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#1 JoeInKS

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 01:52 PM

Well I modified my Glock 35 with the Vanek Competition Kit and there is a very, very nice difference now. I did purchase the 3.5 connector also from Vanek for my Glock 19. Now after about 500 rounds with the 35, I'm spoiled somewhat by the way it performs. Problem though is that I am finally out of funds for the year to dedicate to my hobbies for the most part.

Is there a cheap modification that I can make to my Glock 19 (4th Gen) that'll help it get at least a little closer to the much better feel on my 35? I was thinking of spending the $9 for Wolf competition spring kit and just polishing things myself. Any other ideas, thoughts, etc.?

Thanks!!

By the way, the little Glock 19 with the large palm swell is one very nice pistol. Glock has seemingly gotten this upgrade done well. It's been a real pleasure thus far without any hiccup. My control is better than with its older 2000 vintage Glock 19 (I have very large palms).

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 03:18 PM

IMHO: For a Carry/Defense Application

- .025/Polish
- Glock 3.5 Connector
- Overtravel Housing

Personal Preference, but I like the smooth face trigger from the G34/G35 over the serrated.

Edited by SPDGG, 25 September 2010 - 06:41 PM.


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Posted 25 September 2010 - 03:21 PM

The G4 G19 has a heavier recoil spring. If you install a 6# trigger spring and a 4# firing pin spring you MAY have light strikes and will have a weaker trigger reset.

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 04:38 PM

The G4 G19 has a heavier recoil spring. If you install a 6# trigger spring and a 4# firing pin spring you MAY have light strikes and will have a weaker trigger reset.



Darn it, I knew that it was too easy of an upgrade path. Thanks for the information. I may just have to wait until next year's budget to come into play.

Thanks for the info.

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 05:17 PM

You could install your Vanek connector on a polished G3 trigger bar with a 6# trigger spring and polish the safety plunger and firing pin. This will possibly reduce your trigger pull by 8-10 Oz. If you do not like the trigger reset remove the 6# trigger spring.

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 05:27 PM

Lone Wolf 3.5# connector is much crisper than the Glock OEM, based on experience in multiple Glocks.
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Posted 25 September 2010 - 06:29 PM

Lone Wolf 3.5# connector is much crisper than the Glock OEM, based on experience in multiple Glocks.
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I agree, he has already purchased a Vanek polished Glock connector.

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 07:00 PM

You could install your Vanek connector on a polished G3 trigger bar with a 6# trigger spring and polish the safety plunger and firing pin. This will possibly reduce your trigger pull by 8-10 Oz. If you do not like the trigger reset remove the 6# trigger spring.


Well, I was going to polish things anyway so the thought of trying the 6# spring can't do anything but potentially help out. Thanks for the idea.

I really need to start paying more attention to what the standard spring weights are and the effects of changing their weights.

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 08:58 PM

The G4 G19 has a heavier recoil spring. If you install a 6# trigger spring and a 4# firing pin spring you MAY have light strikes and will have a weaker trigger reset.

How do you figure a heavier recoil spring leads to light strikes? Or am i misinterpreting what you're saying, and the two sentences are meant to stand separately?
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Posted 25 September 2010 - 09:01 PM

Simply going to a Wolff "4 pound" firing pin spring and Glock OEM .4.5 pound (current factory terminology, formerly called a 3.5 pound) connector, and polishing up what's there gives me 3.25 pound trigger pulls in my Glock 19. The polishing, in my experience, really has no to very little effect on the actual pull weight, we do it to get rid of grittiness, not to lighten the trigger.

Like the previous respondent I prefer the non-serrated trigger out of the 17/34 to the serrated jobbie in the 19, and replace it as a matter of course.

Yes, going for the lighter firing pin spring CAN cause light strikes - but won't if you control the ammo, and the primers, you introduce into the gun.
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Posted 27 September 2010 - 01:00 PM

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Is there a cheap modification that I can make to my Glock 19

Sure, Get a Scherer 3.5 & polish it, lighten the OEM firing pin and cut some coils off the OEM firing pin spring. Then get a heavier trigger spring.

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