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I hope I have my terminology correct when I'm describing the trigger.

Why does my G19 have the serrated trigger and the G17 have the smooth faced trigger?

Why wouldn't all have a flat faced trigger or a serrated trigger.
What trigger does the g26 (or subcompact glocks) have?

Just trying to wrap my head around it and see if there was some purpose behind it.
 

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It's so the smaller than full size frames qualify for import with enough "points." It qualifies as a "target" trigger, for sporting purposes. The full size Glocks can be imported with smooth triggers but not the smaller ones. It's part of the "Saturday Night Special" import restrictions. To keep cheap pocket pistols from being imported.
 

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I hope I have my terminology correct when I'm describing the trigger.

Why does my G19 have the serrated trigger and the G17 have the smooth faced trigger?

Why wouldn't all have a flat faced trigger or a serrated trigger.
What trigger does the g26 (or subcompact glocks) have?

Just trying to wrap my head around it and see if there was some purpose behind it.
Glock calls it the "Grooved" trigger.

Its major contribution to the scheme of things is that Glock can call it a target trigger and get a couple more points on the BATF import scale. G17 is a longer barrel (Corrected-Gun OAL apparently) and doesn't need the points. G26 is grooved.

What is the BATF points system and how does it affect Glocks?
Many of the Glock's parts and sometimes the whole gun are dictated or limited by the BATF's system of "import points". To qualify for import a pistol must score 75 points based on the following system:

Characteristic Points
Length: for each 1/4" over 6" 1
Forged steel frame 15
Forged HTS alloy frame 20
Unloaded weight w/mag (per oz.) 1
.22 short and .25 auto 0
.22 LR and 7.65mm to .380 auto 3
9mm parabellum and over 10
Locked breech mechanism 5
Loaded chamber indicator 5
Grip safety 3
Magazine safety 5
Firing pin block or lock 10
External hammer 2
Double action 10
Drift adjustable target sight 5
Click adjustable target sight 10
Target grips 5
Target trigger 2

For example, here is how the G17 scores: Length (7.28") 5
Weight (24.79oz) 25
Caliber (9mm) 10
Locked breech 5
Firing pin block 10
Double action 10
Target sight 10
Target grips 5
Total 80

Here is how the Glock 26 scores: Length (6.29") 1
Weight (21.87oz) 22
Caliber (9mm) 10
Locked breech 5
Firing pin block 10
Double action 10
Target sight 10
Target grips 5
Target trigger 2
Total 75

Changes and features made to Glocks to comply with the BATF rules:
- all models are imported with a cheap click-adjustable rear sight that is replaced at the factory with the stock sight
- target (grooved) trigger added to compacts & subcompacts
- target grips added to all models (required for the subcompacts)
- due to their caliber, .380 autos (G25 & G28) do not score enough points to be imported
 

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The mystical 2 point Target Trigger!
 

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It's so the smaller than full size frames qualify for import with enough "points." It qualifies as a "target" trigger, for sporting purposes. The full size Glocks can be imported with smooth triggers but not the smaller ones. It's part of the "Saturday Night Special" import restrictions. To keep cheap pocket pistols from being imported.
This.

I prefer the smooth triggers myself. I have them in all of my guns.
 

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Changes and features made to Glocks to comply with the BATF rules:
- all models are imported with a cheap click-adjustable rear sight that is replaced at the factory with the stock sight
- target (grooved) trigger added to compacts & subcompacts
- target grips added to all models (required for the subcompacts)
- due to their caliber, .380 autos (G25 & G28) do not score enough points to be imported
What exactly is a "target grip" on a Glock?
 

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What exactly is a "target grip" on a Glock?
Good catch. Dunno the definition of that one; that list is from a Glock FAQ - but at first glance looked like the other import 'lists' I've encountered. I don't even know the BATF definition of Target Trigger. but apparently the grooves satisfy that. I'm sure it's all codified somewhere.
 

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Good catch. Dunno the definition of that one; that list is from a Glock FAQ - but at first glance looked like the other import 'lists' I've encountered. I don't even know the BATF definition of Target Trigger. but apparently the grooves satisfy that. I'm sure it's all codified somewhere.
Don't quote me on this, but I believe it's the finger grooves.
 

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They added the thumb rests on the Gen 3s when the G26/G27 were introduced to get more points plus the Target trigger just as the G19/G23s had..
I too have the Smooth Faced trigger in my G26 & prefer it to the Ribbed/Target one..

Smooth Faced G17 Trigger in Glock 26

 

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Glock calls it the "Grooved" trigger.

Its major contribution to the scheme of things is that Glock can call it a target trigger and get a couple more points on the BATF import scale. G17 is a longer barrel (Corrected-Gun OAL apparently) and doesn't need the points. G26 is grooved.

What is the BATF points system and how does it affect Glocks?
Many of the Glock's parts and sometimes the whole gun are dictated or limited by the BATF's system of "import points". To qualify for import a pistol must score 75 points based on the following system:

Characteristic Points
Length: for each 1/4" over 6" 1
Forged steel frame 15
Forged HTS alloy frame 20
Unloaded weight w/mag (per oz.) 1
.22 short and .25 auto 0
.22 LR and 7.65mm to .380 auto 3
9mm parabellum and over 10
Locked breech mechanism 5
Loaded chamber indicator 5
Grip safety 3
Magazine safety 5
Firing pin block or lock 10
External hammer 2
Double action 10
Drift adjustable target sight 5
Click adjustable target sight 10
Target grips 5
Target trigger 2

For example, here is how the G17 scores: Length (7.28") 5
Weight (24.79oz) 25
Caliber (9mm) 10
Locked breech 5
Firing pin block 10
Double action 10
Target sight 10
Target grips 5
Total 80

Here is how the Glock 26 scores: Length (6.29") 1
Weight (21.87oz) 22
Caliber (9mm) 10
Locked breech 5
Firing pin block 10
Double action 10
Target sight 10
Target grips 5
Target trigger 2
Total 75

Changes and features made to Glocks to comply with the BATF rules:
- all models are imported with a cheap click-adjustable rear sight that is replaced at the factory with the stock sight
- target (grooved) trigger added to compacts & subcompacts
- target grips added to all models (required for the subcompacts)
- due to their caliber, .380 autos (G25 & G28) do not score enough points to be imported


wow man thats some cool info i didnt know thanks alot for the post
 
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