I did a polish job on my new G-17 and I can't tell a bit of difference...

I did a polish job on my new G-17 and I can't tell a bit of difference...

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    I did a polish job on my new G-17 and I can't tell a bit of difference...

    I polished anything that wipes, swipes, rotates, slides, releases, and probably some more. I even polished the slot in the slide that the striker sear rides in and the sides of the striker that would slide against the groove.

    All contact surfaces were polished to a bright, mirror finish with 1500 grip emory cloth. Didn't remove or shape metal; just polished.

    When I put it back together, and pulled the trigger for the first time, my first thought was, "Wow, that's worse that before I did anything." The trigger probably was a little smoother; I guess I may have expected too much.

    I had the thought to polish the striker since it moves rearward when the trigger is pulled and if the striker drags against the striker spring, it would cause resistance.

    I wasn't looking to lighten the trigger - just make it good and smooth. I feels like all I accomplished was to make it good and the same.

    Your thoughts?


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    The .25 trigger job does basically squat

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    I don't polish anything since my skill as a gunsmith does not exist. I bust caps and let things work itself out. My advice, keep it clean, shoot it, clean it and shoot it again..
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    Get a 22 kit shoot it a ton = nice smooth trigger pull

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White
    The .25 trigger job does basically squat
    That does seem to be the case.

    I posted this a GT also and a guy said about the same thing. I presume that the .25 trigger job got its rep on some triggers that were abnormally rough and I guess it would help.

    My conclusion: you don't need to do anything to the trigger unless it's really bad and I've never seen a really bad Glock trigger.

    Thanks guys!

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    Can also get a 4# connector or 3.5 to lighten it up some

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    What really needs to be polished on a Glock?

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    Where the trigger and the connector touch and where the cruciform touches also

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    Bud is "cruciform" a medical term?

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    Nope glock calls it that too its basically the little cross that is at the back of the trigger bar

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    Sorry don't have a better pic but its this part circled here


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    Apart from disconnect change to lighter - I have had other guys with Glocks say basically - leave em alone, don't clean 'em too much - and shoot the livin' snot outa them
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    Mine seem to have been pretty cool right out of the box.
    The triggers were good for what they were...DAO triggers.
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    I have seen a really smooth Glock trigger, and an XD too for that matter, but in both cases the trigger pressure had been reduced. It makes sense that a lighter trigger would be a smoother trigger also since frictional forces are reduced.

    But so far, I haven't seen a noticeably smoother trigger at the same pull weight.

    However, in the 2006 issue of Glock Autopistols an article tells that Dave Sevigny does polish his stock 3.5# connector and trigger parts. I wonder if he knows something?

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