Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the "Lock Time"?
Lock time is the time it takes for a firearm to discharge after the trigger has been pulled.
How does Lock Time affect accuracy?
A firearm which is hand held is continuously moving. There is a time delay between the pull of the trigger and the discharge of the firearm. This delay allows the firearm to move off the intended target. Therefore, the shorter the lock time, the less time the sights have to move off target, resulting in a more accurate shot.
How does the Lightning Strike Striker work?
By using a titanium alloy, and deleting non-critical mass in the striker, the Lightning Strike product is 60% lighter than the original factory equipment. This reduced weight increases striker velocity, greatly decreasing lock time.
How durable is our Striker vs. the factory striker?
Our Titanium Striker is as or more durable than the factory striker as long as one adheres to the standard guidelines of ammunition loading.
What about using hot loads?
If the competitor shoots, reloads and runs them hot or uses rifle primers, then they will have some deterioration in the spade tip area, and will need to be replaced from time-to-time.
Who is the Striker designed for?
The Titanium Striker is designed for the individual who wants the maximum amount of performance from his firearm.
Is there scientific evidence of the Striker's benefit?
Refer to test here.
Do you make a steel version?
We do make a lightweight steel striker which splits the difference in weight and lock time between the factory striker and our Titanium Striker. The reason for the lightweight steel striker is for the competitor to use hot reloads or rifle primers with more duration.
Can I install myself?
We believe the Striker, even though relatively simple to install, should be installed by a qualified Glock Armorer.
How often should I exchange the Striker?
It depends on exactly what type of loads you are running. If you are running hot loads, you should replace every 10 to 15 thousand rounds.