That terrible Glock trigger...

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  1. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator Staff Member

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    I've owned and shot many Glocks and currently own Gen 2 G19 and G22, as well as Gen 3 G34 and G30. The distinguishing feature of the Gen3 was the "wall" just before the trigger break...well, that and the lack of positive purchase for the extractor. I found that that wall causes new shooters to pause and than jerk the trigger.

    I consider the Gen2 trigger the best stock Glock trigger until you get to the Gen5

    I have a Colt Python, S&W M-642, M-686, and M-625 which have never been shot in SA. The Python and 642 have been carried as my duty and BUG. The 686 and 625 have been Action Pistol competition guns. None of these have triggers which are as distracting as the wall on the Glock Gen3 pistols
     
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    I take that to mean that you, like so many millions, have never experienced a good trigger and wouldn't know what to do with it if you did. But hey, how hard is it to hit an IPSC torso at three yards, amiright?

    But otherwise, thanks for the post. It was super helpful. :rofl:
     
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  3. P89DCSS

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    I don't allow a trigger to distract me. If a shooter can handle a DA revolver trigger then a 6lb Glock trigger is no big deal. I have Ruger revolvers of all types. My first pistol was a p89dc. For HD/SD it's minute of man, not moa. I have timney/trigger tech 2lb triggers on my 700s. They're only loaded when pointed down range. My Glocks/Rugers/Sig pistols are 100% oem. They shoot good and the pull weight is completely undetectable when doing HD/SD drills.
     
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    About a year ago I decided to give a striker gun a good honest try.I had snobbishly said on many occasions that striker fired pistols with their mushy,creepy triggers just weren't for me.I had some decent 1911's and a few revolvers and a SA-DA Performance Center S&W Shorty Forty that was my EDC gun.
    On one of my weekly trips to the LGS the store manager told me about the great deal they were running on Sig P320 Compacts that they had too many of and I bought one.I took it home,cleaned it and took it out to the range.I had that trigger on my mind,and I was working hard to keep my mind open and give it a fair trial.I concentrated on keeping the sights on target through the trigger pull and I started seeing good things happen.One of the best things to happen was that I wasn't punching the trigger when the sight picture was perfect.Instead,I was just squeezing through the trigger without being so picky about what the sights looked like.After a magazine or two,I was actually shooting that P320 45 better than I was shooting my 1911.It was an evening that was a real eye opener to say the least.
    My shooting got better because my trigger control got better.Hard to believe,but a pistol that had a trigger that I knew I couldn't shoot had opened my eyes to a major problem in my shooting technique.It was just a matter of getting back to basics and learning how to keep the trigger,no matter what kind,from upsetting the sight picture before the shot.I recently bought my fourth striker fired pistol,and shooting them now is improving my shooting with the lighter,crisper single action triggers.I know there's a difference between the Glock trigger and the Sig,but not that much when compared to a single action trigger.Had I not been willing to give something different a chance,I well could have missed out on a valuable lesson that really improved my shooting game a lot.
     
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    I didn’t and probably won’t read the whole thread. That said, I’ve heard good things about the Timney trigger.
     
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    Glocks dont want your trigger happy little fingers.
     
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  7. 9mmepiphany

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    The SIG 320 trigger is more than a little different than a Glock trigger. It is even better if you add parts from Grayguns and/or Apex Tactical. My 320 trigger isn't quite a close to a 1911 trigger as my S&W M&P9 ( with Apex goodies)...but we're talking aboutt Glock triggers here, which is a completely different animal
     
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    I have sig p320s and glocks. If millions can handle them S&W fan bois can catch up. And again, modifications to SD/HD guns is a fool's errand.
     
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    Took me a minute, lol
     
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    Wise man. We have arrived at the point where people who think the P89 is a good gun are giving advice.
     
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    I felt good about my p89 as my first handgun for defending my family back in 1991. My trigger finger was up to it. Good luck with your adapting, I hope your trigger finger is up to it!
     
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  12. 9mmepiphany

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    That is an often repeated opinion and paints with a wide brush... but it doesn't make it true.

    It is as valid as "All Glock shot high" or "A 1911 has to be loose to be reliable"

    Education, experience, and training give lie to the truth of all three
     
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    We had a good run, anyway. I look forward to looking back on this thread fondly.
     
  14. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator Staff Member

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    This might be a good time to close this one...until next time
     
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