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Rob Roy
08-10-2009, 4:08 PM
Which handgun has the best trigger pull in your opinion?

sammy
08-10-2009, 4:22 PM
The best trigger pull I have found is a 1911. I have found nothing that comes close. My Sig X-Five is a distant second.

Black Majik
08-10-2009, 4:23 PM
I must concur with Sammy, 1911s in general have the best trigger. A tuned 1911 trigger is what dreams are made of.

Rob Roy
08-10-2009, 4:28 PM
I must concur with Sammy, 1911s in general have the best trigger. A tuned 1911 trigger is what dreams are made of.
Majik, which 1911 is on your avatar? Looks nice...

Black Majik
08-10-2009, 4:38 PM
Majik, which 1911 is on your avatar? Looks nice...

Thanks, it's a Les Baer Premier II.

Rob Roy
08-10-2009, 4:41 PM
Thanks, it's a Les Baer Premier II.
Nice, if I only had the money...

Greg-Dawg
08-10-2009, 4:44 PM
Glocks of course.

Miltiades
08-10-2009, 4:47 PM
Everybody is going to say the 1911 trigger, so I'll be different. I like the single action trigger pull on a S&W N frame revolver that has been shot a fair amount.

Juicymeat
08-10-2009, 4:59 PM
1911 triggers are hard to beat.

Legasat
08-10-2009, 5:04 PM
I really enjoy my M&P's, but on this question I have to go with 1911's.

Tony.
08-10-2009, 5:08 PM
ASAI One Pro

Lissauer
08-10-2009, 5:13 PM
Colt Python

jazman
08-10-2009, 5:20 PM
Colt Python

Yep, this. Like pulling your finger through a stick of room temp butter.

sholling
08-10-2009, 5:31 PM
A well tuned 1911.

Rob Roy
08-10-2009, 5:33 PM
Anybody has experience with 3.5lb Glock triggers?

B Strong
08-10-2009, 5:38 PM
The best wheelgun trigger I've ever run across is on my Smith 1917, made in 1918, rebuilt by Smith in 1969. Smoothest double action, lighest single action.

On a pistol, My Swenson built 1911A1. Better trigger than my Baer TRS.

BlackDrop50
08-10-2009, 5:39 PM
Nothing like a good 1911 trigger.

aplinker
08-10-2009, 5:40 PM
Which handgun has the best trigger pull in your opinion?

I'll just say this: EVERYONE above me is WRONG.

Hint: I've never seen a modern Olympian use a 1911. :D

B Strong
08-10-2009, 5:40 PM
Anybody has experience with 3.5lb Glock triggers?

I've got a Vanek trigger on my 21 that's lighter than that, but it's still a Glock.

I trust it for serious work, but you can't compare it to a tuned 1911 trigger.

sholling
08-10-2009, 5:42 PM
I'll just say this: EVERYONE above me is WRONG.

Hint: I've never seen a modern Olympian use a 1911. :DHow many of them have you seen with 45acps?

B Strong
08-10-2009, 5:44 PM
I'll just say this: EVERYONE above me is WRONG.

Hint: I've never seen a modern Olympian use a 1911. :D

Those two ounce jobbies aren't triggers, they're switches!

aplinker
08-10-2009, 5:47 PM
How many of them have you seen with 45acps?

He didn't ask about .45acps.

He asked what pistol has the best trigger.

sholling
08-10-2009, 5:49 PM
He didn't ask about .45acps.

He asked what pistol has the best trigger.
True but it's pretty hard to call them target thingys guns. :p

gadjeep
08-10-2009, 5:53 PM
I love the trigger on my SIG 1911 TTT but my S&W 36-1 in single action is pretty damn crisp.

Black_Talon
08-10-2009, 5:57 PM
Best handgun trigger I've ever felt was on a Pardini. 2 oz or so, just like a BR rifle trigger.

Best trigger on a slightly more "normal" pistol would definitely be a tuned SA trigger on a Smith.

SoCalRandy
08-10-2009, 7:05 PM
The best trigger I have tried besides a 1911 is a Sig 226 X-Five in .40

SCMA-1
08-10-2009, 8:10 PM
In my experience(stock, off the shelf handguns):

Single action semi-auto: 1911's and SIG
Striker fired semi-auto: Springfield XD
DAO semi-auto: none can be considered good
Double action revolver in single action mode: S&W

Rob Roy
08-10-2009, 8:13 PM
In my experience(stock, off the shelf handguns):

Single action semi-auto: 1911's and SIG
Striker fired semi-auto: Springfield XD
DAO semi-auto: none can be considered good
Double action revolver in single action mode: S&W
For striker fired, I would consider Steyr MA1 superior to XD.

