I was scrolling through some comments on Instagram the other day and came across one that jumped off of the screen. The comment read, “$200 or more on a trigger won’t make you a better shooter than $200 worth of training ammo [will]. Change my mind.” As I scrolled past, I thought to myself, “It seems counterintuitive to agree with this as a guy who is trying to establish a company whose flagship product is an aftermarket Glock trigger,” but the truth is that I do. The reality is that far too many people care more about having the coolest piece of gear on the firing line rather than being the best shooter they can be. Look…if you want to have the most Gucci Glock out there, power to you; but let me tell you what really chaps my ass about this whole thing. The idea of needing to have the latest and greatest discourages guys and gals who are new to the shooting life from getting out and training. It’s not just new people either! There are plenty of folks out there that have had a gun in their bedside drawer for years and have never trained to become a proficient shooter. It’s possible that they see the “IG operators” out there and think that because they don’t fit bill they won’t be welcomed. WHY!? Who cares what you are shooting so long as you’re out there and training! Prioritize your skills and disregard what others think of you. At the end of the day, if you are faced with using lethal force (God forbid), do you really think that anyone will care about what upgrades you are running?
I don’t want to diminish the positive effect that some quality upgrades can have on your shooting experience. They can certainly make things more enjoyable, and skilled shooters can definitely benefit from them. The point I want to stress is this: if all you have in your gun budget for the month is $125, buy ammo and go train. As happy as we are to sell you a trigger, our priority is to inspire people to be better, safer, and more well-equipped shooters.