1911 trigger installation
I decided to try to install a short trigger in my PT1911. I ordered a short, black trigger from Brownell's, from Harrison Custom.
I really didn't know what to expect; just dived right in :embarassed:
I disassembled the gun beyond a regular field strip, something I haven't ever done...
So far, so good. The ambidextrous safety, which has given the PT1911 a bad rap for falling out or breaking, was actually quite the pain to remove. I really had to work it back and forth for about 10 minutes, before it came free.
A shot of the triggers, the stock one from Taurus is on the top:
You'll notice that the bar that is attached behind the trigger (don't know the technical name, sorry) is larger than the Taurus one. I didn't know that would be a big deal.
I was unable to get a decent pic of the internals of the frame. But, the channel in which the trigger bar/strut/truss thing is supposed to slide, was not cut straight. I don't know if this is a Taurus thing, or just a general thing. There was a hump, or peak, right in the center of the channel, as it dived into the trigger opening in the frame. I'll try a pic, tomorrow.
Anyhow, the smaller bar on the stock trigger allowed the assembly to move up and down a bit, which let it get past the bend in the channel.
I also noted, that the replacement trigger is ever so slightly wider and taller, than the Taurus one.
I'm too tired, and it's too late to break out the Dremel, so I bagged it for tonight:
I apologize for crummy phone pics, and a disgustingly dirty 1911 :image035:
This pistol hasn't ever malfunctioned on me, I just wanted to try to improve the length of pull for my small hands.