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Butch
12-28-2009, 09:56
If you want to find out what trigger set up is in your Glock, there are two ways to do it.

If you bought it new, you have the box it came in, and the label is still on the box, you can check the label to see what trigger the gun was shipped with. Most Glock labels will say something like '5lb trigger' or '5.5lb trigger' as that's what they ship with unless they are the longslide 'competition' guns which normally have a 3.5 (or 4.5) trigger, or if the gun is special ordered with a different trigger set up.

The other way is to compare yours to the pictures below to see what's in your Glock.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/ButchG17/Glock%20pics/3_Trigger_Springs.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/ButchG17/Glock%20pics/Glocktriggersprings-.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/ButchG17/Glock%20pics/Glockmeisterconnectors-.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/ButchG17/Glock%20pics/8lbconnector.jpg


Older Glocks might have a NY spring in them that is black or white in color too.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/ButchG17/Glock%20pics/EARLYNYSPRING2.jpg

TeddyB
12-28-2009, 10:03
That does not explain the Zev and Wolf 6# coil trigger springs. They look just like a 5# Glock coil spring.

Butch
12-28-2009, 10:37
That does not explain the Zev and Wolf 6# coil trigger springs. They look just like a 5# Glock coil spring.
It doesn't explain any of the after market parts available....

JBP55
12-28-2009, 12:20
That does not explain the Zev and Wolf 6# coil trigger springs. They look just like a 5# Glock coil spring.

The GW and Wollf trigger springs are easy to distinguish from the Glock OEM coil trigger spring. I use all of the above.

TeddyB
12-28-2009, 12:36
The GW and Wollf trigger springs are easy to distinguish from the Glock OEM coil trigger spring. I use all of the above.
How do you tell the difference between a 6# and a 5# coil spring by looking at it?

ECKgunCrew
01-18-2010, 01:53
How do you tell the difference between a 6# and a 5# coil spring by looking at it?

arent there differnent markings, i tried to google image this but couldnt figure out how to post pics i was wondering if someone could clarify that. i personally kept mine facotyr, i feel like thats the way they say it will best work!

anyone have any problems when installing a differnent trigger assembly?

750SpiritRdr
03-08-2010, 20:33
How do i tell what coil trigger spring i have or are all the stock springs the same? what # are they?

W4CNG
03-08-2010, 22:24
All coil and (-) connectors. My G35 came with the (-) connector 3 years ago and I installed a (-) connector in both of my G19's last year and in my G21 way back in the early 1990's with the XL serial number that matches my GSSF membership number.

Butch
03-08-2010, 22:25
There is currently only one stock coil spring.

750SpiritRdr
03-08-2010, 22:38
There is currently only one stock coil spring.
My 2nd Gen 17 has the coil spring but my 2nd gen 19 does not. When did Glock get away from the coil spring and should it be changed out?

Butch
03-08-2010, 23:47
My 2nd Gen 17 has the coil spring but my 2nd gen 19 does not. When did Glock get away from the coil spring and should it be changed out?
Glock didn't quit using the coil spring, it is standard unless a NY spring is required by the buyer.

The G19 has a NY spring in it then?

750SpiritRdr
03-08-2010, 23:58
Glock didn't quit using the coil spring, it is standard unless a NY spring is required by the buyer.

The G19 has a NY spring in it then?
It must then...it's all black like in the middle gun of the picture posted

750SpiritRdr
03-09-2010, 00:00
i learn something new about Glock every day

Butch
03-09-2010, 00:41
It must then...it's all black like in the middle gun of the picture posted
It's probably the old style black NY spring as shown in the bottom pic in post #1 above.

Here's another pic of one with a screwdriver separating the metal leaf spring from the Polymer.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/ButchG17/Glock%20pics/DSC06992.jpg

750SpiritRdr
03-09-2010, 00:50
Thanks for all the info...

750SpiritRdr
03-09-2010, 13:55
can i cange out the NY1 with a stock spring? the pull on the 17 is much better than the 19 with the NY.

Butch
03-09-2010, 15:06
can i cange out the NY1 with a stock spring? the pull on the 17 is much better than the 19 with the NY.
Certainly!

If Minnesota was a little closer to Texas, I could do it for you in about a minute.....

750SpiritRdr
03-09-2010, 20:35
Certainly!

If Minnesota was a little closer to Texas, I could do it for you in about a minute.....
so do i just contact Glock and ask for a new trigger spring?

Butch
03-09-2010, 20:45
so do i just contact Glock and ask for a new trigger spring?
No, they aren't likely to send you one, internal parts are normally only sold to certified armorers.

They aren't hard to find though, call your local gun shops, one that's a stocking Glock dealer would be the best bet.....a police supply store that sells Glocks would be best.

A 'Glock Days' event at a dealer, or a GSSF match are the best place to find factory armorers that will do it for you free, and while you wait. http://gssfonline.com/match-info.cfm

750SpiritRdr
03-09-2010, 21:29
No, they aren't likely to send you one, internal parts are normally only sold to certified armorers.

