Currently, the airsoft market expands very dynamically and we are the witnesses of a lot of great and interesting inventions in the airsoft constructions. For the most of the time, the upgrade parts and kits were developed with the increase of the muzzle velocity in mind. However, now when practically everything we need is practically already made, people are all about the trigger response and rate of fire. There are microscopic mosfets, micro-switch triggers and even an advanced control units that allow one to adjust the rate of fire, burst mode etc. But still not all that we have now. After the appearance of the airsoft IPSC discipline, the market is floded with sport accesories for the airsoft guns – like the hair/speed triggers.
Hair trigger, or the speed trigger – is a kind of the modification that makes the trigger pull incredibly short, which makes it faster to pull, which gives the replica a signal to shoot a little sooner than usual. This kind of upgrade came to us from the sport shooting. The hair trigger could be usable in precise shooting by making it easier to gently pull the trigger, or in the dynamic shooting, where one will be able to put more holes in the AIPSC target in a shorter time. To get a similar effect in the airsoft world, you’ll not only have to replace the factory trigger with a dedicated one (if it’s adjustable, it’s even better), but the gun itself also will need a few modifications: an electronic control unit, faster gears, stronger motor, or even the DSG modification. The effect can be seen on this viral video:
In the airsoft – it gives a lot of advantage in the CQB games, thanks to the crucial seconds of the reaction saved in the tight corners. Besides that, the hair trigger allows to fire very fast in the semi auto mode, which allows you to save more bbs, than in the auto mode. Also, the hair trigger mode just works like a charm in the AIPSC tournaments.
If we want to use that kind of modifications and know how they work – there are, of course, no cons. However, this mod may not be liked by the other players. Why? In the proper hands (or the finger), an airsoft gun with this modification can shoot at the semi auto with also the same rate of fire, like in the auto mode. This can be used in the CQB field with the auto mode ban, because what’s not permitted, is allowed. This leads to lots of conflicts and stretching the strics rules.
And what do you think about the hair triggers mod? Is it good or bad? Or you just don’t care? Let’s have a discussion!