Glock Trigger Work
Many people have trigger work performed by a gunsmith at their local gun
shop. Fortunately the design of the Glock pistol is simple enough most gun
owners to do it themselves, if they want to. It involves the removal of the
trigger assembly, the firing pin assembly and firing pin safety. Once removed
certain parts are polished smooth. Other parts (like the connector and springs)
can be changed out to achieve a smoother trigger pull. The first time I did this
it probably took me 2 hours or so (the learning curve). Now I can do in about a
half hour. I took the following pictures and wrote down the steps it took me
just in case I forget.
Removing The GLOCK TRIGGER
EXPLODED VIEW (REFERENCE)
The exploded view shows the relative positions of all the
FIELD STRIP THE PISTOL
Field strip per procedure
Field Strip Instructions.
(While it's field stripped
with parts removed, this is an excellent time to clean and
inspect each part)
REMOVE THE FIRING PIN & FIRING PIN SAFETY
Remove from the slide per procedure
Slide Disassembly & Cleaning.
Be careful when you remove
the back plate on the slide. Springs are under compression and
may fly out, if not removed carefully.
DISASSEMBLE THE FIRING PIN ASSEMBLY
Disassemble into it's component parts
Firing Pin Assembly/Disassembly
(Taking it apart is easy, the tricky part is putting it back
REMOVE THE TRIGGER ASSEMBLY
Remove per procedure
Trigger Removal & Installation Instructions. (This is
easy, it just pulls up and out).
DISASSEMBLE THE TRIGGER ASSEMBLY INTO
Break into component parts per
Trigger Removal & Installation Instructions. Be
careful and try to remember how you took it apart because
putting it back together can be a little tricky.
Trigger Mechanism Housing With Ejector
Trigger With Trigger Bar
POLISH THE FIRING PIN SAFETY
Polish the upper surface only as
shown in red.
POLISH THE FIRING PIN
Polish the two surfaces only as shown in red.
Clean, reassemble and re-install the firing pin and safety
Firing Pin Assembly Disassembly & Assembly Instructions and
Slide Disassembly & Cleaning.
POLISH THE CONNECTOR
Polish the surfaces of the
Connector as shown within the red box.
- For Reduced Trigger Pull -
Replace the factory connector (5.5 pound) with a
3.5 pound connector.
POLISH THE TRIGGER BAR
Polish the three different surfaces as
shown. Basically you want to smooth out and polish those
surfaces that come into contact with other parts. Caution - do
not remove any of the metal, just polish the surface smooth.
CLEANING & Reassembly
Clean all removed parts. DO NOT OIL THE
PARTS AFTER CLEANING. Oil will just make them a magnet for dirt
Re-assemble and reinstall all parts per procedure
Trigger Removal & Installation Instructions.
Feedback & Comments
Sent: December 15, 2012
Subject: Polishing The Trigger Connector
When you talk about polishing the connector are you talking about the
factory connector or one of the after market connectors? If the later, how
and what section(s) needs polishing?
Response - Jack, I would polish which ever one I had. They
are almost identical. The surfaces that need polishing can be found here. I
use a Dremel with a polishing/buffer pad and polishing compound and I use
great care not to scar or remove any metal from the surfaces that I polish.
Reply - Tanner, I have both Glock 19 and 23 and have
installed the Ghost spring and connector sets in both pistols. I just
thought that they had already been 'polished'. I saw your instructions
almost immediately after asking. Will give it a go and check back later.
Thanks for your speedy reply. I appreciate your web page and all the super
information you have on it.
Sent: August 18, 2011
Subject: Glock Trigger Components
Saw a small square shaped piece of metal that connects to trigger bar don't
see it on your page.
Response - Hobert,
Sorry, I don't know what you are talking about.
I think I have documented all trigger components associated with my G19.
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