Glock 48 You know how triggers and fine wine get better with time..,

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Mr Meeseeks, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Mr Meeseeks

    Mr Meeseeks

    Messages:
    3,546
    Likes Received:
    6,032
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2017
  2. ejjeff

    ejjeff

    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    194
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    That isn’t good. I bought my first gen5, a g45. Trigger was awful. Shot cleaned repeat for 1k. Took a chance and traded it for a gen5 g17 mos. trigger is awesome. Only 500 thru it but it seems to be doing just fine. I guess it’s hit or miss on a good trigger?
     
    Mr Meeseeks likes this.

  3. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Messages:
    56,720
    Likes Received:
    41,711
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Location:
    Kentucky
    The Glock 48 hasn't been out long enough to have gotten better, unless you shoot about a thousand rounds a week. The stuff about getting better isn't for you pulling the trigger a few hundred times.
     
    jmohme likes this.
  4. 'Ol Grandad

    'Ol Grandad Director of civil unrest

    Messages:
    4,450
    Likes Received:
    8,065
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2017
    Location:
    Edge of sanity
    Well, wine turns into vinegar. Eventually.
     
    Mr Meeseeks likes this.
  5. SASI

    SASI

    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    109
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    Location:
    Atlanta, Ga
    48, 450rds, enjoying it; better than the 42 and 43
     
  6. DLL9mm

    DLL9mm

    Messages:
    3,692
    Likes Received:
    570
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2009
    Location:
    MICHIGAN
    Just buy a new trigger bar assembly. That’s what I did with my 43x. The trigger was gritty at first. Put a new one in, much better.
     
    GlockyQ and Mr Meeseeks like this.
  7. JBP55

    JBP55

    Messages:
    10,974
    Likes Received:
    1,349
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2007
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I make my Glock triggers better before firing.
     
    GlockyQ likes this.
  8. paragon1

    paragon1

    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    165
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    I had a Gen5 G19 that sucked. It felt like a gritty XDS trigger. I polished it and got about 1200 rounds downrange. It still sucked. My 48 however felt great right out of the box.
     
  9. Bradd D

    Bradd D

    Messages:
    2,397
    Likes Received:
    2,598
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2000
    Location:
    St Cloud, FL USA
    My experience so far with Gen 5's is that they are really good out of the box, but get less so with use. All mine have gotten stagey. I had a Gen 4 19 that got horrible after 6000 rounds.
     
  10. DrewBone

    DrewBone

    Messages:
    2,837
    Likes Received:
    4,554
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2016
    Location:
    The Foothills of south western NC
    This is what you get for falling for all the hype.

    Just kidding!

    [​IMG]

    I hope it works out for you.
     
  11. DLL9mm

    DLL9mm

    Messages:
    3,692
    Likes Received:
    570
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2009
    Location:
    MICHIGAN
    My G23c Gen 4 got really bad and gritty after about 3000 rounds. Put a new trigger bar and connector in and now it’s good to go. The older Glocks seem to get better with use.
     
    GlockyQ likes this.
  12. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Messages:
    56,720
    Likes Received:
    41,711
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Ah, we're in General Glocking - that explains why people trade off their gun or buy new parts because the trigger is a little gritty, rather than spend 5 minutes and no money to fix it.
     
  13. ejjeff

    ejjeff

    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    194
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Would it be possible for you to explain this 5 min procedure?

    Thanks
    Jeff
     
    Mr Meeseeks likes this.
  14. Mr Meeseeks

    Mr Meeseeks

    Messages:
    3,546
    Likes Received:
    6,032
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2017
    [​IMG]

    FWIW I realized that my FP lug was dragging significantly against the slide. I hit it very briefly with a 1200 grit stone and flitz’ed it to smooth out the rough spot. The wear feels to have actually gone below the cheesy coating. For now the trigger is significantly better.

    The reset still feels like my late grandma’s creaky knees.. crunching and grinding as the trigger spring slides over the little plastic dingus. But I can live with that.
     
    GlockyQ, michael_b and dj45 like this.
  15. dj45

    dj45

    Messages:
    654
    Likes Received:
    710
    Joined:
    May 31, 2014
    I may end up doing a polish job on my G48, but when I've done the $.25 trigger job in the past, the most noticeable improvement was in the reset, which, no joke, ended up like butta. :)
     
  16. fistagon

    fistagon

    Messages:
    459
    Likes Received:
    284
    Joined:
    May 11, 2013
    Location:
    US
    Get a Wheaton Arms trigger and Ghost 3 lb. connector. Amazing setup...
     
  17. michael_b

    michael_b Elementary, my dear Watson.

    Messages:
    7,618
    Likes Received:
    16,935
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Location:
    KS
    Mine was worse on the second range trip, but has improved since then. It seems on par with my other Glocks.
     
  18. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Messages:
    56,720
    Likes Received:
    41,711
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Polish the parts that touch, don't screw up the sear face where the trigger bar contacts the striker and don't listen to anybody who calls it a "$.25 trigger job."
    [​IMG]
     
    ejjeff likes this.
  19. JBP55

    JBP55

    Messages:
    10,974
    Likes Received:
    1,349
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2007
    Location:
    Louisiana
    No One makes a 3# connector for a Glock.
     
  20. ejjeff

    ejjeff

    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    194
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Thank you
    Jeff