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Best semi-auto trigger?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 396chevy, Dec 16, 2009.

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  1. 396chevy

    396chevy Member

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    Ok my question is simple what semi auto handgun has the best out of the box SA trigger I don't care if it has a DA/SA trigger or SAO. Its going to be a range gun, I just want a Great SA trigger, light clean very little if any take up, quick reset no stacking ect ect ect... What do you guys recommend? I was looking at a beretta billennium or a sig sauer x5 L1, I love the trigger on my hammereli trailside and colt python, What larger caliber semi auto pistol has a trigger that compares to these, at smallest I want a 9mm. Thanks Pat
     
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    STI Trojan
     
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    The Sig X5 is very nice, as is almost any high end 1911 such as STI, Brown, Wilson etc. The custom shop Springfields can also be very very nice.
     
  4. huckster

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    The best is gonna be some variant of the 1911A1.... it's the standard against which all others are judged.
     
  5. The Bushmaster

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    Sorry huckster, but the only way to get a good trigger pull on any 1911 is to send it to a good gunsmith and have it worked. My Colt 1911 is a fine example of one out of the box needing a trigger job. It is a fine crisp breaking 2 3/4 lb pull now.
     
  6. Clarence

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    My Ed Brown Special Forces has the best factory trigger I've ever pulled. It's a little less than 4 lbs. Never been touched by anyone since it left the factory.
     
  7. bob.a

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    Some folks think the HK P7 trigger is excellent. I won't disagree.
     
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    High end .45acp: STI, worked Colt, and others mentioned.

    They can be had in 9mm/38super also.

    Way cheaper, but with a noteworthy trigger is the SA CZ in either 9mm or 40 cal, with a $160 trigger job from the CZ Custom shop. Reliable, 2lbs crisp, short reset, smoooooth, high cap ,4.73"bbl and accurate. A little $more and you can have adjustable rear sights if really tight groups at long range is your thing.

    You buy from the Custom Shop, they do the trigger, so it's oob with fine trigger to you.

    P.S. 69 SS Chevelle
     
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  9. Coronach

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    The best trigger in my collection of handguns is on my BHP. I strongly suspect that the previous owner had some work done on it. The P7 is a close second. The 1911 (1927 Sistema, actually), is third...though I suspect that the 1911's could be cleaned up to be the best of the bunch.

    Once you get into the world of 1911 triggers, the two questions you will have are "who did the work?" and "how much money did you spend?" If you're talking "out of the box" triggers, realize that the line between "stock", "semi-custom" and "custom" has been blurred beyond recognition, so comparing apples to apples is hard. I'm way out of my ken talking about custom 1911s, so I'll just leave it with conventional wisdom: the best trigger is probably a custom 1911 trigger, and you have a whole lot of variety to choose from. Bring your wallet.

    Mike
     
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    1911 and I don't own one and have no short future to own one, but I've shot around 12.

    Ohh, by the way, nothing shoot's I've shot is better in SA than my SW 327 R8
     
  11. Elvishead

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    That's not true. but it has the shortest pull but not the softest ever, like It's zero,though it seem's.
     
  12. hinton03

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    SAO - 1911
    DAO - Kahr
     
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    Walther P99 AS trigger configuration.
     
  14. 396chevy

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    How does a top of the line 1911 ed brown sti ect ect ect.... compare to a S&W 945? My 945 has a very nice trigger but I still prefer the trigger on my trailside 22.
     
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    I'd have to say any HK P7 family of pistol would be best. Only my "semi custom" M1911s will match the trigger feel, but my stock M1911s usually have some play to the trigger.

    Been a while since I've fired a BHP...
     
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    I really can't say as I've never shot a 945.

    The absolute best trigger I've ever pulled on a handgun is on my S&W M-41
     
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    Out of the box, the best I've had was a CZ TS. HK P7 was decent too.

    If you're willing to have it worked on there are lots of options.
     
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    I do not know about "best", but my Sig X5 trigger is excellent. Just as nice as my Wilson or Nighthawk. HK P7 is not very "crisp" in my opinion. Kind of mushy. And an added plus, the X5 L1 trigger is adjustable!
     
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    My reply may not be the answer 396chevy is looking for but the best trigger in a centerfire semiauto pistol is found in the S&W Model 52 Master in 38 Special. I realize that this pistol is a specialized(and discontinued) used strictly for bullseye shooting with wad cutter ammo, but you will never find an out of box pistol witha sweeter trigger. JMHO!
     
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    Plenty of people badmouth Kimber but mine has a better trigger than my STI Trojan.
     
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    me too... DAO=Kahr
     
  22. Sunray

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    "...best out of the box SA trigger..." None. Every new firearm, currently made, requires a trigger job due to frivolous U.S. law suits. Doing a trigger job doesn't always require a smithy. Just changing the springs can make a difference. However, if you're in the least bit concerned about doing it yourself, send the pistol to a pistol smithy. Not all smithies do pistol trigger jobs well.
     
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    Why does every pistol require a trigger job, and how does modifying the trigger prevent more lawsuits than it has the potential to cause?

    My Kimber Custom II has a perfect, crisp 4 lb trigger out of tghe box. Not only do I not want to modify it, I will probably keep this gun forever.

    And while I'm not a Beretta fan, the 92 series in single-action shoots great to me as well.
     
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    S&W model 41
    My last two new Colts have been excellent.
     
  25. rellascout

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    I love this comment coming for a Canadian... There are tons of very good SA guns out of the box.

    Sig x-5 series are excellent.

    Any of the Dan Wesson line of 1911s will give you a great out of the box trigger for a production gun.

    You could name 10+ makers of 1911's who will be prefect out of the box. Wilson, Les Baer, STI, Fusion, Ed Brown, Novak, Colt Custom Shop, NightHawk, Rock River etc....

    It all depends on what you want to spend and what you want the gun to do.
     
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