1911 Trigger/Nelson Conversion

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1911 Trigger/Nelson Conversion

Post by Magload on 1/21/2017, 12:06 pm

I am going to use my Remington R1 frame for my 22LR conversion for now when I comes in.  Selected it becaused it's slide is living on top of my Gold Cup frame.  It is going to need trigger work and I would like to get it down around 2 pounds.  Can anyone make any recommendations. I don't think I want a rolling trigger as I would like the feel to match my LB WC 45.  The best I could find is a Ultra Light assy in Brownells and it is 3.5 lbs.  If that is the best I can do I will go with that.  Or do I just put a rolling trigger in both guns?  I so hate to mod a brand new LB.  Don
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Re: 1911 Trigger/Nelson Conversion

Post by Chris Miceli on 1/21/2017, 12:10 pm

Magload wrote:I am going to use my Remington R1 frame for my 22LR conversion for now when I comes in.  Selected it becaused it's slide is living on top of my Gold Cup frame.  It is going to need trigger work and I would like to get it down around 2 pounds.  Can anyone make any recommendations. I don't think I want a rolling trigger as I would like the feel to match my LB WC 45.  The best I could find is a Ultra Light assy in Brownells and it is 3.5 lbs.  If that is the best I can do I will go with that.  Or do I just put a rolling trigger in both guns?  I so hate to mod a brand new LB.  Don

The more guns you can try of others with different triggers is best for you.  Many gunsmiths on this forum can do high quality trigger work.
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Re: 1911 Trigger/Nelson Conversion

Post by Jack H on 1/21/2017, 1:50 pm

Keep in mind that the 45 upper would not be suitable on it's original lower after the 2# trigger work.  I hear the best 2# triggers have a different sear setup.

If I didn't have a pistolsmith near, I would fit KC hammer kits in all my frames at a quality 3.5# (or 4# if I was still legging).
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Re: 1911 Trigger/Nelson Conversion

Post by Magload on 1/21/2017, 3:20 pm

Jack H wrote:Keep in mind that the 45 upper would not be suitable on it's original lower after the 2# trigger work.  I hear the best 2# triggers have a different sear setup.

If I didn't have a pistolsmith near, I would fit KC hammer kits in all my frames at a quality 3.5# (or 4# if I was still legging).
Jack that is probably where I will end up. I have installed VQ trigger assys in my Mark III and 22/45 so expect i can handle the job in the 1911s.  I will order one for the R1 while waiting on the Nelson and see how that goes before doing the Lb and the SA RO.  Seams to me learning one trigger would be better then learning many.  Don
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Re: 1911 Trigger/Nelson Conversion

Post by kgs113 on 1/30/2017, 10:10 am

The KC hammer kits are a great way to go.  I'm classified as a sharpshooter and I've been shooting master scores the last several weeks.  Dropped it into a Range Officer frame with a Nelson conversion.

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Re: 1911 Trigger/Nelson Conversion

Post by Magload on 1/30/2017, 12:51 pm

Shot the KC Battleaxe trigger this morning with the 45 slide on the R1.  Really liked the trigger and actuality shot petty well with the open sights.  Now I understand the rolling trigger thing. Wish the Nelson would ship.  Don
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Re: 1911 Trigger/Nelson Conversion

Post by gregbenner on 1/30/2017, 5:43 pm

I have always thought I didn't like a rolling trigger either.  Not exactly sure, probably comparing a 45 to some of my 22s. I had my STI adjusted (by a smith) to around 2 lbs and really liked it.  However, when i started shooting BE, I realized it was illegal as all getout. Jon Eulette convinced me to try a rolling trigger and redid the STI at 4.1 lbs. It has taken some time to get used to it, but am starting to really appreciate the roll.

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