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Old 03-09-2020, 10:26 AM
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Does Any One Model of Springfield 1911's have the lightest trigger

Are the triggers on Springfield 1911's all the same more of less or is one model known to have a lighter trigger pull out of the box?

I am aware any gun can be sent out to be worked on or returned to the manufacturer for adjustment. I am also aware triggers out of the box vary. I am just wondering if out of the box one Springfield 1911 model has a better, lighter trigger than the ones on the other models.

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Old 03-09-2020, 11:51 AM
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Assuming you are talking about production models and not Springfield Armory Custom Shop guns it depends.
When I got my TRP 4 years ago it had a better trigger than any (not all that many) production gun I had handled. I have seen older correspondence from SA stating the TRP got extra trigger work among other improvements. From looking at current SA ad copy I'm not sure that is still the case.

My TRP still benefited a lot from a trigger job.
My Pro from SACS came with a good trigger and I only had to stone the sear spring tips to make it as good as my tuned TRP.
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Old 03-09-2020, 01:40 PM
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Are the triggers on Springfield 1911's all the same more of less or is one model known to have a lighter trigger pull out of the box?
Nah. You get what you get.
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Old 03-09-2020, 02:31 PM
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I got this reading off my Timney trigger pull gauge on a $499 1911 Defender Series that had a small amount of take up and then broke cleanly with absolutely no creep and a crisp reset. A hair over 4 lbs which I think is decent for a mass production 1911.

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Old 03-09-2020, 04:45 PM
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Sure, 4 lbs sounds fine.

Seems like all the reviews I have read really respect Springfield 1911s but say the triggers are often a bit on the heavy side.

I get why that is not really a huge problem, but it is nice to have a responsive 3.5-4 lb trigger for the range.
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Old 03-09-2020, 05:50 PM
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1911 triggers will ALL be different. Unless you buy a hand tuned Wilson or similar. Production guns are not tuned to any spec. You pays yer money and takes yer chances.
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Old 03-09-2020, 09:35 PM
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I've noted that the newer Springfield production guns are all on the heavy gritty side, or at least any of the ones I've handled or bought have been that way.

It didn't used to be like that. There are two Loaded models around here that are circa late 90's. They are N serial numbered Brazilian made guns with excellent triggers. They are very smooth with no grit, and break at about 4 pounds.

Most newer ones are gritty 5.5 to 6 pounds. Which is what they will claim is in spec, but probably really for liability.
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Old 03-10-2020, 09:41 PM
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Old 03-11-2020, 08:59 PM
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Out of the box my sig p210 target was 2.5lbs, several thousands rds later it’s settled at about 2lbs, a bit “too light” imho, you have to be careful with it.

What you got with your springer is pretty good and round count will smooth it out and lighten up a little, it ain’t bad as is.

All my current springers come in between 3.5 & 4.0lbs after a bit of stoning of the fire control parts just smooth and very clean breaking, no complaints here.
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Old 03-12-2020, 11:46 AM
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Thanks. Most people/reviews believe the springfield 1911s are well made, so that makes the Range Officer a real possibility. I will have to see if my local gun smith would feel comfortable smoothing one up a bit.

I appreciate the responses.
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Old 03-12-2020, 01:02 PM
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If your smith would not feel comfortable then you need to find a real smith.
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Old 03-12-2020, 07:07 PM
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The stock trigger on my RO Elite Operator broke on average at 3lbs 12oz on a Lyman digital trigger pull gauge.
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Old 03-14-2020, 09:29 AM
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if your smith would not feel comfortable then you need to find a real smith.
true.
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Old 03-14-2020, 09:30 AM
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The stock trigger on my RO Elite Operator broke on average at 3lbs 12oz on a Lyman digital trigger pull gauge.
Nice. That seems much lighter than most reports.
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