M14 Forum


Gen 4 GLOCK trigger pull

This is a discussion on Gen 4 GLOCK trigger pull within the Handguns forums, part of the Gun Forum category; I bought a Gen 4 GLOCK 19 last December as a carry pistol, and while the 0-4-3 RSA is less problematic than the other ones ...


Go Back   M14 Forum > Gun Forum > Handguns

1Thanks
Reply
 
LinkBack Moderator Tools Display Modes

Old January 7th, 2012, 09:22 PM   #1
Grunt
 
7.62Spark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 102
Gen 4 GLOCK trigger pull

I bought a Gen 4 GLOCK 19 last December as a carry pistol, and while the 0-4-3 RSA is less problematic than the other ones I had, the trigger pull on this gun seems to be heavier than my Gen 3 GLOCK 17 in spite of both of them being rated at 5.5 pounds. I find this irritating, as I have owned the Gen 3 GLOCK 17 for over five years, so I am accustomed to that. Needless to say, I have become too accustomed to the lighter triggers on the other pistols I use (Gen 3 GLOCK 17, CZ-82, Polish TTC), and the heavier trigger pull on this Gen 4 GLOCK 19 is starting to annoy me, given that I am no longer used to it, so in spite of my best efforts, my shots are hitting a bit to the left due to being unaccustomed to this trigger pull.

Given that this Gen 4 G19 is a carry pistol, I am not looking for a much lighter trigger for target shooting (I would probably get a GLOCK 34 for such purposes), but it would be nice if I could get the trigger pull down to where it is on the Gen 3 GLOCK pistols. Is there a way to do this, preferably with GLOCK factory parts? I seriously have a difficult time believing that my Gen 4 GLOCK 19 is rated at 5.5 pounds when it clearly takes more force to break than my Gen 3 GLOCK 17 does.

I hope I am not coming off as whining about a triviality, but I find it odd that GLOCK would change the trigger pull on their line of pistols. Would it be worthwhile to do some sort of modification to get the trigger pull down to where the Gen 3 trigger pull is, or should I try to somehow get used to this heavier trigger?

7.62Spark is offline  
Remove Ads
Old January 8th, 2012, 11:13 PM   #2
Designated Marksman
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: mississippi
Posts: 623
I got used to my gen 4 22 pretty easily,but it was my first glock.I put a 3.5lb trigger in it and like it but its a little light for a carry pistol unless you have excellent trigger discipline IMHO.
The compitition trigger for glock is 4.5lbs and may can be gotten from glock for $20 or so?

jws1006 is offline  
Old January 9th, 2012, 12:22 AM   #3
Platoon Commander
 
heyjowee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: DFW
Posts: 449

heyjowee is offline  
Old January 9th, 2012, 07:37 AM   #4
Platoon Sergeant
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: az
Posts: 372
There is an "upgrade" out there for the Gen4 pistols. They replace the trigger bar and disconnector. It dropped the trigger pull in mine from nearly 8 pounds to just over 6, and took out alot of the grittyness and creep.

They have also upgradded the new recoil spring assembly.

So depending on how long yours has been out, it may need to have the upgrades done.

jasonj is offline  
Old January 10th, 2012, 06:40 AM   #5
Grunt
 
7.62Spark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by heyjowee View Post
I have heard of this "25 cent trigger job," so I will have to think about it.

Quote:
There is an "upgrade" out there for the Gen4 pistols. They replace the trigger bar and disconnector. It dropped the trigger pull in mine from nearly 8 pounds to just over 6, and took out alot of the grittyness and creep.

They have also upgradded the new recoil spring assembly.

So depending on how long yours has been out, it may need to have the upgrades done.
I will keep this in mind, as I purchased my Gen 4 GLOCK 19 in December of 2010, so it could perhaps need such an upgrade. This pistol came with one of the older 03 RSA's, and I am on my second replacement RSA (043). I will try to call them and ask about this.

I will have to try one of these options or perhaps do a lot of dry firing exercises so I can once again become accustomed to this trigger pull.

7.62Spark is offline  
Old January 10th, 2012, 08:35 PM   #6
Master Gunner
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: TN
Posts: 931
Best thing I did for my Gen 3 G19 was to replace the trigger bar with a 17/22/31 trigger bar.

Gave me the nice, smooth trigger that my G17 has. Maybe this would help you out?

Brownells carries the OEM trigger bars for less than $20.

ArmyCPT is offline  
Old January 11th, 2012, 08:33 AM   #7
Squad Leader
 
pjomalley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: blm il
Posts: 229
travis hailey is promoting some new kind of glock trigger?

pjomalley is offline  
Old January 11th, 2012, 08:44 AM   #8
Squad Leader
 
f1fanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 225
Quote:
Originally Posted by 7.62Spark View Post
I have heard of this "25 cent trigger job," so I will have to think about it.



I will keep this in mind, as I purchased my Gen 4 GLOCK 19 in December of 2010, so it could perhaps need such an upgrade. This pistol came with one of the older 03 RSA's, and I am on my second replacement RSA (043). I will try to call them and ask about this.

