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I had my 45's out today. And my ATI trigger felt much more heavy than normal. It was 5 lbs before on the wheeler gauge. When i got home i checked it. It off the scale. So im guessing a detail strip is in order. What are some things i should be looking for? Thanks.
 

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The center leg of the three leaf spring is responsible for trigger return and disconnector return. By adjusting it forward you can increase the weight of the trigger even to a point where you won't want it to be or you may not be able to fire the weapon. The proper way to adjust weight of pull + or - 1 lb approximately, by bending a spring, is to adjust the left leg which is the portion which puts weight on or takes it off of the sear. Forward = increase. Rearward = decrease.

Oh yeah. A very small change in spring angle produces large results.
 
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Yeah maybe something got in there and is putting undue pressure on the spring. Seams strange it was fine last outing. And now the harder pull. My son didn't have it out since i did last. So it's been in the safe. I'll take it apart after dinner.
 

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Gremlins! Strip, clean, adjust and adjust again. Let us know about that RIA because I want one of those short barrel (3.25) 1911
 

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Got it apart. Nothing out of place. Or any strange objects. The plunger tube was only on by one screw? So now to fix that. It was rusted some inside too. And a lot of powder residue. I cleaned it with some gun scrubber. Going steel wool the rust then oil everything up. I did post another review on the new RIA. Did you see it?
 

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I put a spot of JB weld on the plunger tube. So i have to let that set over night. I finish tomorrow.
 

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Got it apart. Nothing out of place. Or any strange objects. The plunger tube was only on by one screw? So now to fix that. It was rusted some inside too. And a lot of powder residue. I cleaned it with some gun scrubber. Going steel wool the rust then oil everything up. I did post another review on the new RIA. Did you see it?
Naughty, naughty. Rust and powder residue.
I would still blame it on your son
 

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Are you sure the tube us not staked? The tube on the Kimber I refurbished needed to be re-staked.


I didnt even realize some were screwed on? I have limited experience but i thought they were all staked.
 

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Maybe it is staked. There is hole in the frame. I thought maybe a small screw went there. That is where i JB welded it.
 

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It shouldn't. I didn't over load it. Any that is protruding out of the hole ill sand flush with the frame. I'll be checking on it soon.
 

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I got it back together. Trigger is much better. Tube did not hold. Going to send it on on warranty. I'll get the ambi safety done too then. The right side was broke when i got it. It was used so sometimes you get a neglected weapon.
 

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If you mean the right side was broken referring to an existing ambi-safety it may not have been abuse. I have heard that some ambi safety's do not hold up well varying with design and fitting. I had my Ruger 1911 fitted with an ambi safety when I got the trigger worked on. I haven't shot it a lot but have flipped the safety on and off repeatedly. I drill drawing and flipping the safety off while watching TV. I do it sporadically usually until I get tired or my thumb starts to get tender. I'm sure I'm shortening the lifetime of my safety but not all wear has to take place at the range. I'm a firm believer in dry fire practice. Not as much fun as live fire but more convenient and economical and I believe an essential part of an overall practice program to increase shooting skills.

It would be a whole different story if you were a high level competitive shooter with sponsors buying you ammo or in Delta Force shooting thousands of rounds in a day provided by your rich uncle. But for me I'm okay with my meager existence mainly because I have no choice until my power-ball numbers hit.
 

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I got it back together. Trigger is much better. Tube did not hold. Going to send it on on warranty. I'll get the ambi safety done too then. The right side was broke when i got it. It was used so sometimes you get a neglected weapon.
I forgot to mention I hope your JB weld didn't void your warranty.
 
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I was able to remove all the JB weld. Im not sure how the warranty will go. I did not register it. But i did call and ask what size recoil spring it takes after i got it. Because of it having a threaded barrel and shorter slide as a result. They were nice and sent me a spring. And got the S/N. So maybe it is registered through them. I'll call them in the morning then. There warranty info is here.
https://www.americantactical.us/warranty.html
 
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