IDPA guys. Can't run a trigger in ESP? o.0

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  1. Cpt.America

    Cpt.America

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    So I don't know if this is brand new in this year's rule book, or maybe I just didn't notice from last year's, but take a look at this rule listing in the excluded modifications:

    Does this mean you cannot run a drop in trigger that doesn't use an OEM trigger shoe? Seems just totally silly. I emailed IDPA, but I can't imagine I would get a response any time soon.
     
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    Trigger shoes have a different meaning to "older shooters". A trigger shoe was a wide trigger add-on used by PPC and Bullseye shooters. I assume it was to give a wider, better trigger feel. The problem is that it made them wider than the trigger guard, which obviously adds a safety issue, especially for guns that are to be holstered in holsters designed to cover, secure the trigger guard. I believe this is what IDPA is referring to.

    To be honest, I'm not sure if referring to the physical trigger as a trigger shoe has ever been adopted by a firearms manufacturer, or if it's merely an internet jargon. :dunno:
     

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    See this for more:

    https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2013/8/14/terminology-trigger-shoe/

     
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    I'm with you Bucky. I think it is an old-school definition of trigger shoe.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, guy. That makes total sense. I haven't even thought about these in a LOONNGG time. For some reason, the term "trigger shoe" morphed in my head to be the actual trigger face. I.E, trigger shoe, trigger bar, etc.

    I feel better now :D
     
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    waktasz Gamer Scumbag

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    That rule has been in the IDPA book for as long as I remember. Bucky is right though, it doesn't apply to a replacement trigger like a Glockworx/Zev or Apex.
     
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  8. MajorD

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    If you need a drop in trigger in your glock to stay in the a zone of an idpa target you are doing something wrong ! the stock trigger is more than adequate for every scenario I have ever seen.
     
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    Maybe if Glock made a trigger with a trigger safety that retracted properly, people wouldn't be replacing their trigger "shoes".
     
  10. Cpt.America

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    There are different levels to shooting. May work for you, eventually... the stock trigger gets in your way.