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Old January 7th, 2012, 08:22 PM   #1
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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?

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Old January 8th, 2012, 10:13 PM   #2
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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?

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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.

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Old January 10th, 2012, 05:40 AM   #5
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I have heard of this "25 cent trigger job," so I will have to think about it.

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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.

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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.

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travis hailey is promoting some new kind of glock trigger?

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Old January 12th, 2012, 11:19 PM   #11
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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):


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