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Old August 27, 2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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The last two times I have shot my Model 23, the trigger kills my finger. Feels like it's pinching. Can't remember it doing it in the past but haven't shot it in quite a while. Happens after the first 2-3 rounds and then keeps hurting. Anybody else find the Glock trigger painful?
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Old August 27, 2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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Wow...I've never heard of that before. I mean it is a .40 but come on.

Can you post a pic of the trigger? I really don't understand how that could happen.
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Old August 27, 2013, 09:18 PM   #3
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Contact Ghost and purchase one of their drop in connectors AND a stock $13 Glock [SMOOTH] trigger assembly. They have the old style triggers that are MUCH more comfortable than the new ones (that can pinch). Just tell them what you are experiencing and they will fix you up. Great customer service.

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Old August 27, 2013, 09:27 PM   #4
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If it's a CCW, I recommend keeping the internals factory.
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Old August 27, 2013, 10:46 PM   #5
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My Glock is not one of the newer ones. I've probably had it ten years or more.
I've never shot it a lot but I remember liking it when I first got it. Now after half a magazine, I'm ready to quit . Reminds me of the painful triggers on the KelTecs. I looked at the trigger and it looks OK . Frankly I have never understood the trigger design and what is "safe" about the safe trigger . Anything that would accidentally depress the trigger is also going to depress that center blade .It seems to be that blade and the ridges on the trigger that are what's painful . Is it possible that the blade is not fully depressing ?
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Old August 27, 2013, 11:36 PM   #6
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If it's a CCW, I recommend keeping the internals factory.
There is nothing wrong with changing the internals of a carry gun. Lightening the trigger to 1 lb? Maybe not. But getting a more comfortable trigger? I don't see it causing any additional problems.
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Old August 28, 2013, 07:16 AM   #7
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There is nothing wrong with changing the internals of a carry gun. Lightening the trigger to 1 lb? Maybe not. But getting a more comfortable trigger? I don't see it causing any additional problems.
God forbid it needs to me used in a self defense situation and is seized into evidence. Also, God forbid they notice a modification to make the trigger more "comfortable". They'll have a field-day with that to the jury.
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Old August 28, 2013, 08:06 AM   #8
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I found the safety lever on the trigger to be uncomfortable after shooting a few rounds.
So, I trimmed with sand paper the safety lever so that it protrudes above the surface of the actual trigger much less than factory.

Go slow. Trim when the trigger is at its rearmost position.
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Old August 28, 2013, 08:50 AM   #9
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Thanks, Pilpen. May be worth a shot .
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Old August 28, 2013, 09:02 AM   #10
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God forbid it needs to me used in a self defense situation and is seized into evidence. Also, God forbid they notice a modification to make the trigger more "comfortable". They'll have a field-day with that to the jury.
Many people say that, but please, show me a case in which that has happened.

If we use Zimmerman's trial as a learning experience then we also should not carry small guns because they are only accurate to a short distance and as such their only use is to shoot people at close range.

Doesn't that sound absurd? But hey, that is a point that was actually made to a jury. I still have yet to hear if a trigger modification being used against a defendant.

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Old August 28, 2013, 09:02 AM   #11
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I used fine grit sand paper taped to a marker (slightly bigger than a regular ballpen).
I hope it works out for you.
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Old August 28, 2013, 10:43 AM   #12
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Many people say that, but please, show me a case in which that has happened.

If we use Zimmerman's trial as a learning experience then we also should not carry small guns because they are only accurate to a short distance and as such their only use is to shoot people at close range.

Doesn't that sound absurd? But hey, that is a point that was actually made to a jury. I still have yet to hear if a trigger modification being used against a defendant.
If there's a slight chance if could be used against you. Why walk towards it if you don't need to? The triggers are manageable to learn on almost any handgun for self defense. People like to add stuff to their gun to make themselves a better shooter. None of which will truly help other than putting ammo through the darn thing and learning its trigger.


