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Review: Deus Ex Machina DEM Gunfighter Trigger

After recently acquiring a new carry gun, I decided to have a little fun modifying my Glock G19. While there are a multitude of companies selling parts and modifications for Glock pistols, there was one that caught my attention – Deus Ex Machina (DEM). One of the reasons they stood out are the founders, Tyler Grey and Cobly Rupert. Tyler is a former US Army Tier 1 Operator with almost 10 years in US Army Special Operations and Colby is a 10 year veteran decorated and experienced in combat arms with both the US Army and US Marine Corps. Their company currently produces custom Glock barrels, triggers, and magwells along with custom milled slides. I decided to test out their trigger first, which they call the DEM Gunfighter Trigger ($115 – $135).

DEM Gunfighter Trigger

The DEM Gunfighter Trigger is available for quite a number of different Glock models.

The DEM Gunfighter Trigger boasts a true, full, flat faced trigger. It is made from T6 grade aircraft aluminum, along with being  Mil-Spec Type III hard coat anodized for further durability. Since my Glock 19 already has a nickel boron coated slide, I went with DEM’s grey trigger with a black trigger shoe. It’s nice being able to pick which color trigger and trigger shoe you want versus the standard, generic black offerings. Additionally, customers can also choose to purchase just the trigger by itself or with a custom, polished OEM Glock trigger bar. I decided to add the custom trigger bar when I made my purchase for ease of installation.

Once the DEM Gunfighter Trigger arrived, my initial pre-installation impressions were quite high, I was very impressed with the quality of the parts and overall customer service I received during the purchase process. I have to admit, I tend to bombard new companies with several questions prior to purchasing something. I like to think of this as somewhat of a litmus test, both for my review purposes and to get an overall customer satisfaction report. I’m pleased to report that not only were all my questions happily answered, but the responses I received from DEM were quick and informative. They were eager to help and make sure I was getting exactly what I was looking for.

DEM Gunfighter Trigger

The DEM Gunfighter Trigger installed in my Glock 19.

After installing the DEM Gunfighter Trigger, I kept asking myself, “Why didn’t I do this earlier?” The first thing I noticed was that the new trigger eliminated almost all of the trigger take up. The press is an astounding improvement over the stock trigger and it feels really good.

The reset of the DEM Gunfighter Trigger is even better! An audible snap follows the reset and a crisp, short press fires the next round. Needless to say, once the trigger got installed, an immediate range day was in order …

Once I was at the range and able to fire the Glock, I noticed the same clean and crisp trigger breaks. This produced quicker follow-up shots and allowed my shot placement to improve as well. There wasn’t a single malfunction while using the trigger and,  just to make sure, I happily ran 450 rounds of 9mm FMJ that day with nothing but thorough enjoyment.

Once I got home, I quickly placed an another order for a DEM Gunfighter Trigger for my Glock G43 because I enjoyed it so much. I am extremely pleased overall with the Deus Ex Machina Gunfighter Trigger and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to upgrade their Glock. I’ll be do more testing of it as the year progresses and keep you updated on my overall thoughts and impressions. If you would like to learn more about the DEM Gunfighter Trigger, or any of the other products that Deus Ex Machina sells, please visit their website or check them out on Facebook.

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Michael is a true GearJunkie at heart. Growing up across the United States, he has experienced a wide birth of outdoor environments and climates. His passion for all things gear and the outdoors began at an early age in Boy Scouts, which continued with an enlistment in the U.S. Army after high school. Moving into the civilian world, Michael’s career as a Quality Control Specialist has helped him develop a keen sense of detail that has translated into a driving passion for the highest quality equipment and the yearning to push it to its limits. Utilizing social media and both web and mobile technologies to build digital communities, Michael is the founder of the Facebook groups TADjunkies and GearJunkies. You can also find his his reviews on firearms, knives, and various outdoor gear on his YouTube Channel (SouthCarolinaMike). When not involved on the interwebs or stress testing new kit, you can find him working on his FJ Cruiser build, savoring a fine cigar, or engaged in enthralling conversation with fellow enthusiasts.

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