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Smooth vs. Serrated Trigger

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by robhic, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. robhic

    robhic WOLVERINE!!!! Platinum Member Silver Member

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    When I first got my Gen 3 G19 my shooting was, quite frankly, MISERABLE! Low and left afflicted me like a plague. I got a lot of good tips from people here and my shooting improved a bit. Still working on it.

    Then I got a Gen 3 G17 and it seemed I shot it a bit better. I also read some folks prefer the smooth (G17) to the serrated (G19) trigger. Maybe some of my new shooting tips carried over to the G17, too. Don't know.

    So I swapped the two triggers and next trip out it seemed like I shot the G19 better than the G17. Hmmm, what's going on? :shocked: Only the triggers were different but the better results followed the smooth-faced trigger.

    So I swapped them back to original and plan to go shoot both again on Thursday. If I get better results from the smooth trigger I'm gonna buy a new one and replace the serrated G19 trigger with it.

    Does anyone else feel the type trigger face makes a difference? Do you prefer one over the other? Just curious if others felt the same / experienced the same between the different triggers.

    Thanks for any info you can supply. :embarassed:
     
  2. Bruce M

    Bruce M

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    I also have read here that some like the smooth trigger better - not sure how much it would help shooting though.
     

  3. Leigh

    Leigh

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    Accuracy wise? I cannot tell.
    Comfort wise? Definitely.
    50-60 rounds plinking at the range? No difference.
    500+ rounds in a 12 hour training class? BIG difference.
     
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  4. Broncbuster

    Broncbuster Dying Breed

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    I swapped my 19 trigger for a smooth 17 trigger. I like the smooth trigger allot better.
     
  5. Ahmid

    Ahmid CLM

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    I don't shoot them any different but I find the smooth face is more comfortable.
     
  6. TxGlock9

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    No difference in accuracy here. In fact I got so used to the serrated 19 trigger I didn't even swap the smooth trigger I bought for it.
     
  7. sulaco

    sulaco 10mm Junky

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    I put smooth triggers in all of my Glocks.
     
  8. up1911fan

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    Me too.
     
  9. beancounter81

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    Smooth triggers in all my Glocks.
     
  10. rta108

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    yessir.
     
  11. JaPes

    JaPes Rimfire 1010101

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    I put a smooth trigger from a G17 Gen3 into my G19 Gen4 for two reasons.

    First, the serrated trigger had a stepped triangular face. I couldn't get the pad of my finger to contact the trigger just right. I'd end up pressing the trigger with the pad of my finger on the side of the trigger. I'm right handed, and the shot placement went left.

    Second, the Gen3 trigger bar doesn't have that annoying bump the Gen4's have. This made the trigger feel great. It felt lighter.
     
  12. Chronos

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    I have a definite preference for the smooth, 17-style trigger face. First thing to replace on a compact Glock. The serrated trigger was designed to "make points" for importation, not to enhance the user experience.

    I wouldn't say it's a huge deal, exactly -- the smooth trigger is just a nice touch that takes about 2 minutes to install.
     
  13. LibertyPatriot

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    I know I like the smooth trigger face on my G21gen3. I want to put one in my G23gen4. Do I need a Gen4 smooth trigger or will just any trigger fit a Gen4 frame?


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    Thanks GT!
     
  14. PaLEOjd

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    Didn't make a difference for me. I swapped out all of my target triggers for the smooth triggers. It's just more comfortable to shoot IMO.
     
  15. Giggity-Giggity

    Giggity-Giggity Giggity-Goo!!!

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    I agree, my subcompact gets a smooth trigger too! Here's my G23:
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  16. RYT 2BER

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    Same here.. for me its a cheap mod I can do myself in less than 2 minutes .... much more comfortable IMO
     
  17. albinlee

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    hmmm.... I guess you just need to dry fire more! I shoot uspsa and dry fire practice every day, to the point that i have a pretty hefty callous on the tip of my trigger finger, and the knuckle of my second finger (from the trigger guard). Enough so that I cant tell any difference between the trigger surface of my G19 and G34 at the range. Problem solved!
     
  18. Toorop

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    +1

    I much prefer it after long extended shooting sessions. It is much easier on my fingers. I enjoy the gun more after installing the smooth trigger as well.
     
  19. Chronos

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    Good question that I would like to see answered by someone familiar with the gen4. I just checked glockmeister and they only have one type of G17 trigger, but they don't mention anything about gen4 compatibility in the description.
     
  20. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

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    I've had my gen 4 G27 about a month now and haven't changed a thing. I have not actually noticed a big difference from the feel of my old G22 - except for the short grip!