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Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Alpha Dog, Jul 22, 2012.


  1. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    I purchased the Ghost 3.5 lb trigger pull bar and the Ghost extended slide release great products and life time warranty. Plus at a good price from Amazon quick delivery and installing these two up grade are simple takes about 20 mins to install both.

    I do suggest watching the how to video's on You-tube. They break it down simple and shows a trick installing the 3.5lb trigger. Now with the trigger pull it states 3.5lbs it's not the company just changed it to a 4.5lb it actually runs about 4.2lbs pull. This was great I was worried about putting the 3.5lb on my G26 with it ibeing my EDC and it's size, because it is in a ankle holster or a small of the back holster and some times in the console of my vehicle or jump bag and I have big hands.

    I was worried with a trigger pull this light and having un-planned discharge, now on my G21 I have 2 good hosters and not as worried larger frame and it isn't abused as much. Well with this trigger pull I have no worries and do feel if it had been a true 3.5lb trigger it would have been a problem for me and my G26. It is hard to believe and explain the difference this trigger pull made on the range. With trigger pull problems, staying on target and hitting where you are aiming plus and it was a second concern of mine you can still hear and feel the trigger reset. As for the Ghost extended slide release another great product and really make a difference charging the weapon.

    It does not stick out to the point to snag but will get you back on target a second or two quicker. For the price of these two upgrades and the ease to install plus the life time warranty if you have a Glock you won't regret it I promise you that. Like I said I got mine from Amazon I have no connection with this product or the sellers other than being a happy customer.
    GHOST 3.5 lb. Standard Trigger Control Connector for Glocks. "TRIGGER"
    by Ghost
    Price: $14.97
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    Ghost Inc Glock Extended Slide Stop Release 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 37 38 39
    by Ghost
    Price: $18.99
    31L7Kcwa9IL._SL500_AA300_.

    Now here is my next upgrade I ordered and these will not last long and Glock will not sell tem to the general public. I have been looking for these for a while and could not believe I found them on Amazon. These do work I seen them in action at a Glock show where they were doing L.E.O. presentaions. If you order these each pack has two peices the package says plugs but each package only does one gun I ordered 3 packs to do all my Glocks.

    GHOST Maritime Spring Cups for Glocks

    Price: $8.95
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    One other thing as you upgrade your Glocks save the parts I have a small box I carry in my Bug Out bag with these parts so that way if some thing breakes I have a extra.
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  2. PAGUY

    PAGUY Monkey

    Thanks for the review of these products.


    Improvise, Adapt, Modify, and Overcome. FTM/PTB
     
  3. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    I've had the maritime cups installed in an old 1st gen Glock 17 for about a decade. I can't say that I've actually shot it underwater. :oops:

    I read somewhere that you are supposed to use round-nose FMJ rounds loaded subsonic so you don't go over the pressure curve and blow it up.

    Someday I'll tape it to a stick, use a string, stick it underwater, and try it out. I'd love to go fishing with a Glock...

    As for the 3.5lb trigger connector, I have them in all of my Glocks. I like the feel over the standard trigger or the hideous NY trigger you get in certain police trade-ins. I don't have a trigger scale, but it is noticably lighter.
     
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  4. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    Another ugrade one can do to their Glock and this one is very cheap I just finish up both of my personal Glocks and My service (duty) Glock. Hand polishing alot of people pay out the butt to have someone do this and the thing is Glock is one of the most simple pistols in the world to work on. So here is how it goes.

    Do At Your Own Risk I Will Not Be Resposible For Any Damage You Do To Your Firearm. I Did This To My Personal and Service Weapon At The Suggestion Of A Glock Armor and It Improved My Glock Preformance.

