How Many Have a New Trigger in Their Glock or Modded the Stock Trigger??

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Nalapombu, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. Nalapombu

    Nalapombu Millennium Member

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    Spring, TEXAS....USA
    Hey all.

    I was looking thru the Porn thread and saw a lot of great looking Glocks. Many had aftermarket triggers or at least parts were replaced. That got me wondering how common is it for Glock owners to get a new trigger setup or add parts to the stock trigger to get it more to their liking.

    I have a stock G19 and there are times I wish I had a better trigger, but haven’t done anything about it other than do the 25 cent trigger job on YouTube.

    How many of you have modified or went with a whole new trigger system in your CARRY Glock? If you have, would you mind telling what you did and your thoughts on it?
    I don’t keep up with all the parts and upgrades that are out there for Glock pistols so I wouldn’t have a clue where to start if I were going to put a new trigger in my 19. I guess I’d have to do quite a bit of reading on here to get ideas.

    What do you think about swapping out the factory trigger on your Glock that you carry??

    Thank you for your time and have a great week!!

  2. thewoods868

    thewoods868 thewoods868

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    Ghost edge or ultimate 3.5 and a 6 lb. trigger spring on all 3 Glock’s I own

  3. cajunboy2k


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    I replaced one of my stock triggers with a Hyve Monarch trigger. It made a difference in feel on my finger, and can adjust "Takeup." The pull weight is the same, just smoother.
  4. glide

    glide Just sayin'

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    First items from my factory fresh Glock pistol that are replaced are the stock sights and the complete stock trigger kit. I've gravitated towards Zev Technologies Trigger kits. Fabulous aftermarket triggers which I've stressed tested for a number of years with thousands of rounds through my Glock 19G3 and more recently with my Glock 34G3. No issues in shooting and operation and I have full confidence with this guns that are not range toys but solid weapons of defense that I have staked my life on. Period.
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  5. Deputydave

    Deputydave Millennium Member

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    Unless you competitively shoot, a lot, you don't need anything other than the stock trigger. Triggers and most aftermarket parts are just a waste of money better spent on training ammo.

    I've been carrying, training with and teaching Glock for almost 25 years. A modified trigger isn't needed or even desirable for SD/HD carry. Of all the Glocks I've owned, only one has ever had internal modifications and that's one of the G26.4's I own now. It has a RYG trigger and other aftermarket internals. I wanted a second G26.4 to back up my off-duty carry G26.4. This one was available locally, had night sights that I liked, came with the OEM parts and was a good trade for something I had on the market. I've shot it and it's very nice, but none of that stuff, other than the sights and the extended slide release, is needed. Too be honest, someone wasted a crap ton of money and didn't recoup the cost in the trade.

    So yeah, most aftermarket stuff is just a fashion statement, perceived need (and it isn't), impulse buy or someone wasting money on a 'want' rather than a 'need' (like training ammo to actually get better with the platform).
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  6. Struggle_Russ


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    I ended up putting a Suarez straight/flat trigger shoe and Ghost 3.5lb connector in my 43. I don't have any personal liking or interest in the Suarez minsdet stuff or anything, I just got it when it happened to be on sale. Saving $50 or more compared to some other flat face trigger? Yeah, I'll do that.
    I had already had the opportunity to put my fingers on some different trigger sets for glocks thanks to LGS. I like the feel of flat faced triggers and it helped me stay a little more consistent with my finger placement. It also stopped my finger from getting pinched by the stock glock safety dongle. Every one of my glocks did that to me while the stock trigger shoe was installed.
    Every trip to the range was as annoying as having a papercut in the middle of my finger when I was done. Didn't have to be that way so I changed the shoes out.
    I don't think you could go wrong with an Apex trigger if you wanted to swap it out on a carry. I think they even get approved by some Police Departments.
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  7. Rocky7

    Rocky7 Proud NRA Life Patron Member, Life GSSF member

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    I have (3) 26’s (3) 17’s and (1) 30s left. I carry and have competed with all.
    All have smooth Glock triggers, Glock minus Connectors, Wolff 4# firing pin springs, Wolff 6# trigger springs and Wolff reduced safety plunger springs.

    Glock minus connectors, safety plungers and firing pins are all polished with a felt wheel and Flitz. I achieve a trigger pull of around 4.0# and carry and compete with this year round.
    I experience no negative issues, my carry ammo is Federal and I use Federal primers for reloading. I still shoot about 10k round a year.
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  8. CDR_Glock


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    I have Ghost triggers connectors in mine (8 of 9) except the 19x.

    Two have Overwatch Precision triggers and one has an Apex Trigger. They feel about the same.

    I prefer the feel of them this way.

    I don’t care for the stock trigger.

    I have the following:

    One of the major reasons I do it is so I can shoot it one handed, either hand, as well as I can shoot with two hands.

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  9. Mike-M


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    I don't understand the desire for delicate dainty triggers on a handgun to be used as a weapon. It seems many imagine that handgun use in a defensive situation is like cutting paper at the range, with additional points to be awarded for tighter groups on the bad guy.

    The use of aftermarket gimmicks and gee-gaws and doo-dads and tactical tallywackers in a Glock's firing mechanism disqualifies the Glock as a service weapon and indicates the owner's loss of perspective on the difference between weapons service and range toy service.

    An OEM MINUS connector and improved sights are the most radical options appropriate to any Glock used as a weapon. A new unmolested Glock just pulled from the box is perfectly ready to defend the combat soldier or the kindergartner teacher...if THEY are ready.
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  10. SilentRecon


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    I can predictively sum up most answers here for you. In short, you will get 2 answers.

