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Glock trigger hurts me finger! What can I do?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Weedy, Feb 16, 2012.

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  1. Weedy

    Weedy Member

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    I just got myself a new Glock 19 Gen 4 a couple weeks ago. I love it! Today I went to the range and put 200 rounds through it (put 200 through it last week too), and my trigger finger is still a little numb/tingly, I think from the trigger safety digging into it. Is there anything you guys do to help with this problem? I don't want to sand the safety down or anything like that until I hear from you guys. I guess if I go shoot it enough I can build up a callous on the tip of my finger, like a guitar player. That would probably be my favorite option, if I could afford that much ammo.

    Its not enough to keep me from shooting or liking the gun, just a little annoyance.
     
  2. trex1310

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    Try a Band-Aid.
     
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    +1

    Trigger slap is trying to wear a hole in your finger-tip.

    I use a Bandaid or shooting glove when high round count is in the cards.

    Just more Glock Perfection you didn't know you got for free with one did you!

    rc
     
  4. RM

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    Don't take this as Gospel, but I have heard you can dremel the safety until it sits flush with the face of the trigger when it is depressed.
     
  5. Weedy

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    I thought about the Dremel thing, but I'm afraid of taking off too much material so the safety won't depress far enough. I guess if youre careful.

    I will probably try the Band Aid idea though.
     
  6. NOLAEMT

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    Option A: Sell glock and buy a 1911.:evil:

    Option B (the real option): Go to a store that sells golf stuff (dicks sporting goods sells a bunch) , and buy a golf glove for your shooting hand. It will only cost a couple bucks, and will protect your hand without being too thick and bulky.
     
  7. Tomcat47

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    Yep!

    Beretta
    Browning
    Ruger
    Springfield
    Colt
    S&W
    Taurus........

    Just to name a few! :D

    And if you really want to cure band aid finger:

    Ed Brown
    Les Baer
    Wilson Combat
    Kimber
    Colt Custom
     
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  9. Weedy

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    I can't deny that a nice 1911 is on my "list!"

    But this G19 just shoots awesome for me, I've never been that great of a shot with a handgun but I've been doing very well with it, much better than with the Kahr I had before it. The Kahr had a very nice smooth trigger though that didn't dig into ma fanger.
     
  10. Weedy

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    Fulcrum trigger looks nice...
     
  11. NG VI

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    no need for a dremel, just use a half-round file and go easy on it, make it match the contour of the trigger face better, you can check as you go, and while you file, have the trigger depressed, so you can't file too much.

    It's easy, fast, and a major improvement. Get a smooth faced trigger from the 17/22 frame sizes while you're at it, that's another big improvement over the serrated trigger.
     
  12. snakeman

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    Ahh why don't you just replace your finger. Just kidding, I use the band aid trick when my guitar fingers start to bleed so that should work.
     
  13. 351 WINCHESTER

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    I'm no doctor, but numb/tingly just doesn't sound normal to me. I have shot hard kicking magnums that made my hand/wrist hurt, but never numb/tingly.
     
  14. Weedy

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    Me too, but I never fired 200 rounds through a .454 with a sharp trigger face. I'm pretty sure its ok, just seems like that trigger safety digs in to the tip of your finger.
     
  15. 1KPerDay

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    Switch to the smooth trigger if you haven't

    sand down the very center of the safety lever just so it's flush with the trigger if it isn't

    get a 1911


    ;)
     
  16. jerkface11

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    It's trigger slap. Not something you find in revolvers.
     
  17. jfrey

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    You can very slowly, carefully, at low speed Dremel the face of the safety down to match the face of the trigger and your problem will be solved. As long as you don't go past "flush" it will operate as intended. I suggest just short of being flush, just to be sure.
     
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    I agree with 1kperday, switch to a smooth trigger.The G17 trigger is smooth and will fit in the 19.I sometimes shoot 350 rounds with my G17 and never had a problem.The G19 gets uncomfortable after 200 or 250 rounds with the stock trigger.Or the golf glove works too.
     
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    I had the same problem with my Glock triggers. Here is how I fixed it:

    Get a sheet of 240 grit Silicon Carbide wet/dry abrasive paper. It is black in color and stores that sell auto body supplies have it. You might be able to get it at a local hardware store as well.

    Cut a strip about 4" long and 1/4" wide.

    Take the slide off your gun and gently clamp the frame in a vise so it is pointing up at about 45* towards you. Pull the abrasive paper back and forth across the face of the trigger like you are polishing a shoe the old fashioned way. Work your way up and down the trigger face. Use enough pressure to keep the safety depressed.

    You will have to wedge something behind the trigger to keep it forward. I use a wad of paper towel.

    Stop every few strokes and push the safety into the trigger until you get it flush for its entire length. When you have done this you will notice the very bottom end of the safety will have a "corner" on it. I find rounding the corner also helps the trigger feel.

    Note: the reason I specified the carbide paper is it is very sharp and cuts the frame material cleanly. Also, the wet/dry backing paper is stronger than regular abrasive paper.

    I have done at least a dozen triggers this way without any problems.
     
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    Shooting glove works for me. I put mine on when I practice.
     
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  21. Lonestar49

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    Cold Temps there.. ?

    ...

    Unfortunately, this is one of the drawbacks, if you will, of polymer frames and polymer triggers in "cold temps".. My Polymer Beretta Px4 40/G can, in cold times/temps talk a bit thru the trigger until it warms up one way or another, so -

    Until the gun itself warms up via X-amount of shots or the ambient temp gets warm enough for the "polymer to become flexible" it is all a non-flexing, brittle-like frame that can and does transfers each cycling action/shot down thru the plastic trigger/s into one's trigger finger..

    Cold temps, band-aid or thin shooting glove will stop the pain, feeling, until however means, the gun's polymer frame warms up enough to flex and diminishes the energy you're feeling on bare skin/finger thru the frame and not down thru the plastic trigger/s

    Other than that, what the above poster with same problem did by wet sanding the safety trigger or gloves is your only answer until it warms up come this spring..

    OMMV


    Ls
     
  22. GLOOB

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    Don't grind down your trigger safety, yet. That might not be the problem. Try a G17 trigger. They're smoothface. The G19 and G26 have a dumb serrated trigger, because they need the extra BATF import point to offset their compact size. A replacement G17 trigger assembly will drop right in.

    Also, in case you have a problem where you have short fingers, and the safety doesn't depress easily, you can fix that. Shave the sharp edges off the back of the flipper (hold it forward and use a new razor blade). It'll depress smoothly, even when your pull is slightly off axis. This won't compromise your ability to actuate it or its ability to prevent a drop ND.
     
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  23. Weedy

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    Lots of good ideas as usual thanks everyone!
     
  24. GLOOB

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    And if you replace your trigger assembly, you don't have to waste the original one, either. If you drill a tiny hole under the trigger pin (not the trigger safety pin), you can push it out. When your trigger bar sear/disconnector interface finally wears out, you can swap the smoothface trigger onto your original one. Not that that ever happens, though. :) It seems like it just gets smoother and smoother, barring a bad 25 cent trigger job. But at least you have some spare parts.
     
  25. leadcounsel

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    The OP can't be serious!!! I'm not trying to be offensive, but how about toughening up a little bit... In the grand world of pain and injuries, a trigger finger ouchy ranks right up there with plucking a wild nose hair.
     
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