Looking for advice

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by danolator, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. danolator

    danolator New Member

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    OK. Going to work on the Glock 30 this week. All the toys & tools are ready to go. Planning on replacing stock sights with night sights. Have the pusher & front sight removal tool. Then I plan on getting out the Dremmel & doing the $.50 trigger polishing job. Any and all advice from you people that are old hands will be greatly appreciated. This gun is usually holstered in my car under the steering column or open carried.
     
  2. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    I would say leave the trigger alone and change the sights. What sights are you gonna get?
     

  3. mountainman13

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  4. kbd512

    kbd512 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Didn't you comment not too long ago in a thread where an amateur gunsmith or amateur parts maker for Glock helped along a ND with injury. Work on the trigger by pulling it. It's a Glock 30. What are you doing with a Glock 30 that requires a trigger job?
     
  5. Argyle_Armoring

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    There's a lot I could tell you to do and what not to do on a trigger job. Polishing and honing will only help so much. There are other parts that need to be replaced for a lighter trigger. If you're not wanting a lighter trigger I recommend just shooting the thing to smooth it up.
     
  6. CamoToe1

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    ****DISCLAIMER: polished internal mating surfaces don't kill people, bullets kill people. These mods don't lighten the pull, just smooth it out. I'm not a glock armorer. Also, don't pull the trigger until the firearm is aimed appropriately(For the manual safety guys). ***

    That all said, here is My post from a previous thread: We shouldnt try to make a glock what its not. It's like when people put low profile tires and big rims on full size trucks. It makes them worse at being a truck and still a poor example of a sports car.

    Now, the trigger can be greatly improved with a little polishing in a few areas....aka .25 trigger job(the same effect will eventually be felt after 6,000 rds, I'm just cheap and impatient). The largest improvement and least invasive area to polish is the face of firing pin safety and the angled surface on the trigger bar that engages the firing pin safety. (Just polishing!!! Do not remove metal or change the factory angles!!!)

    I also use a fine tooth round file and put a slight concave in the trigger safety. I make sure that the trigger safety is fully depressed and file until it matches the face of the trigger. Again, just enough so that it will always fully engage and disengage, but not so much that it renders it useless.

    These mods take the grit out of the trigger pull and makes it more comfortable to shoot during extended range sessions. Nevertheless, these mods void warranties and get Liberals anxiety levels up.
     
  7. danolator

    danolator New Member

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    Thanks for the trigger input. I am just thinking about polishing a little because this Glock is a bit more gritty than my other ones. Not really interested in a lighter pull, just a smoother one.

    The sights are MePro. They seem to shine a tad brighter than Trijicon.
     
  8. danolator

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    OK. Front sight installed & rear sight to night. Will also disassemble the slide & polish. Decided only to use q-tips & not the dremmel. Been reading some input from armorers and their insight is much better than those videos on YouTube.
     
  9. Argyle_Armoring

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    Have fun using the Q-tips for several days. The easiest way to polish with is some rouge and a cotton polishing wheel on a bench grinder. Trust me, I know.
     
  10. Argyle_Armoring

    Argyle_Armoring New Member

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    Trijicon makes the Tritium tubes in Mepro sights.
     
  11. danolator

    danolator New Member

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    Don't doubt it, but the seem brighter than the Trijicon on my M&P. doesn't really matter. Had to do some sanding on the rear sight, but it installed easy. Polished plunger and the end of the firing pin. Putting that d@mn spring back on tried my patience a little. I swear I can already feel a difference. Can't wait to do the receiver parts.
     
  12. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Lmfao. Consider yourself a gunsmith. The kid that replaced me at the shop when I left couldn't handle a sights swap on a Glock with a Glock sight pushers that I left for him. Lol
     
  13. danolator

    danolator New Member

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    All done. Action is very smooth. Trigger pull doesn't feel any lighter to me, but it's smooth and the reset is crisp. Can't wait until tomorrow when I take it to the range. Once I got it all apart, I can see where any actual metal removal, minuscule rounding of edges, or slight changes in angles......would sure f@ck things up in a hurry. We'll see how she shoots.
     
  14. danolator

    danolator New Member

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    Range follow-up. Everything is spot on. Trigger is amazing. Sights centered and much tighter groups over factory sights. I was grouping inside of 4 inches at 17 yards which is further out than I probably ever have to go in an actual self defense situation. Being able to feel the sweet spot on the trigger without the grit makes for better consistency. This is my open carry go-to gun from now on. Now for the 19 & 21!!