KEEP THE BOOGER HOOK OFF THE BANG SWITCH
Originally Posted by indyfan
I'm thinking of getting a 3.5 pound trigger installed on my G19
I've dry fired a G23 with the 3.5 pound trigger and it's pretty damn smooth, but my only worry now is accidental discharges. Will changing to this lighter trigger raise the chances for accidental discharge? Anyone got any experience with the 3.5 trigger?
I feel pretty shameful asking this question and questioning Glocks safety.
Also, when I get this trigger job done, does that void the Glock Warranty?
If you observe that rule with ANY firearm until you are ready to fire, you will never have a negligent discharge
. I don't believe there is such a thing as an accidental discharge...any time a gun in your hand goes bang, it is because YOU did something to make it go bang. Whether or not it went bang in a safe direction or hit the intended target is likewise YOUR responsibility.
Look at it this way...if you lay your Glock (or any pistol) on your kitchen table, aim a video camera at it, and let it sit. No matter how long it sits there it will never jump up and start spitting out bullets all by itself.
My comp Glock 17 has the 3.5 Ghost Rocket connector in it. The trigger gauge measures the true trigger pull at 2.78lbs. I have been shooting this Glock 17 in steel matches for over 3 years with the Ghost Rocket in it, prior to that it had the Glock 3.5 connector in it. Shooting, moving, stages starting from the draw...it doesn't matter. I have yet to have a negligent discharge.
I don't mean to sound preachy, please don't take it that way...I have been a trainer for too many years and this is the one thing I always try to make gospel to my students.
Just remember that one rule, and you could literally have a totally safe 1 pound trigger. Some of the Open Class shooters have triggers that break under a pound and they don't put holes where they don't want them. It is a function of the shooter, not the gun's trigger.
Now that that's out of the way...I don't reccomend a 3.5 trigger on a carry gun UNTIL you are totally used to it and have experience with it. You CAN, and I have seen this happen, double tap when you are only trying to shoot singles until you "know" that trigger. The reset is shorter, and if you have a tendency to bounce your finger off the trigger and slap it for the next shot, you will often double tap. That is likewise a finction of the shooter and poor technique. Remember to ride the trigger forward to the reset, then press the next shot. If you are not going to take another shot...remove your finger as soon as the trigger resets...it keeps you in the habit of resetting the trigger.
Have fun, and for goodness sakes...KEEP SHOOTING!