trigger job gone bad

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by d123gaw, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. OK. Don't b**** at me I knew I might screw up when I did it. I polished my trigger bar a little too much and now my gun goes bang when i pull the trigger and bang when I RELEASE the trigger. (a good double tap). But it did scare me a bit at first. I'm going to order a new trigger bar with a smooth trigger and start again.

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  3. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur
    Millennium Member CLM

    Yup, ya round off the edges of these two just a little and that's what happens. A new trigger bar may fix it, but a new firing pin is a good idea too.

  4. all you needed is fltz polish and a rag or q tip. polish till the parts are shiny and re-assemble. I polish all the parts that have metal to metal contact. this improves the feel of the trigger a ton! hope this helps. ps you dont need any power tools at all.
  5. And the dremel tool strikes again..................
  6. seanmac45 where did that Hemmingway quote come from?
    I've seen it before but never knew it's origin.
  7. 1-2man

    1-2man Part Time

    I polish my internals at the range. 1,000 or so rounds seem to do the trick. ;)

  8. The source of the quote;

    Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter.
    Ernest Hemingway, "On the Blue Water," Esquire, April 1936
    US author & journalist (1899 - 1961)

    I use it because it was the motto of the NYPD Citywide Anti-Crime team prior to it being disbanded.

    It sums up my feelings about retirement perfectly.
  9. this will give you the edge in competition shooting. you will give Bob Vogel a run for his money.
  10. Dremel,The gun smiths best friend and money maker. SJ 40
  11. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

    There is ABSOLUTELY nothing wrong with using a Dremel Tool to do an action polish job with. (Every gunsmith I've ever known - and I've known a few - used both fine India stones, and a Dremel-like power tool for his trigger jobs.) In fact I consider using Flitz and a Q-Tip to be a complete waste of time for any, 'quality' Glock trigger job.

    The real mistake the OP made is that he didn't stay away from the edges! NEVER TOUCH AN EDGE WITH A DREMEL TOOL. Too bad because while a ruined trigger bar ain't no big deal, Glock firing pins are really expensive!

    Next time, work barehanded so you can gauge heat buildup in the piece. Don't, 'touchdown' for more than 5 or 6 seconds at a time; and STAY AWAY FROM THE COMPONENT EDGES.
  12. Like you said the key is where and how much.
    I know a Ret. N. G. armor that does 1911 trigger jobs with out a jig,nice and crisp every time,where and how much is the key. SJ 40
  13. M 7

    M 7

    At least the new parts aren't very expensive and can be had readily. :dunno:
  14. Bruce M

  15. :agree:
  16. Arc,

    You give do it yourselfers that ( don't have a clue)

    benifit of the doubt (that they have the experience and attention to detail that you do)

    just don't let them fix anything for you.
  17. :rofl::rofl:
  18. This is the ONLY way I polish the internals too! Funny I thought I was the only one that did this????
  19. As Arc Angel says, be careful with the component edges.... or, at least, be very careful to not round them.

    If the edges of the trigger bar and/or the connector (where they meet) are rounded too much, the bar will drop downward at the time of trigger reset (instead of the bar moving only sideways as designed). This can cause the "sear" of the bar to move down away from the "nose" (or "lug") of the firing pin, releasing it. BANG!

    If you have plenty of sear/nose engagement (2/3 or more recommended by Glock & as Butch's sketch in post #2 above shows), the chances of this are reduced - but if the overlap is not large, firing on release of the trigger can happen. Many of the Glocks I have owned have only had about 1/2 engagement... from the factory.
    #18 Noponer, Oct 7, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2012
  20. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

    Lethal, I can't argue with that; but, let's be perfectly honest: Half the fun of owning a Glock is, ....... :supergrin:
  21. New trigger bar and new G.R. 3.5lb connector and the gun fires better than before. I really like the smooth face trigger.

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