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Trigger jobs: Make pistol shooting more crisp


These Kimber pistols -- a Custom Stainless II in 45 ACP and a Camp Guard 10 in 10mm -- were each in the shop for a clean & lube and a trigger job. After our smith gave them a good scrub-a-dub-dub, he passed them to Ron for the trigger work.

When Ron performs a trigger job, he first examines the hammer & sear to ensure they have the correct dimensions in the engagement areas. If the two aren't in spec, they get replaced. Once that's determined, he stones the sear and hammer to square their engagement angles. The final step includes tweaking the pistol to get it to the final poundage. Ron lowered the pulls on these pistols from an initial 7-8 lbs down to a crisp 4.5 lb!