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Glock 17 trigger work, what works? what doesn't?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing & Repairs' started by docohm, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. docohm

    docohm Sharpshooter

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    I have a fairly new G17 and I'd like to improve the trigger pull.
    So.... I order some parts from Midway which arrived today.
    Here's the parts list...
    Order Information
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    ZEV Technologies PRO Connector

    Product #: 113150

    Price Each: $14.25

    Qty: 1


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    ZEV Technologies Firing Pin Safety

    Product #: 399598

    Price Each: $19.00

    Qty: 1

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    ZEV Technologies Competition trigger spring

    Product #: 611080

    Price Each: $3.30

    Qty: 1

    So I first measured the pull as it is now, I have done some stoning with an Arkansas stone of the trigger areas so the pull right now is a little better than when I started out. I used a Lyman digital pull gauge.
    Original Parts 5 lb 15 oz Avg of 5 pulls (all of these are 5 pull averages)
    In each case below (except the last one), I took out the test device and went back to stock with only the one new ZEV device installed.
    with ZEV Firing pin safety button $19.00 - 5 lb 16 oz
    with ZEV trigger spring $3.30 - 5 lb 8 oz
    with ZEV connector (3.5 lb) $14.25 - 4 lb 8 oz (This gadget made the most difference!)
    with ZEV button, spring and connector $36.55 - 4 lb 8 oz
    Which once again proves that the button & spring really don't improve the pull but it is much smoother with them in there so I left them in.
    With all the above AND more stoning of surfaces - 4 lb 4 oz.
    So I left it at that. It's not bad, not the best trigger I've got by far but not nearly as nasty as it was stock and dry.
    I thought this might help someone else who is thinking of doing the same thing.
     
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    Try it with the stock trigger spring, it may be a few oz heavier but it will really crisp everything up including very importantly the reset..
     
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  3. bigred1

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    Those are some good tips from both of ya'll. Are there any reliability issues with the zev parts installed? I'm wanting try those on my G19.3.
     
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  4. druryj

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    FWIW, I tried a Zev Connector in a G19.4 and it just didn't feel right to me. Others sing their praises, so ...maybe one person likey, next person no likey. Mine was fine with the Glock (-) minus connector.
     
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    I'm not to leery with changing the connector out as far as realiabilty issues because you did that on my 30S (thank you again very much) and know problems whatsoever. It's when I start swapping out all the other things I might be opening a can of worms that I shouldn't. Lord knows I'm not smarter than the people that designed this line of firearms in the first place.
     
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    The only upgrades I do with my Glocks are the minus connector, 4# striker spring and an Overwatch DAT polymer flat trigger. The DAT isn't necessary if I can fit a smooth face 17 trigger. Just me. I have tried the ZEV parts and decided they aren't for me.
     
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    I also prefer Overwatch Precision triggers with their trigger bar. I don't change out the safety plunger but I do polish them. It doesn't change the trigger pull weight but it sure helps smooth it out.


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    I've tried Zev and Ghost connectors. :nolike:

    The one I like best is the factory Glock (-) connector in my Gen 3 G17. It's still a mushy Glock trigger but the least mushy of the bunch. I haven't done a thing to it other than lube.
     

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