What's the trigger pull weight of your carry 1911?

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    What's the trigger pull weight of your carry 1911?

    Hi all,

    I'm just curious to see what the trigger pull weight is of your carry 1911s. I can see benefits of a lighter one (maybe around 4 lbs), but can also see the benefits of a heavier trigger (around 7 lbs). What is yours set to?

    Chris

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    On my 1911 the trigger weight is 4 pounds, which is a nice clean break in my opinion. Compared to my xd, which as a trigger pull weight of 7 pounds, its much nicer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris17404 View Post
    Hi all,

    I'm just curious to see what the trigger pull weight is of your carry 1911s. I can see benefits of a lighter one (maybe around 4 lbs), but can also see the benefits of a heavier trigger (around 7 lbs). What is yours set to?

    Chris
    About 4 lbs.

    Just curious, what would you consider to be the advantage of a 7lb trigger on a 1911 type pistol?

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    Got about 5 pounds in my 1991 stainless Colt, but it has a lightweight hammer and Titanium parts as well as a good trigger, hammer, and sear. The locktime is very fast and the pull is crisp. Most people guess it's lighter than it is because of the feel. And yes, you can do it all with a series 80 safety set up. I prefer the way mine feels to a gun with a lighter trigger pull. I have no opinion on a 7 pound 1911 that I can post here.

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    About 4 pounds, on my PT1911. Clean and crisp. Get my slide back today, having P-T nite sites installed, hated the Heine straight 8's it came with.

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    Both of my Kimber carry guns have 3.5 lb triggers. My Sig GSR is about 4 lbs.
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    My Les Baer TRS and my Sig GSR are both 4 lbs. My Kimber Ultra Carry and Springfield EMP sit closer to 4.5 lbs.
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    My series 80 Commander has about a 4.5 and my Micro has a 3.5. Both have had great trigger jobs and break nice and clean. My range gun, a 5" Kimber has comes in just over 2.5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
    About 4 lbs.

    Just curious, what would you consider to be the advantage of a 7lb trigger on a 1911 type pistol?
    I was simply thinking that a slightly heavier trigger could possibly prevent an accidental shot in a stressful situation. It was just a thought. I'm new to 1911's.

    Chris

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    My C Commander for carry is 4.5# with no creep. Just perfect for me.
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    My ss loaded champion had lots of creep and broke at 16 pounds on a gauge brand new, had an action job done and is now 2.5# and is taking some getting used to.
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    Mine is actually 1.6 lbs, but I choose 1.5 since that was the closest.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    An accidental discharge due to too light of a trigger would be a negligent discharge IMO. "Keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you are ready to fire." My 1911 has a 4 lb. pull from the Les Baer shop.

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