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Lightning a trigger.

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by AusJunior, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. AusJunior


    Jan 18, 2013
    What is the best way to lighten a glock trigger? and is the zev tech fulcrum trigger ultimate kit good?
  2. Travelin' Jack

    Travelin' Jack Misinformed

    Jul 20, 2007
    0 .· ` ' / ·. 200
    Lightning is way too dangerous for your trigger. I would recommend you look at alternative options.

  3. AusJunior


    Jan 18, 2013
    Why is this? What is wrong with a full drop in trigger? and your not being a smart ass are you?
  4. AusJunior


    Jan 18, 2013
    Why is this? What is wrong with a full drop in trigger? and your not being a smart ass are you?
  5. skyboss_4evr


    May 1, 2004
    You stole my reply!!
  6. jdw174


    Oct 31, 2012
    West Tennessee
    Just how "light" do you want to make it? My 19 was listed as the 5.5lb trigger, but pulled higher than that. I went with the infamous ".25 cent trigger job" and the addition of a 3.5 connector. Trigger is now fine but not super light. Changing the springs to competition springs will take it further, but I wouldn't do that for any sidearm that I used for EDC/SD. Matter of fact, I wouldn't do that for a range gun either.
  7. ignantmike


    May 14, 2008
    i think there is some info in the gunsmithing forum.....just do i search there....various way's to do it.....
  8. Ryobi

    Ryobi SummertimeRules

    May 10, 2002
    For playing around, it's fine. But the stock trigger is more than adequate in the hands of a skilled shooter. No amount of modification will make a novice shooter shoot like a pro keep it clean and lubed properly (tiny drop as per the manual).
  9. elijah58


    Feb 6, 2012
    Aiken, SC
    There is a post here somewhere, you have to search for it but you can modify your factory trigger and lighten the trigger pull by a lot. I lowered the pull on my G22 to under 2 lbs. I know there are people here that don't agree with this but it's what I wanted and I love it. I also built a jig to put the trigger in to be able to drill them the same every time.
  10. F-111 John

    F-111 John

    Dec 4, 2012
    Holt, MI
    I think you meant "you stole my thunder!!"
  11. breacher1


    Apr 13, 2009
    Drill the trigger? What exactly are you drilling?

    I just dropped a Ghost 3.5 connector along with a complete Wolff competition spring kit in mine to get the trigger close to 3 lbs. The striker spring made the biggest difference- G35 for range use only.
  12. SouthpawG26


    Sep 4, 2004


  13. 24601


    Oct 7, 2012
    some people won't modify a glock and others enjoy customizing their gun....i lean more towards the latter in order to customize a gun for me.....that being said, for my current CCW i've done the following:

    smooth trigger (hate the serrated)
    25 cent trigger job with polishing stones (400, 600,900 grit and flitz)
    modified stock safety plunger (ground down/polished edges until it was a smooth dome)
    6lb striker spring
    reduced power safety plunger spring
    6lb trigger spring
    3.5lb ghost rocket

    yes, you can seriously mess up your gun and i wouldnt recommend anyone carry this without a lot of testing at the range.....but i have tested it quite extensively and it works without issue.....the trigger is as smooth as butter...light, crisp break, short gun does not double tap on it's own or go full auto....

    people will say you should never modify the trigger on a CCW due to accidental discharge, but if you keep your finger off the trigger and only plan on putting it on the trigger if you're going to fire, then the trigger job shouldn't be an issue IMO....if you walked around with your finger lightly on the trigger routinely/prepping the trigger by shortening the movement, then of course having a lighter trigger is retarded....but you shouldn't be prepping the trigger anyway ....

    i personally agree with the creator of the ghost trigger as the debate on light vs heavy trigger on a CCW is very well argued here

    that being said, i'll never knock anyone for wanting to keep their gun stock, but you sure as hell will find people on this forum knocking those that modify their CCW each his own....

    i'm an above average shooter and once i did the above modifications, especially the polishing, i noticed that my groupings were better by about 10% due to the lack of 'wasted' energy pulling on a trigger that was 'rough' and had more resistance at the breaking point....that being said though, i would NOT recommend anyone doing the above if you goal is JUST to improve on technique first and when you're confident enough in your shooting and gunsmithing skills, the above will be the icing on the cake...

    for those interested in doing their own trigger job, these four pages do an excellent job of explaining it with great pictures...

