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3.5lb connector and 4lb firing pin spring

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by downtown, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. downtown

    downtown

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    Those of you who have done this upgrade, how is it. I see all the warnings how it's "not for duty or carry" and was wondering if anyone has had any misfires with this setup. Thanks
     
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    oISHUTupNrocKIo Glock Lover

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    I would never carry anything but my 5.5 lb trigger pull IMO.
     

  3. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    I have it on my Glock 22. It makes for a very smooth 4.5lb trigger pull. I love it. I have not had a single misfire of any kind, Wolf, Remington, Winchester, Cor-Bon, hell even re-loads have not been a problem.

    Don't listen to the internet B.S. Try it. If you don't like it, you can always swap the parts right back out in about 2 mins.

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  4. itsgottabeapit

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    It's great for a target gun. Other than that don't do it.
     
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    On my last G23, I had the connector, but never did the firing pin spring. Never had a problem with it. The spring is what I'm worried about.
     
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    Is the reason they say not to do it because of the light pull or the chance of a misfire?
     
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    Rumor has it, the 4lb spring will cause light primer strikes. I have been "testing" this theory for about 3 years now with the set up in my G22. Every round has fired. I am about the 1000rd mark so far, with the 4lb spring.

    :supergrin:
     
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  8. dan1leg

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    My experience and opinion.
    I had a ghost 3.5 that came in my used g-22, don't know around count of it before hand but didn't appear much. After around 1500 rds, I started to have occasional double taps with single trigger pull. Needless to say it came out and a 5lb went back in, I can't tell much difference between the two. My firing pin spring is stock.

    I think alot of these modifications don't hold up if you shoot a good bit.
     
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    I currently have the 3.5 connector, 4lb striker spring, 6lb trigger spring and the Lone Wolf adjustable trigger stop. I have the adjustable trigger stop set where the trigger resets in less then 1/8". It feels a bit mushy but the pull is almost down to 2lbs. As for light primer strikes, I haven't had one yet and this setup has been in my G35 for over 2000 rounds. This includes factory ammo of various types and reloads with CCI, Winchester, Federal, and Wolf primers.
     
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    I have installed dozens and some work good and some do not, it varies from gun to gun. Some work for about 1500 rounds and start having light strikes unless you change the FP spring and it repeats about 1500 rounds later. Some work very well.
     
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    I would be ok with a 3.5# connector, but never a lighter striker spring:faint:
     
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    Thanks for all the advice guys.
     
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    These were for designated range guns, not carry guns.
     
  14. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford mmhmm

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    I have the "3.5#" connectors in all my pistols (Ghost, LWD, Scherer), thousands and thousands of rounds through them and have no idea why they would be a poor choice for carry. Doesn't mean I'm not willing to learn but at the moment I don't "get it."
     
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    3.5# connector bar in mine, factory firing pin spring. I carry it with me most days
     
  16. Glock+2

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    huh?:tongueout:...what the H are you talking about?
     
  17. downtown

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    I might go with the connector only and forget about the spring.
     
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    Why? Trigger finger discipline. If my finger is on the trigger, it is getting pulled. If I'm not taking the shot right at this instant my finger is along side the frame. Tens of thousands of practice draws have made this instinctive to me.
     
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    The Ghost connector is a fitted part. Your's was not fitted correctly. Totally the mistake of the guy who put it in and fitted it. If they are not fitted correctly the other way, you will get a thousand rounds out of it and then you will be unable to fire the gun. There's really just an exact amount of metal that you need to remove. Your's is probably unrepairable.

    Change it out for an LWD 3.5 connector. It has both a better design and degree of finish than the Glock 4.5 connector.
     
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  20. Glockdude1

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    Try the spring/connector combo at the range before you forget about the spring. If you don't like it, you can always swap it back.

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