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Stoneweapon Friday, April 25th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
1 year12 of 12 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann Double Trigger
Marker Setup: Tippman 98 Custom, Tippman E-Bolt, Low Pressure Kit, Palmers Stabilizer Male reg,
TechT Fang Trigger with magnetic mod and several other mods.
Strengths: Metal, crafting quality, great looks, 2 colours availlable, adjustable
Weaknesses: Some flaws on mechanic Tippmann 98 (see review), no trigger guard included,
Review: I got 2 Fang triggers for my two Tippmann 98C. one is electric (E-Bolt) and one is mecanic.

First the mecanic one:
The silver coloured Fang Trigger looks awesome on a black Tippmann 98 Custom!
The Fang Trigger works very well on my T98 (newer Version). I can achieve high fire rates and never feeled like I would need a response trigger. I had to do some milling and drilling before that was the case. The Trigger had a too small hole diameter at the big hole that limits the trigger movement. Therefore it could not release the sear. I wanted to tune the mech trigger anyway and drilled it out untill it worked. This problem may also been caused by the high tolerances that Tippmanns normally have. There are some sharp edges on the fang Trigger which cause the Trigger to move tight. I milled some of them only a little bit and achieved perfect smooth movement. The Fang Trigger is not slippery like the original Tippmann Triggers but this is also a reason of the tolerances in the marker case and not so much caused by the triggers itself.
I used a washer on one of the pins and got almost 0% clearance (make sure the washer does not interfere with the hammer or hammer seal). This is something that you should try out yourself and sometimes it is better if a mechanic marker has some clearances.

Another thing that I am not very happy about is that Tech-T did not drill a hole for the second trigger return slide dowel pin (the small pins that are installed inside the original Tippmann trigger, I use the same term as you can find in the Tippmann manual Item Nr. 98-18 , 98-19 on newer Manuals).

In the mechanic Tippmann the lower slider pin actually serves as a bearing for the slider and makes it smooth-moving. The slider is pushed forward by the sear if you cock your marker not releasing the trigger. After releasing the trigger you can hear a "klick" that is caused by the trigger return slide moving back to its original position. Your Tippmann is always operating in this way because you cannot release the trigger before the sear locks the hammer. The slider movement is not as smoth with the Fang Trigger and what I don't like on my mech marker is something moving stiff. The pair of a small, spring loaded steel surface moving on anodized alloy is rather bad. So far my mech Tippmann with the Fang trigger works fine but I am planning to drill a hole that let me install the second dowel pin and get rid of that stiffy moving return slider.

The Fang trigger receives a 7,5 Rating for mech application.



The Fang Trigger on electric T98C:

This is the reference trigger for electrified Tippmanns. There was no milling necessary to make it move smooth. May be my older Tippmann has different clearances in the case. The Fang trigger is produced under very close tolerances in comparisation to the Tippmann die cast marker shells.
Since the trigger return slide is not moving in the electric Tippmanns (older and newer versions) there is no problem with the missing dowel pin in this application.
The Fang feels perfect for "walking" and can be tuned to the same movement that your microswitch has. Everyone who triggered my Tippmann is impressed about the Trigger.

I give the Fang trigger a 10 rating for electric T98C application.


For both triggers:

the adjusting options are nice but I dont like to stick this small pins or set screws into my marker especially into the power tube. This is not a good solution because it may damage your marker. You have to use locktite to prevent the set screws coming loose. I prefferred to tune the Trigger using nylon screws and changed the spring to a magnetic return.
Tech-T now offers a set of different pins for Trigger tuning which is a very clean way to get the best out of this well crafted trigger without messing around with setscrews which can come loose and/or damage your marker.

Very sad that they do not offer any kind of trigger guard. I had to purchase a crappy Tippmann Double Trigger because of that so the price is Fang Trigger + Tippmann trigger.


Rating: (7,5+10) / 2=8,75 >>>> 9 Points


PS: Sorry for my English. I try my best.
Conclusion: I recommend this trigger as the best for Tippmann 98 with E-Kit (E-Bolt or Sear Tipper). It is durable and perfect for "walking" e-markers. In mech markers it still needs some tuning but everyone who want to tune a Tippmann should have some craftmann skills. The Fang Trigger is the best starting basis to do a trigger job on mech Tippmans for people like me who don't like the Response Trigger.


I will upload pictures soon.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, May 1st, 2008 at 12:53 pm PST
 

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