U.S.A. – (Ammoland.com) – With a million Glock triggers on the market, some of them not even drop safe, selecting a trigger that you can trust to deliver good performance isn't exactly the easiest thing to do. Since the Overwatch Precision D.A.T. V2 trigger is the right trigger for my Roland Special build, I wasn't forced to choose a trigger from the myriad of options out there.
But was it a good trigger? Was this part as carefully selected as the rest of the parts that make up the Roland Special? My gut tells me that it probably was. The Overwatch Precision D.A.T. V2 came with the trigger shoe installed on a factory Glock Gen 3 trigger bar. I had selected the black shoe with the black safety, but rest assured that they do triggers in a ton of different color combinations if that is your thing. Even pumpkin spice, because even a basic b**ch needs a good trigger right?
Before installing the trigger I wanted to compare the Overwatch Precision D.A.T. V2 to some of the stock Glock triggers I had on hand at the time. The triggers below are arranged with a Gen 4 Glock 19 trigger on top, the Overwatch Precision D.A.T. V2 in the middle, and a factory Glock 17 Gen 4 trigger on the bottom. You can clearly see when comparing the faces of the trigger that the D.A.T. V2 offers far more surface areas for the pad of your finger, something I really appreciate as a shooter. I also quite liked the extra wide trigger safety as I am not a fan of the really thin types used on some pistols. I find that the wider trigger dingus makes the trigger feel less segmented and more complete.
You also start to get a sense of exactly how much the flat faced trigger shoe reduces the length of reach from the backstrap of the gun to the trigger face.
The trigger bars on each of the examples is extremely telling once you lay them side by side. When I ordered the Overwatch Precision D.A.T. V2 I selected the polished trigger bar instead of the NP3 coated part. Guess what, the polished trigger bar was even better than the homebrew polish job that Tom at TXT Custom Gun Works has performed on the Glock 19 Gen 4 trigger in the middle. The Glock 17 Gen 4 trigger on the far left is a factory part with no polishing done to it.
With the trigger installed in the gun, I have to admit that it looks like it is right at home. The tough design mates well with the all business exterior of the Glock 19 that has become a Roland Special. The trigger safety is rather prominent, so guess what isn't an issue with the D.A.T. V2?
The pistol discharging when dropped.
Out on the range, I found the trigger to perform every bit of as good as one might expect. The take up is minimal and a reasonably well-defined wall is very apparent even on a striker gun. does have a slightly spongy break with the wrong connector in it, but with the Glock minus connector, it is quite nice. There is no over travel stop on the trigger but that isn't much of a big deal since the basic design of the Glock regulates that overtravel for you.
I did find an improvement in split times with the Overwatch Precision D.A.T. V2 with splits on the same target now dropping into the mid teens and transitions between targets hovering around the quarter second mark. I believe this has a lot to do with the shortened trigger reach that the flat face shoe offers.
So would I buy an Overwatch Precision D.A.T V2 trigger again? Heck yeah! In fact, I have the same trigger installed on my Glock 43 that I have daily carried for a couple of years now and just placed an order for a Gen 5 trigger that will be used on my Glock 19X build that I am dubbing the RolandX. Call me a tacti-tard, but I sure do love how the gun feels with a red dot, some stipple work, a comp, and most importantly, an Overwatch Precision D.A.T. V2 trigger.
About Patrick R.
Patrick is a firearms enthusiast that values the quest for not only the best possible gear setup, but also pragmatic ways to improve his shooting skills across a wide range of disciplines. He values truthful, honest information above all else and had committed to cutting through marketing fluff to deliver the truth. You can find the rest of his work on FirearmRack.com as well as on the YouTube channel Firearm Rack or Instagram at @thepatrickroberts.