SCMA-1
08-10-2009, 8:23 PM
For striker fired, I would consider Steyr MA1 superior to XD.

I've never fired the Steyr or the FNP's, but I'm interested in trying out both (is the MA1 on the roster?). The XD has the best striker fired trigger I have shot so far. Hoping they don't cancel the Shooting Sports Fair next year again.:(

tzahoy
08-10-2009, 8:34 PM
Best centerfire auto pistol, S&W 52. I've shot a lot of custom 45s including Chow's, a few Wilson's including one I own, Gold Cups, and a lot of different match 1911s. The trigger on the 52 smokes them all.

Best revolver, N-frame S&W. I like the ergos of the K-frame, but I can get a better trigger pull that still reliably sets off primers out of the N-frame.

Best 22 pistol that's not an Olympic match pistol, either an original High Standard or a S&W 41. Too many crazy good 22s to include them. Lots of great aftermarket triggers are around now as well.

Best trigger of any pistol I've ever shot was an Olympic recoil-less Diana match air pistol that belongs to my Dad. The trigger was ~2oz and only moved about .005" after the take up.

Rob Roy
08-10-2009, 9:01 PM
I've never fired the Steyr or the FNP's, but I'm interested in trying out both (is the MA1 on the roster?). The XD has the best striker fired trigger I have shot so far. Hoping they don't cancel the Shooting Sports Fair next year again.:(
M1A is on the roster. Because Steyr stopped importing them, they might be harder to find.

bin31z
08-10-2009, 9:27 PM
A nice S&W revolver with a trigger job is hard to beat. In single action, I would say better than 1911. The 1911 has a good trigger of course, but I don't like the straight pull back trigger, not natural finger movement. But then again, its the only way to achieve that solid sear engagement.

bin31z
08-10-2009, 9:28 PM
A savage accu-trigger is pretty nice as well.

nativeofsandiego
08-10-2009, 9:33 PM
My Dad has a S&W 5 shot, .38 special revolver. I don't know the model number, but its about 60 years old. It looks like its about a 3 or a 4 inch barrel. But after you cock that hammer back, the trigger pull is awesome... (in my opinion)

aplinker
08-10-2009, 9:53 PM
A nice S&W revolver with a trigger job is hard to beat. In single action, I would say better than 1911. The 1911 has a good trigger of course, but I don't like the straight pull back trigger, not natural finger movement. But then again, its the only way to achieve that solid sear engagement.

:confused: When I squeeze back my finger it sure doesn't go up in a semi-circle.

How deformed are your fingers?

Jak1
08-10-2009, 9:55 PM
S & W Model 66
XD .40 (Sub compact model tends to bite my finger while firing)
S&W 29 .44 Mag

M47_Dragon
08-11-2009, 12:23 AM
For me:

S&W 625JM when shot as SA -- not too shabby in DA either (Tuned by Jim Hoag)

Two 1911s (Both tuned by Jim Hoag)

Sig 220R Carry SAO - no tuning. It's a 5 lb. factory pull, but breaks really, really, REALLY super nice.

Sobriquet
08-11-2009, 1:31 AM
For a stock factory gun? I'd argue the HK P7 series should be up there.

Miltiades
08-11-2009, 3:07 AM
We've talked a lot about centerfire pistols above, but there are some stock .22 rimfire target pistols that have exceptional triggers. I used to own a S&W model 41 that had an excellent trigger, and I now own the Browning Medalist below that may have the best trigger of any of my handguns. It was last manufactured in 1975, feels like about 2.5 pounds and breaks crisply after a very short pull. I think it is better than any 1911 trigger I have felt. Browning even gold plates the trigger on these, as if to emphasize it.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o25/pogo2/016.jpg

bin31z
08-11-2009, 3:22 AM
:confused: When I squeeze back my finger it sure doesn't go up in a semi-circle.

How deformed are your fingers?

For me, its more comfortable when the trigger pivots but still single action (browning hipower).

SCMA-1
08-11-2009, 5:58 AM
For a stock factory gun? I'd argue the HK P7 series should be up there.

Yes! Forgot about that one; my buddy has a P7M8 and it has a very crisp and clean trigger.

SCMA-1

SCMA-1
08-11-2009, 5:59 AM
My dad has a Browning HP GP that had an excellent trigger.

SCMA-1

AMC
08-11-2009, 6:43 AM
My German Sig 226 has the best trigger of any pistol I've ever shot. Of course it has smoothed out after 15k rounds.
The best trigger is such a subjective thing since some people like SA and some prefer DA. Since I'm a DA/SA guy, the best trigger on a stock gun has to be the sig 2022, 2009 series pistols.

Butter
08-11-2009, 8:39 AM
1911 !

HowardW56
08-11-2009, 9:25 AM
Which handgun has the best trigger pull in your opinion?

