1911 Trigger Design?

1911 Trigger Design?

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    Lightbulb 1911 Trigger Design?

    I understand the 1911's use a sliding trigger rather than a hinged or pivot-styled trigger. What other pistols use this trigger design, and does it offer any clear advantages?

    I have been reading articles on the subject, however I would like a fresh perspective on the issue.

    Thank you in advance.
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    It gives the crispest shortest (take up and reset) trigger available.

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    There is no other trigger like a 1911. That is why sooooo many people love them.
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    None that I know of, which is a shame since the linear-travel trigger is exactly what keeps a lot of people coming back to 1911s. I certainly prefer it to other triggers.

    You know, it's a wonder nobody's set up an objective testing of the different types of triggers. It's fairly easy to do; computers can measure length of trigger travel as well as the relative smoothness of travel (by measuring vibration). With a machine pulling the trigger, it can also objectively measure distance to and speed of reset. Admittedly, it would be a higher initial cost to set this up, and probably out of you or I's price range...


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    No trigger like it in the world. You really have to shoot it to experiance what we are talking about. I shoot my 1911's WAY better than any other gun I have particularly on double taps/rapid fire. Most of this I attribute to the trigger.

    The force needed to pull the trigger is straight back not back and down like all others. Simply amazing to shoot (as an experianced shooter anyways, not as much so when I was younger and far less experianced).
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    I certainly do need to shoot one. I don't have any personal experience with the 1911 pistols, and when I heard about the trigger design it perked my interest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tros View Post
    I certainly do need to shoot one. I don't have any personal experience with the 1911 pistols, and when I heard about the trigger design it perked my interest.
    Wait until you shoot one...careful not to 'double tap'...
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    Find a way to shoot a 1911.

    When you go to the range ask somebody that is shooting a 1911 if you can try it out.
    Give them some $$$ to pay for the ammo and they should willing to allow you to empty a magazine.

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