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browning Hi-Power
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Santa was good to me an I got a new Browning Hi-Power pistol. Very comfortable to shoot and very accurate. However the trigger is very tough, guessing about 9 pounds. Anyone know what it takes to improve the trigger without messing up the gun. I've read some stuff on the Google box but looking for someone with direct knowledge. All input is appreciated.

Thanks, Chuck
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#2
I love my Browning!! My wife loves it, too. Bought it in 1976, and never have had any issues with the trigger pull. They may have changed it over the years. Still, it's an awesome pistol.

Ron
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Formerly, a 1973 Ford Mustang Coupe - a work in progress, then a car-b-qued banana.
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#3
Funny, I first shot one in 1976 and have wanted to own one ever since. Maybe I'm spoiled by the 1911s. Thanks for the input. Chuck
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#4
Great pistol. I can't help directly but I know you polish the trigger lever as part of it. I get a very skilled gunsmith to mess with my pistols, stone down the searer hammer etc polish all the required bits. Most of the rest are high end match pistols with fully adjustable triggers straight out of the box or my h&k that was reasonable for a factory trigger. Again great pistol Chuck

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Luke;212210 Wrote:Great pistol. I can't help directly but I know you polish the trigger lever as part of it. I get a very skilled gunsmith to mess with my pistols, stone down the searer hammer etc polish all the required bits. Most of the rest are high end match pistols with fully adjustable triggers straight out of the box or my h&k that was reasonable for a factory trigger. Again great pistol Chuck
Thanks for the input. I have a lead on a couple of school gunsmiths that may be able to put the smooth on the trigger. Thanks, Chuck

EDIT: I meant to say Old school gunsmithsWink
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#6
Can't help on trigger mods. I've never handled one with the magazine disconnect saftey removed but I bet it would help. My 1961 vintage has some creep but is still not too excessive for pull. I'd bet 6-7 pounds. My modern .40 version is similar. Do you have the "slick" coating on the magazines where the disconnecter contacts them?

I find them to be great carry pieces. Enjoy yours.
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sicndhed;212214 Wrote:Can't help on trigger mods. I've never handled one with the magazine disconnect saftey removed but I bet it would help. My 1961 vintage has some creep but is still not too excessive for pull. I'd bet 6-7 pounds. My modern .40 version is similar. Do you have the "slick" coating on the magazines where the disconnecter contacts them?

I find them to be great carry pieces. Enjoy yours.

No slick coating on the two factory magazines supplied. I'll look into the mods and different magazines. Thanks for the input.
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#8
The newer ones have a magazine drop safety that ruined the trigger pull...

The idea was.... if a law enforcement officer was about to lose his gun to the perp, all he had to do was drop the mag, and the gun was rendered useless.

Sounds interesting, but the result was a gizmo that killed the trigger pull. It is simple to defeat, although it may void a warranty.

Just do a google search on Hi-power mag drop safety...
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#9
I would send it to Teddy Jacobson (Actions By T).
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#10
Thanks for all the input everyone. This project is on the list of my to dos. Installing the brake booster, when it comes back, is ahead of it. Chuck
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