Glock trigger safety not fully extending


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Mr. Alloy
September 4, 2010, 05:35 PM
I have a brand new Glock 36 in nearly perfect working order. It's been to the range once, and I put 100 rounds through it with no malfunctions. The only problem is that the trigger safety lever is not extending all the way out. It sits just far enough forward that it blocks trigger movement, but just barely. It's also loose, so if I point the gun towards the ground and jiggle it around, the lever falls into the position it should be in, and falls back if I point it up.

I haven't taken it apart (beyond field-stripping it, which reveals nothing), because I don't really know how to. Any suggestions? Is it easy to remove the trigger assembly and get a better look?

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Full Metal Jacket
September 4, 2010, 05:39 PM
the trigger bar assembly is like $13 on midwayusa, and simple to replace. or you could have your local glock armorer order one for free from glock for you (they generally won't send parts to you unless you're a cert armorer-depends on who you get on the phone).

Mr. Alloy
September 4, 2010, 05:42 PM
So the whole trigger needs to be replaced?

Full Metal Jacket
September 4, 2010, 05:55 PM
yeah they don't sell the trigger & trigger bar seperately. it's cheap anyway.

pm me if you have in questions. you can search on youtube too, there's a bunch of walkthrough videos that show you how to do it. really simple.

rcmodel
September 4, 2010, 06:10 PM
I have a brand new Glock 36That would indicate a call to Glock would get you a call tag for free shipping, and a free factory repair under warrenty.

If it's brand new, they should be the ones to fix it on thier dime, not you.

rc

Full Metal Jacket
September 4, 2010, 06:14 PM
That would indicate a call to Glock would get you a call tag for free shipping, and a free factory repair under warrenty.

glock only pays return shipping back to you.


so, you'd rather pay to ship your gun to them for 1-2 months, when a local armorer can fix it for free under warranty (or cost you $13 if you do it yourself)? :confused:

gofastman
September 4, 2010, 06:19 PM
Sounds normal to me, as long as it still blocks trigger movement

rcmodel
September 4, 2010, 06:26 PM
Now that you mention it, it does sound normal for a gun always stored uncocked, "with the snapper snapped".

The safety bar has a self-contained plastic "spring", and if the gun is left uncocked all the time in storage, the plastic takes a set, and will not provide full tension on the blade when it is cocked.

Leave it cocked a few days and I bet the plastic "spring" creeps back to full power again.

As you mentioned it does still block the trigger, it's probably doing what it does.

rc

Mr. Alloy
September 4, 2010, 07:29 PM
Thanks for the recommendation. I'll give that a try. I have been keeping it uncocked, but it was like that when I got it. I wonder if it comes from the factory dry-fired.

So is it better for the springs to keep it cocked or uncocked, or does it matter? I've just been keeping it dry-fired so I know it's unloaded.

gofastman
September 4, 2010, 07:38 PM
^ doesn't matter, keeping it cocked will make the spring "set" but after that it wont change any more, cycling is what wears springs out, not constant tension. replace em every 3000 rounds or so for the ultimate reliability

Zerodefect
September 4, 2010, 08:39 PM
Ask Glock if they can ship out a new trigger bar that you can install yourself. Usually they are cool like that if your extra nice to the person on the other end. Or just buy a smooth trigger for $15.

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