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gogogadget
08-06-2011, 11:27 AM
My friend has his Glock modded and his trigger felt way better than the stock one on my Glock. He gave me the info needed to fix the trigger. I started pricing parts then came across extra mods.
So I researched and this is what I found.

* 3.5 pound connector
* Heavy Trigger Spring
* An aftermarket firing pin plunger spring
* Lonewolf Trigger stop (it replaces the trigger housing)

Now will my Glock still be reliabe using these mods? The 3.5 connector has a reputation to be reliable, but these other aftermarket parts im not sure.

Personally the trigger break on my G19 is good but I tend to slightly pull to the side because of the very crisp break.

Thanks Guys. If there is a thread on here related to this direct me to it.
Posted links to what I found. I didnt mention the new firing pin spring but I dont feel comfortable at all changing that to an aftermarket spring.

http://cgi.ebay.com/GLOCK-3-5-LB-CONNECTOR-and-SPRING-KIT-ALL-GLOCKS-/260826673189?_trksid=p3284.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA% 252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D21%26pmod%3D370253 752995%26ps%3D54

http://www.lonewolfdist.com/detail.aspx?prod=1024

Heiko
08-06-2011, 11:49 AM
I don't know about the other parts but to me, just the 3.5# connector (I used a Ghost) and a polishing did wonders on my G19. It cost me less than $15.

gorenut
08-06-2011, 11:54 AM
I think it should be reliable with those mods, but seems like a lot of needless costs. For me it's just the Glock "-" connector and a polishing of internal mating parts.

RollingCode3
08-06-2011, 11:56 AM
I don't know about the other parts but to me, just the 3.5# connector (I used a Ghost) and a polishing did wonders on my G19. It cost me less than $15.

+1. I only replace the connector. Nothing else.

supersonic
08-06-2011, 11:58 AM
I don't know about the other parts but to me, just the 3.5# connector (I used a Ghost) and a polishing did wonders on my G19. It cost me less than $15.

^^That's all that I do as well. Makes the trigger about 100% better than out-of-the box.

CK_32
08-06-2011, 12:15 PM
tag.

Black Majik
08-06-2011, 12:20 PM
For the most part you should be OK. I run a 3.5# Ghost connector and lightened all the springs (firing pin, plunger, trigger) and still get reliable ignition. Only way to find out is to give it a try. If you get light strikes then you can always go back to the stock spring starting with your firing pin spring.

JosephP
08-06-2011, 12:21 PM
There are bunch of upgrades you can make with your Glock and I upgraded more than dozen of glock pistols also tried most of the upgrades.
I will list most effective upgrade for glock.

- You don't need 3.5# Connector. Just polish the connector and trigger bar like mirror.

- Titanium Striker and plunger

- Competition trigger spring

- Trigger housing with trigger stop

That's about it. You will feel huge difference with your glock.

Oceanbob
08-07-2011, 4:36 AM
+1. I only replace the connector. Nothing else.

THIS^^^

RollingCode3 is correct (yet again..LOL)

That connector alone does it.

Bob

locosway
08-07-2011, 7:58 AM
My friend has his Glock modded and his trigger felt way better than the stock one on my Glock. He gave me the info needed to fix the trigger. I started pricing parts then came across extra mods.
So I researched and this is what I found.

* 3.5 pound connector
* Heavy Trigger Spring
* An aftermarket firing pin plunger spring
* Lonewolf Trigger stop (it replaces the trigger housing)

Now will my Glock still be reliabe using these mods? The 3.5 connector has a reputation to be reliable, but these other aftermarket parts im not sure.

Personally the trigger break on my G19 is good but I tend to slightly pull to the side because of the very crisp break.

Thanks Guys. If there is a thread on here related to this direct me to it.
Posted links to what I found. I didnt mention the new firing pin spring but I dont feel comfortable at all changing that to an aftermarket spring.

http://cgi.ebay.com/GLOCK-3-5-LB-CONNECTOR-and-SPRING-KIT-ALL-GLOCKS-/260826673189?_trksid=p3284.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA% 252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D21%26pmod%3D370253 752995%26ps%3D54

http://www.lonewolfdist.com/detail.aspx?prod=1024

Do NOT run a 3.5 connector and a heavier trigger spring, unless you mean a NY style spring. The trigger spring helps the trigger be pulled, so by going heavier, and with a 3.5 connector you're creating a dangerous combination.

