Polishing your Glock Trigger Bar the Easy Way.

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by TN.Frank, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank "Don't Tread On Me!"

    Messages:
    6,425
    Likes Received:
    844
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Location:
    Avondale, AZ.
    The owner of Overwatch Precision came into the shop a couple days ago to drop off some of his triggers. I ask him how he got the trigger bars so shinny and his answer was that they used a tumbler. Figured I'd give it a try since I have a brass tumbler that I use to polish my once fired brass and wow, comes out nice. Anyway, enjoy the video.


    View: https://youtu.be/4rmqp7zZd6c
     
  2. Paul53

    Paul53 You local friendly Skynet dealer

    Messages:
    13,550
    Likes Received:
    20,440
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Location:
    ME, TX, NM.
    Don't have a tumbler. Can I just throw peanuts at it?
     
    garya1961, porschedog and mikemyr like this.

  3. cciman

    cciman MacGyver

    Messages:
    6,940
    Likes Received:
    2,544
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    Ooooh, aaaah, shiny objects. So what?

    Drop of lube makes no difference, except placebo effect.
     
  4. MyLegacy

    MyLegacy

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Wet tumbling with stainless media is probably a bad idea?
     
  5. DirectDrive

    DirectDrive

    Messages:
    3,227
    Likes Received:
    4,373
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    Yes, bad idea.
    Every Geezer from GT will be at your front door with pitchforks and torches if you start in with that.

    :D
     
  6. Preyhunter

    Preyhunter Huckleberry

    Messages:
    548
    Likes Received:
    429
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2018
    Location:
    Keller, TX
    Yeah, bad idea. You could possibly change engagement angles doing that. Not a good idea. I won't berate you for stating as much, but I won't praise your idea, either. Do what you wanna do, though.
     
  7. LinuxLover

    LinuxLover Ba-nan-nah-nuh

    Messages:
    3,586
    Likes Received:
    4,826
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2018
    Location:
    59840
    If you just want pretty, then get it chromed. Why polish the whole thing? Most of that bar never see any action - in a 'friction' way.

    I don't see any advantage. It's like having chromed lug nuts under a hubcap.
     
    Paul53 likes this.
  8. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank "Don't Tread On Me!"

    Messages:
    6,425
    Likes Received:
    844
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Location:
    Avondale, AZ.
    Not my idea, the owner of Overwatch Precision is the one who's come up with this.
    Also, no real option but to polish the entire bar because it would not make sense to tape off parts of the bar to stop it from being polished.
     
    happie2shoot and Paul53 like this.
  9. Justinb21

    Justinb21

    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    78
    Joined:
    May 7, 2018
    Location:
    SE Minnesota
    Have always taken mine out and hit it with 2000 grit sand paper and polished with mothers mag polish. Works wonders and takes about 20 min
     
    GlockyQ likes this.
  10. LinuxLover

    LinuxLover Ba-nan-nah-nuh

    Messages:
    3,586
    Likes Received:
    4,826
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2018
    Location:
    59840
  11. Timothy Courtney

    Timothy Courtney

    Messages:
    691
    Likes Received:
    299
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
  12. NAZG26

    NAZG26 Lost in transit

    Messages:
    6,254
    Likes Received:
    21,012
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2017
    Location:
    Arizona
    I usually polish mine with about 1000 or so rounds.
     
  13. 21 shooter

    21 shooter

    Messages:
    1,150
    Likes Received:
    1,010
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2001
    Location:
    NC
    Nothing wrong with making one look nice. Raise the hood on some hot rod motors and look at all the shiny stuff. You take the slide off or the hood off
    To look. As to changing angles I
    Can’t answer that one.
     
  14. DirectDrive

    DirectDrive

    Messages:
    3,227
    Likes Received:
    4,373
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    It's always Polish this and Polish that.
    Can we have some Irish or Finnish once in a while ?
     
  15. CDR_Glock

    CDR_Glock

    Messages:
    3,315
    Likes Received:
    2,410
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2010
    Location:
    Virginia
    So you remove the shoe from the bar before you tumble it? Or do you just Tape it up?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
     
  16. DirectDrive

    DirectDrive

    Messages:
    3,227
    Likes Received:
    4,373
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    Overwatch is buying OEM trigger bars by the thousands, discarding the OEM shoes and then attaching their trigger shoes.
    I would bet that they're tumbling bare trigger bars to cut down on labor.

    For kitchen table gun plumbers, polish by hand or with a Dremel polishing wheel.
     
    CDR_Glock likes this.