I need to report I was either wrong or didn’t give the comp trigger a fair shake.
The one I tried was a buddy’s and it was a “try it and if you like it, buy it” deal. Since it wasn’t mine, I didn’t want to over adjust something like seer engagement and screw up a trigger that wasn’t mine.
Over the past month, after reading how many people love the trigger, I went ahead and bought one here on the hide. Figured if I screwed it up, I can just sent it back to be fixed and not care.
Spent an hour or so tweaking it, putting it back, tweaking more. Finally got it with about a 1# 1st stage and a 1.5# 2nd.
Had to adjust the second seer slightly to remove any creep in the final pull. I may have to adjust it slightly more as I’m noticing a tiny, tiny bit as I’m getting used to the trigger.
The difference I loved about the factory and hated about the comp previously was the break. The factory just breaks awesome.
I was still having this issue (albeit less) with this trigger. So I adjusted all the over travel out of it, and wham, almost identical break to the factory trigger.
The factory trigger does technically have overtravel, but I wouldn’t call it normal overtravel. It breaks, the trigger stops, and you pretty much have to muscle/crush the trigger to overtravel.
The comp trigger seems to need the overtravel adjusted out, otherwise it’s much easier to feel the overtravel compared to the factory.
I don’t think I’m going to see a huge performance difference between the factory and comp trigger. But the biggest reason I gave it another shot was to see if I could get it right so I can use the m700 version of this trigger on my vudoo and vector.
I have smaller hands, so the adjustable shoe would be nice across the board, as well as being able to tune it exactly the same.
So, for now, unless I experience a failure in a match, I’m back onboard with the comp trigger.
If you’re having trouble getting that “AI feel,” try taking all the over travel out of your comp trigger.
Agree on the overtravel. It took me a few trips to get mine dialed in until I spent 4 hours out in the desert getting mine dialed in right where I want it. I should do a write up on it some day because the amount of adjustment possibilities is pretty intense. I spent the first hour just maxing out each adjustment each way to see how they interact with the overall function of the trigger and how to adjust them all together to achieve a desired trigger feel. I was able to get mine down to 7oz fist stage solid wall then 7 oz second stage with 0 overtravel verified with a wheeler pull gauge so I am sure its plus or minus but its realllllly light. Drop tested 50-100 times slammed the bolt who knows how many times...safe and it works. Now if I could get a flat faced shoe.....