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Broken Glock Trigger Spring?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by cqb, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. cqb

    cqb

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    Will a glock continue to function with a broken trigger spring, or will it not fire at all? I was guessing that the broken spring would mean one would have to manually reset the trigger...
    just curious.
    cheers,
    Derek
     
  2. Custom Glock Racing

    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    If you use the trigger reset it will still work.
     

  3. RandySmith

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    It will function normally until you pull the trigger on an empty chamber. You would then have to reset the trigger by holding the trigger to the rear while you cycle the slide. Back in business.

    edited to add: In other words, under normal firing conditions, the trigger spring isn't required to reset the trigger.

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  4. driver8m3

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    i'm not exactly sure what you mean by that...but if you have a loaded mag in gun, with a round chambered, and a broken trigger spring, with the trigger forward, you can pull the trigger ONCE. the gun functions as usual, except the trigger does not return to the forward position. you have to push it forward yourself to fire the next round.
     
  5. RandySmith

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    No - it will fire normally. If you have 11 rounds total in the pistol, you could fire all 11. At slide lock insert a fresh mag and continue shooting.

    It will cease to function if/when you pull the trigger on an empty chamber or have a misfire.

    The rearward pressure from your trigger finger on the trigger / trigger bar is what causes the reset - it happens when the slide starts rearward. The coil trigger spring is not necessary for trigger reset when firing normally.

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    interesting. i've broken 3, 1 in the middle of a match. it broke in the middle of a full magazine, and at the time i didnt know what the problem was...but the trigger would not reset (and i didnt think to push it forward during the stage...i just stopped and took a zero). it is possible that i had a misfire at the same time...i'll give it a try at the range. thanks.
     
  7. Custom Glock Racing

    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    If you dont shoot the reset, that is pin the trigger to the rear with each shot and move it forward until it goes clank, then the gun wont work with a broken spring. To shoot it with a broken spring you need to use the reset.
     
  8. RandySmith

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    You cannot pull the trigger and get your finger off of it before the slide moves that 1/4" or so rearward.

    In other words, you cannot 'smack' the trigger fast enough to avoid getting a reset.

    Randy
     
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    ;Q ^8

    Incorrect, to use the trigger reset, you must pull the trigger and hold it to the rear. After the slide returns to battery, then you can slowly let the trigger forward until you hear/feel it reset (click). Then pull the trigger again like usual.
     
  10. RandySmith

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    I think you are missing the point.

    Given: The pistol has a broken or otherwise removed coil trigger spring.

    Question: Will the gun fire?

    Answer: Yes - the gun will fire normally. No special techniques are required to cause the trigger to reset.

    Randy
     
  11. cqb

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    thanks all that replied-I appreciate it.

    cheers,
    Derek
     
  12. RandySmith

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    Here is a video of a pistol firing without the coil trigger spring.

    Randy
     
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    Cool video. I knew the Glock would function without a trigger spring (or with a broken spring), but I was taught that you had to use proper trigger reset to make it work. Live and learn.