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Should I modify my G23 trigger?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by jeanderson, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. jeanderson

    jeanderson Making America great again! Platinum Member

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    I see a lot of threads on modifying the standard Glock trigger to make it lighter. Not sure that would help me with my problem here...

    To try and make the motion as smooth as possible, I tend to press on the trigger on my G23 very low, which causes my finger to drag along the bottom of the trigger guard as I'm squeezing the trigger. After about 150 or more rounds, the front edge of my finger gets a little raw.

    Would a lighter trigger help? I thought that with a lighter trigger, I could squeeze the trigger at a higher point and still get a nice smooth squeeze on the trigger.

    Still fairly new to shooting, so maybe I should just try and learn to put my finger higher? It just doesn't feel right when I try this, at least with the factory trigger.
     
  2. stolenphot0

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    There are a lot of things you can try, a lighter trigger won't correct for a bad habit. If you want a smooth, constant motion a lot of guys will get a Glock Minus connector and pair it with a NY spring. Its a cheap trial. Otherwise, dry fire, dry fire, dry fire.
     

  3. Quarter Tank

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    Only thing I would do us put in a G17 smooth face trigger. And depending on your preference a "-" connector.


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  4. I suggest a 25 cent trigger job, and a LOT of dry firing or shooting to smooth out the trigger pull.
     
  5. SJ 40

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    This may give you what you are looking for,I know I prefer the smooth trigger over the grooved trigger.
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  6. tonyparson

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    I prefer the smooth trigger over the grooved trigger too..
     
  7. CaptainXL

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    There is a diference between "smooth" and "light". Depending on the work done to a trigger you can have a light trigger (under 4 lbs) that still is not "smooth". Conversely, you can have a heavy trigger (over 4 lbs) that is as smooth as silk. Each are separate issues and require different work to the trigger system.

    Light triggers can be obtained by changing the connector, trigger spring, striker spring and striker safety spring.

    Getting a smooth trigger starts with a polish job. There are a multitude of other things that can be done to smooth out a trigger. What needs to be done in additon to a polish job depends on and varies from gun to gun.
     
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  9. jeanderson

    jeanderson Making America great again! Platinum Member

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    I think I'll start with the polish job as I do notice some uneveness in the pull. Found several stories on how to do that.

    Beyond field stripping, I've never touched anything. Maybe I'll get the Glock reference manual so I know what to do when I find leftover parts on the bench after putting it all back together. :shocked:

    Will also consider the smooth face trigger, once I try the polish job.

    Thanks again all!
     
  10. CaptainXL

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    Go to YouTube and search for "Glock Trigger Job" or "25 cent trigger job". You'll find a bunch of vids on how to do a polish job.

    As far as the smooth faced trigger is concerned, I replaced the grooved trigger on my G27 with a smooth faced and love the difference.
     
  11. stolenphot0

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    I think the .25 cent video by Humans4targets2 is one of the best

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4BccY7wmIE"]Glock 25 Cent Trigger Job - YouTube[/ame]
     
  12. JBS

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    For a lot of folks replacing the grooved compliance trigger with a smooth face plus a little fluff-n-buff takes care of the unhappy Glock finger.
     
  13. Glock Junkie

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    If you are going to polish the internals, make sure you polish the safety plunger. I also put smoothed faced trigger on my G27 and love it.
     
  14. SCC

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    ME TOOO !!! :whistling:
     
  15. jeanderson

    jeanderson Making America great again! Platinum Member

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    A number of responses mentioned the smooth trigger for the G17 and G27. Where do I get a smooth trigger for my G23 Gen3? What is the part number?
     
  16. stolenphot0

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  17. guns54

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    The cent trigger job is all i did,And i like it.
     
  18. 1RoundEye

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    After getting a blister on my trigger finger after shooting two back to back matches in two days, I swapped the smooth trigger into all my compact GLOCKs. I'm not sure why they have two triggers in the first place, but I heard that they get more points or something with the ATF when importing the smaller pistols.
     
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  20. WarEagle32

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    I've been Debating on lightning mine on my 19. Dunno how yet