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I guess it's official, my trigger slot is bigger than most. I wasted money on a Wilson, an Ed Brown, a Chip McCormick, and Dlask triggers. None of which are "oversized" enough not to allow a drop-in in the trigger slot. All have an up and down and side to side wiggle which just irks me.

I just want to toss this question out there to see if I have any other options and if others have encountered the same with Springer frames.

Right now I think a Gold Cup trigger would be the next step in getting that decent trigger fit. But is this possible without having to shave metal off the frame?
 

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The fit or wiggle of the 1911 trigger is more to do with the fit of the fit of the bow to the cut.


http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=788/Product/1911_AUTO_TRIGGER_STIRRUP_DIE

To fit a Gold Cup trigger, the frame must be milled or broached to allow the wide trigger pad to fit.
You can use the forming die and bump out the stirrup by striking along the edges in 4 locations on each side to spread the metal just a litle. Then you stone it just a little to let it move easily and without drag, with just 4 points of contact.
A 1/4" steel punch will displace the metal. You can use any steel as an anvil, but will probably need the die to restore the correct shape and uniformity.
 

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i don't think so in this case. even the factory gi trigger has the wiggle, that is why i tried looking for an aftermarket part to correct this. the clearance between the shoe ant the trigger channel is quite obvious too..

would it be possible to just shave the sides of the gold cup trigger? i have found an old stock videki gold cup trigger that i can try it out with
 

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i don't think so in this case. even the factory gi trigger has the wiggle, that is why i tried looking for an aftermarket part to correct this. the clearance between the shoe ant the trigger channel is quite obvious too..

would it be possible to just shave the sides of the gold cup trigger? i have found an old stock videki gold cup trigger that i can try it out with
If there is excess wiggle and all you do is tightly fit an enlarged trigger shoe, the stirrup will be wobbly and the trigger will probably have a jerky motion. The stirrup should bear evenly its full length. The shoe being on the end is not supporting the sear contact surface.

Yes, you can cut a wide trigger down, but it won't necessarily fit top and bottom and the loose fit of the stirrup will still be a problem. I think you will eventually find a 1911 specialist and he /she will do something like I described.
 

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i'm a very unlucky man if that were true, i tried 4 different brands already to no avail. all have deformed bows you mean?
 

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I'd probably stake along the edges of the bow, and do the fitting there. As long as there's not excessive movement, the fit of the shoe is cosmetic; I'd be concerned that the trigger isn't wobbling around at the business end, where it contacts the disconnector.
 

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took it to two qualified gunsmiths, trigger slot is indeed a bit big. will just probably get an aftermarket Gold Cup trigger and have it shaved.
 

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Hey I got a different approach. It's a S/A correct? Why don't you call S/A CS and get a shipping label and send it back to them to fix. As long as you haven't done anything to the pistol it has a lifetime warranty. S/A will make it right and it should be a warranty repair so no cost to you.
 

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I have a factory Colt Gold Cup take-off trigger. If you're interested, PM me.
Ryan
 
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