This is a discussion on A Tale of two G-17s, a 100 rounds, and a Competition Electronics timer within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Tactical Ice Cream would HAVE to have chocolate in it! I totally agree that a good trigger can make a world of difference in even ...
Tactical Ice Cream would HAVE to have chocolate in it!
I totally agree that a good trigger can make a world of difference in even an average shooter's results. I have a BHP in 40S&W that has a long, heavy trigger pull (about 6.5 lbs) that seems to stack. I was using it for pinshooting. One my fellow pinshooters thought I was a better shot than the gun. After trying his 1911's, I bought a Sig GSR 1911 that has a short, crisp trigger (about 4 lbs?), started using it and my scores have increased by 50%!
Tangle, how did you do your trigger job on the BHP? I've replaced the trigger with a C&S model, replaced the springs with a target set and polished the internals, all to no effect. The next step for me is to have the sear/hammer worked on, and I'm leery of messing up one or both.
Well, I started by having a gunsmith remove the magazine safety. He is an airport security trainer and convinced me the courts wouldn't put me under the jail in a justified shooting for doing this. That reduces the trigger pull by a pound or two as I recall.Originally Posted by AutoFan
Then I replaced the stock hammer spring with a Wolff Gunsprings reduced power hammer spring. That reduces the trigger pull a bit, but you gotta be careful if you do that. I shoot my carry gun tons so if I'm gonna get a light primer strike it's gonna show up. I have yet to have a problem with it of any kind with any ammo.
While I had it apart, I polished anything that rotated, rubbed, bumped, scraped, drags anywhere when the trigger is pulled. That helps just a wee bit.
And, now I can't remeber if I replaced the trigger return spring or not, but a reduced power trigger return spring will directly reduce trigger pull weight.
Then because every time I drew the gun, the spur on the hammer cut my hand some where, I ground it off, profiled it and because lightening the hammer definitely decreases the primer strike force, I ran another bunch of rounds through it. No problems of any kind.
I'm not recommending these mods; that's just what I did to my personal gun.
Oh, yeah I forgot. I NEVER alter/polish sears!!!!