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Old 10-14-2018, 6:39 PM
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Default Need trigger advice for my P80 Glock

I have a Gen3 G17 built on a P80v2 frame. The slide is all stock. Mostly a range gun.
I want to get a smoth, short reset, easy pull trigger feel. I installed a Zev Fulcrum adjustable drop in full trigger kit. When I reset and pull the trigger with the slide off it feels awesome! When I put on the slide the trigger pull weight feels like it triples. It takes considerable effort to trigger to (dry) fire. What gives? Do I need to also replace some items in the slide? Was hoping to leave the slide alone. I did the same upgrade in my P80 G35 and the trigger with stick G35 slide feels great. TIA for your advice.




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Old 10-16-2018, 9:47 AM
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With the slide off you are pulling the trigger without the resistance of both the striker spring, the striker safety plunger and spring, as well as any additional friction.

If you want to lower the pull weight, aside from that you've already done, you could use a lighter weight striker spring or lightened striker. Just know that if you go down this road too far you may start to see light strikes.

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Old 10-16-2018, 5:40 PM
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With the slide off you are pulling the trigger without the resistance of both the striker spring, the striker safety plunger and spring, as well as any additional friction.

If you want to lower the pull weight, aside from that you've already done, you could use a lighter weight striker spring or lightened striker. Just know that if you go down this road too far you may start to see light strikes.

Hope this helps


Thank you. Appreciate the advice. I may play with adjusting the trigger next to see if I can adjust the pre travel. Otherwise I may upgrade some of those items in my slide per your suggestion.


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Old 10-17-2018, 12:08 PM
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I just build a P80 with a stock Glock slide. I would do the polish job on all of the friction parts as shown on many Youtube videos. Slide on trigger pull is usually drag on the firing pin safety plunger. Polish the plunger to reduce drag. If the polish route doesn't get the desired result replace the plunger and connector. Zev makes a good replacement plunger. The Ghost 3.5 trigger connector is an excellent replacement for the stock connector. These parts will probably cost you $35.00 total. These two changes should get you where you want to be and preserve all inherent safety features. I spent weeks getting my P80 trigger right because i made the mistake of buying the CMC drop in trigger right off the bat. Bad idea as this trigger sucks. The changes I ended up making could have easily been done on the stock trigger.
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I just build a P80 with a stock Glock slide. I would do the polish job on all of the friction parts as shown on many Youtube videos. Slide on trigger pull is usually drag on the firing pin safety plunger. Polish the plunger to reduce drag. If the polish route doesn't get the desired result replace the plunger and connector. Zev makes a good replacement plunger. The Ghost 3.5 trigger connector is an excellent replacement for the stock connector. These parts will probably cost you $35.00 total. These two changes should get you where you want to be and preserve all inherent safety features. I spent weeks getting my P80 trigger right because i made the mistake of buying the CMC drop in trigger right off the bat. Bad idea as this trigger sucks. The changes I ended up making could have easily been done on the stock trigger.


Thanks for that. Will look into it. My Zev trigger kit came with a new safety plunger and spring.


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Old 10-17-2018, 2:48 PM
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I have a Zev kit. It can be made to work with stock or heavier striker springs, but you'll need a much heavier trigger spring. Once I was using a 6# striker and a 6# trigger spring. It worked fine. I forget what I have now, but I went less pounds in the end.

You'll get the biggest grin on your face once you put in that zev striker spring!
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Old 10-18-2018, 8:29 PM
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I have a Zev kit. It can be made to work with stock or heavier striker springs, but you'll need a much heavier trigger spring. Once I was using a 6# striker and a 6# trigger spring. It worked fine. I forget what I have now, but I went less pounds in the end.

You'll get the biggest grin on your face once you put in that zev striker spring!


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