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Posted: 3/19/2012 12:52:17 PM EDT
I love Glocks. Always have. Carried one for a long time. But, I have one problem with all of them. I have short, stubby fingers. And, when I shoot, my trigger finger slides to the bottom of the trigger where it drags on the inside of the trigger guard. Not a problem for a few rounds. But, I can't shoot many rounds before the triggerguard wears a sore on the side of my trigger finger.
So, I may have to transition to Springfield XDs that don't cause the problem. I'd really rather stay with the Glocks that I love. Anybody got any suggestions? Anybody else have this problem? Are there any aftermarket Glock triggers that have more curve so they prevent your finger from sliding down?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Link Posted: 3/19/2012 1:07:44 PM EDT
Have you tried a Gen 4 Glock? If not I would try one and see if there is a backstrap set up that will fit your hand size. I would think that with the narrowest, you would be able to get good trigger contact. I don't have experience with Gen 4 Glocks but this is just a suggestion.
Link Posted: 3/19/2012 1:41:28 PM EDT
If you shoot enough, you'll develop a callous on your trigger finger and it won't hurt anymore. I maintain mine for about 100 rounds per week. Dryfiring can help too.
Link Posted: 3/19/2012 2:36:36 PM EDT
Shoot more often.
Link Posted: 3/19/2012 2:50:33 PM EDT
The serrated triggers do the same thing to me. I'm gonna swap out to smooth triggers when I get one.
Link Posted: 3/19/2012 4:17:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2012 4:18:21 PM EDT by TuskenRaider]

Originally Posted By Hero:
If you shoot enough, you'll develop a callous on your trigger finger and it won't hurt anymore. I maintain mine for about 100 rounds per week. Dryfiring can help too.

Do this.




But if you just have to do something try a thin piece of felt tape. I use it to stop squeaks in cars often. Seems to hold well.
Link Posted: 3/19/2012 7:12:15 PM EDT
Thanks for the input. Where can I get the smooth triggers?
Link Posted: 3/19/2012 8:53:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RIMFIREBENCHRESTER:
Thanks for the input. Where can I get the smooth triggers?


Gen3

Gen4

Lone Wolf Distributors is good to go in my experience.
Link Posted: 3/19/2012 10:05:17 PM EDT
Get an M&P, it should be a bit easier for you to grip.
Link Posted: 3/19/2012 11:37:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CaverX:
Get an M&P, it should be a bit easier for you to grip.


He said he wanted a better trigger.
Link Posted: 3/20/2012 3:21:16 AM EDT
Is it a 40 cal by chance? I can't shoot a Glock 23 without my finger getting sore and numb. 45, 10mm, and 9mm Glocks seem to be no problem though.
Link Posted: 3/20/2012 3:25:59 AM EDT
To minimize Glock finger I carefully used a dremmel to raise a small relief cutout where the trigger guard meets the frame to make more room for my finger. I also contoured the edges of the trigger-guard to make them more comfortable.

This helped immensely.

Also, shoot a lot.
Link Posted: 3/20/2012 5:47:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ltlabner:
To minimize Glock finger I carefully used a dremmel


.. on the affected part of MY FINGER
Link Posted: 3/20/2012 1:52:52 PM EDT
Ltlabner. Please post a picture of your frame mods. Thanks
Link Posted: 3/20/2012 2:24:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fldrdriller:
Ltlabner. Please post a picture of your frame mods. Thanks


I'd like to see that, too. Sounds interesting.
Link Posted: 3/20/2012 6:43:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hero:
Originally Posted By fldrdriller:
Ltlabner. Please post a picture of your frame mods. Thanks


I'd like to see that, too. Sounds interesting.


Will do. I'm tied up with some business meetings through Thursday am but will try to get some pics up then.
Link Posted: 3/31/2012 5:43:19 PM EDT
Sorry for the delay in responding. Been a hectic couple of weeks.

Here's a new G19 Gen4 I picked up this morning. I've started the process of enlarging the undercut where the trigger-guard meets the grip along with rounding off the edge of the trigger-guard itself. I've found that doing this greatly increases the comfort of the weapon along with minimizing Glock Knuckle. I just used a dremmel with a fairly course grit wheel on a slow/medium speed and carefully removed some material.







It looks shitty now, especially in close up pictures. But I'll shoot it for a while and confirm that I've got the angle the way I want. If not, I'll gradually reshape the guard until it feels good. Once I get it where I want, I'll hit it with a few passes of various grits (from course to fine) of sandpaper to try to blend it in some.

It's not a massive modification and once it's done it's not going to be so glaring that it would effect resale value (which, of course, assumes I'm going to resell anything).
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 3:25:01 AM EDT
I like that you're taking a slow methodical approach to your mods. Once you have it the way you want it and smooth out the texture, it may be pretty close to unnoticeable without an upclose inspection.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 5:57:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2012 9:16:32 AM EDT by AFCarbon15]
Originally Posted By Hero:
Originally Posted By fldrdriller:
Ltlabner. Please post a picture of your frame mods. Thanks


I'd like to see that, too. Sounds interesting.


Start small, a little bit makes a big difference. It will take a bit of work to get the finish back to the stock texture.








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