I've had this 597 for about 10-15 years now, and never thought much about the trigger. Then one day i some how came across this "target trigger hammer" from Volquartsen. Every review I read was 4+ stars and there was nothing bad said about it, so I decided to plop out the $40 with shipping and see. maybe the $40 part I have put in any gun. Trigger weight is easily 1/2 of what it was. I'm not sure what the factory weight is but it's way better now. If you have a Remington 597 you NEED to pick one of these up. Install time was under 10 minutes.
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