Review of the talon Acid Customs carbon fiber trigger.
First up, some comparison pictures:
From left to right: Stock blade trigger, stock scythe, first talon, redesigned talon
Weight: Stock triggers ~8g, carbon fiber trigger ~4g - 5g. (only have a kitchen scale on hand)
The original talon trigger I received, ended up being pretty much like the stock trigger with only 2 points of adjustment:
Where only the top adjustment screw and microswitch screw would do anything due to the way the trigger was constructed. After a very brief exchange with John from Acid Customs; he quickly noted the problem and made a new design and had it shipped to me.
Pics of the new trigger:
4 screws from the side:
Magnet and nylon back stop for rear stop adjustment:
Bottom 3 adjustments from the front:
Top adjustment screw from the front:
Included is a magnet that you can install at the bottom of your trigger frame. I used a toothpick to hold it in place while the glue set. The side with red should face the trigger adjustment screw.
From the back:
From the front:
I happen to like a very short trigger pull, so the microswitch adjustment screw rests against the microswitch:
Trigger in the pulled state, nylon stop for the back stop adjustment, as well as showing the magnet return adjustment relative to the glued magnet:
Close up installed shot (love the way the top of the trigger follows the frame):
Full body with trigger:
My thoughts on the trigger:
- Zero side to side play. Stock triggers were fine in this regard in my opinion, but this trigger just sits amazingly in the frame with no side play at all.
- 4-way adjustability. This is the real reason why I wanted this trigger. Sad that the Vapor doesn't come with this out of the box, but with John's revision, this is precisely what I was looking for.
- Magnet return. Instead of relying on the microswitch and magnet at top, I prefer the feel of the magnet return at its new location instead of at the top of the frame.
- Weight. Very small gains, but nice.
- Great customer service. With the hiccup of the first trigger I received, I was more than a little disappointed that I only had the original 2 points of adjustment, but John was great, always informing where he was in the process and shipped out the redesigned trigger out to me quickly.
- I have never owned a carbon fiber trigger before, but the finish on the side doesn't seem to hold up all that well as can be seen in the pictures. Small issue.
- Super gluing the magnet into place while not hard, looks a teeny bit ghetto. Not really acid's fault at all, and more of a critique on how the Vapor trigger was designed as a whole with only 2 points of adjustment. John really did his best to accomodate what was available.
- Price. Personally this was worth the price at $65, but I can see for many others that the cost of admission is simply too high.