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Old 06-05-2009, 19:05   #1
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What exactly is the .25 trigger job?

I am new to the forum and am curious as the what exactly the .25 trigger job involves. I have seen it mentioned several times but not able to find description.

Thank you for your help.

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Old 06-05-2009, 19:07   #2
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Its when you take a polishing pad on a dremel tool and polish your connect rod on your trigger assembly. As a result you get a smoother trigger pull.
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Old 06-05-2009, 19:09   #3
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Its when you take a polishing pad on a dremel tool and polish your connect rod on your trigger assembly. As a result you get a smoother trigger pull.
Are there any example pictures?

I am a visual kinda guy....

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Old 06-05-2009, 19:10   #4
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The $0.25 Glock trigger job
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Old 06-05-2009, 19:12   #5
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Perhaps that thread should be stickied somewhere? Its really quite good.
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Old 06-05-2009, 19:17   #6
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Wow, awesome and way over my head.
"Dammit Jim i am a sales manager not a mechanic"

I will hold onto this article unti I feel alot more comftorable with my Glock and its components.

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Old 06-05-2009, 21:15   #7
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Go to YouTube.com and put "Glock 25 cent trigger job" in the search function. There are several videos of differing levels of detail that, in my opinion, give more thorough and "visual" instructions than text with pictures. Just my $.02.
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Old 06-05-2009, 23:13   #8
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If you really wanna get fancy you can do a 75 cent trig job! jk I dont wanna confuse you (theres no such thang)
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Old 06-05-2009, 23:49   #9
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Doing it with a Dremel tool is a good way to screw up the trigger bar and/or the firing pin too.

Quite a few people have come here over the last ten years wondering why their Glock doesn't work, or why it fires more than one shot when they pull the trigger after having done a $.25 trigger job....with a Dremel tool.


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Old 06-05-2009, 23:57   #10
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I use a 3 way nail buffer to do my .25 trigger jobs. Works perfectly and you dont have to worry about taking too much metal off or getting rubbing compound everywhere.

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Old 06-06-2009, 00:06   #11
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That's not a bad idea. I did one with the dremel, and it turned out fine, but the buffer is probably a bit more gentle.

OP, it's definitely worth doing. It turned my o.k. stock trigger on an early Gen3 G23 to a thing of beauty. (Well, the polishing plus a 3.5 lb connector)
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Old 06-06-2009, 00:21   #12
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Thank goodness someone asked this question. I've seen it mentioned on nearly every topic discussing triggers. Very good information too!! Thanks!!
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:05   #13
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Will it void your glock's warranty?
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:52   #14
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Doing it with a Dremel tool is a good way to screw up the trigger bar and/or the firing pin too.

Quite a few people have come here over the last ten years wondering why their Glock doesn't work, or why it fires more than one shot when they pull the trigger after having done a $.25 trigger job....with a Dremel tool.


Not if you use your brain doing it. Thats why its called buffing, not grinding. If you have some wits about you, the Dremel works better than anything
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Old 08-27-2009, 16:25   #15
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I was looking all over for this also. On a carry gun should I do the 3.5lb connector also? If so where do I get it?
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Old 08-27-2009, 16:46   #16
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Google search for "25 cent trigger job". QED
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Old 08-27-2009, 16:51   #17
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Doing it with a Dremel tool is a good way to screw up the trigger bar and/or the firing pin too.

Quite a few people have come here over the last ten years wondering why their Glock doesn't work, or why it fires more than one shot when they pull the trigger after having done a $.25 trigger job....with a Dremel tool.


I think you are wasting your time trying to convince these people. It is only human nature to blame ones failings (in this case the inability to shoot properly) on some external factor (trigger) rather than address the real issue (with practice).
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Old 08-27-2009, 19:00   #18
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I think you are wasting your time trying to convince these people. It is only human nature to blame ones failings (in this case the inability to shoot properly) on some external factor (trigger) rather than address the real issue (with practice).
You obviously lost something in translation. Butch didnt say dont do the job, but dont do it with a Dremel because they take too much off.

Enhancing "perfection" is not blaming the gun.

But I dont blame you for your misunderstanding. Its only human nature to grab hold of something so you can try to feel superior and demean others thus feeling better about your own shortcomings.
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Old 08-27-2009, 20:21   #19
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You obviously lost something in translation. Butch didnt say dont do the job, but dont do it with a Dremel because they take too much off.

Enhancing "perfection" is not blaming the gun.

But I dont blame you for your misunderstanding. Its only human nature to grab hold of something so you can try to feel superior and demean others thus feeling better about your own shortcomings.
Game, set, match. Well played sir.
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Old 08-27-2009, 20:59   #20
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I was looking all over for this also. On a carry gun should I do the 3.5lb connector also? If so where do I get it?
No way would I advise anyone to use a 3.5 connector with a coil spring in a carry gun!


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I was looking all over for this also. On a carry gun should I do the 3.5lb connector also? If so where do I get it?
Around here all Glocks issued by the Ministry of Defense, Military and Police are all issued with the 3.5 lb connector.

You can get the original Glock connector from many online sources, try some at the top of the page or at your local gun shop.
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Around here all Glocks issued by the Ministry of Defense, Military and Police are all issued with the 3.5 lb connector.

You can get the original Glock connector from many online sources, try some at the top of the page or at your local gun shop.
No liability lawyers around there huh?

Glock won't sell 3.5 connectors here, they only put them in the longslide 'competition' guns. The one's sold by the online sources you mention are imported by someone other than Glock, and tend to cost 10 or more times what they should.

There are at least three places here that make them though....not that they're much (if any) cheaper.


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Old 08-28-2009, 08:03   #23
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I've been back and forth more than once about this issue. I've done the 25 cent job (and btw the 5 cent job - using a "Kiss" 4-way fingernail buffing stick - is safer and does just fine) and did install a Glock 3.5 connector.

Yes, the trigger pull will be smoother. Yes, the middle trigger pull will be from 4.5 to 5 lbs (not a "hair trigger"). But yes too - any mods you make from stock from stock, especially the 3.5 lb connector - will absolutely be jumped on by any prosecutor or civil liablity attorney worth his/her salt.

Instead of focusing on why you feared for your life, the jury will be treated to why you thought you do some self-help gunsmithing and why you decided to put in a connector that the manufacturer recommends against.

As Mas Ayoob says, from a liability standpoint, smoothing is fine. Lightening is not. One exception: the 3.5 plus a NY#1 spring INCREASES pull , and is not considered a questionable mod.
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:58   #24
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No way would I advise anyone to use a 3.5 connector with a coil spring in a carry gun!


Why not? It still comes out to be close to a 5lb. trigger. Hell, even Mas Ayoob's new carry 1911 has a 4.5 lb trigger.
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:02   #25
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Would the lone wolf piece be a good one to get? I think that was the name of the company its on glockparts.com . The thing about a 1911 with a light pull is at least they have a manual safety.
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