What is overtravel on a trigger?

What is overtravel on a trigger?

Overtravel is the characteristic of a trigger to continue its rearward motion after the sear releases the hammer/firing pin/striker. Overtravel reduction is the attempt to eliminate post-release movement of the trigger, through a variety of components and/or assemblies.

Are Kimber triggers adjustable?

Almost all Kimber pistols contain a set screw within the trigger that allows the shooter to customize the trigger pull and take-up on the trigger. Setting the screw allows you to increase or decrease the amount of pressure required to pull the trigger before the hammer falls and sets off a round.

What does mushy trigger mean?

When you hear shooters talk about a “gritty” or “mushy” trigger, that usually means it has an inconsistent and unpredictable Creep with multiple steps. A “smooth” trigger experiences no steps or perceivable stacking.

What is creep on a trigger?

Creep is the rearward displacement of a trigger that occurs before the sear releases. Creep is not to be confused with take-up, which is the rearward movement of the trigger during the first stage of a two-stage trigger. A two-stage trigger could only exhibit creep in its second stage.

What is the 1911 trigger pull?

4 to 5 lbs is the “Sweet Spot” on a carry 1911. With that said the ignition parts are most likely MIM , So instead of wasting time trying to get a better trigger with the factory parts, I would put a Cylinder and Slide 4 lb trigger kit in it.

Is a 6 pound trigger pull good?

Trigger Pull Weight for a Handgun > As a general rule, a serious use pistol should have a trigger no lighter than 4 pounds and ideally no more than 6 pounds.

What makes a trigger better?

A gun with decreasing pull weight is slightly harder to shoot, and those with a “hump” in their pull are (at least for me) the hardest of all to shoot. A good trigger will have as consistent a pull weight as possible, within the limitations of the gun’s design and the shooter’s desire.

What is trigger slop?

As a part of what is called the trigger pre-travel phase, trigger creep refers to the positive movement of the trigger that moves the sear and engages the mainspring of the gun.

How to improve your 1911 trigger reach, quality and pull?

– Many styles and length options to choose from – Ultra-lightweight to give the most consistent trigger pull and crisp let off – Radiused edges to prevent friction – Adjustable pre and overtravel – Great value for money

What is the best trigger for 1911?

– Drop-in upgrade: Drop-In Trigger System (DTS) for 1911 pistols – 100 bullet break-in period – Fully Machined stainless-steel inner parts – Can be paired with 1911’s and 2011’s (according to the quality specs) – No sear spring: simple trigger operation – Crisp and clean break – Easy to mount – Safe and well-designed aftermarket trigger – The improved fire control

How to change grips on your 1911?

Wood scales big enough for your grips. They need to be 4.5” Long x 1.5” Wide x ¼” thick.

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  • How to lighten 1911 trigger pull?

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