Need help with Glock trigger job!

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    Need help with Glock trigger job!

    I'm thinking about installing a 3.5 pound trigger bar on my G19. The trigger break seems very heavy. Purchased my glock in 1993. Does anyone know how many pounds the stock trigger was in 1993?

    This will be my SD Gun. I polished the firing pin, trigger arm and trigger bar; it smoothed it out but the break seem way too heavy. Any thoughts if wisdom? The break on my G30 is much smoother.
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    Glocks come with a 5 lb and an 8 lb disconector. I would be careful about "Polishing" anything on a Glock trigger but that is just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tacman605 View Post
    Glocks come with a 5 lb and an 8 lb disconector. I would be careful about "Polishing" anything on a Glock trigger but that is just me.
    thanks for the input, why would it be bad to do a polish job on these?
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    it can the angles of the connector and can cause the gun to lock up. Glock have not changed the inner workings of the gun since it was first introduced so the connectors are all the same. It helps to change the trigger spring from a 5lb to a 6 lb when doing the connector and there is a competition trigger set up the brings the trigger to 2 lbs and cost about 250.00


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    A Glock trigger is not the type trigger that lends itself to polishing and filing, I know it can be done but to me it should not be done. The disconnects can be changed out for a lighter overall trigger weight if needed. This is why the folks that do Glock "Trigger Jobs" generally replace parts and don't polish the existing ones.

    You also can add a NY trigger which will give a revolver like smooth consistent trigger pull all the way through if that is your cup of tea.
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    I put a lone wolf 3.5 lb connector in mine (G19), it changes the angle. You can look it up on youtube. Not a big difference but it is reduced trigger pull. One of these days I will actually put a force gauge on it to see what the pull really is. I think Glock makes a 3.5 connector that does the same thing but they were hard to find and a lot more expensive than lone wolf. There is also a ghost connector that some people seem to really love that I believe does the same thing.

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    Polishing will not harm your glock if done right!!!!!!!! A little flitz polish on a q-tip and wipe clean with a soft cloth or ----------- flitz, a dremel tool and a cloth polishing disc worked great for me. I also have a 3.5 connector, and a 6lb trigger return spring.... It breaks like a glass rod
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    Thanks for all the information on this.

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    I installed a Ghost rocket trigger connector and spring kit. I love it. Big difference!
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    I have the ghost 3.5 on my G27. I didn't test the factory pull but last week I tested the ghost and found it to be 4.75lbs. It's nice and crisp now.

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    i like the Glock 3.5 pound connector used with the 8 pound NY-1 trigger spring. about 5-6 pound pull, with resistance through the entire trigger stroke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericb327 View Post
    I'm thinking about installing a 3.5 pound trigger bar on my G19. The trigger break seems very heavy. Purchased my glock in 1993. Does anyone know how many pounds the stock trigger was in 1993?

    This will be my SD Gun. I polished the firing pin, trigger arm and trigger bar; it smoothed it out but the break seem way too heavy. Any thoughts if wisdom? The break on my G30 is much smoother.
    Oddly enough, another thread I've missed until now.

    Glocks come with a 5 lb and an 8 lb disconector. I would be careful about "Polishing" anything on a Glock trigger but that is just me.
    Actually it's a 'connector' and the G34 and similar competition models come with the stock Glock **- connector which is the 3.5lb. Factory is 5.5lb connector, and the + connector is 8lb and optional but may be standard issue for LEO. Standard trigger spring is 5lb and you can get a NY#1 spring. I do know the combination of the 3.5lb connector and NY#1 trigger spring (olive) has a very nice feel. The NY#2 is a 12lb spring (orange) and again....mainly available for LE use only.
    Changing the trigger with trigger bar simply does nothing however I do replace all of my compacts and sub-compacts with a G17 smooth face trigger. Polishing on the trigger bar itself will not have much effect, but there is one area that might, and that's where the trigger bar pushes up on the firing pin safety plunger. You can also polish the top of the firing pin safety plunger as the trigger bar contacts this point.
    I cannot recommend a whole lot especially for a carry pistol at this point, and as a certified Glock armorer, I am sort of bound to uphold safety and integrity at the highest levels possible.
    Now....if you were building a serious competition Glock......................I've been down that road myself a few times and matter of fact still on it. Doing a G19 this time instead of my previous G17. I had a few aftermarket items in that old G17 that I might try again with this G19. I'll leave it at that for now.
    Anyway......you mentioned your G30 has a better trigger pull than your G19 as of now. Have you given any thought as to your finger placement on the trigger between the two? Even though the G30 is a sub compact, it has a thicker grip (I am assuming you're not talking one of the SF models). Leverage.
    As with most Glock pistols and Glock shooters, my basic recommendations are keep shooting it and this will automatically polish any places that might need to be polished and..........learn the take up and reset points of the stock trigger by feel and sound (eyes closed is good), before you contemplate changing anything or the need to do so.
    As far as the stock trigger pull of a 1993 Glock 19? I'm sure there are some hardcore Glock history buffs around on the internet. That's before my Glock time. I was still toting around a 1911A1 on the farm back in those days, and a Colt Trooper MKIII in the truck. Not to mention concealed carry in my state was two years down the road from that in 1995.
    If you really want to know the stock trigger pull of your 1993 G19 and become tired of research....let me know and I'll work on it from my end the best I know how. As far as archives and information, I'll leave you with a bit from 2006 that's pretty informative on the Glock trigger system. If you ever get the opportunity and some extra cash (ammo buying could wait until next month for this).................take the Glock armorer course.

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    Take a look at the Ghost, Inc. triggers. I have a 5# tactical Ghost on my G19 and my G26 and love it. It can be a bit tricky to install so you might want to have it done by the Ghost rep at a gun show (10 minute job). I think it makes a huge differance.
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    Look up the .25 trigger job. Pretty neat.

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    I'd really like to know how polishing with some simichrome and q-tip/cloth is gonna damage a glock's action. This just speeds up the process of smoothing that the metal on metal would naturally do over time. Do glock armorers replace connectors and strikers once they've been broken-in from heavy use?

    I understand getting crazy with a dremel may be a fast way to go to far with it

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