Line Rectangle Parallel Circle Steel



Okay, so I need to know how you guys adjust these pre-travel tabs on YOUR triggers without turning the trigger bow into a pretzel.

My needle nose pliers jaws are a little wider that that tiny tab. I can get just the tip in there but I don't have enough torque to do any good.

Sticking a flat piece of metal in there (micro screwdriver) and trying to beat those tabs downward make a 1911 trigger bow resemble a 2011 trigger bow. Any of my efforts to try to adjust those damn tabs just seems to upset the graceful and delicate geometry of the trigger bow turning what WAS a 4.5 LB trigger into a 12 lb. trigger that feels like you are dragging it across a gravel parking lot.

What say the Addicts cognoscenti? How do you adjust those damnable tabs . . . ?
 
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It's not that they don't necessarily need them, they just don't have them.. If you want to adjust and set your own pretravel those tabs are a must. Or a variation of such.

Zoid sometimes those cut outs are not complete Stamped through. Run into that situation quite often if they don't move with a small screw driver etc.. then they are more than likely still attached somewhere their not supposed to be or don't appear to be.
 

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It's not that they don't necessarily need them, they just don't have them.. If you want to adjust and set your own pretravel those tabs are a must. Or a variation of such.
True. I find the pre-travel those trigger provide (influenced some by the very slightly longer trigger bow) just right for me.
 

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It's not that they don't necessarily need them, they just don't have them.. If you want to adjust and set your own pretravel those tabs are a must. Or a variation of such.

Zoid sometimes those cut outs are not complete Stamped through. Run into that situation quite often if they don't move with a small screw driver etc.. then they are more than likely still attached somewhere their not supposed to be or don't appear to be.
I also find that the gauge (thickness) of the stainless steel most manufacturers use for straight in the trigger bows is counterintuitive to what makes for pliable pre-travel tabs. I think what I have been fighting is the fact that these tabs may not be fully cut through and through.

Time to break out the hallowed dremel tool . . .
 

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Just wait. There are many more ways to screw up a trigger still to be learned.
Give me time. I'm still a neophyte . . . .

My mentor, Forester Pumice, hasn't been around lately . . . .
 
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