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fhilliard said:
The reason for the tough trigger pull (my friend the expert says it feels like 9lb to him, not 5lb) is that Police Administrators don't like their employees to shoot themselves accidentally. .
Using a Lyman electronic trigger pull gauge, my M9, S9 and M357 all have an average trigger pull of a little over 7 pounds with variation of +/- 3/4 lbs. This is after I've polished them. I wonder how many actually have a spec 5 pound trigger out of the box. With the shorter sight radius, lighter weight and heavy trigger, definitely doesn't compare to a bulleye .22 or target grade 1911 for groups. For what it is, the Steyr is very good.
 

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They are all the newer triggers. I'd bet most will be surprised what their Steyr trigger weight really is when they measure it. I believe my Lyman electronic gauge is accurate since I just got it new from Midway. The weights measured is consistant to the trigger weights I got using the club loaner Lyman gauge last year. Midway had a really good price and I wanted to be able to measure the results of the trigger work I plan on doing instead of just guessing and feeling.
 

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FlaChef said:
Here's a tip on trigger weights...

NO GUN FROM ANY MAKER IS EVER EXACTLY AT THE LBS LISTED.
In fact 90% are heavier w/ a few light.
Not exact but it should be close. Over 7 pounds for 4.8 lbs spec is a little excessive. This is after I've tried to lighten it. Once in a while I'll get a light trigger pull during dry fire and it feels great and that's still over 6 pounds. I'm going to keep working on the Steyr triggers to see if I can reduce the variation and get the weight down. I've done the bigtaco trigger job and read the tutorials but still haven't figured out where the variation is coming from. Not a simple trigger to work on. I have gotten used to the Steyr trigger and it works well enough for practical pistol. A lighter trigger would make it easier to get tighter groups.
 
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