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Anyone know how to reduce pretravel? (G19)

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by dnahtanoj, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. dnahtanoj

    dnahtanoj

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    How can I reduce or even eliminate the pretravel of my stock Glock trigger without buying a $150 trigger assembly?

    Thank you for your input.
     
  2. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    read Butch's blog and you will find the answer Luke.
     

  3. samurairabbi

    samurairabbi Dungeon Schmuck

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    Most of the "pre-travel" is actually the 2nd and 3rd internal safeties being disengaged. If you remove too much of that pre-travel, you defeat the entire purpose of those two safeties.
     
  4. PM720

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    Shoot from reset?

    Scott
     
  5. barth

    barth six barrels

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    I think Haley “Skimmer” and some other expensive Glock aftermarket trigger systems deal with pre-travel.

    Are you sure you don't really mean reset?
    Ghost Rocket 3.5 gives a short reset, but leaves the pre-travel alone.
    I personally like having the pre-travel on a Glock.
     
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  6. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    There is 1/2 inch of trigger travel. The first 3/8ths deactivates the firing pin safety. I suggest you learn and practice the short trigger reset technique.
     
  7. spartanranger

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    There are trigger housings that are cheap that have both pre- and over-travel stops in it.

    http://vanekcustom.com/4.html

    Scroll down to the trigger housing....$35.
     
  8. dnahtanoj

    dnahtanoj

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    thanks for the input everyone.
     
  9. flyingillini

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    Yeah, you should only encounter the pre-travel on the first shot and it is a safety mechanism. After the first shot, trap and reset the trigger and follow up shots don't have it.
     
  10. JBP55

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    Shooting from reset works when you are stationary. Do all of you only shoot this way? :cool:
    You should remove your finger from the trigger when you are moving or reloading.
     
  11. Duck of Death

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    Eliminating trigger take up:

    Make sure the Glock is unloaded
    1. Remove the slide from the frame.
    2. Move the trigger forward so that the right wing of the cruciform sear (facing forward) is slightly on the right hand portion of the drop safety.
    4. Drill a tiny hole in the ejector housing in front of the left drop safety arm of the cruciform sear.
    5. Counter sink the hole so the slide doesn't rub on the pin.
    6. Insert the pin and put the slide on and cock the striker.
    7. Pull the trigger safety away from the trigger and mark it where it meets the frame( this is in back of the trigger).
    8. Reslot the trigger safety at the mark.

    Take up will be minimized and all 3 safeties will work.