Hey there folks. I did a search for this and didn't find anything like what I had in mind.
I just bought my first gun, a Glock 22. I love it. I love everything about it. My dear boyfriend is of the opinion that the ultimate first thing I need to do, and there is a strong feeling of urgency about this, is to rush out and buy a NY 1 Trigger and install it post haste.
What are your thoughts and experiences of the NY 1 Trigger? Please list pros and cons in your post if you can -- both practical, experiential as well as potential SD implications/complications if they are present.
Here are some of my thoughts. Please note they are those of a rank newbie so if schooling is in order, please instruct me!
1. NY 1 Trigger will work to add weight/depth to the trigger pull, effectively making a 3.5/5 lb trigger pull (differing ranges for stock trigger spring depending on where you read it/how or where on trigger the weight was measured) to roughly an 8 lb trigger pull. IIRC, this makes the NY 1 trigger pull modification similar to taking the Glock stock and making it more DA-revolver like in trigger pull
2. NY 1 Trigger was developed for the NYPD/ "a NY LE agency". Does that make it more or less attractive of a modification, and why?
-bf thinks more defensible of a modification in court because the hair-trigger argument is often used to hang people in self-defense shootings. "There was a Canadian case and Alvarez in Miami may be cases to this point"
-my NRA instructor thinks less defensible of a modification in court because it would be argued that you were trying to emulate a LEO or thereby impersonate a LEO, among other arguments
-arguments for or against modifications in general are not what I'm looking for. But if there's a NY 1 Trigger specific modification argument to be had, I'm all ears
3. Aftermarket modification of Glock to incorporate NY 1 Trigger: does it/should it matter if I make the modification myself after purchasing the part? Is there a rational reason why I would want to pay someone else to install it for me?
4. The heavier poundage of the NY 1 Trigger, the more DA Revolver-like pull, could be argued as attractive in an SD situation as it requires a more conscious effort when adrenaline is high etc. etc to get a round shot off. Is this really necessary, given both
a) Glock corporation's opinions and consistent choices as per their poundage/spring choices through decades and
b) the training to which I will submit myself such that I will not be pulling any triggers without having first consciously decided to destroy the target?
I haven't decided yet. Basically, its a $3 decision, financially, which is easy as pie to commit to. I just don't want to modify the gun if I don't have to, as it seems that opens a whole can of worms best left alone. But, if the modification has real value in the practical sense, or real value in the legality sense or both, I'd be an idiot to resist.
Just would like some feedback from any who have a considered opinion on the subject. If you have articles or links or reading or anything to recommend, please include it!
PS DBF says that the stock trigger spring in a Glock is the Glock's one mechanical weakness. "It's the one part that might break, and a NY 1 Trigger would solve it."