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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by MadCityJack, May 26, 2017.

  1. MadCityJack

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    OK, so I have been very spoiled by my 19, perfectly spoiled. I shoot it reasonably well and can do lots of range time without an issue. The 43, while snappy, has been tamed and for close up work, it would do the job. The problem: The stinker tears up my trigger finger. I am only good for 25 rounds and then I switch to something else to shoot. It has less than 500 rounds through it. Suggestions, aside from building a callous?
     
  2. slamdunc

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    As wussified as it may sound, I wear a band-aid on qualification days when I'm at the range for several hours and 500+ rounds.
     
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  3. MadCityJack

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    Doesn't sound wussy, but I wonder how you feel the reset? The trigger just feels sharp to me.
     
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    My 43's safety lever stuck out from the trigger shoe by a considerable margin. So I filed the lever down so that when it's fully depressed it sits flush with the trigger shoe. No more blister, and much more comfortable to shoot.


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  5. Brent917

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    I did the same and do it on all of my glocks.
     
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  6. MadCityJack

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    Instructions somewhere?
     
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    Make sure your gun is unloaded. Remove the magazine. I then used a small rat tail file to fully depress the trigger and safety lever with one hand. With the other hand I used a small flat file to slowly file the safety lever flush with the shoe. Go slow, and don't take too much material off. You want the safety lever to sit flush with the shoe when fully depressed.


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  8. Benton

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    Either do what he did or put an Apex trigger shoe on it. Your not changing the original glock internals just the trigger shoe.
    apextactical.com
     
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    I looked it up but I am not sure which product would be the trigger shoe.
     
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    MadJack,
    Someone will probably explain it to you.
    If not, go back on their site and read everything.
    I believe they supply a video also on their site.
    Or you could go on you tube and type in Apex trigger shoe or, Apex triggers.
    Or, get their ph.# from their site and give them a call on their next business day and they'll be glad to advise you I'm sure.
     
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    If your not inclined to change the shoe to your trigger bar you could always buy the glock trigger bar with their trigger shoe already installed.
    Of course, that will cost you more.
    Watch some you tube videos on their products and you'll have a better understanding.
     
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    I had the same problem and used 220 grit sandpaper to smooth the safety lever. It looked like a bad casting and had a section that was quite sharp. Sandpaper will allow you to shape the lever to better match the contour of the trigger. Be careful not to remove too much.
     
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    I used a dremel tool with a felt wheel... 30 seconds later... sweetness occurred.
    Now my G43 is a joy to shoot..!!!!
     
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    I have the same problem with my 42 but not with my 43. I will try the Dremel with a felt head buffing cone, hopefully that will work as well as the felt buffing wheel.
     
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    I bought mine on eBay. It really improved my groups.

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    You bought an Apex trigger shoe?
     
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    Yes, I paid about $55. now they are more, but worth it.
     
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    Before all else, try a glove. I use a thin leather palm/mesh back golf glove on my shooting hand and it works wonders for me, offering finger protection (which I don't need), a little padding, and a better grip purchase for when I shoot my smaller sized large caliber handguns.

    Visit your local Dick's Sporting Goods or similar sports store and find yourself a pair to try.
     
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