Crosman Quest 1000 Trigger Question

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    glengiles
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    The only air rifle still hanging around, until I add some soon, is a Crosman Quest 1000..177 I bought it probably 12 years ago as it was too good of deal to pass up. K-mart close out for $21.99 with a Centre Point scope. All these years and I bet I have less than 60 pellets through it and I finally figured out that the gun just has the worst trigger of anything I’ve ever fired. It’s a very stiff and long first stage then an even more resistant 2nd stage. It’s not only stiff it’s rough like something is scraping. So I guess the trigger experience is so bad I never even tried to zero in the scope until a few weeks ago and that was when the trigger experience came back to me. How adjustable is this? At all? I mean for a $22 gun it’s great I guess but I’d actually shoot it if the trigger was happier.

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    JohnL57
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    You can get a GTX aftermarket trigger fro Airguns of Arizona for about $30, haven’t tried one myself but feedback is all positive on them. There is info out there on how to replace the trigger and it’s not difficult.
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    Mentolio
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    You can make a much better feeling trigger out of your stock stuff, but you have to be willing to take it apart (meaning out of the gun, and requiring a spring compressor to be safe). I just did a trigger job on a G1 Extreme (basically same gun, at least mechanically) for a buddy of mine, and got it to feel surprisingly good. It had a stamped steel trigger (sheet metal folded in half) which I replaced with a cast steel trigger I had laying around from a newer gun, smoothed and polished all the metal-to-metal contact points (the parts are all stamped steel, and the mating surfaces are surprisingly rough), tweaked the trigger return spring a bit (to make it a bit lighter), put a thin “shim” on the trigger fat pin, and installed a longer adjusmtent screw (around 3 or 4 mm longer is all you really need). It went from a tight, heavy, metal dragging against metal feeling single stage trigger to a much lighter, smoother, two stage trigger.  Is it a good bench-rest or field target trigger? Probably not…those guys measure trigger weight in ounces. Is it a good, serviceable hunting/plinking sub three pound trigger? It sure is now. CDT replacement triggers are nice, but while I like them I find them a bit too light for my comfort. The “washer” or “bearing” fix you’ll find on YouTube works, but can make the trigger a dangerous “hair-trigger.” My stock Crosman trigger is good enough now that I can’t blame poor groups on the trigger, and I don’t have to worry about the gun going off unintentionally when I bump it into a tree or set it on the ground a little too hard.

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