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5.5lb trigger turns hard

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by JDinNC, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. JDinNC

    JDinNC

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    I was shooting my G17. After several strings of fire, the trigger got hard. It went from 5 1/2 lbs to like 9. It ruined my string. I took the slide off and looked at the connector and jiggled the trigger bar back and forth a few times. I put it back together and it was back to 5.5lbs. Then 3 strings later it went back up to 9lbs. Took it apart again. Put it back together. Back to 5.5. Got home and took the reciever apart examining all parts carefully and everything looks good. I have owned several Glocks and this has never happened before. What do you all think is happening? All parts are stock including the connector and spring. Please help. TYIA.
     
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    i have never heard of this before but i will give ya a bump
     

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    The trigger pin was OK?
    How about checking the firing pin safety spring?
    Check and make sure there is no crud in the trigger spring as well.
     
  4. AustinTx

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    Oil the connector.
     
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    If the heavy trigger is in the first part of the trigger pull, check the firing pin safety channel for dirt. If heavy just before the break, as Austin says . . .
     
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    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    Yup, but that's only the quick fix.

    If the metal has galled, the connector and the trigger bar should be replaced.....but just replacing the connector is better than not replacing either of them.

    I'd suggest that you take it to a factory armorer at a GSSF match and tell him what happened.

    And keep it lubed if you weren't.
     
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    Are you lubing the area between the connector and the firing pin with white grease?
     
  8. AustinTx

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    Is "galling" something common in Glocks, between the trigger bar and connector? This is the first time I've ever heard that mentioned. I really haven't examined very many guns for that, myself. Thanks.
     
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    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    I wouldn't call it common, but it does happen.....I've seen it more when a NY spring is in use, but it can happen anyway.
     
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    Paddy Glocktastic!

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    I had it happen to me once at a range, turns out the ammo I was using was burning kinda dirty and leaving crud on the connector. Wiped it clean, oiled it, moved on to a new box of ammo, and didn't have the problem again. Did the connector look dirty where the trigger bar meets it?
     
  12. MySiK26

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    +1 .
     
  13. glocksterr

    glocksterr DirtyGlockHippy

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    keep it oiled!
     
  14. Tailhunter

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    as has been mentioned, keep the parts clean (connector, trigger bar) and add a dab of grease between where the two touch. (some like a drop of oil).

    If you ever make it to Greensboro, I'll take a look at it for you.
     
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    Where are you talking about? The end of the connector rides on the tang of the striker and it is a good idea to keep grease or oil away from this area. The only place recommended for grease or oil beside the 4 frame rails, barrel and locking block is between the trigger bar and striker and that should be limited to a drop from a needle point oiler.

    Buy the DVD "Making Glocks Rock" to understand the disassembly and oiling of a Glock.
     
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    Another vote for inspecting the firing pin/striker safety channel. Here's what was causing my rough G21 trigger pull not too long ago...

    [​IMG]
     
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    I think you meant to say that the end of the cruciform rides on the lug of the striker. The connector does not touch any part of the striker.
     
  18. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    Either you got your terminology crossed, or that video isn't all it should be.

    The drop of oil goes on the top rear edge of the trigger bar where it contacts the connector:
    [​IMG]
     
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    It's not lube related. I just totally disassembled the slide and framd and cleaned it. (thoiugh it wasnt even dirty) Gonna go to the range soon and give you an update. I am dry firing it a lot and its all good.
     
  20. JDinNC

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    OK I just put 300rds through it and had no problems. Yay! When I disassembled the slide, it must have removed a tiny piece of debris from the firing pin channel or something.