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Old 07-04-2014, 09:56   #1
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Glocks with "+" or 8# connectors

When Glocks have "+" or 8# connectors are their trigger springs , safety plunger springs and firing pin springs any different ? Or is it usually just the "+"connecotr in it ?
I just got a used G22 with a lot of aftermarket parts in it. The previous owner gave me the old orginal parts which included a "+" connector. I cant tell right now from just looking at all three springs , but I am wondering if they are all just like the regular springs ? Or do Glocks with the "+" connectors have different spings to go along with them ?
I can't put it back together just now and test it due to high volume of work hours I'm putting in but I'm just anxious and curious.
Thanks for any help .
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:15   #2
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If the previous owner changed the connector, there is a chance that the springs were changed also, a good way to tell is the color of the springs, many of the aftermarket springs that lighten the trigger pull are darker in color, OEM springs have a much lighter color, not necessarily shinier but lighter.

If you bought it used, for what little amount that the springs cost, it would be a good idea to go ahead and buy a set of of new OEM springs.

Hope this helps.

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Old 07-04-2014, 13:26   #3
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What trigger do I have in my Glock?
http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/show....php?t=1163390

Glock Detail Stripping Q&A and Instructional References
http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=683337
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Old 07-04-2014, 14:22   #4
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What trigger do I have in my Glock?
http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/show....php?t=1163390

Glock Detail Stripping Q&A and Instructional References
http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=683337
Thanks for the link but I agree with TeddyB when he posted this " That does not explain the Zev and Wolf 6# coil trigger springs. They look just like a 5# Glock coil spring"

That is what I am asking. I cant tell if the trigger spring is a Glock 5lb spring or a different brand and weight .
But I guess when I get time to mess with it I'll find out.

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Old 07-04-2014, 14:57   #5
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You can't always tell by the color of the springs. Here are two Lone Wolf 6 Lb trigger springs.
General Glocking

Here is a stock Glock 5 Lb trigger spring (top) compared to a Lone Wolf 6 Lb trigger spring.
General Glocking

I don't know if this will help unless you have parts there to compare with your G22.

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Old 07-04-2014, 15:39   #6
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Dave, I`m glad you had some pics to post, it shows exactly what I was saying. I did not have any pics, thanks.

OP

Look at the color of the above Glock OEM spring, if your springs do not look like that, you will know they are aftermarket.

They are always lighter in color and rarely have I seen any OEM spring that are shiny.

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Look at the color of the above Glock OEM spring, if your springs do not look like that, you will know they are aftermarket.

They are always lighter in color and rarely have I seen any OEM spring that are shiny.
Glad to help, Totn27, and your are right, the after market parts are definitely shiny.

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I agree that if there is a question as to the springs replacing them probably would be a good choice especially if the gun will be carried.
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When Glocks have "+" or 8# connectors are their trigger springs , safety plunger springs and firing pin springs any different ?
Nope.

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Or is it usually just the "+"connecotr in it ?
Yup, take one connector out, put the other one in.....UNLESS the gun has a NY trigger spring in it, the '+' connector is not to be used with a NY spring.

I agree with replacing the springs with new Glock springs, then you know what you've got. Get an original 5.5lb connector too.

If you can take it to a GSSF match, the factory armorer there will do it for you free, and while you wait.
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Thanks guys

I just ordered 3 new pins , new firing pin spring , trigger spring , safety plunger and safety plunger spring , and a new connector. From what I can tell , the rest is factory.
I just like good ole factory specs when it comes to my carry guns .
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