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I have been shooting my FN 5.7 handgun for about a month - still hate the trigger. Are there any options out there for a drop in better trigger? I don't want to monkey with the one already in the gun and attempt a modification.
 

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Any accomplished gun smith probably can do a nice polish job on it, but currently there's only one place that advertises it, and you're going to wait a while to get it done. I didn't like mine at 6lbs either, but had the trigger job done on it, and it's a nice smooth 3lbs now.
 

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So it would make a mess that would require a detailed cleaning, but would dry firing with lapping compound in the sear do more good? You can get litlle syringes with grease that has diamond dust from 800 grit up to 10,000 grit. A dab on the sear surfaces ought to do wonders.
 

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If you have decent skills. the trigger group can be removed. then use fine file followed with a knife sharpening stone to polish and square up the trigger.
 

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I own many firearms and have been shooting for almost 30 years. What exactly do you not like about the trigger? It is actually an excellent unit. No creep, breaks crisply and very cleanly at just under 5 lbs, excellent and short reset. You would be hard pressed to find a better trigger on a factory handgun that isn't a traditional 1911 SA.
 

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^ Except mine factory broke at 6.5lbs :\
I have two 5 7s. One is just under 5 lbs one is just over 5 lbs. I didn't measure them when new. One has about 3,000 rounds through it the other has under 1,000. Have you measured it since you have put some rounds through it?

Even at 6lbs, it is still a great trigger. Still crisp and clean, no slack, and excellent reset. Regardless of the weight, this is an excellent factory trigger for a handgun.
 

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I have two 5 7s. One is just under 5 lbs one is just over 5 lbs. I didn't measure them when new. One has about 3,000 rounds through it the other has under 1,000. Have you measured it since you have put some rounds through it?

Even at 6lbs, it is still a great trigger. Still crisp and clean, no slack, and excellent reset. Regardless of the weight, this is an excellent factory trigger for a handgun.
This was after having 1500 + rounds through it. It now breaks at 3lbs 14oz or so after trigger job.. I'm a happy camper.
 

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Well the trigger isn't as smooth as my Colt Python but I like it well enough. I think someone mentioned theirs is 3lbs. If for Self-Defense 3 lbs is way too light with all the adrenaline working in a real event, and the Police will not like what they see concerning altering the manufacturer's specs by 50% on the Trigger after the incident.. Not at all. If you have an accidental discharge that seriously kills or wounds another, you will start out already negligent before you even get to the case just from the prior trigger-job. Sometimes walking around the barn can get doo on your shoes. This would be one of them.

If any are having problems you will get used to the trigger and it will break in after awhile. Just get used to keeping the gun steady as you pull the trigger.
 

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I'm not using my gun in combat, although I respect that that was the mission of the firearm. I would like to try my FiveSeveN at league night at the local range. Shooting long distance requires a steady hand and a good trigger. So I'm also interested in ways to improve upon the stock trigger weight.
 

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Four months ago I purchased my first Five-seveN (black MKII) and was appalled at how bad the trigger was for a weapon at this cost. I wouldn't mind the heavy pull ... if it was consistent. My trigger, when carefully squeezed, has two unpredictable levels of creep before a crisp break. I can live with a little predictable creep. This was not! I sent it back to FN for servicing twice. The first turnaround time was about two weeks. Did not notice any improvement. Second turnaround time was two days. Better? Maybe a little, I thought. So, about a month ago, I purchase a second Five-seveN (FDE MKII) because I am impressed by the "basic package" and have outfitted them differently. The "new" FDE Five-seveN has the same HORRIBLE trigger with unpredictable "double-creep" ... so at least I conclude it was not just a one-off issue with my black Five-seveN.

Now ... under stress conditions ... the trigger will probably not be a major issue, and otherwise I still find the Five-seveN a very impressive handgun. Plus, they nicely complement my PS90. The black one, to be used as a primary home defense weapon, has a Viridian X5L green laser and light (very impressed with it BTW). I'm going to keep the FDE Five-seveN "bare out-of-the box" as a range gun and hope putting more ammo through it and dry firing will improve the trigger somewhat. I've never been a fan of striker-fired handguns, but I recently purchased two SIG (full-size) 9mm P320's for IDPA and USPSA use. Right out of the box, both have excellent triggers ... almost perfect ... and put the Five-seveN triggers to shame. C'est la guerre.
 

