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    Trigger loose

    Is trigger loose normal on colt combat elite defenders 9mm ? It wiggles a lot , not sure if it’s a big deal

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    Front to back? Side to side? The bow? The trigger blade? Any combination of the aforementioned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueiron View Post
    Front to back? Side to side? The bow? The trigger blade? Any combination of the aforementioned?
    It’s a rattle sound when I just move gun left to right or up and down. It’s the actual trigger itself rattled around when moving the gun quickly in any direction. This doesn’t happen on my 1911 kimber or Springfield which is why I’m curious if this is ok ?

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    I have read recently about the current GCNM 9 mm samples with similar symptoms. One guy fit a new trigger.
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    Colt customer service said it’s per mil spec so it’s fine .

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    You can fix this easily enough by widening the trigger bow slightly. But not so much that the trigger won't reset.

    You sure it's the trigger rattling, and not the grip safety?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColtPlinkerton View Post
    You can fix this easily enough by widening the trigger bow slightly. But not so much that the trigger won't reset.

    You sure it's the trigger rattling, and not the grip safety?
    Yup it’s the trigger , I’ve held other parts in place and that trigger rattles . Colt said that video I showed them meets mil spec and it’s fine. Not sure how I can widen the trigger now slightly ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keegan View Post
    Yup it’s the trigger , I’ve held other parts in place and that trigger rattles . Colt said that video I showed them meets mil spec and it’s fine. Not sure how I can widen the trigger now slightly ?
    Trigger "bow", not trigger "now". You have to disassemble the pistol and gently bend the trigger "bow" sides outward (the bow is the rear part of the trigger).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 73shovel View Post
    Trigger "bow", not trigger "now". You have to disassemble the pistol and gently bend the trigger "bow" sides outward (the bow is the rear part of the trigger).
    Right, the bow is flexible enough to tweak it as needed, and you can test-fit and check for improvement of the "rattle" before putting everything back together.
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    If you decide to widen the trigger bow by tweaking it a bit, you are simply making it fit the recess in the frame a little tighter. However the trade off is that the slight tweaking makes the bow ever so slghtly shorter so that take up when you squeeze the trigger to fire...is ever so much slightly longer. It may not be enough to notice but be aware when the bow gets wide it also gets shorter. Thats the trade off. You should also check for the rattle with a magazine in the pistol. It may not rattle as much with a magazine in the gun. You might find it doesn't rattle at all. Check to see.
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