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4 leaf vs 3 leaf sear spring


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I've played with both 3 and 4 leaf springs in my xx11 pistols and can't say that I have a definite preference for one over the other.

 

I think I probably liked the 4 leaf springs when I had less experience adjusting the spring because the trigger return was decoupled from the disconnector.  I could set a safe disconnector weight and then lighten the trigger return to tweak the trigger weight.

 

Currently, I don't worry so much about the perfect trigger weight... I worry more about safe sear and disconnector weight and I don't notice an extra couple of ounces more or less after the timer goes off.

 

That said, I wouldn't take out a perfectly good 4 leaf spring and replace it with a 3 leaf spring just because it's a 4 leaf spring.

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