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Post by Brent375hh 1/30/2021, 2:48 pm

As I read the rules, if I shoot a 1911 in any caliber but 45, I can use a 2.5 # trigger, and if I use a 45, I must use a 3.5# trigger. If that is correct, why do so many people use a 45 for CF? If the answer is to help their 45 scores, do they also shoot a 3.5# 22 trigger?

The reason I ask is that I shoot Free & Air pistol, 3.5# seems really heavy. I just bought a Clark wad gun that adjusts from 2.75 up to 4.25 pounds. It is so much easier to get better groups on the low end from my initial observation.

I also assume the reason for the rule is safety, in that you don't want a gun going full auto with a broken safety notch. Given two 1911s with identical recoil springs, does it make any difference what size hole is in the barrel as to trigger bounce?

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Post by Wes Lorenz 1/30/2021, 4:10 pm

Greetings,
.45 caliber is always 3.5lb minimum. My actions are very smooth, so I don't notice much difference between a 1911 at 2.5 vs. 3.5+ when setting them up to get to 3.75lbs.
As far as trigger bounce goes, I like my Gold Cup steel triggers and have never had them bounce. I hold the trigger back until the slide closes, then let it out slowly as the dot is back in the black/centering up until the sear re-engages, then start pressing again. This process happens very fast.

Taking your finger off the trigger is the worst thing you can do and is the only way (IMO) a shooter would get trigger bounce.
Others? Hope this helps,
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Post by Brent375hh 1/30/2021, 5:51 pm

Wes Lorenz wrote:Greetings,
.45 caliber is always 3.5lb minimum. My actions are very smooth, so I don't notice much difference between a 1911 at 2.5 vs. 3.5+ when setting them up to get to 3.75lbs.
As far as trigger bounce goes, I like my Gold Cup steel triggers and have never had them bounce. I hold the trigger back until the slide closes, then let it out slowly as the dot is back in the black/centering up until the sear re-engages, then start pressing again. This process happens very fast.

Taking your finger off the trigger is the worst thing you can do and is the only way (IMO) a shooter would get trigger bounce.
Others? Hope this helps,
Wes

Does your Gold Cup retain the depressor? Those helped a lot with steel triggers.
I am sure I can eventually get used to 3.5#, but it seems so heavy compared to 2.5#, my 52 seems so much nicer for CF, but doesn't shoot as well as the Clark off the bags.

I just shot the 45, I felt fortunate to put 20 shots on a repair center offhand from 50 yards, its a whole lot tougher than free pistol, that's for sure.

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Post by Wes Lorenz 1/30/2021, 9:46 pm

I shot a lot of International also. My epiphany with the .45 was when I figured out it was no different than air, std, or free. All about follow thru.
Regarding recoil if that is an issue, my mentor (matter of factly) told me "what do you care about recoil, the bullet is long gone". 
Just use a standard 1911 sear as the GC spring is a pain.

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Post by LenV 1/30/2021, 10:51 pm

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You can legally use a 2.5 lb trigger for the .45 match. I used to do it a lot. Just have to tweak your platform a little. Think 25-2...
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Post by Brent375hh 1/30/2021, 11:35 pm

I have never thought the GC sear was a pain. I have had one in my bowling pin gun for 40 years. Its the only way I could get a 2 # trigger. I have a piece of Q tip in my little box of parts just for that purpose. Everyone has their little box of parts that is an old CCI SV box.

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