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Took the Dremel tool to my glock

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by KYgundoc, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. KYgundoc

    KYgundoc

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    I did the dale Rhea trigger job on my 17 yesterday and shot it in a match last night. Works great and I did improve my 5 to Glock scores. I could not bring myself to use a reduced power striker spring but even without it I can't believe how improved it is. I have been wrestling with doing this for a few months now because I was an Armorer for a large Sheriffs Office and because of that stock is all I have ever done. I decided that I will never carry this gun so why not. I guess time will tell. I was going to describe how I did the work but for some reason all I could think of was "Do not do this at home, All stunts are done by Professional stunt men" I did not want ruined Glocks and people cursing me on Glock talk. I would feel kind of like the gunsmith that gave out Dremel tools to his customers for Christmas one year. Anyway so far so good.
     
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    Yes I did. I had it done in an hour.
     
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    I haven't had the wallies to do the whole deal. Very interesting read though. You ought to try, if not just for grins, a reduced power FP spring. Or if you've got spares snip off a coil or two a stock one.
     
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    Man cutting the side off of the striker nearly made me go find a bottle so I will have to get used to what I have done first.
     
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    That and filing the end off the trigger bar and drilling a new hole for the trigger spring. Hard core for us mortals
     
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    I just bought all new (well, used) parts from my local Glock distributor and modded them.

    That way my precious Dawg wouldn't be laid up if I made a boo-boo.

    They are nice mods for the range, but I carry stock parts for CCW.
     
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    I've confined my firing mechanism modifications to changing connectors and judicious polishing. Have experimented a little with cutting coils off striker spring. I don't compete, so zillionths of a second don't mean much to me. I'm pretty decent with my Glocks, which have trigger pulls from just over 3# to just under 4#.
     
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    Instead of cutting the end off of the trigger bar I drilled another hole above the existing hole and threaded the spring through the existing hole into the new hole that way I did not lose the original if i needed to switch back. My problem was peening the slide. I did it a bit too much and I had to open it up by inserting shims. It ended up just right. My carry guns are stock and I only use this gun to put holes in cardboard.
     
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    Did you have to torch the trigger bar to soften the metal before drilling the new (second) trigger spring hole?

    Did you thin the connector?

    Do you have a trigger pull scale, so you can measure what you've done?
     
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    I have access to a milling machine (I am a Tool maker now) so I used a carbide drill to make the new hole. I have a problem heating that area of the trigger bar because it will lose hardness in the most needed area where it connects with the striker. I have a ghost rocket connector and I did thin it about a third more.
    I have not been able to find my trigger scale but when I do I will let you know what it tells me.