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What trigger pull does Glock mean by 28 N?

#### FireMedic-50

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The N refers to 'Newtons'.

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A newton is the unit of force in the metric system.

1 lb = 4.448 N, so 28N = 6.3 lb

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The Newton is the unit of force in the metric system.

1 lb = 4.448 N, so 28N = 6.3 lb
So this means all Glock factory triggers are 6.3 lbs. pull weight, correct?

#### FireMedic-50

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No sir.

Unsure exactly to what part you are referring [firing pin spring]?

Glock firing pin standard gray/silver is 24N. That would make a factory pull [range of] 5.396 lb.

Glock made once upon a time, a 28N and 31N firing pin springs.
Of course NOT available in North America.

They were kinda cool looking 28 was red, 31 blue. Marketed for use with hard primered ammo.

Buckshot Barry

#### Mike-M

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Glock made once upon a time, a 28N and 31N firing pin springs.
Glock still makes them.
Of course NOT available in North America.
Glock does not sell them in the North American market, but some domestic third-party suppliers of OEM parts sell them.

The RED 28N (6.3-lbf) Firing Pin Spring increases trigger pull force by about 0.4-lbf.

The BLUE 31N (7.0-lbf) Firing Pin Spring increases trigger pull force by about 0.8-lbf.
So this means all Glock factory triggers are 6.3 lbs. pull weight, correct?
It appears the OP is actually inquiring about the peak trigger pull of new-from-factory Glock pistols, NONE of which are rated at 28N or 6.3-lbf.

The Glock peak trigger pull force depends on the Connector (as noted below), Firing Pin Spring (OEM is 5.5-lbf compressed), Trigger Spring (OEM is 5.0-lbf), and Firing Pin Safety Spring (OEM is about 3-lbf).

For most models of all generations the OEM peak trigger pull is a nominal 5.5-lbf. That requires an UNMARKED Connector in pre-Gen4 pistols and a DOT Connector in Gen4 and later pistols. The actual trigger pull force very strongly depends on exactly where on the trigger the shooter's finger or the trigger pull gauge applies the force.

The G17L, G24, G34, G35, G40, and G41 Competition and Long Slide models come standard with the MINUS Connector (unless they are Blue Label). That produces a nominal 4.5-lbf peak pull in pre-Gen4 versions and a nominal 5.0-lbf peak pull in Gen4 and later versions.

In practice, Gen5 pistols typically have a slightly lighter trigger pull for any particular Connector than do Gen4 pistols with the same Connector.

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MikeM - What domestic third party supplier's still have them?

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On the Glock website they show that the Glock 24 has the 28N trigger when in fact it has the 24N same as the 17L with the - minus connector

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#### Ruger Nut

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On the GLOCK home page website it states that most Glock pistols have a 28N trigger. Is it a typing error, Glock themselves aren't sure of their own firearms trigger pull weight, or someone hijacked their website and inserted 28N rather then the actual trigger pull?
:bunny:

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On the GLOCK home page website it states that most Glock pistols have a 28N trigger. Is it a tying error, Glock themselves aren't sure of their own firearms trigger pull weight, or someone hijacked their website and inserted 28N rather then the actual trigger pull?
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Where it reads GEN 3, GEN 4, and GEN 5, choose GEN 3 (That's the only GEN I looked at) pick GEN 3 and scroll down to (for instance the G17) the pistols specs. You will then see where it reads TRIGGER PULL 28N.
https://us.glock.com/en/pistols/g17

#### 58sniper

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That's because it's believed (and often debated), that the spring weight isn't truly measured in pounds or kilos, but in newtons. Glock made the switch in marketing materials a while back as they subscribe to that same school of thought.

Can't seem to find a link I had explaining the theory. If I find it, I'll post it here.

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