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Old 07-18-2008, 01:03 PM
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Springfield 1911 Loaded Model-Trigger Pull




Just wondered what the easiest way is to lighten trigger pull to about 3.5-4lbs.? Changing out the main spring?

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Old 07-18-2008, 03:26 PM
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I just switched out the ILS on my new Loaded with a standard MSH and 19# mainspring. It now tests out to a little over 3.5. It only took a few minutes and as a bonus... it's much easier to thumb cock.
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Old 07-18-2008, 03:28 PM
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Thanks. I will check it out in my Brownells catalog tonight.
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:09 PM
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Can anyone link me?

I'm not sure what parts these are exactly (I'm still a 1911 nOOb)

I've got a loaded too : )

Thanks...
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:11 PM
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swwifty- all you have to do is click on the "sticky" in this forum on changing out ILS and it will tell you how and what parts are needed. That's why it's there. Good luck.
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:12 PM
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This is what I ordered and installed from Midway for my Stainless Loaded.

916080 Ed Brown Mainspring Housing Flat 1911 Govt, Cmdr Checkered 25 LPI SS $61.99

186266 Wilson Combat Factory Plus Mainspring Cap Pin 1911 Stainless Steel $2.69

255612 Ed Brown Competition Mainspring 1911 Govt., Cmder Package of 5 $7.39

170644 Wilson Combat Factory Plus MSH Pin Retainer 1911 Stainless Steel $2.69

247406 Wilson Combat Factory Plus Mainspring Cap 1911 Stainless Steel $2.69

This allowed me to keep my entire ILS setup intact.

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Old 07-18-2008, 06:52 PM
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Replace the parts with those on the right.

You need the cap pin noted above.




Your choice of mainspring housings. It''ll all fit in the one you have or purchase a new one.



-- Chuck
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:01 PM
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Thanks!!
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:59 PM
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If you have a heavy trigger, it probably wont do much, but it slightly cleaned up my TRP trigger, and got rid of some of the pre-travel. Its worth it, but if you have a heavy trigger it will need more internal work.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:57 AM
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Thanks for everyone's input. I will order the parts this week.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:52 AM
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Changing out the MS will have about a 4 ounce affect on trigger pull. It cannot clean anything, it will just create a cleaner feel. The best way is to have the sear and hammer stoned, the disconnector polished and the sear spring set. The sear spring is the main factor in the weight of the trigger pull. Crispness comes from having the sear stoned and mated to the hammer, this will also help with creep; working on the disconnector will also help with creep.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:01 PM
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Changing out the MS will have about a 4 ounce affect on trigger pull. It cannot clean anything, it will just create a cleaner feel. The best way is to have the sear and hammer stoned, the disconnector polished and the sear spring set. The sear spring is the main factor in the weight of the trigger pull. Crispness comes from having the sear stoned and mated to the hammer, this will also help with creep; working on the disconnector will also help with creep.
This would be my next step if the 19lb mainspring does not reduce the trigger pull to an acceptable level. I have only shot the gun about 200 rounds so I may wait a tad before going further. If I continue to get tighter groups with my Glock 19, then I will get the tools out much quicker.
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Old 07-23-2008, 03:53 PM
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Assuming trigger/sear are reasonable condition (no significant creep), easiest is to adjust the sear spring. Bend the left and center leg out just a little bit, reinstall and test it. If needed, bend again...
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:01 PM
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Assuming trigger/sear are reasonable condition (no significant creep), easiest is to adjust the sear spring. Bend the left and center leg out just a little bit, reinstall and test it. If needed, bend again...
Thanks....I may try that also
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:31 PM
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I tested out my Springfield with a new Wilson Combat mainspring housing, 19 lb spring and related parts from Wilson Combat, installed a Cylinder & Slide light sear spring and the trigger pull is perfect now. It is around a 4lb trigger pull or less. Thanks for the great advise.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:05 PM
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weight is great but the pull is so loooooong after the slack is taken up.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:25 AM
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Thanks for the Midway parts list. I will be ordering soon.
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