Can someone recommend a smith for a 1911 trigger job in the Norfolk VA area?

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Can someone recommend a smith for a 1911 trigger job in the Norfolk VA area?

Post by pgg on Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:58 am

I have a new Springfield RO and the trigger is terrible.

About 3/4 of the time there's a lurch and a catch just before it breaks. Not really sure how to describe it, except awful. The difference in weight between a catch and a no-catch pull is substantial.

Thanks.

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Post by AllAces on Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:19 pm

A couple of options : send it to Dave Salyer, or order a drop in roll trigger from K.C. Crawford.
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Post by WillH on Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:49 pm

I second the KC roll trigger kit.  I have a SARO as well.  I was able to install it myself and it didn't require any fitting.  That along with a Cylinder and Slide reduced power mainspring (from Midway) resulted in 3.5# pull with a little roll which is what I was after.  KC offers 3 styles and mine is the Battle Axe.  The parts shipped quickly and were of high quality.

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Post by pgg on Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:03 pm

Thanks -

I just emailed KC for more information and got a reply already ... going to order a roll kit from him.

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Post by pgg on Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:22 pm

WillH wrote:That along with a Cylinder and Slide reduced power mainspring (from Midway) resulted in 3.5# pull with a little roll which is what I was after.

Do you mean this part, their light pull sear spring?

https://www.brownells.com/handgun-parts/trigger-group-parts/sear-parts/sear-springs/1911-light-pull-sear-spring-prod79956.aspx

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Post by WillH on Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:23 pm

Yes, that's the one - my terminology was off - meant sear spring.  I think we are neighbors over in Hampton Roads so let me know if I can help.  There's some good info on Youtube on the SARO for take down and re-assembly that helped me quite a bit.

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Post by SW-52 on Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:38 pm

Kc roll hands down!!!
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Post by pgg on Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:00 pm

WillH wrote:Yes, that's the one - my terminology was off - meant sear spring.  I think we are neighbors over in Hampton Roads so let me know if I can help.  There's some good info on Youtube on the SARO for take down and re-assembly that helped me quite a bit.

Thanks -

I've made it to about 1/2 of the NCRR Tuesday bullseye matches this year. If you go to those, we may have run into each other. I'm the really tall newbie who's aaaaaaaalmost able to keep all his shots on paper.

I ordered a KC roll kit. Hopefully I'll get it installed in time to be leg meat at the Navy matches next month. Smile

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Post by WillH on Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:55 pm

That's cool - I started going to NCRR BE league a couple of weeks ago - I'll keep an eye out for ya.   I think you'll like the trigger kit and the sear spring combo.

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Post by Bullseye_Stan on Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:00 am

FWIW, David Sams is located about 1/2 way between Richmond and Charlottesville.  That's about a 2-1/2 hour drive from Norfolk (depending on traffic).  Not exactly close, or in Norfolk, but within reach. 

I'm thinking about getting the KC roll trigger.  I've got a Cylinder and Slide drop in ultramatch set (3.5#) that works as advertised.  That C&S kit included the hammer, sear, disconnector, sear spring (lightened) and mainspring (18#).  It seems many BE shooters use the KC kit and are happy - which is why I'm thinking about it.

I'm also a BE league shooter at NCRR on Tuesdays.  Hopefully, I'll see you guys there sometime!

Edit: David Sams website http://www.samscustomgunworksusa.com/

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Post by pgg on Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:04 am

Ordered the KC trigger Sunday, delivered today, installed just now with the help of YouTube.

1000x better than the stock trigger. If I didn't have to go to work right now, I'd be off to the range with it. Smile

Thank you all for suggesting KC.

Will - nice meeting you at NCRR last night!

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Post by WillH on Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:16 pm

That's great!  Great job installing that - you saved a ton (and time) doing that yourself.  A better result than a custom smith since a smith would work the existing parts which are MIM.  Nothing wrong with MIM but those forged parts will last a lot longer. It will get even better after it wears in some.  It was nice meeting you as well!

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