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Oiling/lubing where connector meets the trigger bar

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Zeroskillet, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Zeroskillet

    Zeroskillet MIA 305

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    Do you guys place a drop of oil on it?

    I watched hithcock45 and nutnfancy vids and neither did so.

    Just wondering what you guys did.

    Does anyone have a picture of where exactly this drop should be?
     
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    If you have, or can get a copy of the newer, Gen. 3, Glock owners manual on page 37 (figure 14) it has a photo of where to put one drop of oil between the trigger bar and the connector. With the slide off, at the right rear of the frame (lower part of the pistol) looking from above you will see a very small silver tab that is curved sticking up. That is the top of the connector. The trigger bar runs along the right side of the frame and slides along the connector. If you don't want to, or don't know how to remove the lower trigger assembly (not necessary), just put one drop of oil between the tab and the trigger bar. It will flow down to where its needed.

    Some people don't do it, but the Glock manual states: "Most importantly, a drop of oil is needed (Figure 14) where the rear end of the trigger bar touches the connector at the right rear corner of the frame."
     
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  4. JBP55

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    Lube it with oil or if disassembled a light grease works good also.
     
  5. Markasaurus

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    You can smoosh a drop of grease under there too. Wiggle the trigger (DON'T pull the trigger) and you can see where it goes, also you can pry the trigger pieces apart just a tiny bit, enough to get a small amount of grease in there.
    Break free or oil would flow easier then grease, but i like to use grease, because it stays where you put it.
     
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    If its new, you don't need too....

    Shoot it lots, until the metal to metal contact on the trigger components wear themselves to a shine. Trigger will become marginally smoother over time.

    OR do the Glock .25 trigger job (<-- google ) to save on cost.
     
  7. JBP55

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    I clean/lube all new guns before I shoot them.
     
  8. mboylan

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    Polishing the trigger bar and connector are a big help. It would take 1000s of rounds of ammo to get a good polish on it. Get in the initial drop of something that will stay put after you're done polishing. I use Mobil 1.

    I always will completely detail strip a brand new Glock to clean, inspect, polish and lube.
     
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  9. Butch

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    FillYerHands you son of a

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    Just one drop here. It then spreads out to a thin layer.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

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    Agreed..
     
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    AJE Sometimes grumpy, not old

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    I wouldn't recommend that. If you aren't comfortable lubing it while assembled (like just about everybody else) then just disassemble the receiver.
     
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    ....I take apart, inspect, clean, lube my New Glocks, the last Glock19 I purchased had dirt and several areas where the factory left shavings..:dunno:
     
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    I put grease there....just a very small amount on the tip of a toothpick.
     
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    My lube of choice also, Mobil 1 20W50.
     
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    A drop of oil means a drop of oil. Make it a small drop.

    Just remember: just because 1 drop is good, doesn't mean 5 drops is 5 X better.
     
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    The arrow points to the wrong surface of the connector -- the oil goes on the other side of this tang. If this was meant to show the general vicinity, I understand, but I didn't want a new owner to be confused.

    And the needle oiler as in Butch's picture makes this job a lot easier: http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=1200/Product/NEEDLE_OILER_BOTTLES .
     
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    Thanks for posting those pictures since it wasn't clear to me from the manual where this was. Those are pictures that should be in the Glock manual..