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Striker spring question...

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by MSims, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. MSims


    Jun 19, 2012
    So i always take out the standard springs (striker 5Lb,trigger 5Lb standard safety spring) in my glock and put a 6Lb striker spring,6Lb trigger spring and a reduced safety spring...

    Question... Has anybody used the 4Lb striker spring instead? Makes the trigger noticeably lighter... But was told not a good CCW option cause it can cause light primer strikes... And i should stick with how my setup is...
  2. gooffeyguy


    Jan 13, 2013
    St. Louis, MO
    I have used the lighter striker spring in the past and it did lighten the trigger pull but I did have a couple of mis fires due to light primer strikes. I have heard that getting a lighter striker will help with this, but I haven't tried it. I went back to the stock spring and a - (3.5) connector.

  3. bentbiker

    bentbiker NRA Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Orange County, CA
    Standard striker spring is 5.5, not 5.0. Unless you have (or reload) ammo with extremely hard primers, there's no need to increase your trigger pull by installing a still heavier striker spring. You don't identify the gun, but possible exceptions might be the .45 and 10mm because of a heavier striker; no experience with those but I understand some use the extra power 6# striker spring with those models.

    Combining the 6# trigger spring with the very weak 4# striker spring can result in the trigger failing to come all the way forward. However, you need not reduce the striker spring all the way from 5.5# to 4.0# to get a reduced trigger pull. There are 4.5# and 5.0# springs, and either of these springs should be sufficient to ignite the primers of most ammo (especially SD ammo) AND reset the trigger all the way forward. If you want additional margin against light strikes, a lightweight striker like the Jager can provide it.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2013
  4. G-34


    Oct 20, 2012
    North Dakota
    never had a prob with the 4 lb striker spring:wavey:
  5. man.cave


    Mar 6, 2012
    I have a lighter striker spring from Glock Worx in a few of my 9mm and 40, never had a problem yet, but I usually use Federal Primers and they are softer. I keep my ccw stock with the exception of the conector.
  6. robhic

    robhic WOLVERINE!!!! Platinum Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Early on I tried a 4# striker spring. It makes a significant difference in pull weight. Probably the biggest of all changes, IMO. But why? I couldn't really answer that, went back to stock 5# spring and never looked back.

    I DID end up with the NY1 spring and 3.5 GLOCK connector and like this combo. Tried Ghost but I like the Glock and Sherer connectors better.