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Posted: 9/11/2013 9:16:17 AM EDT
Was handling my g21 the other day and comparing it to a buddies g30, I noticed my tigger face is smooth and his has vertical grooves. What's the purpose for the smooth vs. grooved trigger face? What do y'all prefer?
Link Posted: 9/11/2013 9:23:53 AM EDT
If I remember correctly, certain Glocks did not meet the required ATF point count for importation. The serrated trigger is a target trigger which adds another point to allow those models to be imported. Honestly, I like the serrated trigger better than the smooth mainly because of the way it feels, but I think I am the only one.
Link Posted: 9/11/2013 9:28:31 AM EDT


Hmmm, I never noticed this before.  Mine are the same.  In fact, all the full size are smooth and the compacts are all serrated.
Link Posted: 9/11/2013 9:30:02 AM EDT
Yeah, I believe the compacts were one point short, which is why they added the target trigger to them
Link Posted: 9/11/2013 9:33:04 AM EDT
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Sooooooo, how do the compacts differ from the full size in relation to points?  (serious question)  Same components.  Is it just the size that disqualifies them?
Link Posted: 9/11/2013 9:34:42 AM EDT
The good thing is you can switch them.   The 9mm/40/357 guns take one sized trigger and the 10mm/45 guns take a larger trigger (the 36 has it's own).

So if you have a 19/23/26/27 you can put a model 17 trigger in it with no problem.
Link Posted: 9/11/2013 9:36:15 AM EDT
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Sooooooo, how do the compacts differ from the full size in relation to points?  (serious question)  Same components.  Is it just the size that disqualifies them?
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Sooooooo, how do the compacts differ from the full size in relation to points?  (serious question)  Same components.  Is it just the size that disqualifies them?



I copied this off of a google search on this subject..

To qualify for import a pistol must score 75 points based on the following system:

Characteristic Points
Length: for each 1/4" over 6" 1
Forged steel frame 15
Forged HTS alloy frame 20
Unloaded weight w/mag (per oz.) 1
.22 short and .25 auto 0
.22 LR and 7.65mm to .380 auto 3
9mm parabellum and over 10
Locked breech mechanism 5
Loaded chamber indicator 5
Grip safety 3
Magazine safety 5
Firing pin block or lock 10
External hammer 2
Double action 10
Drift adjustable target sight 5
Click adjustable target sight 10
Target grips 5
Target trigger 2


For example, here is how the G17 scores: Length (7.28") 5
Weight (24.79oz) 25
Caliber (9mm) 10
Locked breech 5
Firing pin block 10
Double action 10
Target sight 10
Target grips 5
Total 80

Here is how the Glock 26 scores: Length (6.29") 1
Weight (21.87oz) 22
Caliber (9mm) 10
Locked breech 5
Firing pin block 10
Double action 10
Target sight 10
Target grips 5
Target trigger 2
Total 75 - just enough to get in.


Changes and features made to Glocks to comply with the BATF rules:
- all models are imported with a cheap click-adjustable rear sight that is replaced at the factory with the stock sight
- target (grooved) trigger added to compacts & subcompacts
- target grips added to all models (required for the subcompacts)
- due to their caliber, .380 autos (G25 & G28) do not score enough points to be imported

They could make them in the US and sell them, just not import them.
Link Posted: 9/11/2013 9:38:20 AM EDT
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I copied this off of a google search on this subject..

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Yeah, I believe the compacts were one point short, which is why they added the target trigger to them



Sooooooo, how do the compacts differ from the full size in relation to points?  (serious question)  Same components.  Is it just the size that disqualifies them?



I copied this off of a google search on this subject..

To qualify for import a pistol must score 75 points based on the following system:

Characteristic Points
Length: for each 1/4" over 6" 1
Forged steel frame 15
Forged HTS alloy frame 20
Unloaded weight w/mag (per oz.) 1
.22 short and .25 auto 0
.22 LR and 7.65mm to .380 auto 3
9mm parabellum and over 10
Locked breech mechanism 5
Loaded chamber indicator 5
Grip safety 3
Magazine safety 5
Firing pin block or lock 10
External hammer 2
Double action 10
Drift adjustable target sight 5
Click adjustable target sight 10
Target grips 5
Target trigger 2


For example, here is how the G17 scores: Length (7.28") 5
Weight (24.79oz) 25
Caliber (9mm) 10
Locked breech 5
Firing pin block 10
Double action 10
Target sight 10
Target grips 5
Total 80

Here is how the Glock 26 scores: Length (6.29") 1
Weight (21.87oz) 22
Caliber (9mm) 10
Locked breech 5
Firing pin block 10
Double action 10
Target sight 10
Target grips 5
Target trigger 2
Total 75 - just enough to get in.


Changes and features made to Glocks to comply with the BATF rules:
- all models are imported with a cheap click-adjustable rear sight that is replaced at the factory with the stock sight
- target (grooved) trigger added to compacts & subcompacts
- target grips added to all models (required for the subcompacts)
- due to their caliber, .380 autos (G25 & G28) do not score enough points to be imported

They could make them in the US and sell them, just not import them.



Interesting.  thanks.
Link Posted: 9/11/2013 9:38:56 AM EDT
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The good thing is you can switch them.   The 9mm/40/357 guns take one sized trigger and the 10mm/45 guns take a larger trigger (the 36 has it's own).

So if you have a 19/23/26/27 you can put a model 17 trigger in it with no problem.
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like I said, I never noticed the difference.
Link Posted: 9/11/2013 10:00:17 AM EDT
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If I remember correctly, certain Glocks did not meet the required ATF point count for importation. The serrated trigger is a target trigger which adds another point to allow those models to be imported. Honestly, I like the serrated trigger better than the smooth mainly because of the way it feels, but I think I am the only one.
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FPNI

I prefer the smooth trigger, but it doesn't bother me enough to swap them out.
Link Posted: 9/11/2013 10:03:39 AM EDT
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like I said, I never noticed the difference.
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The good thing is you can switch them.   The 9mm/40/357 guns take one sized trigger and the 10mm/45 guns take a larger trigger (the 36 has it's own).

So if you have a 19/23/26/27 you can put a model 17 trigger in it with no problem.



like I said, I never noticed the difference.


A few rounds here and there don't bother me, but anything I shoot a decent amount through (my 19) gets a smooth trigger.
Link Posted: 9/11/2013 6:56:58 PM EDT
Yea honestly both guns shot great, I walked away from the range with no preference of trigger face
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