The Semi-Automatic Disconnector: How Does It Work?

After much discussion about mechanical safeties in pistols, my Wednesday night defensive-pistol group has come to an impasse in what the true purpose of a disconnector is in a semi-automatic pistol.

1911 Fitting the Fire Controls

There’s more to a crisp 1911 trigger pull than altering hammer-hook and sear-nose geometry. In fact, why bother if you don’t need to.


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