Tonight I swapped a Gen2 riser onto the bow. So both bows tonight were exactly the same. Rail length, riser, arrow, string type.
The results were interesting, but not. As the 345 bow from last night did not change, I won't comment.
Bow 1 from last night now in 345 configuration was equipt with the ACP. Still in 2 stage.
The break between the two bows was both smooth and abrupt. However the TT did still offer a slight tell tale that it was about to go
The ACP again was smooth from the second pressure was applied to the break. Full surprise each time. Literally, the nicest trigger/bow setup I have shot on a bow to date.
However, I'd be doing a disservice to suggest the TT was not great as well. Here's the thing, after playing with these bows back to back each night this weekend. I have come to be able to identify the triggers by feel alone. I'd have shot them with my eyes closed if my wife's Maytag wasn't near enough to the target to get me kicked out. BUT I have to be honest, I doubt a shooter would notice if they just picked up and started shooting both bows. Not to say that one isn't better than the other, but they are both great. And since TT 2 stage is long gone, this comparison is essentially for your reading and my shooting pleasure. Oddly enough, it didn't occur to me to try my single stage TT against it until now. But it's been modified and would not be fair. So I'll let someone else play that game(I'm looking at you Billy
What I have concluded here, first and Foremost, Excal has hit this one out of the park. And I can say with certainty it elevates the shooting experience far beyond the factory offering. With the marketing, packaging and straight up fact that 99% of gear buyers buy branded items, it's clear to me that this will be a problem for TT, and that saddens me, as TT is a great Canadian company. However, There just simply isn't a need to go aftermarket now.
I cannot say it's a great idea to ditch your TT for the ACP, it wouldn't make financial sense.(Wait what did I just say? I just did that
) but if you appreciate a good trigger, the answer is here. If your buying a bow that offers this trigger in a package, it's a no brainer. Don't leave it on the table.
With all of this said, and as I mentioned first off, I'm looking for a trigger with factory style latches to extend serving life over the life I was getting from my TT. I cannot answer that yet, but time will tell.
What I do know... the Pitbull got its GEN1 riser back and will be equipt with the ACP in 2 stage. The 345 with get to keep the TT. Although the temptation to get another ACP for it and move the TT to the 310 will be hard to resist. I'm weak... Carry On Canada!