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    Glock trigger

    Someone told me about a 25 cent trigger job on my 21. Has anyone polished the trigger components of your Glock and if so please tell me your thoughts. How difficult, was it worth it? Thanks

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    Never thought mine needed a job; I keep it well employed.
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    Why are you wanting to polish the trigger components? Just curious...

    I think most trigger issues on a Glock can be solved with training..JMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by First Sgt View Post
    Why are you wanting to polish the trigger components? Just curious...

    I think most trigger issues on a Glock can be solved with training..JMO
    500 or so rounds through a training class is all the rigger job I've ever seen needed on a Glock.

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    Re: Glock trigger

    I'm guilty of polishing contact points on my glock triggers...usually more out of boredom than necessity though. Shooting them a lot helps too, although I've admittedly never had one that was terrible out of the box.

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    John Hodoway, firearms trainer and shooter on the NightHawk Custom team, says it is a bad move. Sure, it can help, but if you take too much material off, you might end up with a Glock 18 (full auto), which can get you into serious trouble. Plus, you will have to pay a lot more than 25 cents for replacement parts if you screw it up.

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    ok. I was going to put the 3.5 lb connecter but the glock armorer told me he quit putting those in his and started polishing. I want a smoother pull for competition matches. I have shot the gun plenty so thats not an issue. Thanks for the opinions but I was really wanting to hear what people thought about the results.

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    I like my Glock triggers stock and out of the box...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlbrown75 View Post
    ok. I was going to put the 3.5 lb connecter but the glock armorer told me he quit putting those in his and started polishing. I want a smoother pull for competition matches. I have shot the gun plenty so thats not an issue. Thanks for the opinions but I was really wanting to hear what people thought about the results.
    I'm a Glock armorer, and I go with 3.5 connectors and leave the rest of it factory.
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    FWIW, I have the 3.5 connector/NY-1 combo in mine, plus I have shot the heck out of them.

    They are smooth and will shoot tight groups when needed.

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    agree with Retsupt99. Glock Perfection means never having to touch a thing on the gun to make it work like a champ.
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    I would leave it stock. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the 5lb. factory trigger pull on a Glock. There are people who say they need it for competition, bull****. The secret is to practice trigger control and this applies to every weapon you fire. Everyone knows that trigger control is one of the most important aspects to the accurate firing of a weapon. Practice squeezing the trigger even though your hand might be shaking. There is nothing worse than getting sight acquisition and jerking a trigger pull to take advantage of that particular nano second of time. You will most probably miss.

    I guess at my age I have learned that if it isn't broke don't fix it. And IMHO the stock trigger pull on a Glock is not broken so......
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    My glock is the best trigger I have ever shot/had out the box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlbrown75 View Post
    ok. I was going to put the 3.5 lb connecter but the glock armorer told me he quit putting those in his and started polishing. I want a smoother pull for competition matches. I have shot the gun plenty so thats not an issue. Thanks for the opinions but I was really wanting to hear what people thought about the results.
    The "smoother pull" comes with muscle memory training of your trigger finger, not by having a trigger job done. If you want a "lighter" pull, different story. If you have "shot the gun plenty", then my question to you is "Have you learned and practiced "reset" of the Glock trigger?"...Sometimes you put yourself in a "mind game" simply because you've heard others talking about this, that, and the other, and how much it has helped them. My opinion, work on trigger control and reset, and your "smoother pull" will develop. JMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlbrown75 View Post
    ok. I was going to put the 3.5 lb connecter but the glock armorer told me he quit putting those in his and started polishing. I want a smoother pull for competition matches. I have shot the gun plenty so thats not an issue. Thanks for the opinions but I was really wanting to hear what people thought about the results.
    I bought a Glock 34 Gen4 a few months ago, to use for IDPA. I've been very happy with it.

    But the trigger was rough, to say the least. I started with a meticulous "25 cent trigger polish". There's about a million links and videos showing how to do this. I never did find a completely thorough video or web site that show ALL of the spots that needed polishing/deburring, but if you start watching some of the videos, you quickly get the idea. Once you get familiar with the trigger parts, then you can start doing some careful polishing. This alone will smooth things up. But on mine, there was some deburring that also had to be done. It goes without saying - the trick is to make the internal parts work against each other with less friction - WITHOUT changing the measured relationships between the parts. In other words, don't remove too much material or you may have serious problems!

    A Dremel tool (or similar) and small polishing wheel with some buffing compound are necessary items for the polishing. Be careful not to let the polishing wheel grab the part, as it can throw the part into your face, or bend the part. I use 1500 grit wet/dry sandpaper (on a popsicle stick) for deburring.

    I eventually installed a 3.5 lb trigger kit, using great care, and now my trigger is smoooooth and sweet. Really a pleasure to shoot. But I would NOT use this 3.5 lb combo for a carry gun.

    There are some caveats here. If you install 3.5 lb trigger kit, and have internal trigger parts with rough edges that are sticking or binding, then unsafe operating conditions may ensue.

    JMHO, of course. Make all mods at own risk.

    NOTE: I've been 'polishing/buffing/deburring' gun parts for about 40 years, but am NOT a qualified gunsmith, so I keep all my 'gunsmithing' work to the very basic level.

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