Originally Posted by winds-of-change
Thank you very much. I have just scanned that article but I will read it more fully tomorrow when I'm not at work. So, is my GP100 a two stage trigger?
I never thought of it that way, but kind of.
A 2 stage trigger only performs one function, releasing a hammer or striker. Normally a 2 stage trigger has a light, long "take up" portion of travel followed by a short, crisp, release portion. This kind of trigger allows one to press the first stage and pause, then press the second stage carefully and deliberately to fire.
It is sort of a "set trigger" except it is one trigger and only works in one direction. Explaining "set trigger" would be another couple of paragraph post that I will not get into now.
Your GP-100 has a Double Action trigger. It performs two functions. Cocking the hammer and releasing the hammer.