The following piece on the Glock trigger comes courtesy of Mike Jones from The Loadout Room:
There’s not doubt that a Glock trigger leaves something to be desired when compared to newer striker fired handguns that have been released as of late.
Gen 3 Glock triggers break in nicely with 10,000-plus rounds through them. However, many have found that current Gen 4 Glocks have triggers that don’t break in quite as nicely for a number of reasons. A variety of companies have released a variety of different complete trigger designs to help rectify many of the perceived issues within Glocks. Some of these work, some of them cause light primer strikes, and some have trouble resetting.
For many who depend on their Glock as a duty or concealed carry weapon, any amount of unreliability is deemed unacceptable. A shorter, lighter, smoother trigger makes placing precise and accountable shots easier. To get a lighter trigger pull, while maintaining reliability, many have looked to Glock’s trigger connector as a possible solution. Ghost Inc. is a well-known company specializing in parts to help your Glock trigger achieve a reliable, smoother and lighter pull.
Several pipe-hitting gentlemen advised me that they kept their Glock internals stock except for a change to the trigger connector. Some used the Glock OEM “-” connector, but many recommended the Ghost 3.5 LB trigger connector as it performed well for them.
For $13 it was an easy investment to see if my trigger pull improved. Installation was simple and took around three minutes. If you haven’t fired many rounds through your Glock, you might not notice the difference. For the seasoned trigger puller, the differences were immediately noticeable.
The Glock trigger wall was no longer there but was replaced with a shorter take up, and then a gradual increase in trigger weight until it broke; the reset occurred earlier and felt just as positive as a stock Glock. The trigger pull was measured at around 4.5 pounds compared to my stock Gen 4 Glock 19, which measured at 5.6 pounds, but it felt noticeably lighter due to the gradual weight increase.
I want to note that the trigger did not feel mushy, rather it felt precise and repeatable with a predictable uptake and break. The trigger pull measuring at 4.5 pounds after installation of the Ghost 3.5 trigger connector is well noted and was not abnormal from my research.
The reset was a pleasant surprise for me. The shorter reset allows for follow-up shots to be delivered more quickly and effectively. In practice I found my shots to be grouping closer and my split times between shots dropping.
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On a more subjective note, I feel that I don’t have to “try” as hard with the Ghost 3.5 trigger connector. Pulling the trigger feels more natural and intuitive.
To date, I’ve fired 1,500 rounds with the Ghost trigger connector installed. Was it worth $13? Absolutely. For a minuscule investment my Glock 19 feels like a better weapon. I’m more confident with it and my accuracy is much improved due to a shorter and lighter trigger pull. For $13, it’s hard to pass up.
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