Me and My Glock

By on February 21, 2012

I became a Glock shooter by default.  I use to shoot tricked out 1911s, but then got deployed to Iraq as a private contractor and issued a Glock 19.  So I bought one and learned how to use it, before I left.  Now I’ve just kept it.

It is supper light and easy to carry.  I have the 9mm because it’s the cheapest to buy and shoot.  I don’t love it, but it works.  It’s like an old car that just always runs, and if someone hits it in a parking lot you don’t care.  My Glock is all scratched and worn.  The wear is all cosmetic except the trigger.

Picture by KevinFoster.co

I’ve never been a fan of a Glock trigger pull.  It just feels wrong to me.  It has a lot of take up, then stacks (gets harder as it travels towards the back), and stops right before it breaks to let the hammer (actually a striker on a Glock) fall.  Mine over the last couple years has gotten worst.  It’s to the point where it stops just before it breaks and then is so ruff that the gun would move when the striker is released to fire the gun.  For a long time I thought it was just me.  Then I brought out my custom 1911 Para-Ordnance that I had the trigger tuned on.  That gun didn’t move when the hammer fell.  I also brought out my old Ruger that has a notoriously bad trigger.  With considerable effort, I could make the Ruger hammer fall without moving the gun.

Pictures by KevinFoster.co

So I decided to buy new parts for my Glock.  I didn’t like the factory trigger so I started reading to find something I would like better.  I borrowed one at a competition that tried to mimic a 1911, but did so badly.  I read a little more and found one that would mimic a revolver trigger.  So I bought a Carry Package from Lone Wolf Distributors that included a 3.5# (pound) connector and a NY1 (New York 1) trigger spring.  The NY1 trigger spring was designed to drop into New York Police Department pistols to bring the factory trigger up from 4.5-5.5 pounds to about 9 pounds.  A good 1911 is normally around 3.5 to 4.0 pounds, hunting rifles around 3 to 4, and my precision rifle is between 3 and 3.5 pounds.

I need to put a scale on my new trigger to see where it is, but I would guess it’s about a 6 pound pull.  I love it.  It does feel like a revolver trigger.  It pulls straight through without the stop before it breaks.  But I still had problems.  So I went further into my work and found some worn parts on the Glock.  Yes a Glock can wear out.  To the weapons credit, it never stopped firing, just had a ruff trigger.

Now my gun runs great! And I enjoyed shooting it last weekend more then ever.  I can’t wait to get to my next competition.  I think Bob and I are going to shoot a Carbine match at Texas Tactical next month.

Stay Safe,

Ben

Upcoming Courses!

Feb 18-19, 2017 BCC Enhanced in Houston, TX

April 29-30, 2017 BCC Enhanced in Dallas, TX

Shooter’s Culb Memberships

Click Here to Subscribe!

Posted in: Self Defense

Comments

  1. comparateur prix pneu
    June 4, 2016

    Leave a Reply

    So much about personal training is finding the trainer that you click
    with, one that understands you and understands
    what you need.

  2. Search
    October 6, 2014

    Leave a Reply

    When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time
    a comment is added I get several emails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove people from that service?
    Bless you!

  3. Jupiter Oakley Sunglasses
    October 5, 2014

    Leave a Reply

    Greetings from Ohio! I’m bored at work so I decided to browse your website on my iphone during
    lunch break. I love the knowledge you present here and can’t wait to
    take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how quick your blog loaded on my
    mobile .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G ..
    Anyways, good blog!

  4. www.netdbs.com
    October 1, 2014

    Leave a Reply

    Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you so much, However I am encountering
    difficulties with your RSS. I don’t understand the reason why I am unable to subscribe to it.
    Is there anybody having the same RSS problems? Anyone that knows
    the answer can you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  5. Jame
    July 22, 2014

    Leave a Reply

    This site definitely has all of the information and facts I wanted concerning this
    subject and didn’t know who to ask.

    Look at my web blog: homepage (Jame)

  6. Www.Youtube.Com
    June 16, 2014

    Leave a Reply

    These lenders will scrutinize your credit report and tell you which items you must get up to speed.
    Many times, this saves clients thousands of dollars on legal representation. “When the attorneys finish reading the book and offering their suggestions and comments, I can include those in the final edition for publication,” Zeigler said,
    adding: “All the attorneys’ comments will be considered, but the responsibility accompanying the book is mine alone.

    my web blog: Motorcycle Accident Attorney Long Beach (http://Www.Youtube.Com)

  7. smokeless cigarettes blue tip
    May 14, 2014

    Leave a Reply

    Hey! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a
    quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading through your
    articles. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same topics?
    Thank you!

  8. easy piano lessons online
    April 16, 2014

    Leave a Reply

    Thanks on your marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you happen to be a
    great author.I will always bookmark your blog and
    will come back in the foreseeable future. I want to encourage continue your great writing,
    have a nice holiday weekend!

  9. alasbarricadas.org
    July 5, 2013

    Leave a Reply

    I love waffles and I always wanted to be able to make my own waffles.
    I prayed for a real food processor that would slice, dice, chop, blend
    food with ease, and did not have to be churned manually.
    For scrambled eggs, add the eggs to the pie iron and close, holding over the campfire until
    eggs are done.

  1. Frog Lube Review | Modern Self Protection - [...] 19 Gen 3 that I’ve had for years and probably have about 30,000 rounds through it (yes it’s the …
  2. Glock Gen 3 vs Gen 4 | Modern Self Protection - [...] more dry fire then I can count (probably at least 10:1 dry to live).   I broke the trigger (story …

Leave a Reply

*



You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>