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Glock trigger pinch: is there a common fix?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 1KPerDay, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    I have a few glocks but don't shoot them a LOT because I prefer my SIG and 1911s, mostly for ergonomic reasons. Recently I've been shooting my G23C with a new storm lake .40 barrel (not ported) and I discovered that the rearmost bump under the trigger guard was bugging me after a few magazines. So I sanded it down and it looks pretty good actually. And it seems to have alleviated the problem.

    However, I'm getting my trigger finger pinched between the bottom of the trigger and the inside of the guard. I have the smooth trigger installed which fixed one issue but this is a new one. I've only noticed it shooting full-power factory loads through the non ported barrel. Any fixes recommended?

    also a couple of times the slide locked back mid-mag. I tried to really concentrate on where I was putting my thumbs to make sure it wasn't being bumped. can recoil cause the slide stop to move up and lock? I have the Glock "extended" one (with the tiny little shelf) installed right now.
  2. Telekinesis

    Telekinesis Well-Known Member

    I used to have the problem of trigger pinch/bite with my G17, but realized that every single time it happened, I was sticking too much of my finger through the trigger guard and getting a tad bit of my finger on the other side of the trigger. I just started focusing more on using the pad of my finger as opposed to a bit closer to the joint and it fixed the problem.

    I've never had my gun lock back mid mag though. I would assume its your thumb bumping the slide release, but if you're sure its not that, I don't know what else it could be. I don't think it would be recoil though.
  3. Blackstone

    Blackstone Well-Known Member

    If you're squeezing the trigger "properly" as in with the pad of the fingertip, you shouldn't be getting pinched by the trigger
  4. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    Use less finger on the trigger; float your thumb
  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    The pointy end on the trigger safety lever wears me a new one due to trigger slap.

    Maybe that's what it is doing to you?

  6. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    Good point...almost forgot about that
  7. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    Perhaps. I'm just using the first pad of my finger on the trigger. Any tips on reducing trigger slap or whatever? It's uncomfortable.
  8. GLOOB

    GLOOB Well-Known Member

    You can take a convex file and very lightly sand down the trigger doohicky so it doesn't stick out as much. Oh, and I'd for sure ditch the extended release. If you can learn how to shoot with the extended release without jamming the gun, you can surely learn how to use the standard release. And if you screw up, I think it's better you need to take a second swipe at releasing the slide, rather than aiming and pulling the trigger and realizing the slide is locked back.
  9. ku4hx

    ku4hx Well-Known Member

    I just recently replaced the trigger assemblies on my wife's G26 and my G27 with smooth faced triggers for the full size models. Our only problem was the grooved triggers tended to make the fingertip sore during extended shooting.

    Never had any pinching going on but groove induced soreness is no more.
  10. 45_auto

    45_auto Well-Known Member

    I also had a problem with trigger slap (like rcmodel) on my G22's and G23's. MAde them aggravating to shoot. Got rid of it by going to G17's, G19's, and G21's.

    The .40 Glocks were the only ones where I've ever noticed the problem.
  11. NG VI

    NG VI Well-Known Member

    Did it to me too, so I used a half round file and fixed it. Also put a smooth trigger in first, gotta say it would be nice if Glock did that at the factory, the way they swap out the 'target' sights they import with.
  12. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    Very true. Plus I only use the slide stop to lock the slide back manually; I always slingshot the slide after reloading/malfunction clearance/whatever. I'll put the original back in. If I can find it. :D
  13. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

    LJ-MosinFreak-Buck Well-Known Member

    I don't really notice trigger slap because I let my finger ride the trigger on the reset. Only thing that bothers me is a large amount of rounds fired against the trigger's safety. Constantly pressing that safety into the trigger when firing is what really bothers me.
  14. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

  15. Blackstone

    Blackstone Well-Known Member

    I assume he means he's just letting the trigger go back to reset with his finger still on it. It's not that hard to do, once you know where the trigger reset point is, you can just let your finger back to that point, as opposed to "withdrawing" it completely and hence slapping the trigger.
  16. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    Ah... yeah, that's how I shoot (ride the reset or whatever). Still getting glock trigger bite or pinch or whatever.
  17. NG VI

    NG VI Well-Known Member

    I do the same thing as LJ, and the trigger bar bothered me until I removed a little material from the center of the bar. I made it match the contour of the trigger proper, and that completely resolved my complaints.
  18. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

    LJ-MosinFreak-Buck Well-Known Member

    AngryHan and NG VI have it right. As soon as the trigger releases the sear, the Glock will fire, slide comes back, and as it begins to load a new round, if I relax my finger, the pistol will reset the trigger itself and my finger just goes along for the ride. Dry-fire your Glock, you'll see what I mean.

    Once the sear releases, the trigger stays back. Now slowly rack the slide, and ride it forward. Watch the trigger, the trigger resets as the slide goes back into battery. This is where I'm riding the trigger.
  19. Cowboybootnut

    Cowboybootnut Well-Known Member

    I use a shooting glove, especially when I shoot my Glocks. I used to get a small blister.
  20. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

    LJ-MosinFreak-Buck Well-Known Member

    If you're still getting pinched its probably too low on the trigger. I'll try to post a pic of it here in a while and show you how I position my hands on the firearm. I've never had a problem with Glocks, other than the soreness on the finger after a few mags from the trigger bar.

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