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Hello from Parkland, FL

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Hello to all members!! I live with my wife and kid in Parkland, FL. And yes, I'm a proud father of a very brave and lucky MSD freshman student. Since the event we decided to follow 2nd and protect our home, so I bought a G17. Never bought or used a gun before, but since then I've found besides home protection, a new interesting hobby. In two weeks I've gone through 1,000 rounds, installed a Venom Red Dot and going regularly to Gun World for practice. Doing great groups at 25yds so this keeps me going. As a newcomer I've read and perform some basic upgrades as installing an extended carrier release (tough to get this apart without it), and now I am trying to understand the science behind a 3.5 trigger connect. Based on Youtube it seems the Ghost brand is the top choice, but how to select from their 9 variations!!!! I want a better trigger performance for my range practice, not considering to CC the G17, perhaps a G26 or G43 later down the road, when I learn more about it. If you could shed some light with these Ghosts it will be appreciated. Have a great day, you'all.
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Welcome. I'll join those saying "don't modify your Glock." People love to tinker with things and many think they can substitute part for learning to shoot - you just make it harder in the end. Learn to shoot with real sights and an ordinary trigger. Even the Glocks I use only for competition are dead stock, except for sights with a slightly narrower front and wider rear. The ones for carry are stock except for Tru-Glo TFO sights.

Shooting is all about fundamentals - learn them correctly and practice them correctly, or you are just building bad habits.
 

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Point well taken, classes it will be. I tend to tilt down when shooting and someone at the range said about the trigger mod, now I believe that I need to further develop my skills before considering any mod. For the sight (Venom) the reason I decided to change was that I wear progressive lens prescription glasses and found difficult to aim as either the target or the rear sight where out of focus. This is working better for me now. Thanks for the time in replying.
"Someone at the range" is 99.99% likely not to know anything useful about guns or shooting, but if they know a little more than you, they can make you think otherwise.

Both the target AND the rear sight are supposed to be out of focus - that's something you'd learn in about the first 5 minutes of learning shooting fundamentals. Only the front sight is supposed to be in focus. A sight picture has 3 elements and your eye can and should only focus on one of them - the front sight. If you are trying to focus on the others, you just wasted a case of ammunition without learning anything. More likely than not, you have developed negative habits that will just make it harder to learn to shoot.

Get training from a real, live instructor.
 
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