I’ve been debating trying out a flat faced trigger for a little while now. There has been a large surge in companies offering flat faced triggers, both standard as well as aftermarket, so I wanted to see what all the hype was about. So, after some quick globe galivanting I decided to see what I could find. Since I’m a cheap bastard and wasn’t sure if I’d like it, I did some searching for a reasonably priced trigger to test out. I can’t justify spending over $100 on a trigger but I figured for $30 I was game. I tested out my google fu and found Serpico Performance.
I was only able to find a couple of reviews/videos on these triggers and what I did find appeared to be an older style trigger. However, the price was right and the trigger shoe looked like some other more expensive companies so I figured I’d give it a try. I picked up the Serpico Bravo ABS Flat Face Trigger Shoe and I am very glad that I did.
Making my SpaceNAG even better with Serpico Performance.
I recently did some testing between different versions of some tupperware guns and this new trigger shoe made a noticeable difference in both speed and accuracy. We will discuss speed first. Now, my trigger finger isn’t the fastest but it isn’t a slouch either. With every handgun that I own the fastest splits I’ve been able to get between shots has been right at .18 seconds and every so often I will get a .17. After installing the trigger shoe, I was getting splits between .13-.15 seconds and reaching into .12 every so often. For me that is a huge change especially for solely changing out the trigger shoe and making no other changes to my handgun. The design of the trigger gets rid of most of the overtravel and seemed to reduce the take up as well. It also made the trigger seem to squeeze easier. I think this is due to the way my finger sits against it versus a standard trigger as seen on most polymer guns. This easier squeeze meant less pressure applied and in turn resulted in the ability to move my finger in the opposite direction to reset and start squeezing again.
Now with the blowing of ammo quickly out of the way, lets talk accuracy. I was more accurate than I’ve been before with this gun. Even when giving all my focus during dry firing I can see my front sight or dot ever so slightly shift to the right as the trigger breaks on my stock guns. Part of this is due to the extra pressure needed to squeeze the trigger and some is due to the angle at which my finger sits on most plastic fantastics. I’m still accurate but know I’m not reaching the full potential that my guns are capable of. As stated before, the design of the shoe seemed to help me pull more naturally straight back versus like a hinge from the frame. This, and what felt like an easier pull combined to allow me to keep much tighter groupings at all distances. It additionally removed all quiver from my sights during dry fire practice.
Since writing the above two paragraphs I’ve been able to put another 600ish rounds through the gun with this trigger. Every time I squeeze off a round I like it more and more. I ran a lot more rapid fire with it and this trigger is helping me break through walls that have been holding me up for a while. I started out this second session of shooting by conducting a 25m bull. I’m kind of ashamed to admit this, but this may have been the first time I’ve ever kept all 10 rounds in the black with a plastic gun. Definitely the highest score I’ve shot with tupperware. At this point I’m about 1,000 rounds into this trigger and I am looking forward to many more.
I still won’t go drop $100 plus per trigger or change all my 1911s to straight style triggers but I can tell you that Serpico Performance will be getting some more orders from me and from others in my line of work. I plan on outfitting all my tupperware pieces that have origins in Austria with these triggers. Serpico Performance themselves were very easy to deal with and shipped quickly. The trigger shoe I bought is top notch quality and I look forward to spending more time with it and seeing what it is truly capable of.