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Old March 29th, 2009, 12:04   #1
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G&P trigger switch missing contacts?

I just ordered a G&P trigger switch for a friends AEG and before opening the package, he noticed that there are no contacts for the selector plate. Is this normal? I'm not sure how its supposed to work but the pictures on airsoftparts.ca where I ordered it as well as the pictures on Redwolf show the switches without any selector plate contacts. I have never seen this before and all other brands have them as far as I know.

Here is the picture from airsoftparts.ca:


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What the hell? Okay, so apparently the selector plate doesn't bridge the contacts but they are permanently connected. So if your trigger block breaks and you can pull the trigger on safe, the gun will still fire as the circuit isn't broken.

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Old March 29th, 2009, 12:15   #2
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Yep, it's an electrical safety (besides the mechanical one) that G&P took out. I explained this recently (on a local forum) to someone else so I'll just copy/paste what I already wrote:

The G&P switch assembly and selector plate is also unique. The switch assembly doesn't have those "finger prongs". The selector plate also is doesn't have the copper plate on it near the front. That system is an electrical safety to compliment the mechanical one - the selector plate's copper strip must be positioned over top of the 2 finger prongs to complete the circuit. On a normal AEG, when the selector is in the SAFE position the selector plate's copper strip is not contacting these prongs so if the mechanical safety were to fail the gun still would not fire. G&P just simplified things and took that electircal safety out - good idea from a mechanical/reliability standpoint.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 12:16   #3
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Yep with GnP its always connected and relys on the trigger block, its normal all the GnP i've worked with dont have those normal connectors on the switch/or selector plate.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 19:40   #4
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Seen a few of them (have one in my latest M4)...I think the KA ones are like that...can't remember.

Makes zero difference if the selector plate (d'oh oops) has the copper bridge connector or not.

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Old March 29th, 2009, 19:44   #5
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it doesn't make a difference. All G&P trigger switch is made that way. Confused me when I first got it as well.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 20:06   #6
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It's not just G&P. Most aftermarket switch assemblies are like that.

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Makes zero difference if the selector plate has the copper bridge connector or not.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 20:41   #7
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Its just that the only aftermarket trigger switches I have worked with before are SystemA and they are just like stock switches.
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