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    PSA for ZEV fulcrum trigger for Glock

    I purchased the ZEV adjustable fulcrum trigger for my Glock 22 and the sear was misshapen causing multiple round bursts with one trigger pull. The sear was rounded (not flat)and polished where it connected with the firing pin. A friend of mine also has the ZEV fulcrum trigger and the sear is not shaped like mine is and is more shaped like a factory Glock sear. The sear was also shorter than a factory Glock sear. I took it to a gunsmith and had him look at it and he agreed the sear was the problem and suggested I RMA the trigger. I contacted Zev and RMAed and shipped back the trigger bar and shoe. The RMA went smooth which was a nice surprise as I’ve read some forums where people were saying they’ve had problems with ZEV’s customer service.

    I just received the replacement trigger bar and shoe and I’m irritated by what they sent me which is why I’m posting. First where the sear connects to the firing pin there is excess metal where it was stamped. Basically where they stamped it they didn’t get all the way through and cut the metal cleanly. When I install the trigger and dry fire it this helped with the excess metal because it ground down but it shouldn’t have been there in the first place and the trigger is still very gritty(and not the quality I would expect for $185 trigger). Second they glued the adjustable Allen screws in the place so I can no longer adjust the trigger... and I don’t mean Loctite they glued them... third the black anodizing on the trigger is now a flatter tackier anodizing which scratches very easily and it is of lower quality than the original trigger I had.

    I think what happened is twofold. 1. because of what’s going on right now with the pandemic and political climate in respect to guns they contracted out additional Chinese manufacturers to meet the demand and ZEV’s quality control is suffering... 2. I believe they thought that I adjusted the trigger too much and that was why my gun was shooting multiple round bursts and they glued the adjustable pre-travel and reset Allen screws into place like I’m a two-year-old...

    Update:I was looking at the pictures the ZEV representative initially asked me to take and email to him. On closer inspection they didn’t send me a new trigger bar as indicated by a scratch on the bar that is in the pics and on the “replacment”they just ground down the existing one and replaced the shoe...the trigger was dangerous and instead of changing it out they potentially made it more dangerous by reducing the material and altering the shape...I have no confidence in this trigger.
    Last edited by WillyWantAGun; 09-22-2020 at 10:04 PM.

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    the sear was misshapen causing multiple round bursts with one trigger pull.

    At this point I would have put it up for later use and ordered another one, got to be the least expensive way to make it full auto that I have come across !



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    Quote Originally Posted by Otintx View Post
    At this point I would have put it up for later use and ordered another one, got to be the least expensive way to make it full auto that I have come across !


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    If it helps, the pre-travel and over-travel adjustments would not make the gun go full auto. So if Zev glued the screws in they didn't do it because they thought you screwed the adjustments up. I'm sorry to hear about these issues though, the Fulcrum is my favorite aftermarket trigger. I have a couple of their Pro triggers that I was going to ask if they would consider letting me trade in for Fulcrums. Otherwise I'll sell them and get another Fulcrum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MtStream View Post
    If it helps, the pre-travel and over-travel adjustments would not make the gun go full auto. So if Zev glued the screws in they didn't do it because they thought you screwed the adjustments up. I'm sorry to hear about these issues though, the Fulcrum is my favorite aftermarket trigger. I have a couple of their Pro triggers that I was going to ask if they would consider letting me trade in for Fulcrums. Otherwise I'll sell them and get another Fulcrum.
    So when I called into support the first thing they said was that I probably had the screws over adjusted as that was usually the reason for the gun firing multiple round bursts. I guess that makes sense if you over adjusted the pre-travel and over travel there’s a possibility the sear won’t engage the firing pin as aggressively? However that wasn’t a problem my sear was over polished. I actually did brake what they claimed to be Loctite(The Loctite they claimed it was wasn’t red or blue and was harder to break then anything I’ve ever dealt with even with a heat gun, and I use loctite all the time for my job) and got the screws loose so at least I can adjust it now. I’m not dad mouthing the trigger, I’m just not happy with how they handled my RMA. If it could work right and not go full out on me I actually really liked how the trigger broke.

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