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The move from the double-action (DA) revolver to the semi-automatic pistol created a liability problem that many didn’t consider: is the pistol trigger too light? The long 12–14 lbs. trigger of the DA revolver allowed many to get sloppy with the trigger finger because firing the revolver involuntarily was seldom encountered. This isn’t the case with short trigger pistols, leading many agencies to adopt DA/SA (single-action) models (i.e., guns with a long first trigger followed by short, easy-to-shoot trigger actions). What became known as the “DA/SA transition” made many instructors want to pull their hair out trying to get shooters to accurately work through the first long trigger without interrupting muzzle alignment and then instantly adapting to short trigger presses that sometimes went astray.
This led many agencies to adopt the Glock, with its consistent safe action trigger that many shooters could easily master. However, the first short trigger brought problems of its own. But through increased training and emphasis on keeping one’s finger off the trigger until the shot is to be intentionally fired, the short-trigger problem has almost disappeared. The biggest problem with the Glock trigger is the felt “catch” when the trigger bar/striker meets the connector, which cams the trigger bar down to release the striker to fire the chambered round. Many shooters want to “slam through” this glitch, taking the muzzle off target.
No one has done more to solve this problem than Arthur Viani, the inventor of the Ghost connector. Viani studied the Glock factory connector and discovered the angle could be reconfigured while still maintaining a safe level of trigger pressure. He also added an over-travel tab that shortened the length of trigger travel for faster follow-up shots. Although the Ghost connector improved the Glock trigger, it didn’t completely remove the “glitch” felt in the trigger action—until now.
Ghost’s new trigger connector, the EVO-Elite, looks nothing like the stock factory connector or Viani’s earlier versions. This new Glock trigger connector not only eliminates over travel, it also eliminates the felt glitch in the Glock trigger action. The result: a smoother depression. I’ve been working with a prototype trigger for the last few months (at this point, I have around 5,000 rounds on the new trigger) and I must say it gives my old G19 a whole new feel. Using a set of certified trigger weights (vs. a fish-scale-style trigger pressure gauge), I discovered my EVO trigger broke right at 5.5 lbs., but felt much lighter due to the smoothness of the action.
Considering the difficulty encountered when trying to hold the muzzle still while applying rearward pressure on the trigger, the EVO-Elite is revolutionary. I predict it will be one of the most popular after-market products sold in the United States.