New to Glock: Trigger Questions

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by jeff423, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. jeff423

    jeff423 New Member

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    I've been shooting and reloading for a few years. I had accumulated so much .40 brass that I decided I needed to get a gun to go with it. I bought a Glock 35 and like a lot about it:
    Its ultra reliable, easy to clean, low cost parts, easy to add accessories. If was stranded and had to pick one pistol for hunting and PD it would be a Glock.
    The only thing I don't like is the trigger. I have mostly shot S&W revolvers up to this point and they have great triggers.
    Here is what I've tried up to this point:
    I got a 3.5 lb disconnect and spring kit. I smoothed all the parts and installed the disconnect and springs. It was lighter and smoother. I next got a Vanek "Classic trigger" it's even smoother and lighter, but still a very long pull and I never know when its going to break. It looks like the next step is a $250 ultimate fulcrum trigger or something like that. How close to a "glass break" trigger can you get with aftermarket parts? Am I trying to make a Glock do something it was never designed to do? I'm trying to make a Glock into a kind of a Bullseye gun and maybe that's just not possible for that platform. Should I just let the Glock be a Glock and move on to a different pistol with a better (for me) trigger?

    Thanks,

    Jeff
     
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  2. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    I've never heard of or seen a Glock with a 1911 "glass break" trigger. It may be possible; however, I doubt I'd invest that kind of money. Perhaps you may want to look at another platform and keep the Glock for what it is - a Glock...
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Once you try a 1911 with the correct trigger setup at approx 4lbs, you may forget about the G.., the Gl...., the Glllooocck (there, I said it).

    S&W revolvers and 1911a1's are the only handguns I have found that I can get decent trigger pulls on.
     
  4. ET1

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    I couldn't agree with you more. Turning a Glock into a match grade target gun is like marrying a midget and asking her to wear 18" heels to look taller. Makes no sense to me. If you want a tall wife don't marry a midget. (political correctness alert!)
     
  5. jeff423

    jeff423 New Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm impressed with the Glock's accuracy. For a cheap pistol it's very good. I think with a better trigger it could be great. However I don't think this is the market they are going for.

    Jeff
     
  6. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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  7. ColColt

    ColColt New Member

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    You'll never find a pistol that equals the trigger of the 1911, IMHO...matter of fact, the feel either. the SA pull on my 4566TSW is almost as good as a 1911.
     
  8. ET1

    ET1 New Member

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    You laugh at the perceived slight on Glocks, but Jeff is right. Glocks are alot cheaper than a Sig or a Kimber. For a cheaper gun they hold their own.
     
  9. jeff423

    jeff423 New Member

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    Let me clarify my position: For a quality pistol the Glocks are very cost effective.

    Jeff
     
  10. ET1

    ET1 New Member

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    Exactly...
     
  11. User Name

    User Name New Member

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    Shihan is always bashing Glock because he bought a wanna-be-Glock-knockoff. He has a Sigma and thinks its a 1911 or something. He is always dissing Glock even though the Sigma is almost a indentical copy to a Glock. Minus the trigger assembly. Matter of fact it was SOO close that Glock sued S&W over the Sigma and WON. So every Sigma that is sold they have to pay 50 dollars to Glock. Shihan, you might wanna wake up and smell the flowers that you own a cheap knockoff of a Glock.
     
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  12. ET1

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    I started out with a sigma. It got me interested in Glocks. I can't complain. For the price I paid ($295) I could not have found a better new gun. The factory reworked the trigger and it has been OK since. I should have sold it years ago but I just can't get myself to sell any gun, whether it is good or bad, cheap or expensive. I just can't let them go. I need another gun safe!!!
     
  13. User Name

    User Name New Member

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    I never said the Sigma is a bad gun, my good friend bought one when I bought my Glock. I think the Sigma is a great gun, I like it very much. But it is what it is, a Glock copy and I was just pointing out the fact that Shihan thinks his Sigma is better than a Glock when in reality it IS a Glock LOL.

    Plus ever since I started calling him out that his Sigma IS a Glock because he ALWAYS has bad things to say about Glock, I think hes had something aginst me. Every time I post something up he seems to be nitpicking it and trying to make me look stupid.
     
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  14. ET1

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    I'll take that a little further...A Sigma might be a copy of a Glock, but they didn't copy the quality of a Glock. (I guess that is what the M&P line if for.) I surely wouldn't want to be the guy that was saying that Glock is bad while boasting that he has a Sigma. Plus, I'm glad he isn't trying to make me look stupid. That's my wife's job. :D
     
  15. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    I love the trigger on my model 22. I only let it out as far as to engage the sear and then I hit it, as you should with any auto-loader.
     
  16. bountyhunter

    bountyhunter New Member

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    YES, and I've been there and done that. When I got a Glock 35 I tried all the tricks and could get the trigger lighter (under 3#) but the break feel is still awful and completely ambiguous. I wasted a large block of my life on that gun, and it stays in the safe. I wanted a Glock to find out about them (I own just about every other auto). Now I know, they are not much of a gun IMHO.

    Somebdoy told me the Glock is the best $300 gun you can get for $600 an that about covers it. The Springfield XD I have is a far superior design and has a VERY workable trigger that can be tuned up very light and very sharp (springer precision aftermarket parts available and work very well). If you want a good striker fired weapon, the XD is vastly superior.
     
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  17. judgepw

    judgepw New Member

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    Lol

    :) Jeff, you must be a lawyer! Great use of language.