How is 24C creep different from the 24 or 24E?
The 24C’s sear design is closer to that of the 24E than the 24, therefore the creep as mesured by instruments is very close to that of the 24E. Moreover, the perceived feel of the 24C is subtly different from the 24E because the trigger bow is flat/straight and the accessory shoe might be employed. Read the FAQ immediately below for an explanation of what the shoe does. Also note, that the 243G is identical to the 24C except for the shape of the bow.
Let’s go into a little more depth. The 24C’s initial creep is a little less than that of the 24E and almost imperceptible. The biggest difference between these two triggers (besides the straight trigger bow and shoe) is that the 24C’s creep (and 243G’s) after reset is the same as its initial creep. With the 24 and 24E, if the shooter can stop trigger let off after touching off a round right after hammer reset and then repeat fire. The repeat fire’s creep is less than the initial creep using this technique. If however, after stopping the trigger after the hammer resets, the shooter decides to let off further, he can feel the little bit of extra forward travel. Pulling the trigger from there resets to the initial creep feel.
With the 24C however, there is no additional let off. This means that the 24C’s creep is the same before and after reset, no matter the shooter’s control over the trigger. It’s like a 1911 single action pull at lower weight with no take up. This is especially important for the 3gunner. A fast repeat habit is easier to develop because the trigger pulls the same each time. For those with a fast twitch trigger finger, split times drop. Faster times and accuracy are a winning combination.