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Trigger in Hatsan Striker Edge Vortex
« on: November 28, 2021, 09:21:15 AM »
Dear all, how to take apart the plastic trigger in Hatsan Striker Edge Vortex ? What needs to be sanded there to make it work lighter ?
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Re: Trigger in Hatsan Striker Edge Vortex
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2021, 10:48:10 AM »
The trigger in an Edge shouldn't be plastic, should be all metal and look something like the below picture unless they make them different in Europe.

Couple ways to make it better but let's make sure we're talking about the same trigger first...lol.


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Re: Trigger in Hatsan Striker Edge Vortex
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2021, 01:29:57 PM »
The new Hatsans Striker Edge have plastic triggers like those on the Airtact QE, ED, PD, etc. Older Striker Edge versions sold in my country had metal triggers

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Re: Trigger in Hatsan Striker Edge Vortex
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2021, 01:47:04 PM »
I was in the process of compiling my post when that last post hit. Thanks for the image.
There is a lot of plastic in the new trigger design. I'm disappointed, but not too surprised after seeing the AirTact, that Hatsan has chosen this design path. I won't be buying any new Striker/Edge rifles if they come with that plastic trigger housing.

Some of the info below may still be helpful.

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There is a lot of info already posted on fine-tuning and modifying the Hatsan Striker/Edge triggers.
It's just not that easy to find sometimes.


Compiled some light reading links & images below...


https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=187690.msg156174043#msg156174043

https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=167795.msg155926034#msg155926034

https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=157301.msg155742011#msg155742011

https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=192239.msg156227432#msg156227432

https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=148550.msg155759367#msg155759367

https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=129628.msg155765317#msg155765317


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https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QnG2GYofDQiKo-zmP_6AhfggH92eaQ2g/view?usp=sharing

There is more, but I think this should be a really good start. Welcome to the GTA forum :-)
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Re: Trigger in Hatsan Striker Edge Vortex
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2021, 03:49:19 PM »
There is more, but I think this should be a really good start. Welcome to the GTA forum :-)
Thank you mikeyb, I will familiarize myself with these topics. However, I see that all these topics describe a metal trigger. Can you recommend something about a plastic one ?
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Re: Trigger in Hatsan Striker Edge Vortex
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2021, 04:46:40 PM »
There is more, but I think this should be a really good start. Welcome to the GTA forum :-)
Thank you mikeyb, I will familiarize myself with these topics. However, I see that all these topics describe a metal trigger. Can you recommend something about a plastic one ?

I can't confirm from your photo alone, but your new Edge trigger "looks" the same as the AirTact trigger I received about 2 years ago. If that is true then this may help?

https://michaeljbernard.wordpress.com/2019/03/23/2019_03_23_airtact_trigger_adjustment/

I can't stress enough how careful you should be when making trigger adjustments/changes like this. Rifle damage and severe injury are possible if one is careless.

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Re: Trigger in Hatsan Striker Edge Vortex
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2021, 09:17:39 PM »
Sure does look like an AirTact trigger. Tap that trigger blade with something metal, my guess is while that blade looks plastic, it's actually metal.

The trigger on mine is. For that matter, the casing it all rides in is plastic, but all the internals are metal: trigger, sears, screws.
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Re: Trigger in Hatsan Striker Edge Vortex
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2021, 02:55:30 AM »
Best Wishes :-)
Thank you very much. This should help me. Greetings  :D
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Re: Trigger in Hatsan Striker Edge Vortex
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2021, 02:59:47 AM »
Sure does look like an AirTact trigger. Tap that trigger blade with something metal, my guess is while that blade looks plastic, it's actually metal.

The trigger on mine is. For that matter, the casing it all rides in is plastic, but all the internals are metal: trigger, sears, screws.
I'll check it again, but I think it's plastic
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Re: Trigger in Hatsan Striker Edge Vortex
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2021, 05:47:44 AM »
Just following to have this in my list of post in case I ever buy an Airtac or the new triggered Edge/Sriker. Later.
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Re: Trigger in Hatsan Striker Edge Vortex
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2021, 06:06:51 AM »
Sure does look like an AirTact trigger. Tap that trigger blade with something metal, my guess is while that blade looks plastic, it's actually metal.

The trigger on mine is. For that matter, the casing it all rides in is plastic, but all the internals are metal: trigger, sears, screws.
I'll check it again, but I think it's plastic

I had a couple decades work experience at least partially involving injection molded plastic parts. From the tooling marks left on the mold, position of gates, and ejector pin marks I can say with confidence that "my" early AirTact triggers are mostly (externally) plastic. They could have a completely buried metal spine but I think that would be far too high tech for this bargain basement trigger assembly.
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Re: Trigger in Hatsan Striker Edge Vortex
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2021, 09:54:51 AM »
If they were aimed at a bargain basement trigger, I'd be surprised to find out they stamped the metal parts, then overmolded
them in plastic.

I'll have a closer look at both mine. My earliest one, bought new, is Serial #00118, my refurb is #00537.
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