I got it. I told him nothng under 3.5, and i'd prefer closer to 4. According to my rcbs trigger pull guage, I got roughly 4.4lbs.
For a gun with no extranl safety, what i got back is pretty much what I would be comfortable with. I'd probably be a bit concerned about that trigger for non-competition use if the take up hadn't been lengthened as part of the process.
Shipping cost me about $34 to get it there and within a couple of bucks of that to get it back. I shipped it UPS next day saver, mainly because I had to go through getting it shipped for wqarranty work, and the call tag was UPS and I already went through the process of sorting out the process with the counter guy.
Same here. Not sure about exact pull weight, but very light perhaps 3.5 lbs, but very smooth, no notchiness whatsoever. The pretravel is a little longer, but that that is the result of changing the geometry of the assembly and am told this cannot be helped (physics).
I had mine shipped directly to Dan from Buds, so I paid the $25 I would have paid anyway. He also sent it back next day at about $34. You may want to ask him if he can send it back snail mail to a FFL to save money if you have the time.
Please don't misunderstand this as I am not trying to start a battle about or between our two resident gunsmiths and site sponsors. But when you say the extra pretravel is unavoidable due to the geometry of the trigger mechanism, it leads to a question. Doesn't Mr Bowie offer two different setups, one of them having reduced pretravel? Again, no disrespect was intended towards Mr Burwell who I am sure is about to get some busines from me.
I cannot comment on how their trigger jobs are different, but I would suspect that the Bowie job with reduced pretravel is far more intensive than Dan's and probably more than $50 and around 4 days total without the gun.
I do have two trigger jobs. On will get rid of the extreme pre travel of the more common trigger jobs. It takes a little more to get it right but it is real neat. You must know what your doing with it or problems can occur. I have had a few people already call and tried it themselves and found it not as easy as the more common one. Failure to fire and to reset seem to be the trouble for them.
As a side note I have started to move scheduling around a little and trigger jobs alone will be turned out in about 2 to 3 weeks. I know this is still slower than some but my work load is huge. I seem to have about, on average, 40 guns in the shop from all over the country to get done, and my limited edition Glock 19 has became so popular it is up to about a 4 month wait for it. So i'm doing the best I can.
I hope the somewhat quicker turn around on triggers will help some of you.
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