Re: It\'s Here! It\'s Here! It\'s Here!
The XP triggers can be tuned very light and crisp if they are handled correctly. Like any trigger, the lighter you go, the more careful you have to be with handling the firearms.
Every light custom trigger will come with instructions that will flat out tell you that the bolt should be worked slowly and smoothly and that at no time should the firearm be carried with a round in the chamber because there is risk that the sear can slip from jarring.
Those that feel a light trigger should be made so that it simply will not slip off when jarred are not thinking realistic about the situation at hand. Simply put, a light trigger WILL slip off if the firearm is jarred or handled roughly.
That said, with the XP, it is pretty easy to get a really good trigger pull. The pulls need to be on the light end to feel good though. On a handgun, a 4 lb trigger feels DRAMATICALLY heavier then the same pull on a rifle so that is why I really like to keep XP triggers in the 2 lb range.
They are specialty handguns, single shots that should only be loaded when they are ready to be fired. In all honest, if an XP is handled correctly, the safety should really never be used as it should only be loaded when its ready to be fired. Thats my opinion anyway and what I recommend.
The linkage system in the XP can cause some issues but they are easily corrected. My personal 6.5mm WSM XP-100 and 338 WSM XP-100s have trigger pull set at 8 oz. They are as fine a trigger pulls as you will see on any bench rifle and the light weight allows them to be shot VERY accurately.
It will also allow the sear to drop if you happen to say drop the XP so keep them unloaded until its time to pull the trigger, that is true with any tuned trigger in my opinion.
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