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    I highly recommend getting a copy of Jerry Kuhnhausen's The Colt .45 Automatic, vol. I Shop Manual if you want to learn all the details of the 1911. Volume I is great for step by step disassembly, detail stripping and the general workings info. Volume II gets more into specific gunsmithing info (so I'm told). It's the best reference there is.

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    my glock 19 that I carry often is 2.5-3lb pull. For some reason Im a trigger sensitive shooter. I understand were your coming from, about the courts and hair triggers. If it's justified then it shouldn't matter how your gun is set up. I agree that smoothing out the pull will make it alot better though. Right now it has this kind of spungy feel to it.

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    Just remember that the Glock trigger swings in an arc and where you place your finger on the trigger affects travel length and poundage (through leverage). The 1911 trigger is a straight, linear pull so a 3 lb Glock and 3 lb 1911 will feel very different.
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    Thats a very good point Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwaddicted View Post
    I like the fact that Colt products hold thier value so well, that is one of the reasons I got it over a Kimber. I will have my pictures loaded shortly. I forgot to mention that it's stainless, (which is why the small inperfections stand out). I had the officer's model and the commander confused. I thought they were one in the same. It's the officer's model though. Now all I need to do is learn how to work on it. I've been told they are kind of complicated. Im also used to working on simple guns (glocks and sigs). I would also like to make the trigger very light (2-3lb). Any suggestions what I should do with the trigger?
    I think the recoil spring plug on the Officer's is flaky, I went to a reversed one, Chip Mc Cormick I think. If you're patient, it can be done with just a flat, and a round file. Last year I had the slide milled for a new front sight, because the staked one shot loose. Don't know if mine is a freak, but it shoots anything, every time.

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