The Assassin trigger and guard from Innovative Wrks is a very stylish piece. Guaranteed to improve the looks and performance of your marker. CNC machining makes for exacting fit and finish while the lightly polished aluminum finish makes this addition a very noticeable and attractive piece for any A-5.
The InnovativeWrks A-5 Assassin Trigger/Guard is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
It's possible to bend if not careful
Apparently milled wrong!
Well here's the scoop. I bought this trigger even after reading the other three reviews present here at the time. Guess what? It turns out I have the exact same problem as the other two guys.
HOWEVER a big part of their issue with this trigger is that they diagnosed the problem wrong! First of all, do not file any parts you are re-using from your stock trigger, so if anything goes wrong, you can always go back. In fact, I don't think you need to file or even drill this trigger at all to get it working.
The symptom my a-5 had was that you would have to manually push the trigger forward for the trigger to re-engage so you could shoot after firing.
After installing the trigger the first time I took it outside and my gun shot once but then the trigger would just go *click *click *click even though it was cocked.
I took it apart, and after about half an hour of carefully examining the difference between the stock trigger and the assasin I figured out the most important flaw.
There is a small rectangular slide of metal with a spring in the middle of the trigger that touches the black firing pin. This rectangular piece of metal must be low enough so that when the gun is cocked that the black firing pin is above it so when you pull the trigger the pin gets pushed upward, causing the bolt to be released so the gun fires. The trigger has been milled so that that rectangular piece is loose, and sits too high.
What I did, is I found a thin piece of sturdy paper (a very thin sheet of metal or something harder would be better) and I wedged it above the rectangular piece of metal so that it is forced downward slightly, possibly only a 1 or 2 mm difference! This did the trick, and I'm keeping my eyes open for a thin and strong washer or piece of metal to replace it with sometime...
I just hope I save someone else from experiencing a head-ache with this POORLY designed, but good looking and functional trigger.
Looks freaking sweet!
Made of somewhat soft aluminum, not steel or anything, so be careful you dont bump it hard, or hold the gun by the trigger guard or you might bend or even snap the metal.
The plastic stock trigger is probably a little tougher.
Works good if you fix the manufacturer defect which seems to be common.
I enjoy using this trigger now, but who knows if it will mess up someday when I'm fighting in a game...
My advice? Bring your stock trigger along when you go paintballing just in case.
The constuction is strong aluminum NOT easily bendable. Looks FRICKIN awesome! Fit right it. EASY to install. Fit PERFECTLY, no modifications needed at all. The trigger guard however COULD come out because it does not lock into place on the grip. You would have to try to remove it though for it to come loose. Has yet to come off for me.
Best double trigger for A-5. Looks incredible and the weeknesses are minor.
Tippman a-5 double trigger, a-5 single trigger and Innovative Wrks viper trigger for the 98c.
a-5 w R/T, Flatline, polished internals, Dead on Paintball drop forward and vertical adaptor, 3a expansion chamber and Innovative Wrks Assassin guard with Tippman double trigger.
Looks AWESOME, VERY EASY to install and a nice light feeling trigger.
Made of aluminum, easy to bend and not compatible with response trigger setup.
I was sold on this set just on sheer looks. It just looks bad *ss. Installation was a bit difficult. The guard I had dropped right into place whereas the trigger required some massaging to fit. Please retain your stock u-clip and spring from your original trigger as you will need them on this. The trigger was a bit too tall on the top. This did not allow the trigger to reset fully and required that you push the trigger forward manually. When compared to the stock piece it was obvious that there was almost a full 1/8th of an inch that had to come off in order to fit. As I filed and refit, The trigger would reset itself more and more, However I noticed that due to the extremely soft material the trigger was made of, the R/T's gas chamber was making an indent where it touched/pushed the trigger. This was not an overly large issue until I filed enough to allow the R/T to function properly. The gas chamber after a few rounds would hang up on the indent it made. The made the marker stop functioning. No way around it. I removed the Assassin piece and reinstalled my stock double Tippman trigger and everything was better. I did however leave the trigger guard on(love the look). I did have a stock non R/T grip and installed the Assassin trigger on it. It works flawlessly on the non R/T piece as I am sure it will most likely work on the E-grip as well. (I don't have one)
If you have a stock grip or a E-grip this setup is for you. It looks great! Feels good and I found it a bit easier to pull than the stock pieces.I get compliments on it all the time. If you have a R/T I do not recommend getting this trigger/guard setup unless you just want the guard on the gun. The trigger will most likely hang up the gun and cause a bunch of grief. Please check with Innovative for updates. Just because of looks, I give this a 7, only a seven because it isn't compatible with the R/T setup and was not told that when purchased by Innovative.