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I am a competitive shooter is there anyway I could get the trigger pull on the garand down to like the 2-3 lbs margine? what is the normal trigger pull? plz I need help with this lol :stooges:
 

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The NRA had a book strictly about the M1 Garand with loads, trigger work, etcetera...basically how to keep it in the black in competition. Here's a link to the book:
NRAStore.com - Product Detail
The price is very cheap! I used the book for a couple of quick fixes they recommended. The book is designed for a guy receiving his 1st M1 Garand through CMP/DMC and wanting to get it into competition.
It's worth it just for the tear down schematics.
I assume your shooting CMP/DCM competition in the Twin Cities area? Who you shooting with? I use to shoot against NorthWest Airlines Club at a 300 yard range I believe was called the Minnetonka Rod and Gun.
 

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NM M1 triggers are set to 4.5#s. you do not want to go any lighter, for reliability/safety issues. 5.5-7# trigger pulls are fairly normal.
 

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M1 Garand Trigger Pull

According to TM9-1275, Ordnance Maintenance U. S. Rifles, Cal. .30: M1C's and M1D's go 4.5# to 6.5#, and the standard for issue rifles is the range 5.5# to 7.5#. From what I've read, anything less than these increases the liklihood of doubling, misfires, and possibly out-of-battery discharge. Also, IIRC, National Match M1 rifles may be set to the lower -- 4.5# -- trigger pull.

I'd also be very careful that the trigger pull on my rifle met the match rules, whether NRA or CMP. I think the NRA "Service Rifle" matches allow the 4.5# "National Match" standard, but the CMP "John C. Garand" matches must be fired with "off the rack" rifles, and the trigger pull may not be less than "as issued."
 

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No I do not shoot CMP/DMC matches I wish I did though its primarily local 22 matches here in Grand Rapids but yeah I will definatly check out that book. Thanks a bunch. Oh nother question afre there specific tools i need to adjust it?
 

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I got my first M1 garand just last night and was amazed at how nice the trigger was straight out of the CMP box....I'd guess around 3.5 poounds...light enough for me!
 

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put a scale on it. if it is 3.5#'s there is something wrong with it. it is a 2 stage trigger, and will feel lighter than it actually is.
 

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put a scale on it. if it is 3.5#'s there is something wrong with it. it is a 2 stage trigger, and will feel lighter than it actually is.
3 pounds 9 oz. over 10 pull average with a very sweet 2-stage feel...tested on a leaman digital trigger scale.
 

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I'd say about 4.0 lbs for general shooting, and comp, good break
 
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