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Old 05-02-2012, 08:02 PM
Indyal Indyal is offline
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how many rounds to test after a trigger change?

Suppose someone has only the trigger changed on a series 70 1911(by themselves or a gunsmith), and the pistol passes all the safety checks including half cock notch test and the sear rest/engagement tests. How many test fires of 2 rounds per magazine would you do to feel confident of a proper trigger change?
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:23 PM
1911GISS 1911GISS is offline
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Well for me on my New Loaded springfield i swaped out the crappy trigger they installed for a Nighthawk trigger...


I shot about 100 rounds before i installed the New trigger..

*EDIT* I function tested before going to the range, then loaded full 7rd mag ...
I don't carry a gun because I'm paranoid.
I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.

Last edited by 1911GISS; 05-02-2012 at 08:37 PM.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:29 PM
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David Panciotti David Panciotti is offline
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I shoot 1 round with the mag out and make sure the hammer stays cocked after. Then I load 2 rounds and fire. Then 3. Then a full mag. Then another full mag. If it can go through 2 mags I feel pretty confident. Then I strip I down and inspect everything. Put it back together, perform another safety check and go shoot like I would at any day at the range.

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Old 05-03-2012, 12:02 AM
Indyal Indyal is offline
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Thanks guys. custom2, that is basically how I tested. The trigger I replaced had exactly the same bow length as the one I replaced(but shorter trigger) so only had to adjust the overtravel screw and used log man's information to do so.
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