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Old 03-04-2019, 08:07 AM   #1
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Flat trigger or curved?

Can someone enlighten me on the tactile difference between a flat and a curved trigger? Just curious.
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Old 03-04-2019, 08:18 AM   #2
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curved for consistency of trigger pull....
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Old 03-04-2019, 09:35 AM   #3
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I have a curved trigger on my Kimber 1911, but the trigger pulls straight back (not hinged). On my Micro 9, I have a curved trigger and I measured the pull at the bottom vs the pull at the mid point (where your finger would naturally go) and it was 4.5lbs at the bottom and 5.5lbs mid-point. Micro 9 is a hinged trigger.

I just swapped out my curved trigger on my CZ Scorpion for a straight trigger. It has a nice "notch" on the bottom of the trigger so my finger knows when I'm at the bottom of it... so it will produce a slightly lighter pull than the curved original version. Again, Scorpion trigger is hinged.

Bottom line is, practice with either one will provide consistency due to muscle memory. Both can work fine, will come down to personal preference. Usually if you're going with a flat trigger I would imagine it is so you can get the best leverage on a hinged trigger. Try both and see what you like.

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Old 03-04-2019, 11:54 AM   #4
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Just got my 1st flat or straight and absolutely love it. Wish all mine had flat. It makes the trigger feel lighter than it is.

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Old 03-04-2019, 12:22 PM   #5
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I changed out the curved triggers for flat triggers on two Sig 320s and I think they are a big improvement. All this may hinge (pun intended) on the gun. They all feel a little different from the start. A 1911 is not a SA/DA, is not a striker fired, a Sig striker fired is not a Glock and so on.

I found that changing from curved to flat on my Sigs gives you more felt leverage and instantly eliminated a bit of trigger finger pinch I was getting from the curved.

And too just a note... all of Sigs newer high end X5 models now come with flat triggers from the box. But then just like grips, sights, colors and super models . we all like something different good or bad is the eye (hand?) of the beholder.
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Old 03-04-2019, 02:29 PM   #6
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I prefer a curved television.
I also prefer a flat trigger.
But I can live with a flat television.
I can also live with a curved trigger.
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Old 03-05-2019, 03:51 AM   #7
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I have a M&P 45 with an Apex flat faced trigger and I like the way it feels. Like already mentioned you can pull the trigger at the bottom to make the trigger a bit lighter.
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