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Any reason to get 12 lb. trigger for Glock?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by newbie4help, Apr 19, 2008.

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  1. newbie4help

    newbie4help Member

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    Other than cops/jurisdictions that require it? I'm new to handguns. Does this make it safer? Does it impair its use to any big degree? Harder to be accurate?

    http://www.glock.com/english/index_acc.htm

    Also how often do you need to change trigger springs, assuming around 200 rounds week of practice shooting?
     
  2. Chipperman

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    The 12# trigger is supposed to make it feel more like a revolver. Some people erroneously try to make it into a safety device.

    The safety is between your ears. If you should not be pulling the trigger, don't pull the trigger.

    Making a trigger pull heavier will not make up for poor handling and safety skills.
     
  3. Desertscout

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    Nope
     
  4. deercop

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    I use the NY1 (8 lbs) trigger spring combined with the "-" (3.5 lbs) connector, for a final weight of 6 lbs. There is resistance from the beginning of the trigger stroke, and it feels almost like a revolver (esp a Colt that "stacks"). I have this same set up in all my Glocks, by choice.

    Additionally, the trigger spring is supposedly the "weak link" in the Glock system, some supposedly have broken at 10K-20K rounds. The NY springs eliminate that concern, although frankly I wouldn't be too concerned with it anyway.
     
  5. Chipperman

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    If this is a gun you depend your life on, maybe change springs every 2 years. If not, replace springs when they break.
     
  6. 10-Ring

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    One of my shooting buddies has a G19 w/ the 8# trigger...I'm not a fan. I wouldn't put the 3.5# trigger on it either --- I've kept my G19 stock and it has been great!
     
  7. MCgunner

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    IMHO.....


    Yes and I'd try it and the 8 lb trigger if I went with a Glock, see which I liked best.


    No, not if you know how to shoot DA.


    Again, not if you know how to shoot DA, not combat accuracy. Oh, you wouldn't want it on a bullseye gun, but Glocks aren't big with the bulleye crowd anyway. I've seen PPC shooters do some amazing things with a DA revolver and I'm sure the Glock would be as smooth as most revolver actions considering all the trigger has to do is retract a striker and firing pin block, doesn't have to rotate a cylinder.
     
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    Because you really wished you'd got a S&W Sigma instead!

    I'd hit better throwing a block instead of shooting my Glock until I put in the 3.5lb connector -- I question if this setup is safe for carry though, but my Glocks are range guns only and among my least favorite at that.

    --wally.
     
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    To bulk up the muscles in your trigger finger?
     
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    I use the NY1 (8 lbs) trigger spring combined with the "-" (3.5 lbs) connector, for a final weight of 6 lbs.

    I have heard of this and intend to try it sometime.

    Back to the original question, no I see no reason for the 12# trigger other than an agency requiring it (bad idea). The agency I worked for mandated the 8# trigger. I grew accustomed to it and haven't changed mine since I retired. I have other Glocks with the std 5# and can't see how a 3.5# would make me shoot better. I know 4'-10", 85 lb agents that shoot great with an 8#. If you can't shoot with it you certainly need to develop your hand muscles rather than go to a lighter trigger.
     
  11. BlazingAngel01

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    I say don't by your 8 shot your crying.
    I just took mine out.
     
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    The 8 pound spring also gives a more "palpable" reset when shooting it. Better in feel and speed.
     
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