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FCinCA
04-26-2010, 9:49 PM
Looking for recommendations on a replacement short trigger for my Kimber Pro CDP II. Has anyone changed theirs out? If so, what did you go with?

gunsmithcats
04-26-2010, 9:56 PM
yes,I got a harris gunworks short trigger.
Works wonderful. No creep, tiny reset. fast as balls

sholling
04-27-2010, 12:01 AM
I researched this heavily because I had 4 to do and didn't want to do it twice. One of the things that I was looking for was take up adjustment tabs to reduce take up to a minimum. The only short trigger I found with that feature was STI's. It's a good trigger whether you use the tabs or not.

It's a bit of extra work if you decide to use the tabs because unless you get lucky you'll have to adjust, assemble, test, disassemble, adjust, reassemble, and test a few times. You bend the tabs out just a tiny bit to reduce take up. It won't take much at all. The key is not to remove all take up. About 1/32-1/16" is usually doable but if the hammer drops from half-cock then you haven't left enough take up and you'll have to adjust the tabs again.

As with most "drop-in" 1911 triggers you'll have to file the trigger shoe to fit. It won't take much so go slow.

Bottom line it's not hard to swap triggers and the plus side is you'll learn to be comfortable with detail strips. But if you aren't good with your hands or lack patience, or feel even a bit uncomfortable then have a gunsmith do the swap. Any work on the hammer and/or sear should should be done by a 1911 specialist and not just a garden variety gunsmith.

http://media.midwayusa.com/ProductImages/Medium/493863.jpg

JTROKS
04-27-2010, 12:51 AM
I researched this heavily because I had 4 to do and didn't want to do it twice. One of the things that I was looking for was take up adjustment tabs to reduce take up to a minimum. The only short trigger I found with that feature was STI's. It's a good trigger whether you use the tabs or not.

It's a bit of extra work if you decide to use the tabs because unless you get lucky you'll have to adjust, assemble, test, disassemble, adjust, reassemble, and test a few times. The tabs are bent out just to reduce take up. It won't take much at all. The key is not to remove all take up. About 1/32-1/16" is usually doable but if the hammer drops from half-cock then you haven't left enough take up and you'll have to adjust the tabs again.

As with most "drop-in" 1911 triggers you'll have to file the trigger shoe to fit. It won't take much so go slow.


Bottom line it's not hard to swap triggers and the plus side is you'll learn to be comfortable with detail strips. But if you aren't good with your hands or lack patience, or feel even a bit uncomfortable then have a gunsmith do the swap. Any work on the hammer and/or sear should should be done by a 1911 specialist and not just a garden variety gunsmith.

http://media.midwayusa.com/ProductImages/Medium/493863.jpg


+1 on the choice and what was said. Yes! Sir.

FCinCA
05-09-2010, 12:00 AM
Thank you for the input. Has anyone used the Infinity systems?