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It's been a while. My gun shot find for the first and second magazine (5 rounds maximum, club rule) but after two more magazines instead of hitting the bullseye, I was barely hitting the target, and after two more magazines most of my shots were beyond the backing board. Others tried it - same result. It made two trips back to Springfield, but the technician checking it out shot one (good) target, and stopped. I told them how to shoot it enough until it got hot, at which time there was no more accuracy, and the barrel was flopping around loosely in the slide.

I had a long discussion with the Springfield phone support technician - I told him I either wanted a refund, or a replacement gun. We agreed on the replacement, but it was many months until they finally got the parts together to build one for me. That was many weeks ago - I will get a chance to visit the range again this week or next, and verify it is fixed. My opinion - the slide had a crack in it, that opened up as the gun got hot, and closed up as the gun cooled down.

Will update here once I get to try it again.
 

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I finally got to range test my replacement SA-35. Worked as expected, very pleased. I lubricated it the day before, and got a reasonable group, no issues, no problems.

I only shot 20 rounds at 15 yards at a B-8 target, and realize now I need to move the rear sight just a little to the right.

I assume that I can just loosen the set screw on the rear sight, and move it slightly to my right. True, or anything else I should be aware of?

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I started dry-firing it this evening. At the range, I'm sure the gun was "moving" in my hands as I shot. Came home to dry-fire, and did better one handed. Then figure out things I was doing wrong, and now it's more stable. Maybe I'll get to the range tomorrow.

I found an Allen wrench to loose the set screw in the rear sight. Maybe I've got it centered better. Will find out. This could easily end up being my favorite gun. Maybe.
 

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I obviously need to move the rear sight slightly to the right. After going through all my Allen wrenches, I finally found one the right size, loosened the set screw, an tapped slightly on the rear sight. Before, it "felt" like it was too far to the left. Now it "feels" centered. I'll find out if it's fixed.

I wish the gun came with adjustable sights, but I understand that would raise the cost.
 

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I generally shoot 115 and 124 at the range. Most of the 147 I have is defensive hollow point ammo. I you're looking for softer shooting ammo, Blazer and Armscor are about the lightest factory loads out there. You can go on Target Sports, pick a brand, and most of the time in the description it will tell you it's average velocity and energy rating.
 

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I tried, but the only ammo I could find that I might like is out of stock

That Federal load is stated to have a muzzle velocity of 1180 fps and a muzzle energy of 356.
The Armscor is listed as 1097 fps and 307. It should be a little easier to shoot, it's in stock and the price is descent for these days, especially if you buy enough to get the free shipping.
 

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Have any of you measured the trigger pull on your SA-35? I was wondering why my trigger was so "stiff" - just measured it and got readings from 7# up to 8#. Average is 7.5 pounds.

For a self defense gun, this is probably fine. For a target gun, it is much too high. Maybe my gunsmith can improve my gun.....
 

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Have any of you measured the trigger pull on your SA-35? I was wondering why my trigger was so "stiff" - just measured it and got readings from 7# up to 8#. Average is 7.5 pounds.

For a self defense gun, this is probably fine. For a target gun, it is much too high. Maybe my gunsmith can improve my gun.....
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I got an average of just under 5 lbs with a wheeler digital.
 

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Any suggestions, other than a visit to my gunsmith, to get my SA-35 down to 5 pounds?

This morning it is down to 7 pounds. Maybe it just needs to be shot for a while.
Contact BH Spring Solutions they did a lot of custom work on Browning High Powers and the SA-35 is not a radical remake of a BHP so they are very likely able to make a suggestions for a few spring changes to lighten it up for you.
 

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Excellent idea! Thank you. I've been reading about their work, but they go WAY beyond what I'm asking for.

Holding the gun upright, not on its side, the latest tests showed between 6 and 7 pounds, although I don't know how that should in any way affect the trigger pull.

I wonder if there is some place I can add a drop of oil to help. The very end of the trigger pull is when it gets stiffest, but I think that is normal.
 

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I was watching this video on lubricating the Hi-Power (old version, not SA-35):
20 seconds into the video, we are being shown two places to add a little oil with a needle dispenser.

Anyone here know what these are oiling?
One is for the trigger, and the other one for the hammer - I think.
First time I've seen or read about this.
Should this be done for an SA-35 ?
 

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Operative comment in the video was "if you decide to oil the trigger or hammer". I don't think this is related to your trigger issue which tends to be either spring related tension wise or the smoothness of the parts and how they fit together. The parts them selves will wear with about 500 rounds put through the gun on their own. Other wise the springs that directly affect the trigger pull could be swapped out with those suggested by companies like BHSS which do tuning of these firearms.
 

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Today was better for me, but once again I let others shoot my gun, and they hated the trigger pull.

I did better, but it was a struggle. The trigger pull is down to 7 pounds. I need to let me gunsmith check it out. At least I can control it better.

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What is the circumference of the 9 ring? You are all in the black, the shooting of my target in the thread I started is not much better at 15 yrds including my 5 flyers out of 20 rnds and that 9 ring is ~5in in diameter. As to a gunsmith if this is a new weapon it's under warranty. If you don't think it's quite right and others can't shoot it better and feel the triggers off there is no reason you should not be able to talk with Springfield and have them look it over for free.
 

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It's a standard B-8 target; 9-ring is 5.5"

This being a Springfield Forum, it would not be appropriate for me to say what I think about the Springfield technicians.

I tried to find your target from the beginnings of this thread, but can't. Can you please send me a link? I did find my best target with my previous SA-35, which had a 5 pound trigger pull as I recall. Better than I could do today.

Something I'm wondering about - maybe instead of having the gun fixed, to a better trigger pull, maybe I should keep on trying with the heavy trigger. Maybe it will help me learn how to shoot it bettter? Maybe after a couple of hundred rounds, the trigger will wear in, and become smoother. Maybe it just needs lubrication?

Trigger pull today, after 50 or so more rounds, is down to 7#.

As soon as possible, I'm going back to 25 yards like I usually shoot. Not yet though.
 
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