Got the lightened OEM striker from forum member JerseyGlock - it looks very good, better than I would've done for sure. It weighs 88 grains vs the original part's 114 grains. In the very unscientific pencil-shooting test, with a Light spring it fired better
than my Medium spring and striker.
Remembered that the Medium has a little bit blunted tip from its days in an Open Glock. Put an almost-new striker with full tip into the Medium assembly. It beats JG's striker plus Light spring, but not by much. Sort of confirms what people say about an tip length and Light-striker/Light-spring. Might be able to shoot it this Saturday.
Been looking for a while at how far the striker is un-sprung at the end of its travel. Part of this is to let the next cartridge coming out of the magazine push the striker back out of the breach face. But then there's excess beyond that, striker sits behind flush. That is removed by the time the slide is closed - now the striker is held far behind the breach face. I want to go to JUST flush before the trigger bar grabs it.
My question - before I try it myself: Has anyone tried removing some of that un-sprung distance? Near as I can tell, that would be accomplished by removing a little material from the rear of the plastic sleeve, where it pushes on the slide's end-plate. Safety concerns? Dumb-idea concerns? More sprung distance should mean more acceleration time, at the cost of a minor drop in initial tension.
Edited by eric nielsen, 24 March 2010 - 11:25 AM.