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Got the new Shooting Sight striker from Art today. It looks MUCH more substantial than the factory striker. Shipped super fast and installation was very simple. Took maybe 10 minutes only because that little pin is a pain to line up lol. I'm really looking forward to putting it through its paces !
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Got the new Shooting Sight striker from Art today. It looks MUCH more substantial than the factory striker. Shipped super fast and installation was very simple. Took maybe 10 minutes only because that little pin is a pain to line up lol. I'm really looking forward to putting it through its paces ! View attachment 157167
Was really hoping to see a photo of both strikers for comparison. I can say Art makes great products, I've had one of his triggers in a 16s for years.
 

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Notice difference in dry fire?
 

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Apex is the beefiest, it is solid and feels good, but it has a larger surface area whereas
Shooting sight has less surface area but maintains the feefiness where it needs to be and the trigger pull is really improved. I have a video of both the apex and shooting sights trigger action if anyone is interested iin hearing for grit.. I'd like to hear someone's opinion myself as I'm pretty new to this and not exactly sure what I'm listening to.
 

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FN of course is broken
Apex is the beefiest, it is solid and feels good, but it has a larger surface area whereas
Shooting sight has less surface area but maintains the feefiness where it needs to be and the trigger pull is really improved. I have a video of both the apex and shooting sights trigger action if anyone is interested iin hearing for grit.. I'd like to hear someone's opinion myself as I'm pretty new to this and not exactly sure what I'm listening to.
Excellent, thanks for the comparative pics. I am curious about spring weight and wear due to the significant increase in mass. I have the Apex in my 509 which did come with a new spring. Does Art's come with a matched spring?
 

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Excellent, thanks for the comparative pics. I am curious about spring weight and wear due to the significant increase in mass. I have the Apex in my 509 which did come with a new spring. Does Art's come with a matched spring?
I purchased it..$7.00 I think.. and it was quite a bit lighter.. well I think I didn't think to take a closer look, but initial impression was.. wow, this is a lot smaller.
 

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On the bearing surface comment: since the striker spring is pushing forward along the centerline of the striker at the front, but the sear is pulling on the lower edge of the 'tail' at the rear, the striker wants to tip so the rear rises up. Hence it is the top/rear of the striker that has the greatest contact with the inside of the slide channel. So on the FN striker, you see a raised ridge just aft of the cutout. On the Apex you see a raised ring in the profile towards the rear. Those are the bearing surfaces.

On mine, the raised surface is the teflon ring, which is what gives mine the smooth feel.
 

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Does this work in the 503 like the Apex? Just bought and installed an Apex a few months ago unfortunately as this sounds like a better option. Apex was def. an improvement over FN OEM don't get me wrong, but there is some grit.
 

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Are there any discount codes for forum members or anything? Contemplating getting one to have as a backup.
 
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