A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 05, 2005
New York Trigger
A "New York trigger" is a trigger on guns to make it harder to fire. This was intended to cut down on accidental shootings. A "New York trigger" is harder to pull because it's heavier than other triggers. The term began with the Glock.

14 July 1991, Boston Globe:
"There was conversation about it being a `New York trigger,' that it fired too easily," said McGee, making a reference to troubles that police in New York City have had with faulty firing mechanisms in 9mm handguns.

11 March 1999, Memphis (TN) Commercial Appeal, pg. B1:
Dobbins agreed with the defense attorneys who contended that the Glock model 22 Nichelson had requires considerably less pressure to pull the trigger than some other service weapons and that some other police departments have modified the pistol with a so-called "New York trigger" to make it harder to fire. It wasn't known if the Millington Police Department uses the device.

8 June 1999, The Record (Northern New Jersey), pg. L16:
The Glock is available with various trigger bars that set the pressure necessary to activate the trigger at between 4 and 12 pounds of pressure; many competition firearms have 2- to 3.5-pound trigger pulls. When it decided on the Glock, New York City requested a device that has become known as the "New York trigger," making the trigger require approximately 12 pounds of pressure. This is about the amount of pressure required to activate the trigger on a revolver. In short, the only way to fire a Glock is to pull the trigger.

(Google Groups)
GLOCK info needed
... Mine came with the New York trigger spring installed, which ups the trigger weight to 5 or 8 pounds (I think they have two models; anyway it was too heavy for ...
rec.guns - Nov 29 1990, 6:07 pm by Jerry Roe - 4 messages - 3 authors

Handgun/home-defense??????'s
... When they converted the Glocks to the heavier "New York" trigger this problem went away. And that was experienced police officers. ...
rec.guns - Mar 4 1991, 8:40 pm by Joel Upchurch - 12 messages - 10 authors

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