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Does anyone have a lead on where to purchase an Apex trigger (flat) in RED for my 509?

I have contacted Apex directly and they can't (won't) give me an ETA as to when (if) they will be available again. I've been waiting all year to find one...I have already purchased the instalation jig and a replacement striker.

If one of you has one (NIB) for sale please let me know.

Thanks for your help!
 

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Here's an alternative, by any Apex flat bow 509 trigger available then have it Cerakoted red. Just a suggestion... YMMV
 

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Does anyone have a lead on where to purchase an Apex trigger (flat) in RED for my 509?

I have contacted Apex directly and they can't (won't) give me an ETA as to when (if) they will be available again. I've been waiting all year to find one...I have already purchased the instalation jig and a replacement striker.

If one of you has one (NIB) for sale please let me know.

Thanks for your help!
Can't help you on the issue of a red trigger, but I will vouch for the goodness that is the APEX trigger assembly. It is a serious improvement to an otherwise great pistol. Getting that one pin out is a pain in the rear. If you have the time and patience, send your gun in to Apex, and they will do it for you. If not, they put out a great video on how to DIY. Just buy an extra 1/16" punch or two. I broke one in the process and was glad to have a spare. Go slow. Be deliberate. It's worth it! Cheers!
 

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Here's an alternative, by any Apex flat bow 509 trigger available then have it Cerakoted red. Just a suggestion... YMMV
Does Cerakote bond to plastic? The body of the trigger is metal (pretty sure Al), but the middle "trigger safety" bit is some kind of hardened plastic. That said, red on the trigger body, black in the middle might look good! But again, YMMV, and only if you have a black/gray gun!
 

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Does Cerakote bond to plastic? The body of the trigger is metal (pretty sure Al), but the middle "trigger safety" bit is some kind of hardened plastic. That said, red on the trigger body, black in the middle might look good! But again, YMMV, and only if you have a black/gray gun!
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seems to work on the grip and light not sure how long this will hold up for though
 

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Does anyone have a lead on where to purchase an Apex trigger (flat) in RED for my 509?

I have contacted Apex directly and they can't (won't) give me an ETA as to when (if) they will be available again. I've been waiting all year to find one...I have already purchased the instalation jig and a replacement striker.

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I have the infamous 509 gritty trigger and while the new Apex trigger improved it, it didn't fix it. I'd be interested to know if your replacement striker smoothed out the trigger action.
 

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I have the infamous 509 gritty trigger and while the new Apex trigger improved it, it didn't fix it. I'd be interested to know if your replacement striker smoothed out the trigger action.
Did your enhanced trigger come with a new sear? The striker probably won't make much of a difference in the trigger.
I'll let you know how it goes.
 

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Did your enhanced trigger come with a new sear? The striker probably won't make much of a difference in the trigger.
I'll let you know how it goes.
If Kahr Arms can manufacture a trigger that is slicker than Teflon why can’t others copy it?
 

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Between the Apex products, the alignment jig and their awesome YouTube tutorials...it was super easy to perform the upgrades.

Also, the black trigger is starting to grow on me...
 

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As I suggested, if you really want a red trigger shoe, have a G'smith Cerakote it. Just about anything can be Cerakoted it just doesn't hold up as long on plastic bits...
 

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Just returned from the desert...shoots perfect.
It should have come this way from the factory!
Awesome! My 509 factory trigger wasn't as bad as some I've read about, but it was less than ideal. The disassembly jig wasn't available for love nor money at the time, so I watched their excellent video three times and then punched that pin out slowly and carefully. I broke 1 1/16" pin punch in the process, but I eventually got to success. I really like both the flat trigger and the improved action.

Looks like you also bought the HD extractor. Any thoughts on it? It seems like an improvement to a part that wasn't really having any issues...
 

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Awesome! My 509 factory trigger wasn't as bad as some I've read about, but it was less than ideal. The disassembly jig wasn't available for love nor money at the time, so I watched their excellent video three times and then punched that pin out slowly and carefully. I broke 1 1/16" pin punch in the process, but I eventually got to success. I really like both the flat trigger and the improved action.

Looks like you also bought the HD extractor. Any thoughts on it? It seems like an improvement to a part that wasn't really having any issues...
I could have lived with the factory trigger if I knew that it would continue to improve (break in) over time. That said, I've never been a fan of the segmented triggers (see also S&W) and find myself liking the flat face triggers. The sear/trigger combo is a great combination improvement!

I replaced the extractor simply because Apex took the time to machine one without a lightening hole...and it's not a mim'd part now. I figured that if they're going to the trouble of doing it, there must be a reason.

Now that I've gone through the process I wouldn't attempt it without the jig...you're braver than me! 👍

I'm seriously thinking about purchasing a 509c Tactical now...if only there was an OD and black two tone option available.
 
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