They aren't hard to find though, call your local gun shops, one that's a stocking Glock dealer would be the best bet.....a police supply store that sells Glocks would be best.

A 'Glock Days' event at a dealer, or a GSSF match are the best place to find factory armorers that will do it for you free, and while you wait. http://gssfonline.com/match-info.cfm
well this should be fun then...the gun shop we have won't do anything but put scope ring and bases on. They want to send everything off. The police supply stores here don't like to sell to anyone except LEO's. The only match in Texas is a 6.5hr drive.
I'll try in Houston and see what i can find, Thanks again for the info.

Burleigh
10-16-2011, 10:06
Very interesting thread. Thanks to all who posted here.

j19
11-09-2011, 20:38
My mind reportedly has room for lots of new information. I beg to differ. I am a newbie shooter and Glock owner. Retired from the medical side of the Navy and even spent time with the marines. My M16 and 1911 were required field gear way back when but most of the time was spent making Marines well, not shooting. Now retired I learn more and more every day about my Glock. Great thread here for newbies with time.

j19
11-09-2011, 20:41
My mind reportedly has room for lots of new information. I beg to differ. I am a newbie shooter and Glock owner. Retired from the medical side of the Navy and even spent time with the marines. My M16 and 1911 were required field gear way back when but most of the time was spent making Marines well, not shooting. Now retired I learn more and more every day about my Glock. Great thread here for newbies with time.

:wow:

Butch
11-09-2011, 23:04
My mind reportedly has room for lots of new information. I beg to differ. I am a newbie shooter and Glock owner. Retired from the medical side of the Navy and even spent time with the marines. My M16 and 1911 were required field gear way back when but most of the time was spent making Marines well, not shooting. Now retired I learn more and more every day about my Glock. Great thread here for newbies with time.

:wow:
In case no one has said it yet, Welcome to GlockTalk!

And....there are nine articles on my blog (http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/blog.php?u=135) that I think all Glock newbs should read.

:)

kashdaddy
12-29-2011, 06:02
Easy, the factory spring has a more shiney metal surface like galvanize and the aftermarket heavy trigger spring has a more dark brown metal surface.

How do you tell the difference between a 6# and a 5# coil spring by looking at it?

tnd2
02-02-2012, 11:56
How do you guesstimate what your trigger pull weight will be(if you don't have a scale or a bunch of parts to try)?
The connector has a weight rating, and the spring has a weight rating, what happens when you mix and match pieces?
Stock G21 Gen3 5# connector w/spring
NY1 trigger spring is supposed to be 8#, NY2 12#
If I was to stay with the stock connector but go to the NY1 setup would I have roughly a 8# trigger pull, then switching to a 3.5# connector would reduce the pull by approximately 1.5# creating a 6.5# setup?

auto-5
02-19-2012, 12:39
How do you guesstimate what your trigger pull weight will be(if you don't have a scale or a bunch of parts to try)?
The connector has a weight rating, and the spring has a weight rating, what happens when you mix and match pieces?
Stock G21 Gen3 5# connector w/spring
NY1 trigger spring is supposed to be 8#, NY2 12#
If I was to stay with the stock connector but go to the NY1 setup would I have roughly a 8# trigger pull, then switching to a 3.5# connector would reduce the pull by approximately 1.5# creating a 6.5# setup? 7lb from what I read.

wydglide
07-09-2013, 08:40
Can anybody explain what the Pros & Cons of the NY trigger spring? Ive tried to find why it was even made with no clear answers.


side note: these threads on the history of Glock is just outstanding, Ive been through a few now and I'm just blowed away at the useful info....Great job guys!

Butch
07-09-2013, 12:30
Can anybody explain what the Pros & Cons of the NY trigger spring? Ive tried to find why it was even made with no clear answers.
When the New York State Police was looking at switching to Glocks they wanted the trigger pull to be heavier and more like the DA revolver trigger pull they were used to, and Glock made the original NY spring to give them what they wanted.

The Pro to the use of a NY spring is that it makes the entire trigger pull heavier and thus harder to fire unintentionally.

The Con to the use of a NY spring is that it makes the entire trigger pull heavier and thus harder to use well.

It also increases pressure on the trigger bar/connector interface which appears to increase the possibility of having the two parts gall together and when that happens the gun can be near impossible to fire.

Some folks like to say it makes the trigger reset 'more positive' but in reality it only makes it harder/heavier, which makes it harder to use well.

No, I'm not a fan of the NY springs and I do my best to not let my friends use them. Friends don't let friends use NY springs! :)

wydglide
07-09-2013, 12:59
Great reply butch.....that is pretty much what I was thinking "something that can mess up" on a very simple system that just flat works Great as is!

Thanks
Glide

phoenixg23
11-16-2013, 04:51
I respect this is an old Thread but, I am so thankful for it remaining accessable and live. I decided to detail clean and also polish the trigger assembly (.25 trigger job) on my Bride's G19 Gen 2. Took it apart and was lost, looked very different from my G23 Gen 3. Glad I did tear the gun down, there was a large plug of lint within the part the trigger spring sits. No wonder the trigger was so difficult to pull.

Thanks again