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Old 06-05-2009, 19:05   #1
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What exactly is the .25 trigger job?

I am new to the forum and am curious as the what exactly the .25 trigger job involves. I have seen it mentioned several times but not able to find description.

Thank you for your help.

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Old 06-05-2009, 19:07   #2
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Its when you take a polishing pad on a dremel tool and polish your connect rod on your trigger assembly. As a result you get a smoother trigger pull.
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Old 06-05-2009, 19:09   #3
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Its when you take a polishing pad on a dremel tool and polish your connect rod on your trigger assembly. As a result you get a smoother trigger pull.
Are there any example pictures?

I am a visual kinda guy....

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Old 06-05-2009, 19:10   #4
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The $0.25 Glock trigger job
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Old 06-05-2009, 19:12   #5
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Perhaps that thread should be stickied somewhere? Its really quite good.
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Old 06-05-2009, 19:17   #6
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Wow, awesome and way over my head.
"Dammit Jim i am a sales manager not a mechanic"

I will hold onto this article unti I feel alot more comftorable with my Glock and its components.

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Old 07-09-2011, 15:25   #7
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Thanks...real handy info. Can anyone recommend someone who is adept at this to perform this for a decent price?
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Old 06-05-2009, 21:15   #8
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Go to YouTube.com and put "Glock 25 cent trigger job" in the search function. There are several videos of differing levels of detail that, in my opinion, give more thorough and "visual" instructions than text with pictures. Just my $.02.
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Old 06-05-2009, 23:13   #9
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If you really wanna get fancy you can do a 75 cent trig job! jk I dont wanna confuse you (theres no such thang)
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Old 06-05-2009, 23:49   #10
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Doing it with a Dremel tool is a good way to screw up the trigger bar and/or the firing pin too.

Quite a few people have come here over the last ten years wondering why their Glock doesn't work, or why it fires more than one shot when they pull the trigger after having done a $.25 trigger job....with a Dremel tool.


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Old 06-06-2009, 10:52   #11
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Doing it with a Dremel tool is a good way to screw up the trigger bar and/or the firing pin too.

Quite a few people have come here over the last ten years wondering why their Glock doesn't work, or why it fires more than one shot when they pull the trigger after having done a $.25 trigger job....with a Dremel tool.


Not if you use your brain doing it. Thats why its called buffing, not grinding. If you have some wits about you, the Dremel works better than anything
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Old 08-27-2009, 16:25   #12
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I was looking all over for this also. On a carry gun should I do the 3.5lb connector also? If so where do I get it?
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Old 08-27-2009, 20:59   #13
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I was looking all over for this also. On a carry gun should I do the 3.5lb connector also? If so where do I get it?
No way would I advise anyone to use a 3.5 connector with a coil spring in a carry gun!


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Old 08-28-2009, 02:01   #14
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I was looking all over for this also. On a carry gun should I do the 3.5lb connector also? If so where do I get it?
Around here all Glocks issued by the Ministry of Defense, Military and Police are all issued with the 3.5 lb connector.

You can get the original Glock connector from many online sources, try some at the top of the page or at your local gun shop.
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Old 08-31-2013, 23:35   #15
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Not if you use your brain doing it. Thats why its called buffing, not grinding. If you have some wits about you, the Dremel works better than anything

Sorry, but you're 100 percent wrong and Butch was 100 percent right. You seem to have missed his earlier point about things getting too rounded off. If you didn't see rounded off corners after using a buffing wheel, then your eyes are bad and you should look again with magnification.

It's impossible to keep the corners sharp with a buffing wheel simply because they are SOFT and roll over the edges of anything you buff with them.
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Old 08-27-2009, 16:51   #16
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Doing it with a Dremel tool is a good way to screw up the trigger bar and/or the firing pin too.

Quite a few people have come here over the last ten years wondering why their Glock doesn't work, or why it fires more than one shot when they pull the trigger after having done a $.25 trigger job....with a Dremel tool.


I think you are wasting your time trying to convince these people. It is only human nature to blame ones failings (in this case the inability to shoot properly) on some external factor (trigger) rather than address the real issue (with practice).
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Old 08-27-2009, 19:00   #17
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I think you are wasting your time trying to convince these people. It is only human nature to blame ones failings (in this case the inability to shoot properly) on some external factor (trigger) rather than address the real issue (with practice).
You obviously lost something in translation. Butch didnt say dont do the job, but dont do it with a Dremel because they take too much off.

