GUN Glock trigger upgrade ?'s

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  1. Slick26

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    I want to upgrade my G17's trigger as my somewhat Christmas present to myself. Which way do people usually go when installing an aftermarket trigger for their Glocks? Go down in lbs to say 3.5#, or go up from 5.5# to 6 or 7#?

    If I remember correctly, reading in handgun magazines, that most people usually opt to go down in # for a smoother pull.

    Please give me your intelligent and expert insight WMD. Or any other advice you'd like to add. :bigthumb:

    Oh, also, what components do I need to pick up? I was looking on Glockmeister's website and didn't see any decent trigger sets for sale, just separate components. Kinda confused about that.
     
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    lobstradomus New Member

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    I got a 3.5# connector and to be honest havent noticed that much of a difference, the final break is a bit softer but not by much so I'm also interested in what else I can do to lighten the trigger.
     
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    Hmm... ok. Thats good to know. Is that all you need to do then, just get the 3.5# connector? *Edit* What model Glock do you have?

    I'd be kind of concerned if a guy had to go down to 2# or 2.5# just to feel a difference. Eek. That doesn't sound right. That would most defnitely be TOO light.
     
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    What are some other good sites for Glock parts? I don't care for Glockmeister's set up. Good site, don't get me wrong, just funky set up.
     
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    Thats all I've done so far but like I said it wasnt a huge difference, but for the price and the effort involved in changing it out I would still say its worth it.
     
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    Alright. Yeah it doesn't look like just the connector alone is very expensive, and I know its pretty easy to install. Thanks.
     
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    Aww I don't wanna ship my gun to them to install it! Can't they ship it to me and then I can take it to a local gun shop to install? That way I don't have to be without a gun for a couple weeks?

    Whats the difference with their "trigger job" if its not a drop-in deal?
     
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    FWIW, there are a number of reasons I wouldn't go down to a 3½ lb trigger on a defensive weapon. For one thing, if it's almost twice as easy to pull, in a tense situation if you're not thinking and have your finger on the trigger, it's that much easier to pull accidentally.

    The lighter triggers are better for target shooting and not so much for tense situations, IMHO. I'd rather have a very crisp 4-5lb trigger.
     
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    leave it the fuck alone

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    I got a 3.5 connector for mine, didnt like it, went back to the 5, I had much greater trigger control.. shots where better..
     
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    Ok. I probably will. Maybe I'll just get the night sights instead.
     
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    says the guy who just got a trigger job done on his j-frame
     
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    my 29 and 30 I'm leaving stock, my 17 had a nypd trigger i didnt care for that.
     
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    If it's a carry gun ... I'd leave it the hell alone. Besides the possibility of an accidental discharge in a tense situation, you don't want to have to go to court and have the prosecutor tear you up for your 'customized' handgun.
     
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    What didn't you like about it?


    It's not. This is just my range/practice/whatever gun. It's a G17, so its kind of big for carry... its possible, but not comfortable. I've got another thread up about my next carry gun. So far I'm leaning towards Sig P229.
     
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    Apples and oranges, mate.
     
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    some type of metal sights are a must.
     
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    Felt like crap, to much pull needed.
     
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    Oh ok. What's the #lb for the NYPD trigger setup? Isn't like 6.5# or something like that? Maybe more?
     
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    If I remember correctly, it's 8#
     
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    I'd spend more money on ammo shooting it as it. Its not a long range target gun and you'll develop better shooting skills if you learn to shoot it well than using a lighter trigger as a crutch for sloppier trigger technique. Ymmv :big grin:
     
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    Jeebus.
    I guess that makes sense though. Because of the nature of politics in New York, if an officer needs to pull the trigger, they want to really make sure he/she NEEDS to pull the trigger.... so lets make it as difficult as possible. Two fingers if needed :mamoru: .
     

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