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Old July 22nd, 2016, 07:03 PM   #1
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Apex flat faced safety bar sticks

Not my first rodeo installing triggers, but sadly my number of striker fired guns is low. Purchased the Apek DCAEK with flat faced trigger. Install went amooth, everything is very nice, the trigger is smooth and clean. BUT when the trigger is pulled, the safety bar sticks back. You can bump it forward and the safety works. Pull the trigger, fire, safety remains back in the trigger. I will not carry a firearm with a disabled (or works-every-now-and-then) safety device. Any thoughts?
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Old July 22nd, 2016, 08:42 PM   #2
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Call Apex ASAP.
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Old July 23rd, 2016, 04:12 AM   #3
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Figured that would be the response. Threw the stock trigger back in for now. Hopefully they can swap em out. Had some small hope there was an easy fix and i just mucked something simple up. Thanks for the reply.
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Old July 23rd, 2016, 12:08 PM   #4
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Couldnt leave well enough alone. Fixed the problem. Must have gotten some of the actual trigger punching the pin in. It pinched the bar ever so slightly at the top. One brass screwdriver and a slight turn of the head created enough gap it operates freely. Safety still works, trigger is amazing, and she is a shooter.
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Old July 23rd, 2016, 12:39 PM   #5
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Good deal! Often it is something simple like that, Apex has probably run into this before and would have suggested that should be checked.
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Old July 23rd, 2016, 04:31 PM   #6
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How did you install the trigger body onto your trigger bar? Hammer/Punch or vise? You may have slightly reduced the opening for the safety. If the top of the trigger body was pinched while you drove the pin in, the trigger safety will push it, but not return. It is easy to blame the trigger itself, but if it wasn't sticking before, it is likely from the install procedure.

With the trigger out of the gun, try to push the safety and see if it returns. If not, put a flat pry tool in the top of the trigger body and re-open the gap a bit until it returns freely. I've fixed enough customer installs to know that this is not all that uncommon.

Shoot me a message if you need anything else.

*edit, just read your last post, glad you got it fixed.
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Old July 24th, 2016, 07:02 PM   #7
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Feels redundant.... but.... thanks for the re solution solution �� that did work. I never bothered to check prior to install. But I'm hedging a bet it was my own operator error that pinched that top piece during install. No marks on the trigger itself to prove it. But just a small tweak of that throat, imperceptible as it is, was enough.
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