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Trigger mod bad idea for SD?

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by Skadoosh, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Skadoosh

    Skadoosh Tap Rack Bang

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    Nov 4, 2010
    hey, I've been looking into getting a 3.5 trigger connector for my G19, as it will be my carry gun, it's still a range gun. But i've heard a lot of crap how I could get in trouble in court if I ever did use my weapon in self defense with a modded trigger?

    Seems kinda dumb to me, regardless if i killed my attacker, I meant to do it, what does the trigger pull weight matter?
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

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    Nov 6, 2005
    I'm afraid it ain't crap, bro, and it's less about "dumb" sometimes than it's about "unscrupulous" on the part of the occasional politically-motivated prosecutor and the more than occasional greed-motivated plaintiff's lawyer. Since there's no such thing as a "justifiable accident," it's advantageous to them to attempt to paint your deliberate, justifiable shot in self-defense as an unjustifiable accident for which you are culpable.

    A trigger that's lighter than what the factory recommends for self-defense or duty -- such as the 3.5 pound connector in a Glock, unless it's accompanied by an NY-1 module -- helps them to sell that theory to a jury.

    There's a long thread on it here,
    which covers about every aspect of the issue, from both sides of the argument, including my take on it.

    Good luck,