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UPDATE PAGE 6. Broke a trigger spring this morning so thinking about this...

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Hello lads and lasses,
So this morning during my range session I broke the only weak part I’ve ever found on a Glock, the trigger reset spring.
This is admittedly only the 3rd one I’ve had break in almost 17 years with the G19’s but it is also the ONLY part I’ve broken in almost 17 years with the G19’s. It is however the first one I’ve had break in probably 10 years so I wasn’t real worried anymore till now.
I’ve had these parts for years and I think it’s time to find out if it’s all I’ve ever read about ( good and bad).
My thoughts on this are if this takes just one fraction of a chance away from a real inconvenient breakage smart money says do it. Anyway it’s a good day for a detail strip and clean so I’ll use this as a great excuse for a second range trip today.
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Erroneously calling the Trigger Spring a "Trigger Return/Reset Spring" is a no never mind issue from people who do not claim to be Glock experts.
Learned it, here, as well. The light bulb came on when someone explained the trigger spring 'helps' pull the trigger. At the beginning of my Glocking, I didn't understand why a stronger trigger spring "lightened" the trigger pull.
 

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Well going to the range this morning. Will try out the NY1 trigger spring. I will be taking both my G-19s, so I can compare the two and get the feeling of the difference between.
Will probably decide that I like NY1 best, and not be able to get any more.
 

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I’ve owned or had issues a number of Glocks over the years. The only time I had a broken trigger spring was with my original 17. I tend to swap them out every few thousand rounds. I played with the NY-1 and variations and decided I prefer the standard 5.5. I can see both the benefits and the problems to having an NY-1. Regardless, if it’s in your EDC, a judicious amount of dry firing is what I would prescribe to get used to the new pull. While it only ups the pull weight a couple of pounds (and gives a more DA revolver-like trigger), it’s just going to be enough different to throw off your shooting unless you’re really concentrating. Incidentally, if you like it, I’d suggest converting all your pistols. Furthermore, stick with the standard connectors...
 

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If it breaks every 4, 7, or 10 years then just replace it every year or 2 for peace of mind.
They are so cheap and easy to install and for me it sure beats the heck out of the NY trigger.
The NY1 trigger with a - connector give a stock like trigger pull weight of 5.5 lbs with a nice firm reset and less chance of breakage. I put that combo in all my Glocks.
 
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I’ve owned or had issues a number of Glocks over the years. The only time I had a broken trigger spring was with my original 17. I tend to swap them out every few thousand rounds. I played with the NY-1 and variations and decided I prefer the standard 5.5. I can see both the benefits and the problems to having an NY-1. Regardless, if it’s in your EDC, a judicious amount of dry firing is what I would prescribe to get used to the new pull. While it only ups the pull weight a couple of pounds (and gives a more DA revolver-like trigger), it’s just going to be enough different to throw off your shooting unless you’re really concentrating. Incidentally, if you like it, I’d suggest converting all your pistols. Furthermore, stick with the standard connectors...
Oh and one more thing.... all my connectors have been changed too without any issues giving my guns a smoother pull for sure.
 

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I've always thought the standard trigger spring was an obvious weak stop. They really should have designed it with a standard coil spring that compresses, instead of a rather small spring that you in effect stretch out. It is true that the NY, and NY plus springs are probably much more durable. However, I was forced to use the 12 lb spring , by my agency , until the day I retired. It makes the trigger pull much harder, and more likely to move the front sight off , especially when shooting fast. I decided to switch to the 8 lb version upon retirement. But, while somewhat softer, it still retained another annoying characteristic; these springs cause the trigger to return very forcefully against your finger every time you fire, which also is detrimental to accuracy, Most of the peace officers I've seen over the years aren't much on practicing anyway, and making the firearm harder to hold on target just make a lot of them even worse. As a good many of my fellows NEVER spent a dime of their own money to buy ammo they didn't have to have for carry, and certainly not to go to the range with, they standard comment when requalification came around was ; "I hope I pass". Every time, too. And some of them only cleaned their firearms the day before they went , because someone was going to inspect it! Bottom line here is I have replaced the rather mussy plastic triggers with metal, flat faced triggers, that use standard springs. I am using Wolf springs, and have a good supply. I'm a lot happier with this set up.
 

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I have fired thousands of rounds through 25 glocks since 1991 some are all stock and some I have a duty carry or completion carry spring in them. Never any issues with any of them.
Sarcasm sir. Nothing more then that. Go read post #7 of this thread.
 
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The NY1 trigger with a - connector give a stock like trigger pull weight of 5.5 lbs with a nice firm reset and less chance of breakage. I put that combo in all my Glocks.
Installing a NY1 spring alone will give you a 8# trigger pull. Installing a minus connector will reduce that by 8oz. in a Gen 4/5 Glock and 16oz. in earlier Glocks.
 

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When I ran a task force range, I had a couple of departments that mandated the NY-1. In theory it should not have made much difference, but in practice seemed to spawn a lot of trigger control problems. While dry firing would have helped, it doesn’t get done for a variety of reasons. Those departments switched over to the standard 5.5, and I saw scores go up, at least for a while.
 

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I played with the NY-1 and variations and decided I prefer the standard 5.5. I can see both the benefits and the problems to having an NY-1 ... While it only ups the pull weight a couple of pounds (and gives a more DA revolver-like trigger)
If you just use the NY1 spring you will get 8# ± trigger. If you also use a GLOCK (very important...) "-" (minus) connector you get back to 5.5 - 6.0 # trigger weight. It is approved by Glock for CC use.
 
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