A Nurse with a Gun

Monday, October 27, 2008

New Agent New Trigger


I put a solid trigger into the Colt New Agent today, performed a detail strip and a trigger job on it. I just prefer the look of the solid trigger. The three hole trigger doesn't do much for me, and it's a lint trap.

This pistol is still running 100%.

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9 Comments:

Blogger phlegmfatale said...

looks nice to me!

5:02 PM  
Blogger Joker23 said...

Good to hear it's still working out for you.

I'm torn right now between a Colt New Agent or a Dan Wesson Commander Classic Bobtail for my next CCW piece.

Decisions, decisions...

8:47 AM  
Blogger Keith Walker said...

Regarding your trigger job. I have been cautioned by many a shooter against doing anything to the trigger of a carry gun. In their opinion, a sharp lawyer would use that in an attempt to prove that you adjusted your gun to make it easier to kill someone.

Personally, I would love to have some of the pre-travel slack taken from my XD. I've actually had a gunsmith tell me that they would not do a trigger job on it if I carry it.

What are Xavier's Thoughts?

10:03 AM  
Blogger Xavier said...

Keith,
That is often cited, but in practice it is seldom done. It is/was a factor that Mas ayoob spoke about, as well as single action and DA/SA firearms.

Only in one case that I am aware of, a negligent discharge that resulted in the death of the shooter's secretary, was the issue of a "sweetened" trigger ever brought into play. In that instance it was used to show "recklessness" to the jury. The jury bought it because the defendant had inadequate counsel.

I think that the advisement of this type of work being done to any gun depends on the political climate of your local court systems. You should know and heed that climate. Why any gun? Because any gun could be used in self defense.

Actually the same argument could be used for full capacity magazines, night sights, rubber grips, a kydex holster, and even eating a good solid meal prior to a shooting. Work done on a firearm does not demonstrate mens rea. A decent defense attorney would eat such an argument alive.

11:34 AM  
Anonymous arfmel said...

Xavier,

What brand is that solid long trigger? Is it made of aluminum?

Thanks

8:56 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

It's an aluminum trigger from a NRM Colt Commander.

5:28 AM  
Blogger Keith Walker said...

Xavier,
Thanks for your answer. It even made me look up the term "mens rea." I've never heard of that before, but after looking it up, I now have a better understanding of the argument.

10:33 PM  
Blogger Chris M said...

So, do you, like, have plans for that old trigger, the one with the three holes in it? (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)

6:19 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

Chris,
I usually place them in a mason jar on a shelf high in my gun room. Triggers can be dangerous things, you know...........

Seriously, I hang on to them in case i decide to sell the gun, or my tastes change.

2:52 AM  

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