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 Glock Gen 3 vs Gen 4 triggers
jtb33  [Team Member]
2/25/2011 2:26:40 PM
I have a Gen 3 Glock 17 and a Gen 4 Glock 17. In all my Gen 3 Glocks, I have a 3lb trigger bar installed. My 4th Gen Glock is stock. Is it just me, or is the trigger pull and trigger break VERY different from the Gen 3 to the Gen 4 Glocks?
v-dawg  [Member]
2/25/2011 2:50:28 PM
I don't notice much difference. I just figured it was because my Gen 4 is brand new and needs to be fired more. Only 150 rounds through it so far.............
CovertChannels  [Member]
2/25/2011 3:08:03 PM
There is a different connector in the Gen 4 stock. On the connector there is a little bubble that takes extra force to pull the trigger. There is a youtube video about it.
JonnyVain  [Team Member]
2/25/2011 3:44:58 PM

Originally Posted By CovertChannels:
There is a different connector in the Gen 4 stock. On the connector there is a little bubble that takes extra force to pull the trigger. There is a youtube video about it.

You mean the trigger bar. Take the slide off, and look at the part of the trigger bar that extends up. You can actually file that dimple off, or at least down a little. The gen3 .45 had this, but the gen3 9mm didn't.
jtb33  [Team Member]
2/25/2011 4:13:14 PM
Originally Posted By CovertChannels:
There is a different connector in the Gen 4 stock. On the connector there is a little bubble that takes extra force to pull the trigger. There is a youtube video about it.


Anyone have a link to that video?
LungShot  [Team Member]
2/25/2011 11:11:01 PM

Originally Posted By CovertChannels:
There is a different connector in the Gen 4 stock. On the connector there is a little bubble that takes extra force to pull the trigger. There is a youtube video about it.

It's called a tit. The connector deal thing that pokes up is called a shark fin.

The shark fin has a tit on the Gen 4 connector deal.
MrIan  [Member]
2/26/2011 11:02:12 PM
Originally Posted By LungShot:

Originally Posted By CovertChannels:
There is a different connector in the Gen 4 stock. On the connector there is a little bubble that takes extra force to pull the trigger. There is a youtube video about it.

It's called a tit. The connector deal thing that pokes up is called a shark fin.

The shark fin has a tit on the Gen 4 connector deal.


How eloquent. I have my Gen4 17 on order right now, but if it makes enough of a difference, I may be changing the "shark fin" out for one from a Gen3.
goldenboy5  [Member]
2/27/2011 1:28:32 PM
I have a 22 Gen 3 and a 23 Gen 4 and even shooting them side by side don't notice enough of a difference that I would say there's really a difference....if that makes sense.
rauchman  [Member]
2/28/2011 10:21:49 AM
I agree. There is a marked difference in feel between the Gen4 and previous Gen's.

I picked up a Gen4 G23 in Dec and it has a heavier, but more precision feel, trigger. I've swapped out the trigger bar for part # G00357 from Glockmeister. This is the newer style trigger bar w/out the dimple and w/ the smooth G17 style trigger face. Also did the $.25 trigger job to it and now it's better. Yet, it still doesn't feel like my other Glocks which are all pre-Gen4. It's still a tad heavier, but not too bad. Again, I do like the more precise feel of the trigger. It feels less mushy.
IPMC_916  [Member]
2/28/2011 10:57:14 PM
The vertical extension of the trigger bar has a "tit" on it, but that does not make the trigger feel different. With the different trigger mechanism housing in the pistol, it changed the angle of the connector. Thus the angle change, has caused the trigger in the GEN4 to feel a little different than that of the GEN3.
rauchman  [Member]
3/1/2011 8:38:20 AM
Originally Posted By IPMC_916:
The vertical extension of the trigger bar has a "tit" on it, but that does not make the trigger feel different. With the different trigger mechanism housing in the pistol, it changed the angle of the connector. Thus the angle change, has caused the trigger in the GEN4 to feel a little different than that of the GEN3.


So it's the housing the holds the connector that's different? Interesting. Thanks for the info!!!