Depends on the stpe of handgun and action....

evidens83
08-11-2009, 9:45 AM
1911 FTW!

dfletcher
08-11-2009, 10:46 AM
Best centerfire auto pistol, S&W 52. I've shot a lot of custom 45s including Chow's, a few Wilson's including one I own, Gold Cups, and a lot of different match 1911s. The trigger on the 52 smokes them all.

Best revolver, N-frame S&W. I like the ergos of the K-frame, but I can get a better trigger pull that still reliably sets off primers out of the N-frame.

Best 22 pistol that's not an Olympic match pistol, either an original High Standard or a S&W 41. Too many crazy good 22s to include them. Lots of great aftermarket triggers are around now as well.

Best trigger of any pistol I've ever shot was an Olympic recoil-less Diana match air pistol that belongs to my Dad. The trigger was ~2oz and only moved about .005" after the take up.

Good posting - I'm on board with these choices and with the exception of the air pistol own or have used them all. I think I go with the High Standard over the 41 on trigger pull.

Trigger pull on the older Smith 745 is not too bad either.

SA trigger pull on the Colts - even the Python, old model Trooper and Officers Model revolver really are 2nd place compared to the Smith. The Colt is smoother even in DA mode, the Smith is crisper.

mat19er8
08-11-2009, 1:59 PM
P9S target

tzahoy
08-11-2009, 5:42 PM
Good posting - I'm on board with these choices and with the exception of the air pistol own or have used them all. I think I go with the High Standard over the 41 on trigger pull.

Trigger pull on the older Smith 745 is not too bad either.

SA trigger pull on the Colts - even the Python, old model Trooper and Officers Model revolver really are 2nd place compared to the Smith. The Colt is smoother even in DA mode, the Smith is crisper.

Apparently we have similar tastes, I have an IPSC commemorative 745 as well! The trigger is heavier but otherwise very similar to the 52.

My Smiths and my Python are pretty much equal in Single action, and flawless. The Python definitely has the Colt stacking which I'm not fond of, but in practice my scores are identical between the Smiths and Colt when shooting an all double action PPC course of fire.

tiko
08-11-2009, 7:55 PM
My 627PC trigger breaks at 3 lbs, my Kimber Raptor3.5 lbs but when shoot one handed, 1911s got the best balance in your hand.

J-cat
08-11-2009, 8:59 PM
Which handgun has the best trigger pull in your opinion?

Sig P210 has the best trigger. It is a true 2-stage, glorious trigger.

kamagong
08-12-2009, 7:39 AM
Nothing beats a well-tuned 1911 trigger.

cineski
08-12-2009, 9:03 AM
1911 triggers are amazing, but they're marred by that darn safety ;) The Kahr and nicely tuned XD trigger are IMO the best.

mgbebout
08-12-2009, 9:40 AM
High Standard Military Citation 22 target pistol is crisp as can be.

MarioS
08-12-2009, 11:42 PM
1911 triggers that are light and have a crisp, clean break; definitely. My XD with PRP combat/carry trigger job is definitely up there though. Light, short, and smooth trigger, I love it.

hammerli240
01-24-2010, 10:01 PM
the sig 210 has the best, out of the box, non-customized,
no extra money spend, center fire trigger, bar none.
the swiss shoots them on their 100 meters match,
single handed.
you would need a 'great' trigger to do that.
how many 1911 can do that,
straight out of the box??

slik556
01-25-2010, 12:11 AM
Of all the hand guns I have, FNP, M&P, Sig, 1911 and Ruger, the best trigger I have is on an old S&W 39-2. I don't know if it was modified or not but I wish all my other pistols were that smooth and had a reset and break as clean as the Smith 39-2. My 1911 would be next with Sig 228 and FNP9 close.

CGK60
01-25-2010, 4:04 AM
I had a taurus model 689 357 that was better than my 1911 not by much though.

lazs
01-25-2010, 8:04 AM
Most revolvers can be made to have really good single action triggers. The best ones I have are my Dan Wesson in 44 mag and my K22 smith.

The 1911 is the best after that unless you count 22's

RedFord150
01-25-2010, 8:14 AM
My experience is limited. However, I am convinced the right gunsmith has a lot to do with it.
My 20 year-old Ruger GP100 had a trigger job done by 'The Gunsight' in Placentia, CA. I am told that Gunsmith has long since passed away. This GP100 trigger easily exceeded a Python owned by a good friend of mine. I personally believe this is the best revolver trigger I have ever felt in SA or DA.
King's Gunworks in Glendale, CA can supposedly work magic on 1911's. I hear this 3rd party, I have not used them myself.
Unfortunately, I have not fired enough 'High End' guns to compare every stock trigger.