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Old 07-07-2011, 07:10   #121
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Glock 4.5# connector(formally 3.5lb) in all my glocks including my carry glocks. I see zero reason why it's a problem.

I have taken 8 hour SD courses & am active while carrying & draw from my CC holster.

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Old 07-07-2011, 07:21   #122
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Do you consider this a safe configuration for carry? On my g20, I like that the 5 lb connector reduces much of the creep before the break, but my groups are tighter with the 3.5lb.
It is not unsafe, but it leaves a little less room for error on your part.

Will you be shooting for groups in a self-defense scenario?

Over the years I've tried every drop-in combination of parts that Glock makes and a couple of after market ones as well.

Having tried them all, and seeing the practical difference in the real world, I just carry guns the way they come from the manufacturer.

On a range gun the LW adjustable trigger stop is kind of neat, but not really needed.

Edit: In truth, the 4.5 connector in a CCW gun is a crutch. The problem isn't with the gun, it's with the gunner. Some of us discover this sooner than others and some never do.

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Old 07-07-2011, 07:44   #123
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If you can "accidentally pull a 3.5lb trigger on a Glock, you need to carry a revolver.
I've used 3.5lb connectors for years on and off duty. I have yet to accidentally pull the trigger. It's not a 1911 trigger with 1/8" movement.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:38   #124
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Even a thing like a connector swap has its down sides. There's the one in a million chance that some prosecutor might hit you with an accidental death suit

That means there is a 999,999 to 1 chance he won't.

I'll take take those odds.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:16   #125
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Edit: In truth, the 4.5 connector in a CCW gun is a crutch. The problem isn't with the gun, it's with the gunner. Some of us discover this sooner than others and some never do.
I disagree with that. It's a feel thing. Not everyone feels in their hand the same way.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:59   #126
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i carry with a 3.5 in both of my glocks...keep your finger off the trigger and it wont go bang. its as simple as that

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I carry my GLOCKS with a 3.5 pound connector. Absolutely safe, utterly useful, and a good modification to a great firearm.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:55   #127
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I don't currently carry a Glock, but the 19 and both 26s I've carried all had 3.5s and polish jobs. I never had a ND in years of carrying them. They are as safe as the person carrying them.
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Old 07-07-2011, 15:01   #128
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My 36 was horrible.... a (-) connector and ny1 spring later it is smooth and breaks nicely. It was a great upgrade for the gun.
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Old 07-07-2011, 15:22   #129
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I live in San Jose, California so my chances of getting a carry permit are zero. But, I do have the Glock minus connector in all my Glock's.

I figure my odds of getting in a gunfight are probably even lower than my chances of getting a CCW, so all my guns are target guns.
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Old 07-07-2011, 15:53   #130
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I feel you man. Bay area sucks for a
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Old 07-07-2011, 17:27   #131
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Old 07-07-2011, 17:29   #132
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Disciplined or not, accidents happen under stress, physical altercations, reholstering, etc.

Why does Glock insist that the light connector is not for duty/defense use? Are they idiots?
No, liability conscious.
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Old 07-07-2011, 17:43   #133
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Yes I have the Ghost Rocket 3.5 and competition spring kits and .25 trigger job in three of my glocks.Just ordered a Glockworx V2 race connector,competition spring kit and Heine Strait Eight night sights for my gen 4 g17.The V2 advertizes a 2# trigger pull.Add the spring kit and do a .25 trigger job should be less than that.(range gun only).I have been struggling on whether or not to change my Gen 4 G26 EDC back to stock,not because of safety but legal repercussions.Damn Maas Ayoob and his wisdom. I do respect his advice.It's now just an issue of,What's the chances I'll ever be in court for a not so cut and dried case of SD.Now it has a Ghost Rocket,comp spring kit and .25 trigger job and I filed the bump down.

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Old 07-07-2011, 20:19   #134
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I would have to relearn the gun if I dropped to the 3.5 since I have over 15,000 rounds on the stocker.
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Old 07-07-2011, 21:04   #135
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I have the 3.5 connectors in all three of my Glocks and would not hesitate to carry any of them, in fact I carry the 19 on a regular basis. I have checked them with a trigger gauge and all of them break at slightly over 4lbs.
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Old 07-07-2011, 21:16   #136
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after firing the XD and the M+P, i would consider the 3.5 in my glocks. I have shot stock glocks for a long tine, and those two afoermentioned triggers feel pretty light in comparison.
The only issues i can come up with are 1) training- i am used to the 5.5 connector, and its pull, i'd need some range and dry fire time to adjust to the reset.
2) the oft- mentioned zealous prosecutor mentioning modification from stock. may not be an issue.

I used to think this was a bigger deal, but its all what you carry and train with, and grow acustomed to using.
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Old 07-08-2011, 13:26   #137
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I put a Ghost Rocket and spring kit in my G17, and don't really notice too much of difference between the G17 and my other two Glocks, a G26 and a G30, both of which are stock. The G17 is a little lighter...but it didn't impress me enough to want to put the same connector in the other two.
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Old 07-08-2011, 16:59   #138
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I have a 3.5 lb trigger bar in my 3rd Gen 26. Its not my primary carry gun but I do carry it occasionally without any problems.
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Old 07-08-2011, 17:34   #139
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What do you guys think of this line of reasoning?

I found articles discussing Glock's trigger pull. I thought the one below (describing the Glock striker fired trigger requiring the trigger pull to do 75% of the cocking action) was a pretty defensible reason why the gun would not have a "hair trigger." Technically it is not double action, but the trigger is actually involved in cocking every shot.

The Glock trigger always requires the user to do a little work and I felt that anything that I can do to make it smoother is beneficial.

On typical single action triggers, you can just continually creep the trigger in and then the sear releases. But on the Glock, it seems like you need to do work during a major portion of the trigger pull.

My 2 cents

http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/guts...fired-pistols/
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Old 07-08-2011, 17:50   #140
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I really hate to be the one to tell you this (not really). You're measuring wrong if you're getting below 3 lbs. on a stock Glock 22 with a 5.5 lb connector.

Even a 3.5 lb connector doesn't provide a 3.5 lb trigger pull.

Now the latest LWD connector I have provides a consistant 4lb trigger with a solid, crisp break and a reset of a 5.5 lb connector..
I would normall agree, but my kimber which is an honest to god 4.5 measures 4.5.
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