Best trigger in the Glock 36?

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    Best trigger in the Glock 36?

    So I have been shooting my G36 religiously, and practicing to be as good with it as I possibly can, as it is my EDC gun.
    I carry it in an Alien Gear IWB. I changed the factory Glock Bucket sight to a set of Ameriglo CAP sights, put the mag floorplates back to factory, [it came with the Pearce +1 finger rest on the 2 supplied mags] and have done nothing else.
    It's a 2001 G36, on the tupperwear it states a 5lb trigger.

    On my trip to the range this AM, I brought 150 rounds of ball 45 WWB, my Glock tool and a few trigger options:
    The installed Factory 5lb
    A 3.5lb Glock connector
    And the fixins' for a NY1.

    First I should state that there was/is absolutely NOTHING wrong with the 5lb installed. It is your typical predictable Glock trigger. I shoot it well as is.... [should just stop here] [but....]
    My G23 is set up with a 3.5lb Glock connector, as well as my G19. NEITHER of these guns have the characteristics of the G36 [45acp]

    ...so, off to the range this AM. After 50 rounds I took out the 5lb and installed the 3.5lb. While to me, it seemed a bit 'crisper' [is that possible with Glock....lol] it also seemed too light when double tapping, and I felt that I did not have the control I had with the 5lb.

    25 rounds later I swapped that for the NY1 setup. [green rocker] While this setup almost felt as if it had a 'stage' or set-up, it was a heavy but predictable trigger. It was ok, but not "WOW, I found a great set-up!!!!"

    So I am back with the 5lb'er, and I'll stay there, unless fellow DC forumites, you all can suggest better.
    I know it's never going to be a Revolver type trigger.
    I know it's never going to be a 1911 type trigger.

    Just looking to hear what you all use in the G36.
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    Your pistol right?? Shoot the trigger that you like afterall your the only one that matters . Now personal with only a connector change , nothing changes more than a 1/2lb down and 1lb up between the 3.5 and ny connector. There are other parts involed to get the 3.5lb trigger and ny 8 or 10 lber. I personaly thing the 3.5lb ghost connerctor leaves a bit of mushiness in the trigger . SO , You do it your way.

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    Agreed.....
    Just puttin' it out there for information.
    The NY1 setup I installed made it the 8lb.

    I'm fine with the 5lb. setup.

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    People spend far too much time on trigger issues and not enough time on shooting skills. There are people who can shoot a Glock with its factory trigger just as well as others can shoot a 1911 with its "breaks-like-glass" trigger. Why? Because they practice with them. Shoot what ya got and shoot it well.

    Personally, I always figured broken glass was a bad thing, at least when I was widdle.
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    The Glock 5.5 lb trigger works for me.
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    If you are going to carry it for Self Defense, don't even think about deviating from the factory trigger.

    Prosecutors Love to hear "modified firearm". I have modified many of my 'competition only' firearms, though.

    My only exception was to have a LE armorer replace a 'spur hammer' with a 'Factory bobbed hammer' (actually just a squared shape) for an off-duty snub nose.
    I've seen senior LEOs lose their jobs for having outside gunsmiths bob-hammers, cut-down-barrels, trigger jobs/kits, etc. They knew better.
    We heard 3-5x per week, "Don't Carry a Modified Firearm" (same for citizens).
    Most common in the 90s was the 3.5lb trigger in the Glocks, LEOs were canned on inspection, regularly. At least they weren't used in a shoot.
    My issued Glock was 5.5 lb. I tried one of the 3.5 lbs and didn't even like it.

    Nowdays, all my sidearms' moving parts are the way they came from the 'Factory'. (except for grips, lasers, sights, slings, finishes & lights)
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    People spend far too much time on trigger issues and not enough time on shooting skills. There are people who can shoot a Glock with its factory trigger just as well as others can shoot a 1911 with its "breaks-like-glass" trigger. Why? Because they practice with them. Shoot what ya got and shoot it well.