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Four months ago I purchased my first Five-seveN (black MKII) and was appalled at how bad the trigger was for a weapon at this cost. I wouldn't mind the heavy pull ... if it was consistent. My trigger, when carefully squeezed, has two unpredictable levels of creep before a crisp break. I can live with a little predictable creep. This was not! I sent it back to FN for servicing twice. The first turnaround time was about two weeks. Did not notice any improvement. Second turnaround time was two days. Better? Maybe a little, I thought. So, about a month ago, I purchase a second Five-seveN (FDE MKII) because I am impressed by the "basic package" and have outfitted them differently. The "new" FDE Five-seveN has the same HORRIBLE trigger with unpredictable "double-creep" ... so at least I conclude it was not just a one-off issue with my black Five-seveN.

Now ... under stress conditions ... the trigger will probably not be a major issue, and otherwise I still find the Five-seveN a very impressive handgun. Plus, they nicely complement my PS90. The black one, to be used as a primary home defense weapon, has a Viridian X5L green laser and light (very impressed with it BTW). I'm going to keep the FDE Five-seveN "bare out-of-the box" as a range gun and hope putting more ammo through it and dry firing will improve the trigger somewhat. I've never been a fan of striker-fired handguns, but I recently purchased two SIG (full-size) 9mm P320's for IDPA and USPSA use. Right out of the box, both have excellent triggers ... almost perfect ... and put the Five-seveN triggers to shame. C'est la guerre.
Apple's vs Oranges. C'est la vie!
 

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Four months ago I purchased my first Five-seveN (black MKII) and was appalled at how bad the trigger was for a weapon at this cost. I wouldn't mind the heavy pull ... if it was consistent. My trigger, when carefully squeezed, has two unpredictable levels of creep before a crisp break. I can live with a little predictable creep. This was not! I sent it back to FN for servicing twice. The first turnaround time was about two weeks. Did not notice any improvement. Second turnaround time was two days. Better? Maybe a little, I thought. So, about a month ago, I purchase a second Five-seveN (FDE MKII) because I am impressed by the "basic package" and have outfitted them differently. The "new" FDE Five-seveN has the same HORRIBLE trigger with unpredictable "double-creep" ... so at least I conclude it was not just a one-off issue with my black Five-seveN.

Now ... under stress conditions ... the trigger will probably not be a major issue, and otherwise I still find the Five-seveN a very impressive handgun. Plus, they nicely complement my PS90. The black one, to be used as a primary home defense weapon, has a Viridian X5L green laser and light (very impressed with it BTW). I'm going to keep the FDE Five-seveN "bare out-of-the box" as a range gun and hope putting more ammo through it and dry firing will improve the trigger somewhat. I've never been a fan of striker-fired handguns, but I recently purchased two SIG (full-size) 9mm P320's for IDPA and USPSA use. Right out of the box, both have excellent triggers ... almost perfect ... and put the Five-seveN triggers to shame. C'est la guerre.
So strange how people can have such radically different experiences. I have been shooting and buying firearms for 26 years. I have 3 Five seveNs, 2 older Black USGs and an FDE MKIII.

I have owned a few hundred handguns...every type and kind of you can imagine. I have custom Volquartsen pistols with 1.5# triggers. A Kidd Custom Classic with a 1# trigger (may be the best trigger ever made). I have done quite a bit of custom trigger work on S&W revolvers on my own. I really know triggers pretty well. I honestly think the triggers on my Five seveNs are excellent, much better than any trigger you will find on the plastic wonder pistols from every other manufacturer. I have shot thousands of rounds of 5.7 through my FN pistols, and know these triggers intimately.

Many people, some of whom I respect as gun enthusiasts, have shot my FN pistols and agree the trigger is excellent.

I just shot the USG I use as my range gun yesterday. I put 100 rounds through it. Same tiny little groups I always shoot with it. If the trigger was bad, there is no way I could put up groups like this at 10 yards off hand:


5 rounds at 10 yards:




10 rounds at 10 yards




20 rounds at 10 yards
 

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I won't bother to copy / repeat response from Harrishmasher but sincerely respect and wish I had the privilege of enjoying his Five-seveN trigger experiences. By the way, I did not know there was ... or is ... a MKIII model as he conveys he owns.

But I have experience in not only competitive shooting for more than 20 years, and also work with the S&W Performance Center in collaboration with one of their foremost dealer / gunsmiths in the USA and also a close relationship with Kimber. While I love the Five-seveN platform, we mutually concur that the triggers on my two MKII Five-seveNs are "provocatively" terrible. Yes, I have no problem ... even with the terrible triggers ... matching the 10 yard groupings (BTW 25' isn't 10 yards). Frankly, as a practiced shooter, this is not hard to perform with many, even semi-decent commercial handguns at 10 yards (let alone 25'). My / our criticism is pursuant the unpredictable trigger performance ... particularly with sometimes multi- ... sometimes singular ... sometimes nil ... creep. With all due respect ...
 
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