Following on from the previous instalment in this series, I wasn’t actually expecting to acquire this next piece of the puzzle.
It’s not essential, but it’s a nice to have.
While there was no plan, there was a confluence of events.
John (@tk8456_snr) and I had been discussing the L119A2’s Geissele trigger on and off for over a year – and how we’d incorporate it in to our Systema PTW builds.
The trigger’s G logo can be seen in a number of non-public reference pics and it’s known as an integral part of the L119A2’s ecosystem.
We already knew that HAO wouldn’t be making the trigger, for reasons I won’t go into here (readers may have noticed they don’t make triggers per se).
The next best alternative was MOVE R&D’s implementation. However, that’s difficult to source outside Japan and the company has no interest in international sales.
I still want to get one when the opportunity presents itself, but initially I thought I’d make do with a standard non-marked Systema trigger.
That is, until John suggested we get triggers engraved – but with a cunning revision.
Now, much like the L119A2 upper’s “Colt Canada” inscription, the G of the Geissele trigger is embossed. So, while engraving isn’t technically correct, it’s the next best thing.
Indeed, those seeking to build the L119A2 out of an M4 receiver set will often have “Colt Canada” engraved, in order to pass the squint test.
John had a brainwave. Rather than a plain G – which we didn’t think would present so well – why not have the actual Geissele logo engraved?
The benefit here is that it almost looks 3D and kind of pops out at you. It also passes the all important squint test.
Needless to say, we’re both pleased with the results – the vision delivered by John Turrell at J-Tac Custom; big thanks to him!
More articles relating to the L119A2:
- The original L119A2 primer, here
- GG&G AR15 vertical fore-grip in use here
- Magpul QDM and ASAP QD in use here
- 15.7″ L119A2 upper in use here
- Surefire FA556SA Suppressor here
- GG&G Aimpoint T1 mount in use here
- Magpul MS3 sling in use here
- Magpul ACS stock in use here
- Colt Canada parts – as used on the L119A2 – here
- Manta Very Low Profile Rail Covers as used on the L119A2 here
- UKSF Newcastle raid pics part 1
- UKSF Newcastle raid pics part 2
- UKSF Nairobi Kenya incident L119A2 parts breakdown here
- UKSF Belize ‘Jungle Set-up’ L119A2 parts breakdown here
- Confirmation bias (and the HSP Thorntail offset light mount) here
- UKSF Ecosystem: S&S Precision Sling Clip – Old Gen – here
- Inforce WML-type lights in use here