1911, Flat Triggers?


Big Bad Bob
October 30, 2013, 02:21 PM
Anybody run them?

Thinking of having a smith install either a Wilson Combat or 10-8 Performance flat trigger in my R1. Anyone run either of these or have a decent review? My google-fu is not strong today.

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October 30, 2013, 05:27 PM
I love my flat trigger. Bought it from Fusion Firearms:

I don't think it makes me shoot any better, but it adds a little bit to the appearance of the gun that I like:

October 30, 2013, 05:38 PM
tag for future use

October 30, 2013, 05:55 PM
And my apologies - I re-read your post and realized you were asking about two specific flat triggers not flat triggers in general. Having said that, I think Fusion Firearms puts out really high quality parts.

October 30, 2013, 07:02 PM
Forum member Quack is a big fan of the flat triggers. I believe his choice is the 10-8 performance trigger. If he doesn't find this thread you may want to send him a PM for input.

October 30, 2013, 11:59 PM
Both make above average parts.

Your smith will be the one who makes it or breaks it..

October 31, 2013, 12:13 AM
I have 3 wilson combat flat triggers. Good quality. Good looking. Either way, install enjoy

October 31, 2013, 12:22 AM
There's YouTube videos showing step by step how to do it.

October 31, 2013, 03:32 PM

Lets see if this link works. I just compared the 2 The Wilson Combat trigger reduces the amount of material in the bow. less material = lighter = a good thing. It's full height where it is supported by the frame so fitment is good. The Wilson also has an over travel adjustment screw so your smith can set that as well. In the end they both look like good triggers. No worries as to which one you pick.

Jolly Rogers
October 31, 2013, 08:01 PM
Might feel good and shoot great but they look like crap IMHO.

November 1, 2013, 03:58 AM
I have a Caspian Trik Trigger in a few of mine.
I like it quite a bit, and don't care that it looks a bit goofy.

It was drop-in on the Armscor guns I added it to, easy to change out while doing a detail strip.

This is a picture of carry gear more than of the gun itself, but it is obviously visible:

November 1, 2013, 11:08 PM
I have the 10-8 Long flat trigger in my Springfield loaded stainless. Also have the 10-8 Slide Stop, Extended single side safety, magazine release and sights. All are extremely high quality and well thought out. I like the fact that the trigger feels the same no matter where your finger falls. Looks are subjective and irrevelent as function trumps looks every time.

November 1, 2013, 11:39 PM

November 1, 2013, 11:57 PM
I got a mention in here...


November 2, 2013, 12:02 AM

November 2, 2013, 12:03 AM
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Big Bad Bob
November 2, 2013, 11:58 AM
Awesome info! Thanks to all, ordered a wilson combat flat trigger from Brownells. They gave me a military discount! Gotta order from them more.

November 2, 2013, 12:03 PM
I missed the part that you said you had an R1. Either will work, because Remington seems to have over cut the slot for the trigger shoe.

Here's my R1. You can see that there is plenty of space at the top of the trigger. The only fitting may be at the bottom of the trigger.


Big Bad Bob
November 3, 2013, 03:58 PM
Thanks Quack,

Thats a slick looking R1, and a really nice blending job on the grip safety.

Big Bad Bob
November 7, 2013, 10:02 AM
Installed the trigger last night, was not difficult like I had anticipated it to be. Believe it or not it dropped in, no need for adjustment to trigger bow, no filing on the trigger itself to fit. I was pretty shocked. No grinding, no resistance to the trigger, moved smooth back and forth. Did adjust to overtravel set screw but thats expected. Pics are on my phone will try and get them to my computer to post. Also installed a checkered front strap from Wilson Combat.

FEELS GREAT, much improved over the stock trigger. Took all the play out, no more left to right or up and down slop and a very crisp break and reset.

Thanks for the help!

November 8, 2013, 09:59 AM
I held a 1911 with the flat trigger. Did not like it at all. Felt weird and uncomfortable. To each his own, of course.

November 8, 2013, 12:57 PM
I held a 1911 with the flat trigger. Did not like it at all. Felt weird and uncomfortable. To each his own, of course.

Try shooting one first.

November 8, 2013, 09:36 PM
I thought it looked odd when I first saw it also...because it was just different. But when you take it out and start shooting it, you'll realize what it is all about

November 9, 2013, 06:44 AM
Felt weird and uncomfortable. To each his own, of course.

It allows for more options in finger placement. your finger is not forced toward the center of the trigger like it is in curved trigger guns.

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