Unveiling Excellence: Testing the Benelli Nova Speed Shotgun and GLOCK Performance Trigger for Superior Firearm Performance


All4shooters wanted to know whether the new Benelli Nova Speed ​​pump action shotgun in 12/76 caliber might even be better than the Italian manufacturer’s tried and tested and extremely successful Nova and Supernova models.

Benelli from Urbino in Italy has been offering two extremely successful repeating shotguns in 12/89 caliber for years and stripped lower receiver, the Nova and Supernova models. Both models have proven to be extremely popular with both hunters and target shooters worldwide and are extremely popular. Especially in dynamic disciplines such as sporting shotguns in the BDMP, but also in IPSC sports, there are a striking number of shooters with these Benelli repeating rifles in the top ranks.

The Benelli Nova Speed ​​differs visually and technically significantly from the well-known Nova and Supernova models.  The maximum usable caliber of the new model is 12/76 and no longer 12/89 like the Nova and Supernova. Due to the shorter caliber, the repeating travel of the forend can also be shorter, which should ensure faster firing times. There are also differences in material and construction. …

The removable buttstock of the Supernova and Nova Speed, which can be adjusted using shims, is an important feature, as the usual open shotgun sights in the form of an illuminated front sight or a combination of front sight and folding rear sight usually cannot be adjusted. However, by adapting the stock to the shooter, the point of impact can be influenced accordingly. Here the old, “one-piece” Nova (which is no longer imported) is at a clear disadvantage. …

The loading opening of the Nova Speed ​​is also significantly different from the Nova and the Supernova.  Despite the smaller caliber, the opening has remained the same length, but the system housing has been heavily milled in this area to make the loading process easier….

Test conclusion for the Benelli Nova Speed ​​forend repeater

The Benelli Nova Speed ​​is a technically excellent repeating shotgun and also looks great. The new Nova concept is very well thought out and executed to a high quality. Whether the Nova Speed ​​is better than the Nova and Supernova models that have proven themselves over many years is entirely in the eye of the beholder.

New GLOCK Performance Trigger


For many years, GLOCK left the issue of match triggers to the many US tuning companies. But now the original manufacturer is countering with the in-house original GLOCK Performance Trigger. The team has taken a closer look at the trigger for retrofitting and tells you who it is worth it for.

Reworking triggers is the dominant tuning measure for handguns. … As with other tuning triggers on the market, the firing pin of the new GLOCK Performance Trigger is fully cocked when the slide advances. This transforms the GLOCK with a partially pre-cocked trigger system into a pure single-action pistol. This of course provides better conditions for a low trigger pull.

Test conclusion for the GLOCK Performance Trigger

It is fair to say that the GLOCK Performance Trigger is a “game changer”. Once you’ve installed it, you won’t want to be without it.

Brand new original GLOCK Performance Trigger in practical testing


GLOCK left the problem of match triggers to several US-tuning businesses for a long time. However, the original manufacturer is now retaliating with the internally developed GLOCK Performance Trigger, which we have had the opportunity to test in real life. You can read our test’s description of its benefits and price here.

For handguns, reworking triggers is the most common tuning technique. A weapon that has a high trigger pull weight will go beyond the target line when a shot is fired because it will add extra movement to the weapon. Generally, a lot more with polymer frames than with handguns made entirely of steel. Here’s one instance: The factory trigger pull weight in single-action mode for a CZ 75 Shadow 2 is almost 1:1 in relation to the weapon’s overall weight. The weight ratio of a polymer pistol, such as the GLOCK G17, which weighs around 700 grams overall and 2.1 kg for the trigger pull, tends to be unfavorable, approaching a 3:1 ratio. This is also one of the reasons why all-steel guns often yield better outcomes for novices in particular. This is not a basic debate between steel and polymer handguns; rather, it is about the newest match trigger for the most widely used service handgun.

Many companies offer trigger tuning products for GLOCK pistols – now GLOCK is stepping up

Numerous American businesses, including Ghost, Lone Wolfe, Timney, and ZEV, provide trigger-tuning goods since GLOCK is a “big player” in the government and commercial markets in the country. From reasonably priced control spring replacements to fully equipped, pricey “drop-in kits,” they have options for any budget. Let’s take a quick look at the unique characteristics of the “Safe Action” trigger mechanism to see what makes the GLOCK Performance Trigger so unique. GLOCK handguns have a partly pre-cocked trigger. When the bolt is closed, the firing pin spring is partially pre-tensioned; the user applies the remaining tension using the trigger actuation.

Still, there aren’t many possibilities. Ignition failure may transpire rapidly if the firing pin spring is not tightly wound. The firing pin of the new GLOCK Performance Trigger is completely cocked as the slide moves, much like other tuning triggers available on the market. By doing this, the GLOCK that has a trigger mechanism that is partially pre-cocked becomes a fully single-action handgun. Naturally, this improves the circumstances for a low trigger pull. Furthermore, there ought to be no need for you to sacrifice any ignition energy.


Evaluation of the GLOCK Performance Trigger: force-displacement diagram and measured values

It is seldom easy to evaluate a trigger system qualitatively based on personal perceptions. A trigger might be regarded as light very soon, especially if it has a broad trigger shoe or a high initial weight. We have been utilizing the trigger scan technology for a number of years; it allows for a more accurate analysis by recording a force-distance diagram from the initial point of contact to the trigger. We smiled at the first shot of a G34 fitted with the GLOCK Performance Trigger (GPT) and couldn’t wait to see where the measured numbers ended up. The average of our ten measurements came out to be precisely 1,844 grams, which was even slightly less than the 2,000 grams manufacturing standard. It should be noted that all Gen5 variations come with a control spring that is marked with a dot and is included with the GPT. The factory claims that an additional 100 grams of weight may be saved by adding the in-house (-) control spring, which is included as standard on the sporty G34/35 versions.

Here, we recorded a very agreeable average of 1,686 grams. The issue is whether the primer cap’s firing pin contact is deep enough for the gun to always fire dependably—a feature that isn’t always present with calibrated triggers. There shouldn’t be any issues with 0.3 mm, and the figure would even satisfy the police technical criteria.

Naturally, the simple-to-install GPT “drop-in trigger” may also be used in conjunction with the other (+) control springs in the home to provide a greater trigger weight with modified properties, ranging from 2,300 to 3,200 grammes. We conducted a comparison between the GPT and a tuning trigger, which we believe to be the best trigger available for the Austrian military pistol. Given that its trigger travel is two millimetres shorter than that of the GLOCK Performance Trigger, it was able to undercut the trigger weight once more and settle at 1,483 grammes.

Written by Rebecca Eulikk