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Triggers in 9mm Glocks vs 40 Glocks

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by montgomery381, Apr 20, 2014.

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  1. montgomery381

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    Went shooting yesterday with a friend. He has a Glock 23 Gen 3. I have a Glock 19 Gen 4, 17 Gen 4 and a 27 Gen 4. I noticed that both my 27 and his 23 had much better triggers than my 17 and 19. The triggers on the 40's feel like a heavy single action trigger. While in the 9's the break is just not as crisp.

    My 17 has over 500 rounds through it. The 19 only has just over 100. The 27 has well over 500. His 23 is close to, if not over, 500.

    I'd like to know if anyone else notices this and if there is an explanation.
     
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  2. GLOOB

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    Do you have all stock parts? If so, it's probably just random luck. But you might want to make sure. Did you buy both the 9mm's new, or used?

    If the disconnectors were swapped for the 3.5 lb version, the pull will be lighter but longer and the break with not be as sudden/quick.
     
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    All the parts are stock and all the guns were bought new from the same store. I wish there was an explanation because I really like the pull on the 40's. As for the 3.5 connector, I really don't want to go lighter, just crisper.

    Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. TestPilot

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    There are differences regarding how good a trigger is among Glock pistols.

    However, this is not because of caliber difference. It is because of manufacturing inconsistencies.

    My experience with Glock is that the manufacturing tolerance of Glock trigger is wide, and even within same caliber model, one can feel quite good while another can feel like utter crap.

    It's like, one day I pick up and dry fire a Glock in a gun shop, and think "Wow, Glock really cleaned up their trigger." Then may be 6 months to a year down the road, I dry fire anther Glock, then think, "Nope. I guess not."

    That's one, of number of things, I detest about Glock. It's a hit or miss.

    The Glock 22 I was stuck with had a crappy trigger, which broke in nice and got better, after near 5000 rounds that is. But, I had a co-worker who had a Glock 27 with a pretty nice trigger out of the box.

    If you really want a Glock, I say only buy one you can dry fire first.
     
  5. fiftybmg

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    I have one, a Gen 3 20, and I'm glad to see from this post that the operation of the trigger is not something I'm imagining.

    The trigger feels like mush and the whole pistol handles like a sponge because of it.

    If the consensus is that all Glock triggers are not created equal, I'll definitely look into an aftermarket trigger.
     
  6. Captains1911

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    I recently picked up a G19 Gen4 and its trigger has noticeably more creep (movement after initial takeup before break) than both my G19 Gen3 and G23 Gen3. I'm thinking of trying a different connector in the Gen4 to achieve a similar feel to my Gen3s, I'm just not sure which one will best accomplish this.
     
  7. lefty60

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    I'm afraid that most if not all mass produced handguns suffer from inconsistent triggers.

    This is mostly a matter of +/- tolerances in batches of parts. The parts are then assembled into a complete gun. The assembled gun is then a pass/fail as to function.

    This then amounts to a hit or miss as to a nice trigger feel or a crappy one.

    Most of the time the triggers will "wear in" and be a "decent" feeling trigger.

    If you want your version of perfection you will need to "tune", polish, refit, or replace some parts.

    Right or wrong that is how it is. :D

    Of course if you spend enough money someone would be all too happy to provide a great trigger job.
     
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