It was about a month ago I received the Action Enhancement Kit for the Gen 5 Glock 17 from Apex Tactical Specialties.  I dropped the trigger unit and performance connector into the Gen 5 Glock 17 I reviewed a few months ago. You can read that review by following this link. 

The kit reduces trigger pull weight by about a pound and lessened take up and reset. The factory Glock trigger broke at five and a half pounds, after dropping in the Apex trigger it broke just under five pounds. Pull weight was not reduced by a whole pound but it was very close, but take up and reset was noticeable lessened, which in my opinion is a bit more important. While the factory Glock trigger is made of polymer, the Apex trigger is made from anodized aluminum, another subtle upgrade.

After a couple of hundred rounds downrange without issue I am confident the Apex trigger did not compromise reliability while making the Gen 5 Glock a little more user friendly.

I reckon the trigger is the most complained aspect of the Glock pistol, with ergonomics being a close second. Personally I don’t mind the feel of a Glock but it does take some getting used to. If you are, however, wanting to upgrade the factory trigger on your Glock the Action Enhancement Kit from Apex Tactical Specialties is a viable option. The kit can be sourced for around $120, so the investment is not to deep.


By Hunter Elliott

I spent much of my youth involved with firearms and felt the call early on to the United States Marine Corps, following in my father's and his brother's footsteps. Just after high school I enlisted and felt most at home on the rifle range, where I qualified expert with several firearms and spent some time as a rifle coach to my fellow Marines. After being honorably discharged I continued teaching firearm safety, rifle and pistol marksmanship, and began teaching metallic cartridge reloading. In the late 1990s I became a life member to the National Rifle Association and worked with the Friends of the NRA. Around that time my father and I became involved with IDPA and competed together up until he passed away. I began reviewing firearms for publications in the mid 2000s and have been fortunate to make many friends in the industry. Continuing to improve my firearms skills and knowledge is a never ending journey in which we should all be committed. I am also credited as weapons master on a few independent films.

2 thoughts on “Apex Enhancement Kit Gen 5 Glock 17/19”
  1. Hunter great review — enjoyed the video and the information very helpful. Keep up good work.


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