Glock does not recommend this, and as an armorer I can't recommend this, but you can do a $0.25 trigger job on your own with a felt wheel and some polishing compound. Make sure you don't remove any metal, because altered parts can be dangerous.

Depending on what you're looking for, I would start with the 3.5 connector and see how it feels. It's likely the only mod you'll need to make the trigger nicer. Over time the trigger will also smooth itself out. You don't need firing pin springs, or anything else like that. If you want to keep the same 5.5lbs pull you have now but remove the mush in the pull, you can go with a 3.5 connector and a NY1 spring, which will keep you at 5.5lbs but alter the feel to make it more positive.

gogogadget
08-07-2011, 8:27 AM
Thanks guys I appreciate all the input.

tbhracing
08-07-2011, 8:31 AM
+1. I only replace the connector. Nothing else.

I like this advice. My Glocks (17+19) are mostly stock.

Huge Grant
08-07-2011, 9:41 AM
Depends on your primary use. For instance, on my HD G19 I changed only the connector, to a OEM "-" ... which is actually rated at 4.5 lbs and not 3.5. For my competition G34 I have a lightened striker and spring, V3 race connector, lightened plunger spring and steel guide rod w/lightened spring. They both have the 25 cent polish job as well.

YMMV, that is the key. The great thing about Glocks is you can tinker around pretty inexpensively until you find the right configuration for YOU. Don't be scurred, just try some stuff out.

vintagearms
08-07-2011, 10:03 AM
Using the - connector will make a difference but will also change the feel of the reset. I chose to get the Vanek trigger bar only with everything else stock. It lightened up the trigger pull just a bit and also shortened the pre-travel and at the same time I still feel the positive "click".

gogogadget
08-07-2011, 11:49 AM
A lot of options to choose from. Guess ill do as Grant said and experiment with the options you guys have suggested.

Vanilla Gorilla
08-08-2011, 8:53 AM
+1. I only replace the connector. Nothing else.

this^

21SF
08-08-2011, 12:15 PM
I know the right answer........

try it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lead Waster
08-08-2011, 12:23 PM
I know the right answer........

try it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, the Scherer 3.5 disconnector is $9 from Midway USA. A cheap test if you are buying stuff from them anyway, toss it in!

hkdad
08-08-2011, 1:02 PM
if it's for HD then the 3.5# connector is all you need! if it's a range and plinking gun (IDPA/IPSC), i suggest Glockworx or Vanek trigger. let's not forget Salient Arms who has an awesome aftermarket trigger available. They all can be 100% reliable after it's tuned to perfection.

l8apex
08-08-2011, 2:32 PM
I always swap the connector for a (-) on the Gen 3 and a (.) for the Gen 4. Good dremel polish on connecting parts and a smooth trigger from the G17 (Gen3) or G37 (Gen4). The 'serrated' trigger face on the 19/23/26/27 bugs the crap out of me.

One of my G19s also has a NY1 for Appendix carry. YMMV.

drunktank
08-08-2011, 9:03 PM
If you want to test a scherer 3.5 bar send me a pm and I'll ship you mine to borrow. Just give it back when you are done (or give me 10 bucks I suppose).

spddrcr
08-09-2011, 3:14 AM
the quickest way to get a full auto glock is to start replacing parts and polishing things, do as others have suggested and replace 1 part at a time and test it with 1 or 2 rounds only in the mag.

XDRoX
08-09-2011, 5:41 AM
I just replaced the connector with an OEM factory " - " and polished all the right parts. Did wonders for my G19.

I also replaced the serrated trigger for a smooth one.

Get3CoffinsReady
08-09-2011, 5:59 AM
Is there a way to change the takeup (travel, not sure of the proper nomenclature) in the trigger? (just before the trigger becomes stiff) I would like the trigger to reset further back so that there is a smooth squeeze every time I fire without staging the trigger.

shadow65
08-09-2011, 6:39 AM
Polish, 3.5lb. connector, 6# trigger spring.
Dangerous to carry if you are careless, in which case, you shouldn't be carrying a firearm in the first place.
Dave N

I500X
08-09-2011, 8:18 AM
Will a 3.5 connector work with a stock trigger spring or do you need to use the spring that comes with the connector?

l8apex
08-11-2011, 6:34 PM
Will a 3.5 connector work with a stock trigger spring or do you need to use the spring that comes with the connector?

It will work fine.