Sunday, January 5, 2014

Some Initial Thoughts and Info: Hiperfire 24 and 24C

A few weeks back Hiperfire sent us their 24, 24E, and 24C triggers to use in our rifles and give some feedback and review them. Needless to say we were excited to get them and get some range time with them. This post will be talking about the 24 and 24C.

The 24:

The Hiperfire 24 is the entry level trigger that they offer at $185 on the website which is comparable to other aftermarket triggers that I have used before. However this is nothing like other aftermarket triggers I have used, instead of being a 2 stage trigger like a few of the others I have used in the past this is a single stage trigger. It also has more parts to it than the normal fire control group, but there is a reason for this.

The extra springs and bars that you see in the instructions above are what make the Hiperfire triggers unique. They help to create extra hammer power while keeping your trigger pull light and crisp. Essentially they have figured out a way to give you the reliability you need while offering up not only a lighter trigger pull but also an adjustable trigger pull weight. As you can see there are 3 different color spring sets on the right hand side of the instructions, each one offers a different pull weight depending on your preference.

Currently I am running the blue toggle springs and have really enjoyed the pull weight that they offer, it's not too light or too heavy. While doing dry fire you can hear just how solid the hammer hit is even though the trigger pull is as light as it is. So far there have been zero issues with the trigger out at the range, and it is just overall fun to use.

(In the picture above you can see how the trigger looks when installed)

(The hammer also has quite a different look to it)

The 24C:

This is the 3Gun/Competition trigger and my personal favorite. The 24C is the most expensive model that they currently offer at $235, which is cheaper than many of the other 3Gun triggers I have seen. It offers a Straight Trigger which can be used with or without the red shoe (which is adjustable and adds change to the leverage of your pull). The biggest difference between the 24C and other 3Gun triggers is that this is a single stage trigger, which offers quick trigger weight adjustment. All you have to do is switch out the toggle spring set and you have changed the weight, without losing the added hammer fall energy. 

One of the best parts about this trigger in my opinion is that there is little to no take up or reset, which makes it an extremely fast trigger. This has also helped me with longer distance accuracy because I am not having to guess the take-up, instead I know the trigger is already at that ledge and ready to drop the hammer when I am good and ready.

(Trigger is shown installed with the optional red shoe)

(Lane using the 24C for some 100 yard gong shooting)

The installation for the Hiperfire triggers can be tricky at first, especially if you misread the directions (make sure to put the toggle spindle in place before dropping the hammer in). The biggest issue I personally ran into was pushing the toggle springs and pivot into place the first time, but since then it has become easier to do. One of the other things that is important to watch for is the way you install the toggle shafts, they are directional and can cause the springs to sit incorrectly if not installed right. Other than those two things it is almost exactly the same as installing any other trigger.

While we have only had the triggers for a short time they have quickly become some of our favorites to use in our rifles, they work great and have an awesome feel. We are looking forward to spending more time with them at the range and giving a long term usage report on them.

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