Glock trigger spring failure

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by redoubtman, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. redoubtman

    redoubtman

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    Lately I have "heard" about problems with the trigger spring breaking. I have fired tens of thousands of rounds through my various Glocks over the years and have never had a trigger spring break. I've been at many high round count training classes and lots of matches and have never seen this happen. Has anybody had this happen to them personally? Could be a (lack of/improper) maintenance problem? I've started swapping out my springs at around 3,000 rounds (when I change out the recoil spring) just to be sure. Thanks for any input.
     
  2. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    The trigger spring in my G19 has 61,000+ rounds on it.;)

    Ignore most of what you hear and rely on what you see.
     

  3. Wild Bill

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    I broke one in a G17 that I bought used and put over 80,000 rounds through. I don't remember the round count when the spring broke, but it was up there.
    I also had to replace a striker in that pistol when the tip got worn enough that I got a few light hits.
    I think that was a total of about $26 worth of parts and the gun shot just as well when I sold it as it did when I bought it.
     
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    Pierre! NRA Life Member

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    My first G19 broke 3 of the springs... pretty quickly too I might add. So I went to a 8# and a 3.5lb connector for a while. Changed back to spring bout a year later, and my wife has used it in competition off and on for the past 3 years... no more breaks.

    Still don't know why it was snappin so often. Fixed now though!!!

    GoFiggur...
     
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    Washington D.C.

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    The early Glocks had a small hole for the trigger spring. This caused more stress on the spring. The newer Glocks have a larger hole for the trigger spring, this allows it to rotate father around with less stress. The New York trigger springs are less likely to break also.
     
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    WIG19 Light left on

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    and you can still keep your Glock running in a pinch without the trigger spring.

    :patriot:
     
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    If you use proper trig reset you will never know you have a problem.
     
  8. J.P.

    J.P. Intergalactic

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    I've broken several correctly installed springs and seen even more.
    Two that I have broken were Wolff springs and another was a factory Glock spring.
    That was enough for me so I use the NY-1 now. (that's just one of the reasons I use it)

    There ya' go....no hearsay but a personal firsthand account. ;)



    jdh31313,
    If by "proper reset" you mean coming off the trigger all the way and then bringing it back to the wall...yes,I do that.

    If you mean letting it out just until it resets...NO...that's a bad technique,I don't care how many people do it here on GT or anywhere else.Somewhere along the line it became fashionable to do that but it's slower and less reliable.
    But, alas....that's another thread
     
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    Do you mean that letting the trigger return back till it just resets can cause the trigger spring to break? How?? Can you provide a link to threads discussing this?

    I always thought that way was much faster for doing follow up shots. How do you figure it is slower?
     
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    Do you know when this change was made (ie. first generation, second, etc...)?
     
  11. Steve Koski

    Steve Koski Got Insurance? Millennium Member

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    I had a trigger spring break on a Glock 23 at about 10,000 rounds.

    **** happens.
     
  12. Steve Koski

    Steve Koski Got Insurance? Millennium Member

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    You will when you charge an empty gun.