    Personally, I always figured broken glass was a bad thing, at least when I was widdle.
    plus one. the glock trigger is hard to beat.
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    One time several years ago we arrived at our weekly indoor range match 45 minutes drive from our house. These were IDPA style shoot on the move matches. When it was time to "suit up" I discovered that my range bag had plenty of my 9mm ammo but no gun. So I wound up shooting hubby's 45 which I had never shot before. My comment afterwards was, "Wow - what a gun! It practically shoots itself!"

    A couple years later I found out that hubby changes all his triggers to 3.5 lb. He likes them that way. Personally I do NOT want to carry a gun that practically shoots itself. I prefer the slight additional safety factor of the factory trigger.

    P.S. Yes, now I triple check my range bag before leaving the house.
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    I put 150 rounds through my new G36 today at the range. Honestly......I didn't do as well as I would have hoped on target. I'm thinking changing the sights first. The trigger I am used to for being a Glock guy over time no problem. Not sure if a 3.5lb connector would even give a hint of help here.....but I'm willing to try it. Odd sort of deal. I figured since I've been used to the sub-compacts for a long time, the sight picture with the factory sights would be close to the same. I'm in a new ballgame here on this new G36 for some reason.

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    AM I the only person on this Forum who does not own a Glock?

    Nothing personal............... just have not had a reason to buy one yet............. When a Glock makes more sense from what I have, I'll buy one............... just sayin.
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    Didn't buy my 30sf to punch paper....I have Colt Series 70's for that....bought this Glock for it's fire power, that simple, should I ever need it....the 5lb.'er is OK for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANGLICO View Post
    AM I the only person on this Forum who does not own a Glock? Nothing personal............... just have not had a reason to buy one yet............. When a Glock makes more sense from what I have, I'll buy one............... just sayin.
    I know one guy who actually tried shooting Glocks and really didn't like them. That's unusual, but OK: More for the rest of us!
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    while i have no problems with the stock Glock set-up, my preference in a Glock intended for SD is for the NY-1 WITH the Glock 3.5 pound connector. this gives me a trigger pull in the 5-6 pound range with fairly consistent resistance through the entire length of pull, in contrast to the stock trigger's 'light, then stack' sensation.

    it also eliminates what i consider the most break-prone part in a Glock: the trigger return spring. i had one break on me during a GSSF match (one end hook broke off). i was able to finish the stage by flicking the trigger forward with my trigger finger after each shot, but my time suffered. after the stage, the on-site armorer replaced the spring.

    note 1: i don't like the Ghost 3 pound connector. i installed a couple for folks who had problems with it.

    note 2: i believe i first got the idea of pairing the NY-1 with the 3.5 pound connector from a Mas Ayoob article.



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    Heck, I think you should be proud of yourself. You said up in front of everyone, how you dont have the finest pistol in the world, and how thats just fine by you.

    Give yourself some credit...that took real gumption!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANGLICO View Post
    AM I the only person on this Forum who does not own a Glock?

    Nothing personal............... just have not had a reason to buy one yet............. When a Glock makes more sense from what I have, I'll buy one............... just sayin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patri0t View Post
    If you are going to carry it for Self Defense, don't even think about deviating from the factory trigger.

    Prosecutors Love to hear "modified firearm". I have modified many of my 'competition only' firearms, though.

    My only exception was to have a LE armorer replace a 'spur hammer' with a 'Factory bobbed hammer' (actually just a squared shape) for an off-duty snub nose.
    I've seen senior LEOs lose their jobs for having outside gunsmiths bob-hammers, cut-down-barrels, trigger jobs/kits, etc. They knew better.
    We heard 3-5x per week, "Don't Carry a Modified Firearm" (same for citizens).
    Most common in the 90s was the 3.5lb trigger in the Glocks, LEOs were canned on inspection, regularly. At least they weren't used in a shoot.
    My issued Glock was 5.5 lb. I tried one of the 3.5 lbs and didn't even like it.

    Nowdays, all my sidearms' moving parts are the way they came from the 'Factory'. (except for grips, lasers, sights, slings, finishes & lights)
    Show me some case law to validate your claim or stop with the fear mongering. Your personal opinion is fine but don't make statements of prosecutors love this or lawyers love that without some hard standing proof


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