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How do you install your trigger overtravel screw?

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Stupid question / poll of the day. It's sure to create some controversy.

When installing a trigger overtravel screw, do I run it in from the front, or draw in forward from the rear?

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From the rear to the front, especially if it has loctite on the screw, which if it doesn't add it. I've had a ton of triggers on pistols that the screw vibrates and moves from recoil. Changing the over travel which can damage the sear and hammer interface, or cause the pistol not to fire.
 

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I go in from the front because threads have a lead. I go almost out the back, add loctite and back it into position.
 

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Back to front and loctite on the first few threads.
Adjust and never touch it again
 

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You always wipe from front to back. Who wants poopy balls?
Wait, what are we talking about?
 

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That's really strange cause I haven't ever had one that I didn't think could use adjusting. But, it really all depends on where you want your trigger to reset at and whether or not the over travel is allowing the sear and hammer hooks clear each other during the hammer dropping. If it isn't clearing then it is damaging the sear nose and or hammer hooks, as well as the potential for the trigger to be unsafe as well. A long reset really can affect follow up shots and trigger control quite a bit... I personally prefer as short a reset as possible...
 

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Front is winning 9:1 . . . .
 
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