Enhancing "perfection" is not blaming the gun.

But I dont blame you for your misunderstanding. Its only human nature to grab hold of something so you can try to feel superior and demean others thus feeling better about your own shortcomings.
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Old 08-27-2009, 20:21   #18
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You obviously lost something in translation. Butch didnt say dont do the job, but dont do it with a Dremel because they take too much off.

Enhancing "perfection" is not blaming the gun.

But I dont blame you for your misunderstanding. Its only human nature to grab hold of something so you can try to feel superior and demean others thus feeling better about your own shortcomings.
Game, set, match. Well played sir.
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You obviously lost something in translation. Butch didnt say dont do the job, but dont do it with a Dremel because they take too much off.

Enhancing "perfection" is not blaming the gun.

But I dont blame you for your misunderstanding. Its only human nature to grab hold of something so you can try to feel superior and demean others thus feeling better about your own shortcomings.
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after having done a $.25 trigger job....with a Dremel tool.


What if you use a cotton wheel and jewelers rouge? I cant see that taking off enough metal to harm the part, but would surely polish the piece in a jiffy...
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Old 06-07-2011, 19:04   #21
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What if you use a cotton wheel and jewelers rouge? I cant see that taking off enough metal to harm the part, but would surely polish the piece in a jiffy...
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I polish everything that ever needs polishing with the cotton polishing wheels and plenty of rouge. Lots of revolutions create a much smoother surface.

I think this is actually what people are referring to when they speak of using a Dremel tool to do polishing work.

Unfortunately, many people just ASSUME you are talking about using grinding stones in your Dremel to polish. Who the hell would do that? To those who love to talk down to those of us who use Dremel tools, thank you for insinuating that we are stupid enough to grind away on sheet metal with a 100 grit grinding stone.
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Old 05-24-2011, 19:09   #22
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Quite a few people have come here over the last ten years wondering why their Glock doesn't work, or why it fires more than one shot when they pull the trigger after having done a $.25 trigger job....with a Dremel tool.
And I may ask, how to you get to fire more than one shot with a single trigger pull ?

My brother just returned from LE training, and was trying to describe to me the "double tap", where you don't let the trigger completely reset but it will still fire, but seems to work best on his gun which has a modified 8.5lb trigger pull.

I have a 3.5lb trigger on mine from lonewolf; although I can fire fast, I can't doubletap it.

I'm going to try the nail file method, see if I can get it smoother, doesn't feel too great now despite the gentler pull recently added.
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And I may ask, how to you get to fire more than one shot with a single trigger pull ?
It's just a matter of rounding off the wrong edges by 'over polishing'.....


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My brother just returned from LE training, and was trying to describe to me the "double tap", where you don't let the trigger completely reset but it will still fire, but seems to work best on his gun which has a modified 8.5lb trigger pull.

I have a 3.5lb trigger on mine from lonewolf; although I can fire fast, I can't doubletap it.
I suspect that he's talking about 'using the reset' to simply fire two shots quickly vs allowing the trigger to move all the way forward and then pulling it all the way back to fire the next shot (like a double action). Read my blog for reset info....


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I'm going to try the nail file method, see if I can get it smoother, doesn't feel too great now despite the gentler pull recently added.
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:55   #24
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And I may ask, how to you get to fire more than one shot with a single trigger pull ?

My brother just returned from LE training, and was trying to describe to me the "double tap", where you don't let the trigger completely reset but it will still fire, but seems to work best on his gun which has a modified 8.5lb trigger pull.
One of three things happened here. Either you completely misunderstood what he was saying, he didnt know how to explain it or he doesnt know what he's talking about.
I have a 3.5lb trigger on mine from lonewolf; although I can fire fast, I can't doubletap it.
A double tap is two controlled shots fired rapidly

I'm going to try the nail file method, see if I can get it smoother, doesn't feel too great now despite the gentler pull recently added.
I highly recomend you do not to touch your trigger group with a nail file
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Old 06-05-2009, 23:57   #25
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I use a 3 way nail buffer to do my .25 trigger jobs. Works perfectly and you dont have to worry about taking too much metal off or getting rubbing compound everywhere.

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