trigger choice

Discussion in 'Springfield Armory XD' started by lchaim, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. lchaim

    lchaim New Member

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    Wantin' a little input on a choice for a new trigger setup for my XDm 9 4.5. How does Springer
    Precision compare with P.R.P. ?
     
  2. Bigslick

    Bigslick New Member

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    PRP trigger

    Well I see no one answered this so I will give a little imput. I got my 9mm 5.25 really excited to try it out at the range. 100 rounds later I was ready to actually just give it away I was so disgusted with the trigger. I purchased a PRP Ultimate Match Trigger kit and proceeded to install myself. I am no gunsmith but pretty handy and not a stranger to the inside of ordinance. Fitting the overtravel stop on the kit was time consuming and required take down and put back together about 8 times for me to get it right. I took her to the range again and man what a difference. Nice crisp light pull with a clean break and virtually no overtravel and a short reset. I now love this pistol.
    I have seen others on other forums criticize the price of the XDm trigger upgrade kits and complare them the ghost upgrades for Glock and a few others. I did a ghost on my Ruger SR9c. It was easy and basically just one piece that did one thing....lessen the pull of the trigger. The kits for XDm have springs bar and the actual trigger so I think you are getting what you pay for. I chose the PRP for the overtravel adjustment. I don't think the Springer offered that at the time I purchased my kit.
    Just my two cents
    Go for it, you won't be sorry
     
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  3. lchaim

    lchaim New Member

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    Thanks Bigslick. The only other review I had seen on the ultimate match version said that it was scary light and very touchy. The guy seemed to be afraid of possible neg discharge. Is it really that light, or just a great match grade trigger?
     
  4. Bigslick

    Bigslick New Member

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    Good match trigger in my opinion

    Not sure where that poster got to too light but I don't find that to be so. I don't have a trigger scale but I do have a 3.5 pound trigger in my SR9C and the trigger in the XDm is not quit as light as that. The major bonus I found for the PRP trigger was that it travels less before breaking and it is SMOOTH and crisp. You have little things to work out if you install yourself and maybe the other poster went overboard on one of those processes. There are vids on the install on Youtube that are very good and quite thorough. The hardest and most time consuming is the over travel adjustment. There are little adjustments to the sear they explain that may have been botched and made the trigger a little hairy.
    I think it is an excellent upgrade. I am no gunsmith but have experience with many different pistols and this is just my $.02.
     
  5. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    There are an awful lot of folks that buy parts and drop them in without understanding how they work. If they read that doing a+b+c will make a trigger lighter, they jump right in and do a+b+c, and +d for good measure... And then they complain that "a" made their gun go full-auto!
     
  6. lchaim

    lchaim New Member

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    Thanks guys. I do appreciate your input. I do the majority of my own gunsmithing, unless it requires precision machining. Fully confident I can handle this upgrade. Putting the parts on my hannukah wishlist:D
     
  7. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    I am all for folks doing their own 'smithing. Just be sure and prove by loading only two rounds in the mag a couple of times. Always do that with ANY functional mods, because parts can be made wrong, or broken, or bent, or...

    @lchaim - I'm not saying this specifically to you. It's a generic warning for all who see these posts over the next howmany years. The last thing anybody wants to hear is "Somebody said I could do this on the internet, and now I got no eyes or fingers!".
     
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  8. lchaim

    lchaim New Member

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    I'm with ya, Pok. Fortunately for me, I have a good friend who is a pro smith and the son of a pro smith, and I tend to be a little handy myself. Any time I feel the need to question my own work I have a deep well of knowledge and competence to draw from.
     
  9. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    That's great! I have a friend who is a 'smith, and I bug him all the time. That and the Kuhnhausen books got me started. Problem is, now I sometimes buy guns just because the actions are different. And my tool box has magically multiplied into 5 tool boxes.

    Hey, check this out. It's a rare picture of the gunfight at the OK Corral showing the Earp brothers drawing on the Cowboys:
     

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  10. gumpy

    gumpy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Looks like diarrhea to me!
     
  11. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    I could post a picture to demonstrate your error, but I will control my natural inclination to educate JUST THIS ONCE.
     
  12. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    Or perhaps NOT. Happy Thanksgiving!:
     

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