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Hi. Does anyone have any experience lightening up the trigger pull on their Firestorm? Did you do it yourself, or can you recommend someone? I called T/C as soon as I received the gun, to complain about the horrible trigger. While T/C was more than willing to look at the gun on my dime, they explained that due to liability reasons, there was only so much they could do with the trigger. After reading others results, I feel sending the gun back would be a waste of time and money. I really like the gun, with the exception of the trigger. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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I owned one and you will have to shoot it alot. The trigger is not all that bad. I would rather have a light trigger but in the same respect if the flint fires then thats all that really matters. I am guessing you have a flint if not then the trigger would be a bigger problem.
 

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Fort,

I had the same problem with my firestorm. It had a lot of creep also. Sent it to T/C for trigger work, but it didn't make much of a difference because of the liability issues. I sent it to Dave Logan's shooter's supply in Harrisburg and had him put a double trigger on it and I am very pleased with the results.
 

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the more you shoot the gun the easier it should get sometimes you can emery fine fine sand the side of the trigger if it has the piece that gos up and down beside the stationay arm
 

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Thanks for the responses. Yes, this gun is a Flint. I purchased 2 of these at the same time, one for my Dad, and one for myself, as soon as they came out. The triggers are horrible on both guns. After seeing how frustrated I was with my gun, my Dad GAVE his to the hired hand before he even fired it. The hired hand hates his as much as I do, and we have both been using our old Hawkins' since. Neither Firestorm has been shot 10 times. I get mad every time I see my Firestorm. I don't think the Firestorm ignites the pellets very consistently either. Does anyone here have a recent production Firestorm ? How is the trigger on the recent production guns?
 

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fortgreg said:
I don't think the Firestorm ignites the pellets very consistently either.
Better off shooting good old BP out of flinters IMHO. Pellets and flints don't go together regardless of what the box tells ya.

I have a Firestorm as well and really like it. The trigger is bad but some of the features of the Firestorm are nice to have.
 

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I have a RMC accusporter that had a horrible factory Trigger.I sent it to a gun builder up in Emporium and he fixed the problem for less than 20 bucks.
 

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I bought a Firestorm 3-4 years ago.I too thought my rigger was to tight and if you don,t pratice with it,it will ruin a opportunity at a deer.Take your lock off and clean it real good and lather it up real good inside with borebutter.That improved mine alot.As a matter of fact,I now like the trigger.When it is real cold though I cycle the hammer back and forth slowly ever so often to keep it limber.My next attempt to try to lighten it up if I wasn,t now satisfied was to leave the hammer on full cock for a while to weaken the spring a tad.Hope this helps.
 

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Samething with my Firestorm. This is one of the reasons I no longer have it. I love set triggers on my Flints. I now shoot the Renegade and Greatplains. I contacted TC and some custom gunsmiths trying to find someone that could build me a set trigger for the Firestorm. No can do, so I sold it.
 

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There is a post on here about someone sayin they were goin to have a double set trigger set up installed on their Firestorm.I too like the 2 triggers.I got my F/storm workin fine.But if I had to do it all over again,I probably wouldn,t have bought it cause syn.stocks and such just don,t seem right with a flinty.I am goin to get a ner Renny built and it will have 2 triggers.The price of the F/storm has gone up almost double since I bought mine.I love the Co.,but I wouldn,t pay the price they are at today.
 

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There is a post on here about someone sayin they were goin to have a double set trigger set up installed on their Firestorm.I too like the 2 triggers.I got my F/storm workin fine.But if I had to do it all over again,I probably wouldn,t have bought it cause syn.stocks and such just don,t seem right with a flinty.I am goin to get a ner Renny built and it will have 2 triggers.The price of the F/storm has gone up almost double since I bought mine.I love the Co.,but I wouldn,t pay the price they are at today.
Which barrel did you decide on?
 

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I see the OP is from NE Ohio. Try the log cabin shop south of Medina, Ohio (on State Route 42). http://www.logcabinshop.com
8010 Lafayette Road,Lodi, OH 44254-9611,(330) 948-1082
All they focus on is muzzleloaders. I have the firestorm and the trigger is the worst I have ever seen. I am planning on taking mine to the Log Cabin shop this spring.
 

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I,ve been so bogged down with work Oct.I haven,t been able to think about it as much as I would like.I,ll probably go with the standard Renny barrel.I really like the idea of the 1-66 twist,but want a carbine.But also it would be super rare factory job.I,m torn,please help.
 

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My Firestorm had a heavy pull.I polished the sear with a buffing wheel w/med grit and it seem to lighten it up a good bit,still could go a little more.I shoot 120gr of 2F pushing 350gr T/C Maxi Hunters,4F in the pan.Getting very good groups.
 

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I,ve been so bogged down with work Oct.I haven,t been able to think about it as much as I would like.I,ll probably go with the standard Renny barrel.I really like the idea of the 1-66 twist,but want a carbine.But also it would be super rare factory job.I,m torn,please help.
Well, I actually like the 26 inch barrel as well and don`t mind the 1:48 twist either. It does very well with a .490 ball- .015 cotton patch and 80 grains of Goex FFG. The thing I don`t like about the newer ones is the QLA and I am not alone with this. I just don`t like how sloppy it is loading with the first 3/4 " of false muzzle. The ball and patch move around way too much and got me very frustrated. I guess I could live with the recoil pad as it is old school hard type. Maybe T/C can do the 26 inch barrel withou the QLA amd maybe the 1:66 twist also. It doesn`t hurt to ask
 

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That,s what I was thinkin.Everyday I think this is the day I,m callin in my order.But first I had to decide on the cal.Then the storm hit.Then it was the barrel situation.Oh well,the descisions in life we must endure.LOL.Quote me on this.I WILL ORDER ONE THE FIRST OF NEXT WEEK.I have also wantin to call DNRSports and see what kind of deal they can do me on that Lyman Trade .54 that was on g/broker.You can,t have to many flintys.
 
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