I know what you’re thinking, why another Glock trigger? Before you write this off, hear me out. Why not another Glock trigger? Many of the best Glock triggers lean heavily toward the competition side of the house, and many of the defense-oriented solutions leave much to be desired if you’ve ever shot the aforementioned comp triggers. I’ve stated on a number of occasions that a little polish is more than enough for Glock triggers— they work just fine. However, many of us like more than “just fine,” and who can blame us? Also, when someone has spent a fair amount of money having slide work and other customizations done to their Glock, a plastic “stock-looking” trigger begins to stand out. Why customize everything but the one thing most likely to affect your gun’s shooting characteristics?
If you’re into Glock customizations you already know the name SSVI. Many of you probably already know the name of the man behind the custom shop, Damon Young.
Before we get too far into this discussion, I want to share with you what the owner of SSVI shared with me. I asked owner and designer Damon Young to tell me…
What made you decide to design a trigger?
I never set out to design a trigger; I had planned on using a different company’s shoe and doing my own trigger work to complete the process. Things didn’t pan out…
Ultimately Damon determined to make his own trigger.
What were your design priorities?
I was genuinely never that impressed with any aftermarket trigger design. I felt either the straight vertical ones felt like a light switch, or the curved ones just looked and felt like a metal Glock OEM shoe. When my machining company sent back my first complete samples, I was pretty damn impressed with what changing the angle of the starting point did for the overall leverage and feel of the trigger. I no longer had to do comprehensive trigger work; it just seemed to work right out of the box and give me the feel I was looking for just by dropping it in.
What design process did you utilize to achieve those performance priorities?
With the help of a friend who knew the CAD process, I started drawing up the initial designs (literally pen and paper), and when I had what I thought was an overall good design, I let him render it up and got some 3D models printed.
There have been a few very minor (and completely unnoticeable) revisions along the way, the biggest being this last one which primarily revolved around the width and shape of the safety. We made that a little thicker and more robust and dulled down the point at the end for comfort, and overall kept everything else the same, and I believe we finally have the perfect rendition of the TYR trigger (pronounced like tier for those that don’t know).
And that’s pretty much the story of the TYR trigger and how it came to be.
I was pretty excited by the results I got after installing the TYR trigger to my G19.
When I took the TYR to the range, I was impressed indeed. I’ve had the opportunity to use a bunch of aftermarket Glock triggers, and this one ranks among my favorites.
I’ve used the TYR in my favorite Gen 4 G19 for several months now. So far, it’s functioned flawlessly. Better yet, I’d argue that its performance claims are understated.
My Lyman trigger gauge from Brownells shows the TYR trigger at 4- 4.5 lbs. The TYR trigger doesn’t significantly reduce the weight of the Glock trigger; mine is lighter because of previous trigger work I’ve done to my Glock. It has a clean break and the flatish trigger shoe makes precise finger placement simple.
The TYR makes trigger control easier— kind of like cheating. In fact, that’s the warning I’ll mention. This trigger could absolutely ruin you when it comes to stock Glock triggers.
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