TacticalPontoon triggers are to be installed and adjusted by competent and knowledgeable gunsmith/armorers. Please do not take on this task if you do not meet these qualifications. Read these guidelines and familiarize yourself with the functions.
Trigger system should not be run dry on install. Utilize your favorite gun lube on the working surfaces of the trigger. This is an important step!
Elite Marksman v2 Adjustment Guidelines
Apex Predator - The Apex Predator trigger shoe has a pre-travel adjustment screw in the face of the trigger. This set screw allows you to adjust your desired amount of travel before the break. This is adjusted by removing the locking block pin and allowing the trigger shoe to pivot down, revealing the set screw. Adjust it one quarter turn at a time and test for desired results by reinstalling the pin and cycling the slide to reactivate the trigger. The set screw is installed with a threadlocking compound that allows adjustment, but will not let the screw back out in normal use. Note that on some frames, the trigger blade safety will need to be filed down to function when desired pre-travel has been set. Safety note: The removal of pre-travel must be done with care to verify that the cruciform of the trigger bar does not fall off the drop safety ledge in the trigger block housing or the weapon will be unsafe. Fitting of the safety tab must also be done with care when desired pre-travel is reached. The gap between the safety tab and the frame should be just enough for a piece of paper to slide in freely.
Long Ranger - Pre-travel reduction is not adjustable.
On the Elite Marksman V2, Over-travel is controlled with a set screw in the trigger block housing. This is set from the factory in a neutral position for a drop in function. To adjust, remove plastic trigger block housing pin from the grip. This will allow the trigger block to pivot up and reveal the set screw in the rear of the housing on the left side. This is adjusted by turning the set screw clockwise 180 degrees at a time and testing trigger function. When the striker stops firing, turn the set screw 180 degrees counterclockwise. Your over-travel is now set.
Safety checks of an installed trigger are an important part of your responsibility as a gun owner. This should be performed by a knowledgeable and competent gunsmith/armorer. We are not responsible for a customer's failure to follow these steps.
Trigger safety checks (Must be done upon installation, and periodically to check for worn safety parts): These safety checks are applicable to any Glock® trigger, stock or aftermarket, and should be performed regularly to ensure all safeties are functional. Make certain weapon is unloaded and no ammo is present for safety checks.Many aftermarket triggers can fail to be firing pin safe but do offer some level of compromised drop safety.
- Check trigger safety to ensure it is engaged when weapon has been racked. Without engaging the trigger safety bar firmly press the trigger to attempt firing. Ensure that the trigger safety does not slip off resulting in firing. If slipping occurs your weapon is no longer drop safe or firing pin safe, ensure it is repaired before use. Also, check this part for wear. It is an inexpensive piece and easily replaced.
- With the slide removed and trigger installed pull trigger forward so that it is resting on the trigger safety. Press the trigger bar on the cruciform at that trigger housing. Ensure that the trigger bar will not drop in a manner that could result in striker release. If the trigger bar drops into the housing, your weapon is not drop safe, ensure it is repaired before use.
- With the slide assembled but back plate removed and striker not engaged with the trigger bar, pull the trigger forward so that it is resting on the trigger safety and ensure that the firing pin is blocked and cannot move forward. This is best done using a Glock armorer’s tool and pressing the rear of the firing pin firmly with the armorer’s tool to ensure the firing pin cannot slip past.. If the firing pin can slip past the safety plunger, your firing pin safety is not functional. Ensure your trigger is repaired before use. Finally pull the trigger and ensure the firing pin moves freely past the safety plunger. If firing pin is felt to be impacting or slipping by the safety plunger, this can sometimes result in light primer strikes and should be repaired or over travel adjusted before duty or self-defense use. The easiest way to check for safety plunger interference is to perform the “rattle test” and listen for striker movement.
- Install a Glock armorer's back plate or look underneath the standard back plate and check for 2/3 to full firing pin to trigger bar engagement (sear engagement) when firearm is racked. As an additional reliability check, check sear engagement on reset while holding trigger depressed. Sear engagement on reset should be closer to 3/4 to full engagement to ensure long term reliability.