    Glock trigger job part 1
    Glock trigger job part 2
    Glock trigger job part 3
    Glock trigger job part 4

    and yes, i've owned a zev fulcrum....nice trigger and if you aren't confident enough to do the gunsmithing yourself and are intent on a different setup, it would be a good choice...but if i had to compare my own work to the zev, i'd have to say i prefer mine at this point...i wish i could give you more information on zev, but it's been a long time since i've gotten rid of it....
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2013
  14. robhic

    robhic WOLVERINE!!!! Platinum Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    After getting run over by an aggressive, smart prosecutor, you might think differently. Everyone hopes never, ever to have to go through this but in a legal situation, modifying the gun used to shoot someone will be used against you.

    Not just a ND but the fact that you changed the gun from the manufacturer's specifications will be a negative mark against you. Ayoob talks about such things all the time.

    If you do it, so be it. But just be forewarned and aware of possible consequences and hope to never have to test the system....
  15. 4095fanatic


    Oct 12, 2006
    I'm shocked you would say such a thing.
  16. M 7

    M 7

    May 22, 2012
    What an electrifying discussion. :alex:
  17. TheGlockTalker


    Jul 28, 2012
    I've heard of too many accidental misfires and double fires to even be tempted to do that.
    Besides once you get used to the stock trigger it's just fine.
    I have competed IDPA with a 34, 26, and a 21 all 100% original and I don't do any worse than anyone else. So I'm not entirely sold on the necessity of doing trigger jobs in the first place.
    Maybe........just maybe for open competition but anything else you don't have to.
    Watch some of the Hickock 45 videos. He seems to do ok with original Glocks.
    Bottom line: spend your money on ammo, the gun is fine as is.
  18. 24601


    Oct 7, 2012
    you do bring up a valid point ....but where do you draw the line at modifying the gun? night sights? well seeing as most SD situations happen in low light, an aggressive prosecutor could look at the fact that you've put night sights on your gun to improve the odds of killing someone at night...self-defense ammo like winchester ranger-T with sharp petals? he could point out that you're using sharp petals to inflict more damage than necessary as opposed to using a round nosed bullet or snake-shot, etc....while we're at it, he could also say that you carry a gun (as opposed to leaving it at home) with the intent to shoot someone and kill them....he could point out that you could have purchased a taser instead of a see, someone can continually find something to nit pick about in this stupid litigious society we live in....

    there are those that like to take into consideration worst case scenarios and all possible outcomes....and there's absolutely nothing wrong with life, we weigh options and take calculated risks....i have a friend who buys all his music off itunes because he is afraid of downloading it off piratebay and getting sued....and there are others who haven't paid for music since the dawn of file sharing :whistling:

    but i respect your opinion...:wavey:
  19. TheGlockTalker


    Jul 28, 2012

    I leave everything alone on my carry weapon.
    No night sights....nothing.
    It is 100% original.

    This is why it's important to buy a gun you really like for carry. Not a gun you intend to customize.

    In other words if night sights are important to you get a gun that comes originally with night sights.
    XDs comes to mind, and many others.

    That being said I doubt anyone would hold night sights against you in court but a trigger job.......forget about it!
  20. elijah58


    Feb 6, 2012
    Aiken, SC
    I lightened the trigger on my G22 for my own benefit. I used the guide online and moved the trigger pin location by .130", then cut the trigger bar inside the trigger itself to allow for the extra length. The safe fire mechanism is still intact and works just like stock. The pull is less than 2lbs and the reset is about 1/16" this one is just awesome, I would like to do it to all of my guns but sadly I don't for the above mentioned reasons. I carry a complete stock G33 and keep my G22 for the range. On a Side note, why don't you ever hear them go after the perpetrator the way they go after the victim? You hear all the above reasons for having a weapon and you have been planning this shooting since you bought the gun in 1982. What you don't hear is the lawyers pointing the finger at the defendant saying, why would you have a unregistered gun, with the serial numbers removed and with you being a convicted felon, surely you went here planning to inflict injury or possibly death while trying to attack a man and his family and take what they have because you are too frikin lazy to work for it yourself. But no that is not the way to treat someone, give me a break it burns me just talking about it, In my Opinion, defense lawyers are among the lowest forms of humanity, right down there with animals who will rape and kill innocent little 4 year old kids because they wanted to and couldn't get a woman. Those lawyers are no better when they can sit knowing what their client has done and argue to the court that he is innocent and the kids were in the wrong. If I ever had to use deadly force on one of these animals I would hope that I would have to go through his lawyer first to get to him. I know there are many people out there that's gonna disagree with me but so be it...... It's the way I feel and nothing is going to change it.