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.

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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.

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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,


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