Glock 43 Does the 25 cent trigger job ever affect reliability?

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  1. Dr_fast

    Dr_fast

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    This being done by someone with gun smithing and specifically some, but not all, Glock armor training. He is not planning on removing any material but just smoothing the surfaces. He has done all of his Glock’s and no troubles. As I understand it, it’s reliable as long as you don’t overdo it. Is that correct?
    What’s been your experience?

    What have you heard?
     
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    It's just polishing a few internal parts. No harm whatsoever. You can do it yourself. YouTube is your friend.
     
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    cciman MacGyver

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    Firing 1000 rounds of ammo has the same effect, with the added benefit that you, the shooter, get more polished along with the gun.

    There is always a risk of not doing it right, or putting it back together wrong.
     
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    Firing 1000 rounds does not have the same benefit

    More like 6000
    I know from experience having one with over 6000 rounds no polish vs 1000 plus polish
    And a couple polished low rounds
    Biggest difference was adding a minus connector plus light polish

    From all reports that gen5 trigger is so good
    It’s cheaper to sell off your old generation and get it?
     
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    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    No one is taught to polish Glock parts at Glock armorer schools, it's simply not needed, and it certainly can be a cause of malfunctions.

    LOTS of people have come here over the decades asking what parts they need to replace after screwing up their gun by polishing.
     
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    True that!

    This is something Gunny (RIP) told the crowd at SHOT a couple years back, and I’ll never forget it.

    “I’d trust my life to a new unfired Glock 41 pulled from a bucket of Kansas mud more than a shiny new one that some knucklehead sitting at mamas kitchen table tried to make better!”.
     
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    I'll keep my polished one with the - connector, thank you.
     
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    I haven't done any of my Glocks to date. But have done my AK47. When I installed a new trigger I did the $0.25 polish job, and it made a difference. I will do my Glocks when I get time, but they keep me too busy having fun shooting them. I do recommend the "Miracle all purpose polishing Cloth". I purchased mine online, and have had excellent results with everything I have used them on. :2gun:
     
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    Serious question. Has anyone that reloads, or not, used a tumbler to do the 25 cent polish? Or us it better to just polish the contact areas?
     
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    MikeG36 Have Gun Will Travel

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    You don't want to change the geometry of the parts. If you round off or bend something your pistol could mag dump with one trigger pull.

    The best way to polish your parts is the same way you become a better shooter. Practice - Practice - Practice.
     
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    The coating on those parts is probably slicker than what's underneath. I don't think a little polishing really hurts, but it is more questionable how much improvement there really is.

    And a container of any kind of jewelry, wheel polish or lapping compound costs well more than 25 cents.
     
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    I suppose you could, but it's so easy with a Dremel, polishing wheel and Mother's polishing compound.
    Lowest speed on the Dremel.
    Takes less than 5 minutes.
    Wipe clean with paper towel.

    Lacking a Dremel, you can use a Q-Tip and polishing compound.

    And to the OP, no harm done whatsoever.
    You're just speeding up the break-in process.
    Don't listen to the Naysayers.
    Have your friend install an OEM Minus Connector while he has it apart if you want about a 4 pound trigger.
    (provided your gun doesn't already have one)
     
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  13. John Biltz

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    I've read a lot of threads about why their improved Glock is now having a serious problem. Generally they don't mention the polish job until someone asks them. I'm not saying don't get it done but get someone who knows what they are doing. I am saying if someone selling me a gun says he did it off a YouTube video, I'm not buying the gun.
     
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    funny how in an armorers class the guy that LEARNED IT ALL ON THE INTERNET would not shut up--
    did NOT pass the test and did not get certified.
     
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    Well, they did something else besides simple polishing.
    Perhaps a reassembly mistake.

    Do you really think that a Q-Tip and polishing compound is going to foul a Glock ?
    The pistol that can fire after being submerged in mud ?
    Fuzzy math ?
     
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    Yes they changed the trigger geometry by improper polishing technique. Simple as that. There are a number of ways to disable a tank if you can get at the innards and do the wrong thing in the wrong way. An O-ring blew up a space shuttle.
     
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    Hogwash.
    That sir, is called "grinding".
     
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    Call it what you like, but it happens. there are threads on this forum documenting it.
     
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    It certainly won't hurt reliability if done properly. So it just comes down to how much faith you have in your "guy" who will perform the job, it is just that simple.

    Here is an alternative way to look at it. Why screw around with it? Find a local club that offers practical pistol competitions (IDPA, USPSA, GSSF) and get into those activities. In no time at all, your practice will wear in the parts that rub, you will not even notice how much it has changed and you will be a much more effective handgun shooter.
     
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    The problem is more of the Dremel tool variety. I suspect all too many trying to use a Q tip probably feel they aren't accomplishing anything and switch to the Dremel.
     
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