Unnecessary and could harm you? I'll pass.

You can manage to shoot without a trigger job? More power to you.



Also, with Zimmerman...and this is all I'll say about it because the mods will shut this thread down if it's brought up anymore. His gun was factory. Though they tried saying it was dangerous because it had no safety..If I recall correctly. They'll think of anything.
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Old August 28, 2013, 11:31 AM   #13
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So, people like Jerry Miculek who out thousands and thousands of rounds down range every year aren't gaining anything with an upgraded trigger? Okay

While it is true that people can learn to shoot a stock trigger well, saying that upgrading a trigger doesn't help is nonsense.

I'm much more worried it being used against me that I shoot competitively at card board silhouettes than the fact that I have upgraded my Glock trigger to make it more crisp.
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Old August 28, 2013, 12:17 PM   #14
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I've been shooting glocks for quite a while and have tried most of the available glock trigger mods available from cheap home polishing on parts all the way up to expensive aluminum fulcrum triggers and such.

My favorite Glock trigger is as follows:

- smooth face oem trigger (i.e. not the serrated trigger on compacts/subcompacts)
- oem 8lb connector (yes, the HEAVIER connector - provides a much more crisp break)
- Wolff 6lb trigger spring (heavier trigger spring reduces trigger pull weight. useful when using the 8lb connector)
- Lightning Strike polished titanium firing pin block (makes the trigger very smooth reducing all of those gritty bumps when pulling the trigger)

That's it. The trigger is only slightly heavier to break than the factory trigger but is has a very smooth and light take up until you hit the wall where you apply pressure to break the trigger.

I don't see any negative side effects of this. For one, it's never been used in a court case at all that I'm aware of - let alone successfully. For two, this modification makes the trigger pull heavier, which the ignorant would call 'safer' by association.

The entire set up is about $40 or so. Excellent trigger for accuracy as well as for concealed carry. Give it a shot. If you don't like the set up, I'll buy the parts from you because I'm sure I'll get another Glock.
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Old August 28, 2013, 12:22 PM   #15
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So, people like Jerry Miculek who out thousands and thousands of rounds down range every year aren't gaining anything with an upgraded trigger? Okay

While it is true that people can learn to shoot a stock trigger well, saying that upgrading a trigger doesn't help is nonsense.

I'm much more worried it being used against me that I shoot competitively at card board silhouettes than the fact that I have upgraded my Glock trigger to make it more crisp.
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Old August 28, 2013, 12:35 PM   #16
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I never said you were wrong on that point. But you are on the other.

And the OP is saying that the trigger is hurting his finger (which isn't an unheard of problem with the Glock trigger). So, you want to tell him to keep practicing with the gun that is hurting him instead of making the trigger more comfortable so that he can shoot it for extended range sessions?

He isn't talking about lightening the trigger. Just adding a smooth face. It is an external modification, just like night sights. It does my affect the performance of the gun in any way. It really is not that big of a deal, certainly not one the merits bringing up the 'prosecutor will fry you for it' argument...
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Old August 28, 2013, 12:40 PM   #17
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He isn't talking about lightening the trigger. Just adding a smooth face. It is an external modification, just like night sights. It does my affect the performance of the gun in any way. It really is not that big of a deal, certainly not one the merits bringing up the 'prosecutor will fry you for it' argument...
You pried into my preference for which I gave a response for. What seems to be the problem? You disagree..that's fine. No issue with that. You also asked me to clarify...I did. Now you're saying that's not the OP's question. But it was yours. Should I ignore you next time? That's not nice..

Also, you're jumping the gun again. If you read through my previous posts I clarified "internals" as my personal preference of what I don't modify. Never said anything about a smooth face trigger or night sights being something a prosecutor will fry someone for.

I don't know what you're reading, but there's nothing between the lines.
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Old August 28, 2013, 05:41 PM   #18
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My G27 .40 hurts my finger as well. Feels like a bite after a while. I will invest in the stock trigger, thanks.
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