1911 Trigger Adjustment

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Zenon, Apr 24, 2002.

  1. Zenon

    Zenon Guest

    Just got me a new Springfield 1911, my first. I'm wondering what the adjustment on the trigger is and how to set it correctly. There was no mention in the instructions. I'm a new shooter, so any help is appreciated.


  2. lefty o

    lefty o G&G Evangelist

    are you talking about a little screw that is actually in the trigger itself? if so its an overtravel adjustment screw-used to prevent extra wasted movement of the trigger . basic adjustment is to screw it in till you cant make the trigger drop the hammer, then back it out slightly till the hammer will drop when you pull the trigger.

  3. Don Williams

    Don Williams Guest

    Zenon, One thing you want to watch while doing this is to avoid the sear hitting the half cock notch, which will beat the end of the sear over time. As Lefty said, adjust it so the hammer will drop, but ease the hammer down with your thumb and fingers, and feel for a "bump" most of the way down. If you feel this, back out the screw some more until the bump is gone. Then you can Loc-Tite the screw in place.