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Old February 27th, 2016, 05:27 AM   #1
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Apex trigger safety.

Before I got the polymer trigger from Apex I read a review where the reviewer noted that unless one placed their finger on the lowest part of the trigger the safety would not disengage. I see now what he meant; placing the finger even a little too high will cause the trigger safety to "skip" off of the guns frame, and cause a very jerky pull indeed. The trigger is great, but I feel that this can be a liability in an emergency situation. I thin a trigger safety should disengage so long as your finger is on the face of the trigger. Pondering a return at the moment, thoughts?


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Old February 27th, 2016, 06:55 AM   #2
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A few strokes with a file should fix it.
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Old February 28th, 2016, 04:44 AM   #3
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Thought of it, I'm sure it will.


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Old February 28th, 2016, 07:23 AM   #4
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i have noticed that with others as well as the m&p apex, xdm, xds, sr9 and probubly even on glocks if your not on the trigger properly. one reason i went to the apex was the feeling that with the stock hinged trigger all that needs be snagged is the tip of the trigger and it will fire, so i didnt feel it was as safe a safe trigger as the blade style regardless of the other improvements over stock.. id agree that a little material off the back side of the blade would make it smooth out in your situation. since these are all molded parts, trigger & frame theres bound to be some variation gun to gun in how they fit together.
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It's actually just about impossible to not engage that safety blade on a Glock trigger once your finger is placed anywhere on the front face of the trigger. I had not considered that aspect of the stock Hinge trigger, and will probably stick to the apex. The trigger works well really, just so long as I'm consist with my finger placement.


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Old February 29th, 2016, 11:03 PM   #6
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I haven't ever experienced the issue as outlined by the OP but I have fairly large fingers. Once I deliberately tried to cause the interference I found I could indeed do so. It did take an awkward finger angle for me to do so though.

I took the trigger assembly out, dressed the contact face lightly with a fine mill and then put a very slight radius on the corner. Fixed it up just fine.

If you do this make sure you clean the assembly out thoroughly. Metal filings in that trigger won't do it any good.

I really like that polymer Apex trigger.
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Old March 9th, 2016, 11:42 AM   #7
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I could modify it as you say, just a bit hesitant to do so. I like to keep mods down to a minimum in case I ever use my gun and it becomes a legal issue. That being said, a safety snagging on the frame in that way is a very practical issue I realize n will probably end up doing something about it.


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I could modify it as you say, just a bit hesitant to do so. I like to keep mods down to a minimum in case I ever use my gun and it becomes a legal issue. That being said, a safety snagging on the frame in that way is a very practical issue I realize n will probably end up doing something about it.


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i can appreciate that, but were talking about a tweak on the safety blade not a major factory warranty busting modification. id be willing to bet apex would ship you out a safety blade , probably cheap or free if you effed it up.
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Give it a few kisses of a file and it will be fine.
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Old March 28th, 2016, 09:39 PM   #10
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[QUOTE=Maedhros;434958]Before I got the polymer trigger from Apex I read a review where the reviewer noted that unless one placed their finger on the lowest part of the trigger the safety would not disengage. I see now what he meant; placing the finger even a little too high will cause the trigger safety to "skip" off of the guns frame, and cause a very jerky pull indeed. The trigger is great, but I feel that this can be a liability in an emergency situation. I thin a trigger safety should disengage so long as your finger is on the face of the trigger. Pondering a return at the moment, thoughts?


I had the "trigger safety catch" problem after installing their Competition AEK in my 9 Pro 5", which uses the stock trigger. I called Apex and got no help, so I filed the trigger safety tab - only because this is a competition-only gun. I would never file the tab on my carry gun! There are at least 2 videos on YouTube showing your trigger install and both show the trigger safety clearing the frame with a normal finger placement and pull. It looks to me like a call to Apex is in order. Their polymer trigger should not have this problem.
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