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UpeoWaMacho
06-17-2002, 12:03
Hey all,

We're going to be getting the fiance a G23, and we wanted to know from all of you if any have tried installing the 3.5# trigger pull vs. keeping the stock 5.5#. If so, is there a noticable diffference?

You know, I should also ask why you DIDN'T replace the stock trigger pull as well. ;J

Thanks!

1loneranger
06-18-2002, 04:29
Did that with my 19, love it

maybelle
06-18-2002, 07:29
Originally posted by UpeoWaMacho
We're going to be getting the fiance a G23

First off, congrats!

Is this a competition or carry gun?

I kept the stock connector in my 17 until I felt like I'd mastered the weapon. Then when we put in the 3.5 connector, I could really appreciate the difference.

There are lots of things that can be done to improve the trigger. The Cominolli trigger system is a good change as well. When you get the 3.5 connector, polish the connector and trigger bar with a dremel. Not only is it easier to clean, it gives a nicer pull.

Hope this helps.
maybelle ;a

UpeoWaMacho
06-18-2002, 10:01
Thanks! :)

This would be for home protection--can't really carry in Wisconsin. :(

I'm wondering if she should do what you did, get used to the G23 first, and then go down in the trigger pull.

maybelle
06-19-2002, 10:45
If the gun is going to be primarily for home defense, with range time limited to weapon familiarity/ skills maintenance, you might leave it stock. Change the sights to a tritium set and be done with it :)

My feelings are this: if Iím ever in court regarding a self defense shooting, I want to be defending my actions, not my weapon choice/setup.

Now, having said that, I did put a 3.5 connector in my 17. However, this is my competition gun, as well as my carry piece. Iím at the range an average of 5 times a week, getting in lots of practice. The new trigger setup has allowed me to finesse a little more speed out of the gun. And this setup is what Iím most familiar with.

More than likely, a home defense scenario will not include multiple follow-up shots and/or multiple target transitions. This is where the trigger job helps the most. Also, an inexperienced shooter is more likely to have interlimb interaction happen, and a light trigger just makes this scenario easier.

Most importantly, make sure your fiancť is comfortable.

I hope this helps.

UpeoWaMacho
06-19-2002, 11:10
It DEFINITELY helps, thank you! We were leaning toward trying out the stock trigger pull, and if it became a problem, then we'd try to change it. Your perspective certainly backs up the way that we were going.

Still gotta get the extended everything for it, however. ;f The slide catch is tough for me still (not used to it yet--have just used those spring-loaded jobbies!), and it's near impossible for her--she has to snap the slide back by pulling it back and letting it go. I'm sure in time both of us would have been okay with it, but I'd rather have that kind of thing out of the way.

Good advice for the night-sights. We're looking at the AO Sight System's "Big Dot". They look fairly nifty, and they're REALLY easy to aim with. Just dot the "i" and point the dot at what you want to hit....

MB-G26
06-19-2002, 19:58
Personally, I would not be comfortable with any trigger pull adjustments on my G26 until I become 200% completely familiar with and used to my G26, as well as well-practiced with it.
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UpeoWaMacho
06-19-2002, 22:16
Yup--makes sense. We're only going to get the extended slide catch, magazine release, and slide lock, as well as the night sights, and that's it--at least until we get our .357sig barrels... ;f

Amelia
06-19-2002, 23:00
Originally posted by UpeoWaMacho
Still gotta get the extended everything for it, however. ;f The slide catch is tough for me still (not used to it yet--have just used those spring-loaded jobbies!), and it's near impossible for her--she has to snap the slide back by pulling it back and letting it go. I'm sure in time both of us would have been okay with it, but I'd rather have that kind

You are supposed to snap the slide back by pulling it. ;-)

The slide LOCK is not technically a slide release (even though some folks use it as one).

:)

UpeoWaMacho
06-19-2002, 23:27
Good point. ;J

Amelia
06-19-2002, 23:32
I admit i have used the one on my 26 that way now and then. but it ain't the best habit for me to cultivate, i know. :)

If I want the slide racked, the best thing to do is rack it. ;)