Grip safety - internal clearance
This notch is just not going to work with my (or any, I think) trigger:
It binds and hits the trigger, and will not allow the trigger to move in what I think is the proper range of motion when the safety is fully depressed. In fact, I was unable to get the safety to fully depress the first time it put it in the frame.
I am not sure, but filing the trigger bow seems like the wrong thing to do here. I am going to file the notch on the grip safety until I can get the trigger to move through its entire range of motion without binding. After quite some time, I have made a good start on this component. I have left this picture a bit larger so you can see the trigger bow actually clearing the new notch.
It still needs some work, but I think I am going in the right direction.
One more thing to all you experienced 1911 builders: I have never done this before. I have done some work on AR's and M1A's, but no pistols. In this I am a complete novice. If you see anything I am doing which may result in a dangerous condition, or anything which is just plain dumb, please tell me.
That will be it for a few days - I do not get my mainspring housing until Monday. More then!