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Newbie here with a problem.
I have a Sig Sauer 1911 on which I did a trigger change, reason being smallish hands and wanted a shorter trigger. Everything went well until I replaced the slide. The slide seems to hang up on the Series 80 piece the depresses the firing pin release. The slide seems to hang up on that piece, hence it will not cycle. I have viewed the Youtube video by icoach73 several times and everything in the frame seems to work normally until I try to replace the slide. Where should I look for a solution?
 

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Chexk with rhe sear spring dirst. Second, did you replace the pin stop plate? Similar Issue and done a bit of filing and triple checked. It was hanging on the sear nub.
 

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Chexk with rhe sear spring dirst. Second, did you replace the pin stop plate? Similar Issue and done a bit of filing and triple checked. It was hanging on the sear nub.
What would the sear spring have to do with installing the slide back on the frame? Also, there is no sear nub to hang up on the firing pin stop. The disconnector, however, does protrude from the frame.
 

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Newbie here with a problem.
I have a Sig Sauer 1911 on which I did a trigger change, reason being smallish hands and wanted a shorter trigger. Everything went well until I replaced the slide. The slide seems to hang up on the Series 80 piece the depresses the firing pin release. The slide seems to hang up on that piece, hence it will not cycle. I have viewed the Youtube video by icoach73 several times and everything in the frame seems to work normally until I try to replace the slide. Where should I look for a solution?
The safety plunger lever should sit flush with the frame when pushed down. If not, try reinstalling the factory trigger and check the lever again. If it does sit flush with the factory trigger, I would suspect that the bow of the aftermarket trigger is too long. I have heard of people having issues with the safety lever in the SIGs, although I've never had trouble with ones I've inspected at my local gun stores.
 

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Hard to tell from your description but check all of the springs, especially the spring inside the FP block/ plunger.
 

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On a series 80, you have to hold the lever down when installing the slide or install the slide with the frame upright so the lever doesn't interfere with slide.
 

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The bow may be too long.

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Push the lever down and take your finger off the trigger when slipping the slide on...


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Chexk with rhe sear spring dirst. Second, did you replace the pin stop plate? Similar Issue and done a bit of filing and triple checked. It was hanging on the sear nub.
Hey wargoul... welcome to the forum, no disrespect, but are you by any chance pistolwrench's troll account.
 

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Hey wargoul... welcome to the forum, no disrespect, but are you by any chance pistolwrench's troll account.
No. Just trying to offer advice. I've had a little bit of issues with "drop in parts." The problem I was refering to was the disconnector that sticks up. I put a 'drop in' pin stop and it was a hair to long and hung up on the nub that stuck up.
 

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The chances of an aftermarket "drop-in" 1911 part working correctly are slim at best. We have all come to terms with that fact :biglaugh:
 

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The bow may be too long.

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Sig triggers have pretravel tabs. They may be pulled out too far or the bow may just be too long like you say. Sig also uses 3 different triggers and there is no rhyme or reason to what each gun will have so that adds to the problem.

I think Log is correct or the closest to being right.

The levers could just be out of spec too. It wouldn't surprise me.
 

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Hey Custom, I was thinking the same thing - not enough pre-travel. The triggers with tabs are easy enough to work with but I prefer setting pre-travel with a die Jack Weigand sold a few years ago. Unfortunately, Jack hasn't made them for a while though I'm told he may offer a run in the future.
 
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