A word about "Light Strikes!"
Definition - When the firing pin strikes the primer in a round of ammunition and does not "ignite" the primer… it only leaves a dimple in the primer. Hence, the name - LIGHT STRIKE. I've experimented with various firing pins for the past 15 years. Our Skeletonized Firing Pin is lighter and has a slightly longer tip than the factory firing pin. The longer tip is engineered to reduce light strikes when using the 2 and 3 pound springs. The light weight of the skeletonized firing pin enables the firing pin to engage the primer faster which promotes better accuracy. After all of the testing I found that this combination was the best and most reliable for serious competition shooting and I run it in my personal competition gun. However, somewhere during the past 3-4 years certain types of ammo started to come to market with harder primers. These harder primers have started to pop up everywhere and some of our customers are experiencing light strikes when using the 2lb spring with their Pyramid Trigger system.
So I have gone back to the drawing board and now I am pleased to present to you the HEAVYWEIGHT Firing Pin! This new approach to the firing pin for Glock handguns has come with a lot of testing and experimenting and testing again. My first objective was to eliminate light strikes. Second, I wanted to maintain the lighter, crisper trigger pull that the Pyramid Trigger is known for worldwide. Third, I wanted this new combination to be reliable with all types of ammo. With the HeavyWeight Firing Pin… I've accomplished all three!
The HeavyWeight Firing Pin is 8.3 grams… almost 20% heavier than the factory firing pin. This extra mass is what helps the firing pin defeat the hard primers, even when combined with the 2 pound, and our new 1.5lb firing pin spring! So, you not only get a lighter, more crispy trigger pull… you get the reliability you need to run fast and hard in your competition matches.
The Heavyweight Striker is machined from solid bar stock steel and coated in Black Melonite to provide a fast, smooth trigger release and lockup. If you have experienced light strikes with the 2lb spring… try the Heavyweight Striker. If you want extra confidence with your self-defense handgun… try the Heavyweight Striker.