Well, I finally got the spring kit installed. It was MUCH harder than it looked in Chris’ video. His pistol must have been apart several times already for T&E since he was able to remove his pins with a little tippity, tappity jeweler’s/watch maker’s hammer. I had to use a full sized hammer, but I got 'her done.
Now, here’s the HUGE flaw. When I tried to pull the trigger to test the install, I couldn’t most of the time. Why? Because the MCARBO trigger return spring is way too light. It was so light that the coil spring inside the trigger that actuates the Glock-like safety dingus thingy was strong enough that the entire trigger started moving rearward before the safety dingus was fully depressed and out of the way. It was still hitting the frame behind the trigger and stopping it. I reinstalled the stock trigger return spring and all was fine. It is noticeably stronger and the trigger won’t start to move rearward since it will overcome the safety dingus coil spring and let it fully depress. It doesn’t change the trigger pull/poundage in any way and it’s quite good after the other two (hammer and firing pin) springs were installed. Those appear to function fine. Well, at least until I get it out and actually test fire it.
@ChrisNelson Any ideas? Have you seen/heard of my issue before? IMO, that could get a person killed in a gunfight with not being able to pull the trigger.