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Boy this was fun..and serves to remind me to be wary when changing parts. Check and double check.

Ok. Changed out trigger in my commander, mostly for something to do. Sitting there looking at the overtravel screw and decide to take it out because of some discussion on how they can move and lock up your gun. So do this, and test it..has a bunch of travel at the letoff, but otherwise all safeties work. seems fine.

Now, go to the range and I begin shooting.Finally get to the commander, load it up and press the trigger. WOW...three round burst on my 10 yard target. What the #(&$). Check it, try again...bruuurpp.Now I one shot it and hammer follows. Empty the gun and drop the slide, can't get the hammer to bounce off the sear..put it away and go home..

Now we are on the bench..got the gun apart..look over all the parts..Bright spot on the hammer at the halfcock notch on the top of it..Still can't figure it out..Hour later...AHHHHH.light bulb...

Trigger without overtravel stop is pushing sear past the half cock and the gun is doing bursts....needless to say..overtravel screw is back in, blue locktite and backed off ever so slightly.

Just a lesson I thought I'd share. I got off easy, and no one hurt.

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: eerw on 2001-04-09 16:34 ]</font>
 

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Glad that all turned out OK.

This should serve to remind us all that home tinkering/tampering may be fun, but generally speaking, most parts are designed to work how they come out of the box/package (not counting fitting/tuning). If the part comes with that polka-dotted, lime green do-hickey or widget on it, it's safe to assume that that do-hickey is there for a reason.
 

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Yeah Shane...

I know I got lucky...
I've learned not to tinker with ones that I have spent hard earned money to have a professional work on. However, I usually have a couple of project guns around that I use to learn on. Call this..a lesson learned. :smile:

Just wanted to remind those that tinker...be aware, be safe.

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Finally get to the commander, load it up and press the trigger. WOW...three round burst on my 10 yard target.
So, how's the muzzle-climb on a 4" machine pistol. :grin:

Thanks for sharing - reminds me to go home and locktite mine.
 

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Yeah...really...How much DID it climb on 3x?

Geez...I hope I don't ever find out with mine...:wink:
 

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Alittle late maybe :grin: But one of the things I ALWAYS do when test firing a gun is ONE round in the mag first and see if you get hammer follow.......better safe that sorry. It only took once in my original shop with a 7 yard range and a tiny back stop to rethink the results of a full auto 1911 :grin:
 
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