Got my hands on two PT1911s (.45 and 9mm) ....

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      Got my hands on two PT1911s (.45 and 9mm) ....

      From a friend of mine. They suffered a minor water hazard and I'm going to clean them up a little.

      Initially all I can say is that the triggers are amongst the most squishy I've ever felt, but who knows what the insides of these guns look like.

      More pictures and thoughts/findings to follow.

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      They "suffered a minor water hazard" and you want to know why their "triggers are...squishy"?

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      No offense....but, they don't work too well with out a minor water hazard, do they?

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      Quote Originally Posted by berettabone View Post
      No offense....but, they don't work too well with out a minor water hazard, do they?
      None taken, they aren't my guns.

      Steve, as for the squish factor, I don't think it's all the water's fault. One has a thumb safety that feels like the sear/hammer engagement surfaces are made of bubble gum.

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      Quote Originally Posted by VAMarine View Post
      ...One has a thumb safety that feels like the sear/hammer engagement surfaces are made of bubble gum.
      ...Or Jello? (Gelatin is wetter than Double-Bubble.)

      Merely polishing things may help a lot.
      However, you have to make sure that the "lump" on the safety lever really does press the sear into the hammer notch, and really does hold it there.

      (I apologize if I seem to be teaching my grandma to suck eggs. You probably know all this already, but I'm just making sure.)

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      Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
      ...Or Jello? (Gelatin is wetter than Double-Bubble.)

      Merely polishing things may help a lot.
      However, you have to make sure that the "lump" on the safety lever really does press the sear into the hammer notch, and really does hold it there.

      (I apologize if I seem to be teaching my grandma to suck eggs. You probably know all this already, but I'm just making sure.)
      No worries, I don't know what level I'm willing to go on these past just cleaning and some minor parts replacement and a little work on the trigger track/bow, might take a little polish to the safety...not sure yet. One thing's for sure, they sure don't know how to blend an edge @ Taurus, damn near cut myself on the rear of the frame...

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      I think the other reason the trigger feels that way is because they have the series 80 fireing system I know a lot of people say that a series 80 trigger fells a lot diffrent than a series 70 or 1911 A1 trigger

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