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FAL trigger job

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Humpyslayer, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Humpyslayer

    Humpyslayer Kent Member

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    Anyone have experience with a local gunsmith that does work on FAL's? Looking to get a trigger job done on the rifle I just picked up (feels somewhere around 10-12 pounds) and get it down to 4.5-5 pound range. Read some stuff online about guys going to hardware stores and swapping out springs and goofing around polishing contact points at home. I don't wanna screw around experimenting on a nice rifle (not to mention I have zero experience with FAL's at this time) or potentially make it "less reliable". I want someone experienced that has done several, and knows how to do it right, and isn't going to butcher my gun or put stuff in it that will fail. Every gun I own I expect to be able to "defend myself" with in a life and death situation. Rather have a heavy trigger pull with lots of creep than one that won't reset or go full auto on me.

    I realize there are probably guys that I can ship it out to and they take my lower for 6 months or whatever and it'll come back eventually. Trying to avoid that. I'd like someone local with a couple week turn around time.
     
  2. Taurus 617 CCW

    Taurus 617 CCW Northern Idaho Member

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    The FAL trigger job is truly a gunsmiths job. I would recommend sending your FAL to a specialist rather than finding someone who "knows how to work on them." I don't know of any on the west coast. The link listed below seems to get good reviews for his FAL trigger jobs. Standard They run about $80.

    There's also another guy that specializes in triggers out of Colorado Springs. He has worked on FAL rifles and seems to do a good job. You can just mail him the FCG and he will have them back in a jiffy. Here's the link. Customers have said the guy's prices are more than reasonable. http://www.triggerwork.net/fal.html
     
  3. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    I sent a fal trigger group to Bill Springfield. It only took a couple weeks 'till I got it back. It worked great. It was a few years back, I can't vouch for his turn around time currently.

    Locally, I had Blackwell Industries in Renton WA do some FAL barrel work for me. I don't know if he does trigger jobs, but he does build FALs, for a living.

    For $149.95, DSA will install a FAL speed trigger. I've found DSA's shipping time to be horrid. I would guess 6 months until you get it back. Best quality FAL parts.............. Worst shipping times I've ever dealt with. You make the call.
     
  4. Humpyslayer

    Humpyslayer Kent Member

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    Just emailed Blackwell. They're in Renton and I live in Renton. Would be nice if they can do it and I can go meet with them personally and talk a little about my expectations.

    I've heard DSA has horrible customer service before.
     
  5. powermad

    powermad Portland Active Member

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    Mine breaks clean at 9 lbs and I am good with that.
    But if I ever wanted a better trigger I would send it off to Bill
    http://www.triggerwork.net/fal.html

    I have heard nothing but good results with him.
    I would swap in another set while he has them and continue shooting if it were me.
     
  6. Humpyslayer

    Humpyslayer Kent Member

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    think i'll shoot him an email as well and see what his turn around time is
     
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    Partsproduction Tillamook Oregon Active Member

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