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Cost of a trigger job

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Tiomoid, Jan 14, 2010.

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  1. Tiomoid

    Tiomoid Member

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    So.
    I have a handful of handguns that I like, but a few of them have triggers that aren't "just right" for me. I have never paid to have anyone gunsmith any of my guns, and therefore I have no idea what a trigger job should cost. Any estimates of what I should be paying?
     
  2. EdLaver

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    Price may vary on the type of gun, it would be helpful to list.
     
  3. 9mmepiphany

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    depending on the amount of work you want on the action, i would think $80-$250
     
  4. X-Rap

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    I don't know what your background is so I will say this on the premise that you have some mechanical abilities. If you are looking at Revolvers in say a K Frame S&W I would take a stab at it yourself after some serious research. If you screw up one you can feel like a fool and take it to a real smith and get it fixed.
    I would only polish and stone parts to smooth and maybe change out springs. Do not mess with engagement angles or the amount of engagement the sear. (for lack of a better word)
     
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    X-Rap: +1

    I would extend that to some semi-autos. Many have forums that show detailed pics and suggestions.
     
  6. X-Rap

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    I was cautious to say autos. I will add to fully function check with your carry ammo after any alteration be it springs or polish.
    If you do it and it works out it will give you a sence of satisfaction.
     
  7. railroader

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    Another cost to consider is if you get the work done locally or if you send the gun out. Shipping handguns 1 day overnight which is what UPS and Fedex want you to do can get expensive. When you pay shipping both ways it can cost $80 or more. Mark
     
  8. Kingofthehill

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    IMO a lot of people are quick to drop 200-300bucks on a trigger job that they should put into ammo and use the gun. Not only will it help you to become a better shooter, that many rounds seem to loosen up the trigger to a decent pull

    My .02c
     
  9. svtruth

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    IIRC

    the custom 1911 sites have price lists for various upgrades on a weapon you provide.
    Good luck.
     
  10. JTQ

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    Sound advice.
     
  11. Fremmer

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    Unless you really know how that trigger works, you should have a Smith do your trigger. It'll be much safer, and the result will be much better. Yes, some people on here know enough about triggers, how they work, and how they should be modified, to do their own. But unless you really know your stuff, leave it to someone who is a pro.
     
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