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Old 01-01-2017, 08:48 AM   #1
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Why the apex "Flat" trigger for your 320?

Just curious to those that have installed the apex flat trigger on your 320, why do you prefer it over the stock curved trigger?

Just a note, I have no problems or issues with the stock curved trigger and feel I am pretty accurate with it, just wondering why so many think this is a must have upgrade. I'm not looking to change the action or lighten the trigger, just curious on what you feel the differences are and why you like the flat trigger vs the curved.
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:54 AM   #2
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I'm interested in this as well. I have had flat triggers on glocks and am thinking about the same thing for my 320. The main benefit to the flat glock trigger was the flush tab safety, something I don't have to deal with on the sig.
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my try

I had the original pinching trigger and tried the Apex. Pinch problem solved but it added a little extra reach I did not need even with small grips. Got the Sig Adverse after it came out and sold the Apex. If Apex had put an adjustment screw in the front flap to remove some of the take-up, it would have been a home run!
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I have flat triggers on some of my target guns. The idea behind the flat trigger is better trigger control. I am not a competitive shooter, however, when I am shooting slowly the flat trigger does afford a bit more feedback to the finger and a bit better finger control.

I would not use them on my combat guns, but that is just me.
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I have flat triggers on some of my target guns. The idea behind the flat trigger is better trigger control. I am not a competitive shooter, however, when I am shooting slowly the flat trigger does afford a bit more feedback to the finger and a bit better finger control.

I would not use them on my combat guns, but that is just me.
Please explain, if you have better trigger control, why wouldn't you use these on your combat guns? I assume your combat guns are your carry guns. Mine would be for my edc. Don't really utilize guns for target or competitive shooting, all mine have the ability to be a carry options so the target or competition reason doesn't come in to play for my use.

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I had the original pinching trigger and tried the Apex. Pinch problem solved but it added a little extra reach I did not need even with small grips. Got the Sig Adverse after it came out and sold the Apex. If Apex had put an adjustment screw in the front flap to remove some of the take-up, it would have been a home run!
I had heard about some who have had the pinching issues like you so that would make sense. Never been an issue for me so the pinching is not a factor. Outside of the pinching, what other difference do you experience that you prefer from the flat trigger?
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It's really as simple as it feels better shooting the gun with a flat trigger.

The original just didn't feel right. And for $40, what do you have to lose.

Looks good too.........

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Another thing I noticed with flat triggers on glocks is a more consistent finger placement in the trigger.
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Please explain, if you have better trigger control, why wouldn't you use these on your combat guns? I assume your combat guns are your carry guns. Mine would be for my edc. Don't really utilize guns for target or competitive shooting, all mine have the ability to be a carry options so the target or competition reason doesn't come in to play for my use.



I had heard about some who have had the pinching issues like you so that would make sense. Never been an issue for me so the pinching is not a factor. Outside of the pinching, what other difference do you experience that you prefer from the flat trigger?
Again, it is personal preference. On an EDC/combat gun (for me) I prefer the standard feel of a curved trigger. I train with these all the time. As for my target guns (and this is only on a few) the flat trigger lets me feel each sear break a bit easier which allows me to focus on the pull more.

Maybe others like flat triggers like those on 1911's, but not me.

Pinching does happen on some of the stock triggers, I agree.
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The original trigger is awesome, but adding the Apex flat trigger makes it awesomer. The Apex trigger does not change the pull weight or the action, Wherever your finger lands on the flat trigger you get the same pull.

It's just a nice mod for the P320, that's all.
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For me I agree with the more consistent pull. To me the length of pull lets me get a more straight back pull each time with the Apex trigger.

My fiance on the other hand hates the Apex and likes the adverse trigger better. To each their own.
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The only time I've preferred the flat Apex trigger (and I've tried several times) is on my .45 P320C which came with the small grip module. The trigger reach with the stock trigger is a bit too short for my tastes. But now that I've put a medium-sized full grip frame (cutdown to 'Carry' size), I prefer the stock Sig 'Adverse' trigger reach...on both this .45 and my 9mm P320C.
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I've got an Apex trigger on top of a Burke action job.

It's sweeter than the cheesecake we had for New Year's Eve.
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just curious to those that have installed the apex flat trigger on your 320, why do you prefer it over the stock curved trigger?

Just a note, i have no problems or issues with the stock curved trigger and feel i am pretty accurate with it, just wondering why so many think this is a must have upgrade. I'm not looking to change the action or lighten the trigger, just curious on what you feel the differences are and why you like the flat trigger vs the curved.
i have the apex flat on my 320 compact. The reason i did was for several reasons:

1. Stock trigger has too much undertravel, thus reaching the trigger and proper placement of index finger is impossible. I got small hands. Apex trigger reduces undertravel by a lot, making it easier to reach and proper finger placement.

2. Stock trigger is curved so it forces shooter to hold trigger higher up, thus making a heavy trigger seem even more heavy. Being able to hold the trigger at the bottom allows easier lighter pull and the flat trigger facilitate that.

3. Flat face trigger also helps a straight pull back and increased accuracy as a result.

4. Looks cooler
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I never experienced the whole "trigger pinch" thing with the original trigger, but I noticed that my finger would slide or move slightly during trigger pulls. The apex more or less helps keep my finger in the same place.

Other than that, it looks damn cool.
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I'm not a fan of the apex flat trigger . Had one on a m&p core . Took it off and replaced with there curved version . M&P's need all the help they can get with the trigger group . I like the stock p320 trigger , no pinch with the old style trigger ether so apex offers nothing useful till a spring kit changes comes along . To me , with out what amounts to a true match grade trigger group a trigger change only amounts to band aid for some and a waste of money for others .
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