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In case you missed my last blog, which is Part I of my Hair Trigger Mod Tutorial Series for the WE Hi-Capa Gas Blowback Pistol Series, peep it out here:


Now that you're up to speed on where we're at, put your barber's hat on, cuz these triggers is 'bout to get hairy after the jump...  

Thankfully, for me, but mostly you, my wife just picked up an incredible Canon 100mm F/2.8 Macro lens a few weeks ago, which has allowed me to take some fairly detailed shots of the tiny ledge on the hammer that you'll need to modify to complete this next step.  

So like I said, my last entry here on the Pyramyd Airsoft Blog explained a bit about removing excessive travel distance by the trigger.  This next & final step is really going to take your hair trigger to the next level. 

Before: The specific spot we're dealing with here is the larger of the two ledges on the silver hammer, which catches on the black WE Hi-Capa Trigger Sear part that looks kinda like the #6 in the pic below.  I suppose in hind sight, with all my skills in Photoshop, I could have at least drawn a circle around the exact area I'm referring to.  But I didn't, because I don't like planning ahead, so just check that link for a better reference if necessary.  
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WE Hi-Capa GBB Pistol Series - Hair Trigger Mod Tutorial
Tom Harris for the Pyramyd Airsoft Blog

After: Only a slightly visible difference in the size of the ledge at this zoom level.  However, I've included some macro shots just below this image to get a better idea of what I did.  In a nutshell, I just filed that ledge down to aproximately half of its original length, so that the sear, when engaged by pulling your newly shortened trigger, slips off the edge a lot easier and more quickly, earning you that ultra fast trigger response that those of us who put way too much thought into this hobby can really appreciate. 
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WE Hi-Capa GBB Pistol Series - Hair Trigger Mod Tutorial
Tom Harris for the Pyramyd Airsoft Blog
So here's some up close & personal shots of that ledge I've been referring to.  We are looking at the hammer from the underside in the two shots below (aka "upside down"). 
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WE Hi-Capa GBB Pistol Series - Hair Trigger Mod Tutorial
Tom Harris for the Pyramyd Airsoft Blog
I hand filed it down with a small, precision file, but you can see that the surfuces still appear to be rough. I would think if I would have used my Dremel rotary tool, I may have gotten cleaner results. However, I can say with complete honesty that despite their appearance on a 1:1 life-size scale, this trigger pull is as smooth as silk. So if you don't have a rotary tool at your disposal, no need to run out and buy one just for this project. However, if you're really into modding or "teching" your Airsoft guns, you'll want to pick one up.
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WE Hi-Capa GBB Pistol Series - Hair Trigger Mod Tutorial
Tom Harris for the Pyramyd Airsoft Blog

An important note to prevent ruining your hammer and requiring you to purchase a new one, don't file the ledge to down too far.  While I didn't measure anything to an exact number, I noticed that when the hammer was catching on the sear, as seen in the top two images, it appeared that I needed at least half of the original ledge to remain in tact for the sear to be able to catch on it.  If you take off too much material here, you're going to prevent the sear from being able to catch on the hammer and the cause your Hi-Capa GBBP to malfunction until you replace the hammer & either try again successfully or simply leave it alone.  The way I've illustrated for you here in the photos is about as low as you'll want to go.  


As always, you're welcome.

Now, over to you, my favorite reader: What upgrades or mods have you down to tune & trick out your WE Hi-Capa series pistol(s)? 

*whisper voice* Airsoft. 

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