Darkside Tactical Designs Customized Weaponry with Individualized Triggers
Buying a gun can be quite a large process—one that requires a lot of time and research. It’s important to choose a make and model that will suit your needs and provide you with the most accuracy and best performance. Many gun enthusiasts also understand the importance of acquiring a gun that offers a good trigger. There are numerous different kinds, making it difficult to narrow down which options work the best with your firearm.
What is a trigger?
The trigger is perhaps the most important part of a gun, as it initiates the process of expelling the bullet, pulling it from the magazine and propelling it through the barrel. The trigger is the where you shoot the gun—one tiny movement can determine how the rest of the process goes, so it’s important that the trigger reacts properly to your touch and fits with the needs of your gun. It’s generally a curved piece of metal, located below the barrel. Depending on which model you choose, the trigger is also associated closely with the hammer, or where the gun is cocked.
There are a variety of different trigger types. The experts at Darkside Tactical will meet with you to ensure that you choose the right option for your needs. They custom design weapons with your needs at the forefront and they can ensure that the trigger on your weapon provides the accuracy and performance you desire.
Among the most popular triggers for rifles and shotguns is the single action. This type of trigger requires the user to cock the gun from a separate mechanism from the trigger. Each time you do it, it releases one bullet into the chamber for firing and must be re-cocked each time. This is one of the oldest and simplest triggers, though the complete wrong choice if you’re looking for rapid fire.
Since rifles and shotguns are almost largely single action, using the term single or double action implies that you’re specifying what kind of handgun you are using.
As it is the opposite of the single action, the double action trigger releases the bullet from the chamber and expels it with the same motion. Single action triggers existed long before double action, so the terms weren’t established until this became an option. If you’re looking to buy a revolver, the modern versions are typically double action. This kind of trigger will completely cock the hammer and expel the bullet, making it more time efficient than the single action. Almost all double action guns have the ability to be used as a single or double action trigger.
Double Action/Single Action
The Double Action/Single Action trigger is different from the double action in the sense that these guns do not feature the ability to perform both actions. It automatically cocks the hammer and releases the bullet, all by pulling the triggers. However, it still does it all in the same motion, distinguishing it from the single action.
When it comes to choosing the proper trigger, different kinds of sporting and hunting benefit from different kinds of triggers. If you’re an avid trap shooter, or enjoy skeet shooting, a great option for you would be the release trigger. These allow you to impulsively decide when you want the bullet to be released. Instead of expelling the bullet when the trigger is pulled, it responds to when you release the trigger. It gives you that small zone of extra time to quickly reposition if necessary, which can add to the accuracy of your shot.
This type of triggers is almost exclusively used in semi-automatic weapons. The hammer usually resides in a partially cocked position and the trigger simply completes that action. Though similar to single and double action, it differs in the sense that the movement doesn’t completely cock the hammer itself. Glock, Smith & Weseen, and the Ruger RX series generally use this kind of trigger, all of which are available for purchase at Darkside Tactical.
The set trigger option reduces the resistance of the pull, allowing for a lighter shot. This is typically used on guns that offer more resistance in the first place, such as rifles and shotguns. Hair triggers are the most common on premade models, which allows the user to set the weight by pulling a small lever on the trigger, or by pushing it forward.
There are also double set triggers, which have a second trigger. These are most commonly used on customized designs for shotguns. One is used to set the trigger and the other is used for firing. The purpose of the set trigger is to make it easier to shoot the weapon, while still providing an extra precaution and sense of safety.
Commonly seen on machine guns, the staged trigger allows the user to adjust the firing rate. Depending on how far they suppress the trigger action, it can fire a single shot, or act as a fully automatic. While they aren’t as common as other triggers, their variety of choice makes them an appealing choice.
Customizing firearms can give you the best performing and most accurate piece of weaponry out there. Darkside Tactical works with individuals and finds out what kind of arena they’ll be in while using the gun, as well as what the overall use is for. They can help you decide which trigger would be best for your gun and provide you with the performance you’re looking for. Oftentimes, hybrid triggers can be beneficial if you’re planning to use your gun for multiple things.
When it comes to customized gun design, or buying a new or used gun, the experts at Darkside Tactical understand the need for quality. They can help you navigate through the endless options out there. Visit their store to get a feel for which gun will best suit your needs and hear from the experts. You can also visit their online inventory here.