FCC Midway style Race Trigger

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FCC Midway style Race Trigger

Postby biscuitdunker on Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:55 pm

After speaking with Sailun of FCC on Facebook a few weeks ago regarding the "CNC" Race Trigger they produce, I was sent a trigger to sample and review.

The sample sent is the yet to be released polished finish Midway style trigger.
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Previous triggers ie the balck versions came with two springs I do believe, a soft and hard spring. This trigger came with just the one spring so I cannot comment on the difference in the two springs sent with the black triggers.

Looking at the trigger it appears to be cast or forged Aluminium alloy then CNC Machine finished. Im not sure on this but in my eyes two of the external radius's show signs of this. The finish is great. The trigger looks very "trick" and a machining work of art, certainly eye catching especially in the silver finish.
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Looks aside the finish looks clean on all the mating faces, no need for cleaning corners or concerns on fitting. I started by stripping my gearbox out on my Supermax. Once the gearbox is split open the old trigger can be removed. Making sure to take note of all the spring positions if this is your first time.
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The FCC trigger went straight into the gearbox with no issues, everything lined up and the gearbox was re-assembled.
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Once built it appeared that the FCC trigger reduced the throw slightly but I was not sure at this stage. Fully assembled the trigger certainly looks striking. I kinda like it in my build 8-)
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I tested the trigger, no problems with switch operation and the FCC trigger has no play or unwanted movement. The trigger pull does feel shorter than the standard trigger. Nothing stupidly short or creating a "hair" trigger feel. Just pleasantly shorter. At first it feels a little unnatural compared to the standard trigger but it is a radical profile change.

Bottom line, well made. Nice "bling" addition to your PTW!

8-)

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Re: FCC Midway style Race Trigger

Postby The Reptile House on Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:21 pm

Looks really great - nice work :)

I've had my black one a while, but now I think it's time to try.

Nice review mate and it looks absolutely mint on your gat :D
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Re: FCC Midway style Race Trigger

Postby TK8456 on Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:23 pm

I'm amazed you've not tried it yet Rich
Get in there!!

Nice write up Stu. I love mine lots tbh
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Re: FCC Midway style Race Trigger

Postby The Reptile House on Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:14 pm

I was really underwhelmed with mine when I received it, so I just left it.

Looking at it again, the quality is better than I remember - but not fully CNC, which I think Stu attests. But it's the performance that counts.
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Re: FCC Midway style Race Trigger

Postby biscuitdunker on Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:18 pm

This "fully CNC" thing really gets on my tits.

CNC is not the be all and all. Essentially what happens with a lot of components now a days is that they are either cast or forged then CNC'd to appease the fan boys.

There is nothing wrong with cast or forged parts. Cast is generally a weaker finished component but a "easy" way of making a complex shape such as this trigger. Now there is more than enough strength in this shaped component for the task in hand and I don't mean its close to the limit I mean it would take a hell of a lot to break it.

If it were CNC'd from a billet (which this may well be I cannot 100% confirm) then it would be stronger, also a hell of a lot more expensive to produce I would think.

If it were forged it would be even stronger! It would not look nice and pretty for the fan boy's though :D

A lot of work has gone into this trigger however it has been produced.

For sure there has been a lot of CNC work involved.

Its more than strong enough for the job, it fits well, it works well and to top it off all you Gat Tarts are kept happy with the "machined" look that is wanted by so many people..........
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Re: FCC Midway style Race Trigger

Postby The Reptile House on Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:32 pm

If I'm using CNC incorrectly and/orz expecting too much of it, I stand corrected. I'm not going to add anything to the review by finding the product description from back when I bought it, but suffice to say I felt misled.

Probably more effective for me to dispense with any notion of 'CNC' altogether and simply say the quality wasn't up to my expectations, when I received mine.

However...after seeing the bare version, I think half the problem with mine is the paint they've dabbed on.

My standards are now duly lowered. Next time, before I form an opinion, I'll ask an engineer if I'm expecting too much ;)
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Re: FCC Midway style Race Trigger

Postby biscuitdunker on Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:41 pm

Good.
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Re: FCC Midway style Race Trigger

Postby vltor on Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:29 am

awesome mdd hop up ya got there
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Re: FCC Midway style Race Trigger

Postby Happidave73 on Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:59 am

Nice review Stu, looks great fitted
Just checked my pm's with Sailun & was 13th July I asked if I could buy a silver race trigger & he said it was a prototype but would see if he had any spares, I'm still waiting :cry:

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Re: FCC Midway style Race Trigger

Postby V.A.K on Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:45 pm

Stu if you ever feel that the silver trigger is to bling for you then let me know Ta, otherwise great review.
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Re: FCC Midway style Race Trigger

Postby The Reptile House on Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:12 pm

Looks like they've now been released:

http://www.ptwcustom.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=169_231&products_id=239

Hats off to them for responding to demand.
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Re: FCC Midway style Race Trigger

Postby TK8456 on Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:48 pm

Gutted
I have the matt black one but I do love it lots
Hyper responsive mod to your PTW

I'd love a silver one
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