The TANDEMKROSS “Victory” Trigger is a simple drop-in solution that enhances the trigger-control needed to shoot accurate and with speed.
One of the most important upgrades you can consider for any target or match pistol will be the trigger. The Smith and Wesson “Victory” .22 target pistol already comes with a great factory trigger, but I’ll explain why the TANDEMKROSS (TK) “Victory” trigger should be on your “To Buy” list.
First, a short blurb on “Trigger Control”, this term describes the process of how you want to operate your trigger while minimizing any disturbance to your aim. The more effort/muscle movement a person exhorts during the trigger pull, the more likely their accuracy will suffer. This is a commonly overlooked aspect for new shooters, they likely are not slow and smooth at pulling the trigger straight to the rear with minimal interference to the sight picture/aim.
The TANDMKROSS “Victory” Trigger has been designed to effectively support your “Trigger Control”.
FLAT SERRATED FACE: Above you can see that the TK “Victory” Trigger has a flat face, this supports your finger to know exactly which was is perfectly to the rear and you can feel it along the serrated front edge. This serrated front edge also grips your finger better than a smooth surface as shown on the comparison to factory-trigger picture below.
ADJUSTABLE PRE-TRAVEL and RESET: There are two holes, one at the top of the trigger and one at the bottom of the face. The screws provided for each of these will allow you to adjust the distance needed to pull the trigger, and the distance required for the trigger to “reset”. With minimal effort during install you can get this adjusted to very short pulls with a quick reset. This obviously allows you to shoot faster but the small pull distances also allow you to quickly take the shot during perfect sight pictures.
REDUCED TRIGGER WEIGHT: The factory trigger-pull weight is right around 3lbs and with this TK “Victory” Trigger it is reduced to 2.5lbs. I was able to immediately recognize the weight difference and I think 2.5lbs is right on the money. Having a lighter pull will require less muscle movement so you can maintain that perfect sight picture.
The TANDEMKROSS “Victory” Trigger comes with a small white washer (shown in the bag) which is installed alongside on the trigger pin. This washer removes almost all of the slack on the sides between the trigger and the frame, so there isn’t much wiggle-room for the trigger moving to the sides.
And of course, once it’s installed it just looks awesome.
Below is a video of the first day at the range with some folks shooting the SW22 Victory with all the TANDEMKROSS upgrades for the first time.
Bottom Line: Yes the Smith & Wesson 22 Victory comes with a great trigger for it being factory, but the TANDEMKROSS “Victory” Trigger is a great value for the added trigger-control it provides. At a price tag of $49.99 I suggest you put it on your list and go check them out. Also, an easy “how-to install” video can be found at the TANDEMKROSS “Victory” page and within their TK blog.
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