Hi Point 995: smoothing trigger pull?


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Live Free Or Die
March 10, 2006, 10:56 AM
For the short time I've owned my 995 so far, I've enjoyed shooting it quite a bit. For the price, I'm satisfied with just about every aspect of the gun -- save the trigger. It's probably a 6-8 lb. trigger pull, and I can deal with that. But when I'm pulling the trigger slowly, it seems to "bind up", resulting in a herky-jerky pull at times. I'm not sure what the technical term is for what I'm trying to describe, but I'm going to go ahead and call this phenomenon "trigger stutter." For me it's a problem because it results in a somewhat unpredictable break, and the sight picture can be perturbed when the trigger stutters.

I'm thinking about taking the trigger apart and seeing if there's anything I can do to improve it. Are my efforts likely to be futile?

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foghornl
March 10, 2006, 12:16 PM
If you take the fire control group apart, BE VERY CAUTIOUS AND GO VERY SLOWLY WHEN POLISHING THINGS.

You may find a rough spot or two on various trigger components. Leave the Dremel/drill, etc in the toolbox. Do not change the meeting angles/faces on anything in there, just polish them a bit by hand, using say a very fine hard knife sharpening stone/file.

Since I don't have a Hi-Point, I cant take offer any more suggestions.

Worth repeating...GO VERY SLOWLY WHEN WORKING ON THE FIRE CONTROL GROUP.

Live Free Or Die
March 10, 2006, 12:34 PM
Thanks foghorn. I believe your advice to "not mess with it *too* much" is wise, especially since I'm not an expert/gunsmith. I was hoping that upon examination of the trigger assembly, it would be obvious that a couple of mated surfaces look a little rough, and that mild polishing would be sufficient. I also wonder if a bit of lubrication on the moving parts would be beneficial. Is there a special type of lubricant that I should use, or is my standard Hoppes #9 all that would be required?

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