    1. You dont need that, keep OEM
    2. I like "X" trigger..

    Id say a lot of people dont realize that for a Duty or CCW firearm, keeping it OEM will negate any possible failure that a aftermarket part can surface. Your life could depend on it. Aftermarket parts these days are tested stringently but can and do fail.

    Vehicles are very similar example. Strap on some drag radials, build the motor and let it rip -somethings going to eventually break or fail. People think their 1k hp "daily drivers" are supposed to perform.

    On my CCW, I have only done a trigger (use factory trigger bar) and a barrel. I even think this probably much. My 17 is fully modded and wouldn't want that in my EDC.

    I have currently a Agency arms (17), Pyramid (43), and Ghost (19).

    I'm that guy calling the tea kettle black. Lmfao

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  11. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    I only use stock triggers, standard connectors and no polishing. Having a lighter trigger is a poor trade for a longer trigger pull, mushier break and harder time finding and stopping at the break-point when shooting fast.
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  12. WeeWilly


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    I have only stock triggers in all my Glocks. They seem to work fine for me.

    I don't have any particular conviction with regard to aftermarket parts, even on my carry options, as I test anything I plan to carry extensively with the exact ammo it will use.
  13. gjarcher

    gjarcher Captain USN ret.

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    Like many Nubies to Glock, I seriously considered an aftermarket trigger, especially since my only prior pistol experience was with accurized 1911's. I decided against an after market trigger, or connector, or trigger or striker springs, etc. for several reasons:
    1. After a couple of thousand trigger pulls, many for dry-fire practice, either the trigger smoothed out or I got use to it ... likely both reasons.
    2. After 5,000 rounds, the trigger is as light as I would want it ... the last thing I'd want to do is unintentionally discharge the weapon because my adrenaline level was high.

    I did have an issue with the safety plunger galling ... it is a plated MIM part. It also created a burr on the trigger bar. I polished both with a ceramic stone and so far the issue hasn't returned. If it does, I'd consider an aftermarket safety plunger of machined stainless steel. That's about it for aftermarket parts for me using standard loads, other than sights, grip plugs, and other minor items that don't affect the design function of the weapon.

    My object of owning a Glock G40 was primarily Bear/Woods Defense while bowhunting or flyfishing ... so I did add a 7" KKM barrel to up the 10mm lethality ... wide meplat, hard cast or copper bullets, of course ... and added an RSA with a stiffer spring to eliminate slide-frame slam when the Bear Loads exceeded a 250 Power Factor. (200gr @ 1300+fps)

    For everyday use/Target/HomeDefense, I use the OEM barrel and OEM RSA...stock internals.
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  14. G29guy06


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    Ain’t nuthin wrong w/ the factory trigger...
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  15. michael_b

    michael_b Elementary, my dear Watson.

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    Stock triggers for me. I did do the .25 cent trigger job and i did improve the feel slightly.
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  16. G26-Has-my-6


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    Stock trigger, 25 cent trigger job. And the 25 cent trigger job did make the triggers feel a lot better and consistent from pistol to pistol of the same frame size/gen.
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  17. DirectDrive


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    Overwatch TAC trigger with OEM bar
    Wolff (not LWD) RP safety plunger spring
    OEM 5# trigger spring
    4.5# Wolff (not LWD) striker spring
    OEM Minus Connector

    All safties work
    Ignites CCI primers
    Shorter reach
    Shorter take-up than stock
    Good, firm wall
    Clean break and crisp reset

    I copied the basic Johnny Glock formula.
    Would not do this on a carry gun but it's a fun range gun.
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  18. snowbird.40


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    OEM for me, primarily because I'm not THAT trigger sensitive and I'm not a gunsmith, so why tinker with something that works just fine out of the box.

    I've been shooting lots of IDPA and BUG matches with assorted Glocks and a Ruger LCP2. I can't prove it, but I believe my place in the scoring is more affected by my rushing a shot instead of how smooth or crisp the trigger and reset function. As it is, I can generally land in the top third of 30-40 shooters, with me shooting stock Glocks.

    Here's another thought: when it comes to IDPA matches shooting my EDC gun and holster, if I can place in the top third of all shooters in the match, then I can assume I might prevail in a violent encounter with those who shoot worse than me. Quite an assumption, but it's based on some hard numbers at least.

    By the same logic, how many miscreants/bad guys actually compete with their handguns? I doubt very much that my fellow competitors are criminally inclined, so I'm guessing most of the street thugs that I might face in a gunfight would be worse shots than me. I just need to keep my cool as well as possible and rely on that same trigger in the same gun that I shoot every month in matches. Hopefully, I would survive.
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  19. MajorD


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    My answer to this question is pretty much always the same
    Go to a gssf match ( shoot the match of course) but take the time to watch a top master shoot the course of fire. By the rules you need to use a stock pistol with a few limited exceptions. Those top masters shoot very fast and accurate.
    They pretty much prove optimal practice techniques with the stock gun are going to get you much better performance than tinkering with your gun. Look up the top master scores in each category and compare to the top unlimited score ( where all the aftermarket stuff is allowed) there will be scarcely any difference, and just as often the top stock gun scores will beat the unlimited top score
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  20. PRKJayhawk


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    I always replace at striated trigger - like on a 19 or a 23 - with a smooth 17 OEM trigger. I've always installed a 3 1//2# connector. I did have an Apex trigger in my Glock 17.3 but recently replaced it with an OEM trigger. That's the trigger I like on a Glock.