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  1. UpeoWaMacho

    UpeoWaMacho Go 'Hawks!!! CLM

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    Hey all,

    We're going to be getting the fiance a G23, and we wanted to know from all of you if any have tried installing the 3.5# trigger pull vs. keeping the stock 5.5#. If so, is there a noticable diffference?

    You know, I should also ask why you DIDN'T replace the stock trigger pull as well. ;J

    Thanks!
     
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    Did that with my 19, love it
     

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    First off, congrats!

    Is this a competition or carry gun?

    I kept the stock connector in my 17 until I felt like I'd mastered the weapon. Then when we put in the 3.5 connector, I could really appreciate the difference.

    There are lots of things that can be done to improve the trigger. The Cominolli trigger system is a good change as well. When you get the 3.5 connector, polish the connector and trigger bar with a dremel. Not only is it easier to clean, it gives a nicer pull.

    Hope this helps.
    maybelle ;a
     
  4. UpeoWaMacho

    UpeoWaMacho Go 'Hawks!!! CLM

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    Thanks! :)

    This would be for home protection--can't really carry in Wisconsin. :(

    I'm wondering if she should do what you did, get used to the G23 first, and then go down in the trigger pull.
     
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    If the gun is going to be primarily for home defense, with range time limited to weapon familiarity/ skills maintenance, you might leave it stock. Change the sights to a tritium set and be done with it :)

    My feelings are this: if I’m ever in court regarding a self defense shooting, I want to be defending my actions, not my weapon choice/setup.

    Now, having said that, I did put a 3.5 connector in my 17. However, this is my competition gun, as well as my carry piece. I’m at the range an average of 5 times a week, getting in lots of practice. The new trigger setup has allowed me to finesse a little more speed out of the gun. And this setup is what I’m most familiar with.

    More than likely, a home defense scenario will not include multiple follow-up shots and/or multiple target transitions. This is where the trigger job helps the most. Also, an inexperienced shooter is more likely to have interlimb interaction happen, and a light trigger just makes this scenario easier.

    Most importantly, make sure your fiancé is comfortable.

    I hope this helps.
     
  6. UpeoWaMacho

    UpeoWaMacho Go 'Hawks!!! CLM

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    It DEFINITELY helps, thank you! We were leaning toward trying out the stock trigger pull, and if it became a problem, then we'd try to change it. Your perspective certainly backs up the way that we were going.

    Still gotta get the extended everything for it, however. ;f The slide catch is tough for me still (not used to it yet--have just used those spring-loaded jobbies!), and it's near impossible for her--she has to snap the slide back by pulling it back and letting it go. I'm sure in time both of us would have been okay with it, but I'd rather have that kind of thing out of the way.

    Good advice for the night-sights. We're looking at the AO Sight System's "Big Dot". They look fairly nifty, and they're REALLY easy to aim with. Just dot the "i" and point the dot at what you want to hit....
     
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    Personally, I would not be comfortable with any trigger pull adjustments on my G26 until I become 200% completely familiar with and used to my G26, as well as well-practiced with it.
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  8. UpeoWaMacho

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    Yup--makes sense. We're only going to get the extended slide catch, magazine release, and slide lock, as well as the night sights, and that's it--at least until we get our .357sig barrels... ;f
     
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    You are supposed to snap the slide back by pulling it. ;-)

    The slide LOCK is not technically a slide release (even though some folks use it as one).

    :)
     
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    I admit i have used the one on my 26 that way now and then. but it ain't the best habit for me to cultivate, i know. :)

    If I want the slide racked, the best thing to do is rack it. ;)
     
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    Catchy Thread title.
     
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    What the hell were you searching for when you dug this thing up?
     
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    Ladies....
     
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    tadbart duuuuude.

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    This thread so old, they oldest kid driving, an he been paying child support for a decade.
     
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    If the pistol is a Gen4, then do not change the connector. Shoot at least 500 rds thru that Glock, take it apart and clean it real good, and then lube per the handbook. I think you will find the trigger pull very good after that, and they get better still w/ more rds fired. Gen4's have "dot" connectors, and the "dot" connector is considered halfway between a "standard" connector and a "minus" connector. So no need to change it, IMHO. Once any Glock is well broken in, you will be happy w/ the trigger pull. "Minus" connectors, when well broken, can be just too light for most people, and that is a Liability!
    If the pistol is an earlier Gen, do the same and you will find the trigger gets better the more you shoot it.
    If you just must change the connector, do yourself a favor and hunt down an OEM Glock connector. I heartily do not recommend any off brand connectors at all. I have seen just too much junk that makes the pistol unsafe. My $.02 anyway.
    have fun and be safe. :supergrin:
     
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    Just tried a search myself.
    Ladies changing the trigger configuration on their new Glock came up 3,561,770 on the search results.
    Ladies doing other things came up right away in the first few pages.
     
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    Good info, 16 yrs. to late.........:rolleyes:...:D
     
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    LMAO

    I was going to make a thoughtful reply until I noticed the thread is 16 years old and OP hasn't been seen since 2004
     
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    Yep, my bad. I didn't even pay attention to the date on the thread. Oops!
     
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