We would like to start today by wishing you all a safe and relaxing Memorial Day!
When AirForce Airguns improved their trigger/safety design recently, they altered it enough to make our old-style AirForce SuperSear incapable of fitting. But, the newly designed trigger still lacked the refinement that people wanted, and we received enough feedback to warrant the redevelopment of the design and the custom parts engineer was put to task to work his magic…enter the AirForce Super Sear 2!
You can download the installation instructions HERE to get a general idea of “HOW” to install, but we wanted to do a quick write-up to give our experience as to “WHY” to install.
Taking a new-style Condor SS out of the box, we tested the trigger and found it to be nice, but a tad heavy. More over, the feel was good but not great. In testing the trigger on our digital scale, we found the 1st stage to take-up at 1 pound and 12 ounces before stopping at the 2nd stage wall. With just a slight amount of creep, the trigger broke at 2 pounds and 14 ounces. While safe and predictable, we understand where most PCP shooters would find this to be too heavy. And since it is not adjustable, you are basically stuck with this design. We try not to recommend any customizations which compromise safety, so simply replacing the springs with lighter parts is not good advise. So we opened up the trigger assembly to swap out the sear with the new Super Sear 2.
Following the detailed steps in the guide, we removed the pistol grip, fore end, trigger shoe and safety shoe to expose the trigger assembly.
Removing the front screw under the block allows access to the springs and sears.
Carefully drifting the Sear Pin and removing the factory sear, it is simply a matter of installing the new sear in the same orientation and reversing the steps from here. It is recommended to add light lubrication at this stage.
As you can see, the design is different between the factory sear and the Super Sear 2.
When assembling, the instructions say to use the spring provided in the kit in place of the striker latch spring and to remove the trigger return spring because it is “unneeded and unused”. Our tests proved this statement to be true, as the trigger functioned properly without this spring and was reliable in our testing.
As you work in reverse, make sure the roll pin is inserted the correct direction, and when finished, you should only have 3 parts left over, 2 springs and the original sear.
And by now, you are anxiously waiting for the big reveal! WHY go through all this work?
Following the installation, the trigger results were much, much better! The first stage take-up tested at 3 ounces. And the trigger breaks clean and crisp at 8.8 ounces! So, is it worth the time and small price tag? That is up to you to decide! Meanwhile, we will be out shooting this Condor SS with its much improved Custom SuperSear 2 trigger!
Until Next Time,
Get Out and Shoot!