Apex Tactical debuts new GLOCK Trigger Kit
Your trigger is not the problem. YOU are the problem!
Anyone that has spent much time reading the blog here at Safety Solutions Academy, listening to the SSA Podcast, or checking out what we do on YouTube probably knows my position on trigger modifications.
If you have somehow missed it, here it is in a nutshell:
The only part of your trigger that needs to be modified is the trigger press. When it comes to our concealed carry handgun, we don’t need (or shouldn’t even want) a light weight, super smooth and crisp trigger. The minimal gains probably aren’t worth the risk. I have found that in almost every situation where students have modern striker fired handguns with reasonable duty triggers some proper education on how to press the trigger relieves the problems that modifying the action of the gun is supposed to deal with.
Apex solves real problems and as a result I am a fan of what Apex tends to do.
You see, I have a Smith & Wesson full size that was sent to be as a T&E gun. For some reason the gun I received had a crazy CA/MA compliant trigger. More than an 8.5 pound trigger.
The solution that made the most sense to me was to install a Duty/Carry Kit from Apex Tactical Specialties.
The fact that this is a “Duty/Carry” parts kit and that it is in actual use by law enforcement agencies makes the installation reasonable to defend in court should I need to. At the same time it makes the trigger press of the M&P reasonable as well.
The Duty/Carry Kit isn’t the only problem solver out there from APEX. Both the flat faced triggers and the forward set triggers reduce the reach from the backstop of the gun to the face of the trigger which in my opinion is one of the measurements that is key for fixing a gun to small hands.
When it comes to fit GLOCK has missed the boat.
With he exception of the GLOCK 42 and GLOCK 43 which are both single stack guns, GLOCK pistols really aren’t great for folks with smaller hands and it is often due to the trigger reach.
I have reasonable sized hands and I have a hard time deactivating the trigger safety when my hand is in the optimal position for recoil control. So modifying the trigger to improve the fit of the GLOCK? Yeah, that excites me!
But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself.
What does the GLOCK Action Enhancement Trigger actually do?
The short answer: Not what I really want it to do. It doesn’t seem to shorten the trigger reach dramatically.
Of course I haven’t seen, or held, or used the new GLOCK Action Enhancement Trigger from Apex, so I
don’t really know what it does. I can tell you what Apex is sharing now.
According to the Tactical Wire, the new GLOCK Trigger from Apex will:
- Replace the polymer trigger with and aluminum trigger.
- Reduce the pre-travel (the movement of the trigger before it really does anything)
- Reduce the overall travel (the total distance the trigger moves from start to finish)
- Shorten the reset (the trigger doesn’t have to move as far forward
after a shot to be ready to shoot again.)
- Smooth out the uptake (simply less bumps in the road as you press the trigger)
a crisp break.
If it doesn’t do what I want it to do why am I excited about the GLOCK trigger from Apex?
That is a good question and it has two answers.
First, the information mentions nothing about lowering the weight of the trigger below the factory specifications for duty or carry. That is a good thing. The GLOCK trigger is entirely reasonable to deal with in the first place so I don’t see a reason to lower the trigger pull weight and I see lots of reasons not to.
Second, even though the trigger doesn’t seem to make a major modification to the distance from the backstop of the gun to the face of the trigger, it sets the stage for those kinds of innovations from Apex in the future. That is what I am excited about. What will Apex bring out for the GLOCK next?
What about now?
I know what I am going to do. I have a GLOCK that has some kind of a little hang-up in the trigger group. I have been meaning to take it apart and figure out which part isn’t quite right and replace it. Well, I’m not going to do that. Instead, I’m going to order up an Apex Action Enhancement Trigger for it and drop it in. It isn’t a home defense or carry gun, but it is a gun I need to get out to the range and do some testing on.
Sounds like the perfect excuse to drop and Apex Trigger in my GLOCK!
The triggers are set to begin shipping in mid October and can be pre-ordered from some retailers. When I find out who, I will let you know.
Thanks for taking the time to consider what I have to say!
-= Paul Carlson =-
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