I will have to try one of these options or perhaps do a lot of dry firing exercises so I can once again become accustomed to this trigger pull.
I think this is where I would start. A polish in key areas is likely the best medicine for a Glock Trigger rather than replacing parts or even trying to take material off to make the pull lighter. Eliminating creep and grittiness can change a trigger entirely and I think more a kin to good gun maintenance rather than custom gun-smithing.

f1fanatic is offline  
Old January 11th, 2012, 08:24 PM   #9
Master Gunner
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: TN
Posts: 931
Quote:
Originally Posted by pjomalley View Post
travis hailey is promoting some new kind of glock trigger?
Called the "Skimmer." Supposed to feel like a tuned 1911 trigger with all OEM Glock parts...

Anything Travis comes up with will get at least a look from me, though.

Anyone going to SHOT?

ArmyCPT is offline  
Old January 12th, 2012, 12:09 AM   #10
Snappin In
 
amgvr4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: washington
Posts: 32
I did a polish job on mine it made a nice improvement. Best thing is it can be done for no money and is really hard to ruin anything doing it. My G19 supposedly has the 3.5lb connector but it is not marked as such and is only very slightly lighter than several other 5.5 connectors I have tried. The funny thing is it still feels silly long and almost double action like compared to the factory trigger on my 1911.

amgvr4 is offline  
Old January 13th, 2012, 12:19 AM   #11
Grunt
 
7.62Spark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 102
I explored my options a bit, and I noticed the Ghost Inc. 3.5 lb trigger connector at a gun shop/range I frequent. I have swapped the factory connector out with this one, and the trigger pull is definitely much smoother and more crisp. I will have to take this out to the range and try it out sometime this weekend.

As seen in the following video, the actual trigger pull still ends up at around 4.5 to 5 pounds using this trigger connector, so I do not think that it is too light (I definitely know this trigger takes more force to break than the 4 lb Tapco G2 triggers I have installed in my SAR-1 and converted Saiga 5.45 rifle):


7.62Spark is offline  
Old December 5th, 2014, 10:08 AM   #12
Grunt
 
wookieesniper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 102
All i did to my gen 4 glock 19 was buy some mothers metal polish (walmart auto section <4$). disassemble the innards so i can have the connector, trigger bar, firing pin/striker. hand polish those parts until shiny. reassemble. ive heard of people using a dremel and taking off too much metal. i used q tips until shine appears. slap it back together and it's slicker than snail snot. almost feels like a double stage trigger, which i love. reset is quick and the second stage breaks comfortably. i will not be installing the 3.5 lb connector since i see no need for it at this point.

wookieesniper is offline  
Old December 5th, 2014, 10:46 AM   #13
Fire Team Leader
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 203
Try a Gen3 G17 trigger bar in your Gen4 G19. I put Gen3 G17 trigger bars in the two Gen4 G19s I have, and it was an improvement in both guns. I didn't do it to lighten the trigger pull, more because I don't like the grooved trigger face on the stock trigger, but the improved trigger pull was a nice added benefit of making the switch.

Just swap the trigger bars, not the complete trigger housing unit.

plsmyk is offline  
Old December 5th, 2014, 10:54 AM   #14
Old Salt
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 1,117
You can polish everything and replace the connector, but nothing will really lighten the trigger pull like changing the striker spring. You can get Wolff striker springs from Brownells, easy to change out. I did on my gen 4 g19, without any reliability problems after thousands of rounds. Yes thousands, I have a Dillon 650.

m1476251 is offline  
Old December 5th, 2014, 11:00 AM   #15
Rifleman
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 53
I found that all my G17 needed was a OEM Glock 3.5lb connector. I think it's $7 on Brownells.

Thanks from hammonje
firebert is offline  
Reply

  M14 Forum > Gun Forum > Handguns



Search tags for this page
best trigger for glock 22 gen 4
,
best trigger for glock gen 4 17
,
can you put gen 3 parts in a gen 4 gun
,
factory trigger pull on glock 19 gen 4
,
gen 4 glock 21 disconector
,

glock 19 trigger pull

,
glock 30 gen4 trigger pull
,
glock 34 gen4 upgrade
,

glock 34 trigger pull

,

glock gen 4 trigger

,

glock gen 4 trigger pull

,
which glock 34 to get gen 3 or gen 4
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Moderator Tools
Display Modes


Similar M14 Forum Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trigger Adjustment and Stuff Ted Brown Ted Brown 11 May 12th, 2010 04:58 PM
Rough trigger take-up. art luppino Accuracy 8 February 25th, 2010 01:42 AM
Change in trigger pull.... glockshot The M14 28 January 15th, 2009 10:25 AM
changing trigger pull on an m14 mb3 The M14 8 August 6th, 2004 10:59 AM
Simplest & SAFEST way to lighten trigger Pull Hungry The M14 2 February 23rd, 2003 01:55 PM



Top Gun Sites Top Sites List