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<Ridd Monday, June 14th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
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Products Used:
GTA Double Trigger
Marker Setup: http://www.model98.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=6980/url
Strengths: Best Looking Trigger & Guard for the Tippmann 98 Custom BUT...
Weaknesses: both need some more modifications to be a 10. See REVIEW.
Review: I bought (2)...One for myself & the other for a relative. I figure this trigger and guard will look good with chrome receivers. Got them at eBay at a decent price and we both awed when we opened the package. Both guard and trigger are made out of aluminum and Innovative Works did an awesome polishing job! Design looks great and very trippy BUT with some flaws.
First of all, I had to file off one end of the guard to fit in the hole near grip, which isn't too bad because aluminum is a very soft metal. Didn't take long at all (10-15 min.). As far as the trigger, MAKE SURE YOU SAVE YOUR TRIGGER PIN, BRACKET AND SPRING from your original trigger before you toss or sell it. Innovative Works doesn't provide you with these which would have been nice if they did. Trigger Installation of course is a breeze but it has alot of "sloppy" movement. This was a very easy fix by replacing one of the long pins with a #30 Drill Bit end and cut it approx. the same size as the original. This should take care most of the problems.
I also have the GTA Response Trigger. Now remember, the trigger is made out of ALUMINUM. You will notice after awhile that the back end of the trigger will have a round indentation caused by the R/T. NOT GOOD AT ALL. What I ended up doing as a temporary fix, I taped velcro on the trigger back end. It's okified but works until I think of something better. If you guys think of anything better, let me know.
But for the real bad...After awhile, My ring finger on my trigger hand hurts like hell because of the low curve on the guard. Too much swoop! What I ended up doing is another guard modification: First I drilled another hole (to fit 10-32 bolt) approx. 3/8" down from the original and sawed off the excess on the top and filed from the edges so it will fit in the bolt hole area. Then on the opposite end of the guard, I sawed off approx. 3/8" or more, completely removing the "indentation" that was supposed to go into grip frame. Then I rounded off for smooth edges. NOW that your guard is moved up, I had to cut off some of the trigger bottom some, but not much. NOW, my ring finger feels great!!! It fits COMFORTABLY on the grip. Then I used different grades of sandpaper to give it that original polish look. The guard end where it supposed to go into grip hole is sitting above it and I ended up putting a rubber tip on the end so it won't scratch up my chrome receivers. I think this is a better setup because you can completely remove the guard with 1 bolt instead of removing ALL 6 bolts and removing the receivers.
Oh one more thing, obviously now you DON'T have to cut your grips to make the guard fit because it will sit "on top" of it (I didn't have that problem since I have Skeleton grips). Just be careful how much you cut your guard though.
NOW it Looks AWESOME and FITS and FEELS GREAT!
Conclusion: This is a great looking trigger and guard, BUT I don't think aluminum is the way to go..too soft, especially if you have a GTA Response Trigger! I know Stainless Steel would have been better choice to use and it can be done by lasercutting. (Can make all of those radical designs with a minimum 1/8" dia. cuts, I know, I have done this). Guard needs to be modified. Hurts my ring finger (I'm an adult), even my son's hand too. Until Innovative Works makes these modifications (unless you can do it yourself like I did)...I'd stick with the GTA Double Trigger.
Personally, I'm giving it a 8 because it WORKS & just as important, FEELS GREAT NOW THAT I DID ALL THESE CHANGES! But to others who don't want to deal with all this hassle, STAY AWAY!
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Monday, March 21st, 2005 at 8:29 pm PST
 

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