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K80 VS KX5 trigger question

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by JimmyP, May 9, 2007.

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  1. JimmyP

    JimmyP TS Member

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    For those of you that have owned or shot both, How do the triggers on the KX5 and K80 compare? I know the quality is equal but are the triggers the same as in crispness, style, travel, lock time, etc... I am going to buy a new gun and was just wondering. If anyone knows a little about the triggers and the difference in the two could you please educate me a little. Thanks

    Jimmy
     
  2. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    Both function excellently IF set up properly. There are more internal parts that affect the K-80 trigger group, so keeping one "in tune" is more demanding than with a KX-5. Those triggers are very simple and are of the set-it-and-forget-it variety.

    For repairs on a KX-5 trigger, see a gunsmith. For repairs on a K-80 trigger, see a Krieghoff gunsmith.

    Ed
     
  3. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    Ed- Very nice concise summary.

    Pat Ireland
     
  4. fritzi93

    fritzi93 TS Member

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    Ed summed it up. I have a KX-5 and K-80 with releases set up as per factory specs. Although the feel is slightly different when setting the trigger(s), I cannot tell any difference in speed, etc. The K-80 has far more complicated triggers. Both are excellent and hold their adjustment well in my experience.
     
  5. Clay McCracken

    Clay McCracken TS Member

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    I have always been able to get the KX-5 trigger "better" than the K-80. The need to keep the K-80 from doubling is the reason.

    I like ZERO creep and 2 1/2 lbs. on a KX-5 and that's easy to accomplish with simple adjustments, wheras the K-80 will require stoning and many assembly cycles to get close.

    Your results may vary. Member FDIC.

    Mike T.
     
  6. Doug Mc

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    Shoot a K-80 and a KX-5 -- K-80 is great -- KX-5 in my case was better -- very very fast almost a hair trigger
     
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