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Old 09-03-2016, 9:25 AM
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Default How much improvement did your 25 cent Glock trigger job get you

With a Lyman trigger pull scale I started out with 6lb 15oz.

I didn't want to round off any edges. So I only used a Dremil with bell tip polish end WITHOUT polish compound.

Post results got me down to just over 6lb. So it improved about 3/4 of a pound.

I'd really like to get it down below 4 pounds. I presume I've done all I can do at this point without changing springs (which I don't want to do because of match rules).

Has anyone got below 5 pounds with only polishing parts?
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I was able to remove the gritty feel at the pre-travel stage after the $.25 trigger job but that was it.

Have you tried a Glock minus connector? It would reduce the trigger weight down to sub 5-pound.


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The $.25 cent trigger job will smooth the action and may lighten the rigger pull just a tad. A - 3.5 connector might get you in the ball park range. If not look into a heavier trigger spring.
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I'd really like to get it down below 4 pounds. I presume I've done all I can do at this point without changing springs (which I don't want to do because of match rules).
You won't get the Glock trigger below 4 lbs by polishing only. Parts have to be changed.
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I got my glock trigger down about 5 lbs, no polish, all OEM parts, by shooting it more 10k rounds
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new springs, new connector (-), and polish job should get you to 4 or 3.5.
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Does the 25 cent job help with the trigger roughness on your finger? Or does it only help with the grit and/or pull?

Which I would imagine helps with the finger bite (roughness). Not all my Glocks do this. Only a couple.


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Correctly working on the sear helps.
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Spend the 10 bucks on ebay for the connector...
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I got my glock trigger down about 5 lbs, no polish, all OEM parts, by shooting it more 10k rounds
The $2000 trigger job?
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It helps with the grit a little but that's about it. I think it's worth the investment in time but don't expect a night and day difference. I've done it a few times and have not experienced any noticeable reduction in pull weight.
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I've got my 19 down to ~ 4.5 with some polishing and the Factory minus connector.
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I made a video some time ago... it applies to both Gen 3 and Gen 4 onviously...



And to answer your question... $.25 job can't get that much of a difference in trigger weight. A lot of improvement in feel but not weight.
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Not weight just the feel.
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I did minus connector + 25 cent tj and it was a big difference in my 21SF. For some reason my 19 didn't take to it quite as well.
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I'm just going to spend the money on a zev system for my next glock project. Glock 20sf. Changing out the barrel, recoil spring, and trigger assembly. I think its going to cost more than .25 cents though
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I would buy a Johnny Glock trigger long before i would buy a ZEV.

Been there. Done that.

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The .25 cent trigger job took the stock Glock trigger from "Seriously Sucky" to "Seriously Sucky" minus twenty five cents.

Jokes aside, With a trigger polish plus a set of springs (around $6) and an after market connector ($25) the gritty mushy 7 lbs trigger is now converted to a 4 to 4.5 lbs and a kind of slick mushy.

The polish job alone makes a great difference even without the change of springs. The factory trigger on a Glock is nothing to write home about.
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Charlie Vanek offers a GSSF legal trigger kit (all Glock parts). It is not cheap but he advertises 2.5 to 3 lbs and says this varies due to inconsistencies between individual Glocks.

Link--> http://www.vanekcustom.com/8.html
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With a Lyman trigger pull scale I started out with 6lb 15oz.

I didn't want to round off any edges. So I only used a Dremil with bell tip polish end WITHOUT polish compound.

Post results got me down to just over 6lb. So it improved about 3/4 of a pound.

I'd really like to get it down below 4 pounds. I presume I've done all I can do at this point without changing springs (which I don't want to do because of match rules).

Has anyone got below 5 pounds with only polishing parts?

The polishing is more about quality than weight, but (within reason) the smoothness and crispness matters more to me anyway. If I had it to do over again I'd forgo the connector, use Flitz to polish and replace the safety plunger with a SS unit.
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About two bits worth?



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Polishing the contact points only made about 5% difference. Adding a thin coat of grease to the contact points after polishing made an additional 10% difference.
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It varies from gun to gun.
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I changed it with a ZEV

Actually I changed everything with ZEV parts

Just kept the frame . . . lol
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Thanks for all the updates. I'm going to dive in and see what I can accomplish with the 25 cent "feel" on my G23 and G43. Those are my problematic ones.

Then go with a minus connector... and see where that gets me. It is the "feel", more than the weight, that I'm after.
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My G35 with a -connector, replaced springs and the rest are all highly polished OEM parts resulted in a 2.5 lb pull. It's smooth with a crisp break. After shooting and dry firing it for a while the trigger pull is now 2 lb.
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I'm just going to spend the money on a zev system for my next glock project. Glock 20sf. Changing out the barrel, recoil spring, and trigger assembly. I think its going to cost more than .25 cents though
Zev triggers benefit from polishing just as much as stock. Don't kid yourself into thinking that Zev hand polishes their parts. Because they don't.
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Zev triggers benefit from polishing just as much as stock. Don't kid yourself into thinking that Zev hand polishes their parts. Because they don't.
Yeah I don't think a $15 connector is hand worked... it does make a big enough difference for me to install them though. I have never bothered to polish a ZEV or TTI connector.
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Yeah I don't think a $15 connector is hand worked... it does make a big enough difference for me to install them though. I have never bothered to polish a ZEV or TTI connector.
I challenge you to take the gun apart and look closely at the connector. It will be gouged. Good luck.
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Old 04-21-2017, 2:26 PM
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Back to how effective, affecting a 25 cent trigger job is;
A well done polish makes a huge difference. A bad one does also. Just not in the same way.
An average job would give you average results.
And that's about it.
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I challenge you to take the gun apart and look closely at the connector. It will be gouged. Good luck.
I take them apart often and move connectors around. One night I probably had at least three different ones in each Glock trying them out. I haven't noticed gouges, but I'll take a look. I did notice they all feel better than the stock connectors. My 41 with the TTI connector feels incredible. Great pull improvement and instant tactile reset - for my simple tastes. I could polish but have not bothered. I don't want a 2 pound pull.
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I take them apart often and move connectors around. One night I probably had at least three different ones in each Glock trying them out. I haven't noticed gouges, but I'll take a look. I did notice they all feel better than the stock connectors. My 41 with the TTI connector feels incredible. Great pull improvement and instant tactile reset - for my simple tastes. I could polish but have not bothered. I don't want a 2 pound pull.
I ended up with a 2.75 LB pull at the middle of the trigger.
Also, I'm not trying to be an *****.
You will most likely see some gouging on the inside corner of the connector where the disconnector rides the connector down to break the sear.
I've literally never seen even one glock without this wear.
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