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Reducing Glock Trigger Pull

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Fabi75, Feb 24, 2007.

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  1. Fabi75

    Fabi75 Member

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    I have a Glock 17 and I would like to reduce trigger pull.

    Which of the following products are recommendable in what combination in order to achieve that goal?

    Wolff Trigger Spring Glock Factory
    Wolff Conventional Recoil Spring (what power? I can choose from 12lb to 24lb)
    Wolff Reduced Power Striker Springs Glock 4 lb

    Thanks,

    Fabian
     
  2. 10-Ring

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    I tried going w/ a reduced trigger set up on my G19 & instead of improving the pull, it ended up feeling mushy :barf: IMO, stay stock! ;) and spend the $$ on ammo & trigger time :D
     
  3. wrc

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    Plenty of good ways.

    The Glocks I have owned (17, 21, 19) all feel like they "stack" at the end of the pull from the factory. They break clean, but there's some squishiness and tension that distract my attempts to keep good control.

    A 3.5 lb connector from Scherer and an 8 lb Glock "NY" spring smooth out the feel of the pull, but keep it at the same 4-6 lb of pull.

    The Scherer connector and the stock spring make it smoother and lighter, with just a little bit of squishiness before it breaks.

    Polishing bearing surfaces helps the takeup smoothness a lot. See the video "Making Glocks Rock" for easy and safe ways to do this. Glock parts are effectively case-hardened, so you want to make sure you do not remove material.

    There's no lack of of opinions and advice regarding how you should set up the trigger for a carry gun vs. a "competition" gun.
     
  4. dojpros1998

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    1. Make sure you have quality lubrication and the proper contact point re the trigger assembly.
    2. dry fire and/or shoot the weapon a few thousand times and the trigger will lighten right up... seriously.
     
  5. wrc

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    Ditto to dojpros1998

    Oh, yeah.

    Changing the trigger is for when you've given the metal-on-metal break-in process enough cycles to settle down. It also helps to break the pistol down and clean the grit out of *everything* once and a while. On a Glock, crud doesn't keep it from working, it just makes it feel "squishier".

    Don't be afraid to punch out the pins and blow/soak all the grit and dust out. Glocks are tough, and the occasional scratch or gouge isn't going to hurt 'em.
     
  6. Ken Rainey

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    Fabi75, none of the springs you refer to is needed. Do what wrc said to achieve your goal...a 3.5 lb connector and/(or not) a NY1 trigger spring. I've noticed on some of my Glocks that just a little polishing of the contact points, just enough to smooth them, did all that was needed - might try that first. Check out the GlockTalk (.com) forums for a lot of info.
     
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  7. AK103K

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    This is the step in the right direction. Think along the lines of first driving a '57 Power wagon without power steering when all you have ever driven are Toyota's or Suburbans. After a few months, its not all that different, and your WAY ahead of the 'tuners'. :)
     
  8. BADUNAME13

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    Learn to 'set' the trigger.

    I took my .22 conversion, a couple bricks of .22's and 2 boxes of 9mm to the range.

    Hours later I know how to use the set trigger in a Glock.
     
  9. Waywatcher

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    I switched to a 3.5 connector with a NY1 trigger spring and never looked back.

    Its more durable, more consistent, and there's a lot less 'stacking' at the end. It also gets rid of the staged feel of the trigger and ends up feeeling much more like a short-pull DAO.
     
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    You must have a really bad 1911. :p

    I tried the 3.5lb conector both ways, but the crisp reset and consistent pull of the NY1 Spring took the cake.
     
  12. thales

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    You can get a drop-in kit from triggerkit.com that will reduce the pull weight to 4 pounds or less; they claim 2 pounds. It will improve the feel somewhat, but it will still probably be a long way from perfect. This is considered a "range only" modification; not for carry.


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  13. SNEAKS

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    I went with the trigger kit and connector that pistolgear.com offers in my G17 and it has a great feel to it. I would highly recommend it.
     
  14. CountGlockula

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    What he said.
     
  15. Edmond

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    Hmm, I have the 3.5# connector but stock spring. I might have to swap that out for the NY1 spring and see what it does. My G30 is well broken in, it probably has 4-5 thousand rounds through her. It's surprised everyone who has shot it with it's smoothness.

    Does the NY1 spring reduce the pull or does it keep the pull weight the same and smooth it out?
     
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