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Old 10-06-2012, 15:49   #1
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trigger job gone bad

OK. Don't b**** at me I knew I might screw up when I did it. I polished my trigger bar a little too much and now my gun goes bang when i pull the trigger and bang when I RELEASE the trigger. (a good double tap). But it did scare me a bit at first. I'm going to order a new trigger bar with a smooth trigger and start again.
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Old 10-06-2012, 16:56   #2
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Yup, ya round off the edges of these two just a little and that's what happens. A new trigger bar may fix it, but a new firing pin is a good idea too.
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Old 10-06-2012, 17:41   #3
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all you needed is fltz polish and a rag or q tip. polish till the parts are shiny and re-assemble. I polish all the parts that have metal to metal contact. this improves the feel of the trigger a ton! hope this helps. ps you dont need any power tools at all.
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Old 10-06-2012, 17:52   #4
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And the dremel tool strikes again..................
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Old 10-06-2012, 18:05   #5
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seanmac45 where did that Hemmingway quote come from?
I've seen it before but never knew it's origin.
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Old 10-06-2012, 18:22   #6
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seanmac45 where did that Hemmingway quote come from?
I've seen it before but never knew it's origin.

The source of the quote;

Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter.
Ernest Hemingway, "On the Blue Water," Esquire, April 1936
US author & journalist (1899 - 1961)

I use it because it was the motto of the NYPD Citywide Anti-Crime team prior to it being disbanded.

It sums up my feelings about retirement perfectly.
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And the dremel tool strikes again..................
Dremel,The gun smiths best friend and money maker. SJ 40
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:08   #8
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Old 03-05-2013, 18:25   #9
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And the dremel tool strikes again..................
yep, How much $$ are the firing pins now days?
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Old 03-05-2013, 19:52   #10
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yep, How much $$ are the firing pins now days?
Around $41. Just bought a slightly used Glock and the tip of the firing pin was chipped or flawed from the factory so I replaced it. Better safe than sorry.


I did the $.25 trigger job on all my Glocks. Just used some 1500grit emery paper, some flitz and rag. Just don't round the edges.

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Old 03-06-2013, 01:15   #11
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Bruce the gun does fine now if I could find some dang ammo to feed it.
Like I said at first, I know I screwed up when I did it. I'm a believer in experience and failure being the best teachers.
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Old 10-06-2012, 18:05   #12
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I polish my internals at the range. 1,000 or so rounds seem to do the trick.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:14   #13
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I polish my internals at the range. 1,000 or so rounds seem to do the trick.
This is the ONLY way I polish the internals too! Funny I thought I was the only one that did this????
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:14   #14
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I polish my internals at the range. 1,000 or so rounds seem to do the trick.
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I don't mind tuning the trigger with spring and connector changes.
But 5000+ rounds and a little oil polishes my Glock right up - LOL.

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Old 10-31-2012, 20:00   #15
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I polish my internals at the range. 1,000 or so rounds seem to do the trick.
That's all that needs to be done. I have very closely examined the internals, of every new Glock, that I have bought. Not a single one has needed any extra polishing. The parts that move across each other are very small points and plenty slick, right out of the box. I'm sure, that I'm in the minority, but that's been my experience with Glocks. The guns stay all OEM parts and I don't remember ever getting brass in my face, failure to extract and eject properly or jams.
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Old 11-03-2012, 23:19   #16
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Reading this thread reinforces my resolve to do no modifications at all to my G23 (except the butt plug :-) It works just fine as is.

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That's all that needs to be done. I have very closely examined the internals, of every new Glock, that I have bought. Not a single one has needed any extra polishing. The parts that move across each other are very small points and plenty slick, right out of the box. I'm sure, that I'm in the minority, but that's been my experience with Glocks. The guns stay all OEM parts and I don't remember ever getting brass in my face, failure to extract and eject properly or jams.
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Reading this thread reinforces my resolve to do no modifications at all to my G23 (except the butt plug :-) It works just fine as is.

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Old 10-06-2012, 18:42   #18
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this will give you the edge in competition shooting. you will give Bob Vogel a run for his money.
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Old 10-06-2012, 22:33   #19
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this will give you the edge in competition shooting. you will give Bob Vogel a run for his money.
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Old 10-06-2012, 19:29   #20
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There is ABSOLUTELY nothing wrong with using a Dremel Tool to do an action polish job with. (Every gunsmith I've ever known - and I've known a few - used both fine India stones, and a Dremel-like power tool for his trigger jobs.) In fact I consider using Flitz and a Q-Tip to be a complete waste of time for any, 'quality' Glock trigger job.

The real mistake the OP made is that he didn't stay away from the edges! NEVER TOUCH AN EDGE WITH A DREMEL TOOL. Too bad because while a ruined trigger bar ain't no big deal, Glock firing pins are really expensive!

Next time, work barehanded so you can gauge heat buildup in the piece. Don't, 'touchdown' for more than 5 or 6 seconds at a time; and STAY AWAY FROM THE COMPONENT EDGES.
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