Before with the functional and ok plastic trigger shoes.
Now with very functional but much better feeling trigger shoes.
My OCD made this job much longer than it needed to be lol.
So there you have it. Two of Pops triggers installed and ready for the range once the loctite cures on the set screw for the hybrid. The standard trigger already was pre treated with a thread locker compound on it. The hybrid was a plug and play affair, dropped right in my OD color frame. The original one unfortunately forced me to bust out the needle files and open up the front of the opening on my gray colored one a bit. The rear of the opening was fine. Of course Pops has a great instruction manual and explained this in great detail.
His method was to wrap some sand paper around a ball point pen or similar object and open up the front that way. I decided to go with a flat file and square up the front end. As I said my OCD made this job take much longer as I was trying to get it as perfect as humanly possible. I think I did alright. Besides while I was very carefully filing away I took the opportunity to give all my internal parts a nice sonic bath. Worked out perfect. Everything going back together nice and clean with a fresh coat of grease where it was needed.
Triggers feel amazingly solid. I definitely see why you guys are always touting this upgrade. While I'm sad I took this long to do it I'm glad I did hold out for the hybrid version. My OD frame being cerakoted would have exposed the white plastic underneath in the front of the trigger guard had I been forced to remove material like I did with the gray one. Since that plastic was molded in gray no biggie but my OCD would have gotten the best of me on the cerakoted one. I think deep down inside I was always afraid I'd have to shave it back and knew it would expose the white plastic underneath. I'd want to get it re cerakoted and that would be an expensive touch up. So I was hot to trot the minute Pops made mention of his hybrid version. Yes there's definitely a difference in the pre travel between the two, the hybrid feels more like the stock trigger in that respect but through the pull of the trigger until it breaks it feels just as solid as the other one. I was curious to compare the two so I'm glad I have the chance now.
Again anyone reading this thread and deciding on this upgrade or not, do it. If you don't want to have to cut into your trigger guard which is why he came up with this hybrid that is your trigger for sure. Can't go wrong either way.
This wait for loctite to cure is killing me. Ready to go put some rounds through each and see what the pistols feel like now under recoil. No more of that dreaded plastic trigger shoe slap. Sometimes that was just downright painful after a few magazines worth.
Thanks for reading so far. Range report to follow when its available.