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    Sig 1911 Grip Safety not reset

    I do take the 80 plunger and the spring off from the slide, no big deal, just leave a hole on the slide and it reduce the trigger pull by 1lb. I can also keep them andcut some coils off the spring but I choose the other way for simplicity. I leave the other two 80 parts in the lower. It's in difference to keep them or replace them with a Tj spacer. I use 13lb main spring (you can put a pencil in to the barrel and dry fire to see if you can get about the same height which indicate good hammer force). I polish the where sear/disconnector touch each other, the trigger bow, and the tip of the sear spring. I do bent the sear spring as well and it's very important to reduce the trigger pull. I use #800 sand paper for polishing. All can be done in one hour. I was disappointed with the 7lb trigger pull and I feel the front white sight is a bit bulky. I do like everything else about the Sig 1911 Stainless Elite. Now my trigger is reduced to 2.5lb. I use it in range only for target shooting.
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    Sig 1911 Grip Safety not reset

    Problem resovled. Went to the range and had 250 rounds through it, no issue at all. So it's the trigger bow interfering with the grip safety when it's a bit out of shape. The pistol is tight and smooth and I like it very much. Only complaint is that the front sight is a bit bulky and I'm not sure it's suitable for target shooting. Anyone has any experience switch to a thinner front sight?
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    Sig 1911 Grip Safety not reset

    Thanks but the sear spring is well seated. Plus, when firing after first round, the trigger can not be pulled even the grip safety is still depressed. I think it might be the trigger bow stuck with the grip safety caused by strong forces (firing). And that’s why dry fire can not duplicate the issue. And also why push the mag up a bit will do the trick because the mag touches the trigger bow and loosen the stick. I examined the trigger bow and found it’s slightly out of shape as I might bent it when polishing. The bow was tight so the mag can not fall freely when released. I restored the trigger bow shape but I have to wait till the next range visit to test. Will provide update.
  4. I just bought my first 1911, a Sig 1911 Stainless Elite 9mm. It has an ugly 7lb trigger so I fieldtrip, bent the sear spring and polished the internal to get it to 3lb (thanks for tons of tutorial on Youtube). Today I brought it to the range for the first time, after the 1st round I found the grip safety remain stuck as engaged position (ie, not bounced back) however the trigger can not be pulled. I tried different tricks and then I found, I can push the mag up a bit (though it's already firmly sitted) and I do hear a small "click" and then the grip safety release so I can grip and press it again to fire the next round. But I have to repeat it every time to fire a round. I also tried dry fire without the mag in, then there is no problem at all. I pull the trigger, move the slide back and forth, I can still pull the trigger while keeping the grip safety depressed (I don't need to release it and depress again). Anyone has any suggestion? Thanks.
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