Colt 1991A1 Compact plastic pieces


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tercel89
September 23, 2010, 07:16 PM
I have a Colt 1991A1 that I bought in 1995 new . It has a plastic MSH and Trigger . The MSH is easily replaced , I have did it before on 1911's . But how hard is it to change out a trigger assembly ?
Is a "dop-in" trigger realy a "drop-in" trigger ? I am looking at Wilson Combat for parts .
I have used their MSH's before on my S.A. 1911 's and they aregood quality.

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Full Metal Jacket
September 23, 2010, 07:55 PM
trigger is easy. you just sand the top and bottom of the trigger shoe until it fits into your gun.

search on youtube. there's a ton of videos. :)

1911Tuner
September 23, 2010, 09:50 PM
Why go to all that trouble and expense? The pieces aren't fragile.

When you swap triggers in Series 80 pistols, you run the risk of changing the firing pin safety release timing. Colt trigger to Colt trigger doesn't normally present a problem...but going with an aftermarket trigger can bring on problems with the geometry and function of those parts...and then you have to correct it.

Oceans
September 23, 2010, 10:48 PM
I agree, there is nothing wrong with the stock trigger of the 1991A1, works perfectly, and it sure won't rust:D My 1991 while certainly not going to win any beauty contests, works each and every time I want it to. I too had though about swapping out the MSH and trigger, but then thought, why fix something that is not broken. If it were a nice blued pistol akin to the old Government Model, it might be different, but mine is that green finish and billboard stamping.

tercel89
September 24, 2010, 09:50 AM
Well I did think about it and I guess it is heavy enough as is . If I put in a MSH that is metal it will get even more heavy and trigger too .
It is a compact model but damn its a heavy bugger .
I am still kinda new to the compact 1911's even though I have had this one since new in 1995 . It seems to have a "lock-up" type action (or some other wording for it , I dont know ) . When you look at the barrel , there are grooves and its top that coinside with the inside top of the slide .
This isnt on my full-size 1911 . Is this a different type of action or sort ? Is it better than the full size 1911's or same ?

JTQ
September 24, 2010, 10:35 AM
tercel89 wrote,
When you look at the barrel , there are grooves and its top that coinside with the inside top of the slide .
This isnt on my full-size 1911 .
My guess is you haven't looked at your full size pistol in a while. All 1911's that I can think of have barrel and slide lugs.

tercel89
September 24, 2010, 11:42 AM
JTQ , yes sir you are right . I havent looked at it in a while . Since I carry a Glock at work , most of my "shade-tree" gunsmithing is done on Glocks . I havent pulled out my 1911 in quite a while . Seems that the older I get , the more older style guns I like . Hence me starting to carry this 1991 and my revolver .

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