New 1911 owner with questions

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by 312shooter, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. 312shooter

    312shooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Las Vegas NV
    I picked up this SA 1911 last week and wanted you guys to have a look, picked it up for $450 with a new set of reloading dies,200 fmj bullets and a gallon size bag of brass.

    Since I am a Newb to the 1911's can anyone advise on a trigger; this factory one is going to give me arthritis. Also any other suggestions on new sights, and other hop ups you prefer, thanks!

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  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    Nice pistol at a good price. Whats wrong with the trigger ?? Too short ?? Hard to press ??

  3. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    Nice pistol. I'm a fan of the 1911-A1 so I don't really have any suggestions on trigger or sights. Mine has the trigger like yours, the big hammer and the GI sights. I do like your grips. I was looking at a Taurus PT92 that had grips like that and they are very comfortable.
  4. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Run it by your local pistol smith. Mine is ramped, ported, accurized (hand fitted barrel), and has modified Bomar Target sights, and a really sweet triger job.
  5. sandkicker

    sandkicker New Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    Jersey Shore
    Extended triggers are a stock item that you could probably install yourself. If the pull is too hard, take it to a 'smith who understands 1911s.
  6. DCOhio

    DCOhio New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Hartville, Ohio
    I'd say if you got all that for $450 that you did very well!
  7. 312shooter

    312shooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Las Vegas NV
    The trigger has got to be 8 pounds, looking for good drop in solutions and a good smith for reduction. Thanks guys!
  8. fleetwood1976

    fleetwood1976 Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Southern Indiana
    Yeah, the bear naked gun is worth that easy
  9. Goneracin

    Goneracin Member

    Jan 18, 2009
    that looks like a heck of a deal for 450. i paid 600 for my springfield new and have no complaints, i would be even happier if i paied 450 :) nice grab.

    the only thing i can think of to work the trigger is take the gun apart and make sure thee are no huge tool marks or burrs. the springfiled should be pretty decent right out of the box
  10. deftec

    deftec New Member

    Jan 24, 2010
    charleston sc
    8 pounds is certainly much more than most like. i would think it would be around 5 1/2 coming from SA. get a smith to look at it. if there is something wrong that is not after market then SA should take care of it quickly under their warranty.

    good grab btw
  11. Brian48

    Brian48 New Member

    Dec 14, 2008
    You can try adjusting the sear spring a little, which should lighten the pull a bit. It won't make the pull any smoother, but should shave a couple of pounds off without having to take the gun to the smith.
  12. techoca

    techoca New Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    I have my gunsmith do a trigger job on all my 1911s. It is not very expensive and worth every penny in my opinion.
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