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Lightning Strike trigger for Glocks

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ruchik, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. ruchik

    ruchik Member

    I had a question about this particular product. LS claims it reduces length of pull by nearly 50%, as corroborated by others who have used the product. What I want to make sure of is, does the trigger actually reduce the length of pull, NOT the length of trigger travel? Specifically, when cocked, does the trigger start in a further rearward position than a stock Glock trigger?
  2. average_shooter

    average_shooter Well-Known Member

    Taking a quick ruler to my G26 here shows a length of about 7 cm from the rear of the grip to the trigger. 50% of that length would be about 3.5 cm which would put the trigger somewhere in the middle of the grip, which is where the magazine needs to go.

    Pretty sure they must mean the product reduces the length of trigger travel by 50%. Whether they mean it breaks 50% sooner or begins 50% farther back, I couldn't be sure.
  3. ruchik

    ruchik Member

    Hmm good point. I'm really hoping they mean the trigger begins 50% further back.
  4. Pappy109

    Pappy109 member

    The Glock Trigger is a two stage trigger. The first stage releases the safeties and cocks the gun fully the second stage fires the weapon. You can pre stage the trigger by simply holding it back and just letting come forward until you hear a click. That is when the connector is reactivated and the weapon can now be fired. Try it you might like it.
  5. ruchik

    ruchik Member

    It's not a question of staging the trigger or anything for me. The problem is that I can't even reach the trigger properly in the first place because my hands are so small.
  6. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    I've never heard of it. Have you considered having your grip size reshaped and reduced?
  7. Pappy109

    Pappy109 member

    Is this a trick question? Have you tried two hands yet?
  8. jad0110

    jad0110 Well-Known Member

    It's a legitimate concern. My wife is a shade under 5', and her hands are child-like. Seriously, my 3 yr old son's hands are almost as big as hers! I used to own an XD9, and even when using a proper grip, the tip of my wife's trigger finger couldn't even reach the side of the trigger, much less the trigger face.

    She can just barely reach the GI-style short trigger on my 1911. Just - it is a slimmer single stack gun after all.

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