View Full Version : Glock 3.5# trigger connecter
September 15, 2007, 12:11 PM
I get my new Glock in two days, thanks to a early birthday present from my wife. (Ya! she's a keeper!) I'm like a kid waiting for Santa at Cristmas.
I saw this this connector that would take the trigger pull from 5 something to around 3.5 pounds. I don't know a thing about pistols, but I do know that a light trigger pull in a rifle will give you a good group. Will this do the same for a hand gun? Does anyone have any experience with this connector?
September 15, 2007, 12:49 PM
The connector "weight" in a Glock is sort of misleading, since it depends on a bunch of interacting things; usually, the stock "5 pound" connector will give you a trigger pull somewhere around 8 pounds, and the "3.5 pound" connector will drop that to somewhere around 5 pounds (with a polish and a 3.5 connector, my Production 17 came out at 5.5 pounds even). What's REALLY important with the Glock is trigger technique, which a lot of people aren't willing to learn; shooting a Glock is more like shooting a DAO revolver than anything else, and you have to concentrate on squeezing the trigger all the way through the break, and following through on it. Otherwise, most people end up "jerking" the trigger and pulling everything low and left (for a right-hander). During a string of fire, because the Glock has a short reset, you only need to allow the trigger to come back slightly forward, until you feel the "click" that shows that the trigger-bar has popped up in front of the striker again.
September 15, 2007, 01:15 PM
I have a Ghost "tactical" 3.5 connector in my CCW Glock 19. That and a polishing job greatly improves the trigger pull. If you want to go even more there are tons of aftermarket trigger parts for the Glocks, just a question of how much you want to spend. Ghost also makes a connector with a trigger stop built in that requires a bit of fitting but improves the trigger reset, too. The connectors make the gun easier to shoot, but if you jerk the trigger, you'll miss no matter what it weighs. Some don't like the 3.5s for self defense or CCW, but I figure if it makes the gun easier to shoot, it's easier to hit a target under stress, therefor less likely to injure a bystander or miss with a wild shot.
September 15, 2007, 03:11 PM
you are into competition, I see nothing but a major horror story in the making if you carry a Glock with a 3.5# trigger...that is absolutely insane, IMHO. In this case, and ONLY in this case, would I consider a Glock to be unsafe.:(
September 15, 2007, 04:10 PM
On the 3.5# connector for carry- I've heard of people using the 3.5# connector with a NY-1 or NY-2 trigger spring. I think you would have something with a heavy enough trigger for carry, but it would maybe break more smoothly. I haven't tried it but maybe someone here who has can comment.
I had a trigger job on one of my glocks done by the gunsmith at one of the gun shows around here. He got me a lighter trigger (for competition) and got rid of the overtravel. The reduction in overtravel helped me a lot.
September 16, 2007, 07:40 AM
J270: Sir; Check out Glockmeisters site. He was an employee to Glock from close to the beginning. A good understanding of Glocks.
Has a Trigger Kit; drops in and works. Add the over travel stop to your kit.:)
September 16, 2007, 12:34 PM
Thank you for youre time and imput.:D I think it might be a good idea to shoot it first, before I go and trick it out.since I'm such a hand gun pro.:o
September 17, 2007, 01:52 PM
I would strongly advise shooting the gun as-is. The Glock trigger takes some getting used to. The 3.5 pound trigger can be downright dangerous in any hands other than very experienced personnel, and I don't recommend them for anything other than competition.
September 17, 2007, 02:55 PM
couldn't have said it better myself.:)
September 18, 2007, 07:44 PM
you are into competition, I see nothing but a major horror story in the making if you carry a Glock with a 3.5# trigger...that is absolutely insane, IMHO. In this case, and ONLY in this case, would I consider a Glock to be unsafe.
Not to be contentious, but I'd have to wonder if you or the other guy who posted about how dangerous Glocks are with 3.5# connectors has ever fired a Glock equipped with a 3.5# connector? Or, maybe you didn't read the rest of the thread, where it's made pretty clear by somebody who seems to know a little about Glocks that the 3.5# connector doesn't yield a 3.5# trigger pull.
I actually have fired tens of thousands of rounds through my Glocks, ALL of which are fitted (by me) with aftermarket 3.5# connectors. Haven't had an unwanted discharge yet, and don't contemplate any.
Installed one for a friend of mine who's in an elected judicial position, for his carry Glock. Wouldn't think that hizonner would ask me to modify his carry piece in a manner that might cause him legal difficulties. What does he know, though, he only practiced criminal defense law for 25 years, prior to his ascension to the bench. :)
September 19, 2007, 08:03 AM
a 3.5# trigger, and not a 3.5# connector, if that makes it any clearer.;) OP did mention the desire to bring down his trigger weight to 3.5#, and that is what I responded to.
September 19, 2007, 10:06 AM
Thanks for the clarification. Just to clarify my position, my Glocks pull from just over 3# to just under 4#. They're no more dangerous in my hands than would be a 12# trigger in a NYPD officer's hands. ;)
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