    First you will need
    (1) Mothers Mag Wheel polish ( Or Other) I like Mothers just my Pref.
    (2) 3 good cotten raggs ( I like T-Shirt material)
    (3) Dremial small cloth polish wheels and drill (DO NOT USE SAND PAPER WHEELS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
    (4) A punch set / Glock tool Always make sure to use the right size punch

    Steps
    (1) Make sure weapon is unloaded and safe
    (2) Break Glock DownLay the slide and guide rod to the side
    (3) Remove 2 frame pins and trigger housing pin on newer Glock it wil be three pins on Gens 1 and 2 it will be 2 pins.
    (4) Remove the locking block
    (5) Rmove the trigger and trigger gruop comes out in one peice lay the frame to the side( this is also a good chanse to clean the frame. All the little space you can't get during normal cleaning befor you put it back together)

    Now the polishing statrs it took me about an hour to 2 hours to complete each Glock, I did it while watching TV

    (6) Barrel polish the feed ramp this removes all the little snags that we can't see or feel, allows smooth feeding.
    (7) Polish the locking Block
    (8) polish the trigger bar and catch Polish all metal you can see, take your time polish it until you have a mirror finish on your parts.
    (9) Put your Glock back together
    (10) Do a function test and it's good to go.

    You will not believe the difference in the preformance of your Glock, when firing you will see a difference in the firearm feeding, trigger control will be smoother and I know you will think it sounds stupid. You can hear your Glock function better with less drag.


    For new Glock owners Here is a step by step take down and just put it back the same way it came apart. Just Take Your time go slow and be detailed. If you get to a point where you are confused or not sure in breaking down or putting back together. Do not panic set back look at it, check Yor Glock book, dont grab tools and start bending and twisting. Go to your local gun shop and get help. The reason I like to do this myself is if the SHTF we wont have gun smith. I am also a firm believer if you own a firearm and plan on carrying it, You should know the workings of it inside and out.


    FIELD STRIPPING

    STEP 1
    REMOVE THE MAGAZINE AND CLEAR CHAMBER. DO THIS BY LOCKING BACK THE SLIDE. BE SURE THERE IS NOT A ROUND IN THE CHAMBER BY VISUAL AND PHYSICAL INSPECTION. RELEASE THE SLIDE AND POINT THE PISTOL IN A SAFE DIRECTION. PULL THE TRIGGER. THEN GRASP THE PISTOL WITH YOUR THUMB UNDER THE SLIDE AND YOUR FINGERS OVER THE TOP OF THE REAR PART OF THE SLIDE.

    PULL BACK APPROXIMATELY ¼ INCH.PULL DOWN ON THE SLIDE LOCK BY GRASPING IT ON BOTH SIDES WITH YOUR THUMB AND FINGER.

    PULL DOWN ON THE SLIDE LOCK WHILE RELEASING THE SLIDE FORWARD. (IF YOU HAVE A NEW YORK TRIGGER YOU WILL NEED TO PULL THE TRIGGER AGAIN AT THIS POINT). BE CAREFUL TO NOT LET THE SLIDE FALL OFF ONTO A HARD SURFACE, AS IT COULD DAMAGE THE GUIDE RING.

    STEP 2
    REMOVE THE SLIDE AND TAKE THE RECOIL SPRING ASSEMBLY OUT. THEN REMOVE THE BARREL. YOU NOW HAVE THE PISTOL IN THE FIELD STRIPPED CONDITION.

    DISASSEMBLY OF THE UPPER

    STEP 3
    REMOVE THE SLIDE COVER PLATE BY USING THE GLOCK ARMORER'S TOOL TO PUSH DOWN ON THE FIRING PIN SPACER SLEEVE.

    THIS REMOVES THE SPACER SLEEVE’S LOCKED POSITION ON THE SLIDE COVER PLATE AND ALLOWS YOU TO PUSH THE SLIDE COVER PLATE OFF WITH YOUR THUMB. IF THE PISTOL IS RELATIVELY NEW OR HAS NEVER BEEN TAKEN APART, YOU MAY USE A SMALL SCREWDRIVER TO GET THE SLIDE COVER PLATE STARTED AND THEN SLIDE THE PLATE OFF.

    REMOVE THE EXTRACTOR DEPRESSOR PLUNGER

    AND THE FIRING PIN ASSEMBLY

    The last parts of the slide that you will remove will be the Extractor (you will need to push down on the firing pin safety to allow the extractor to drop out)
    AND THE FIRING PIN SAFETY

    YOU HAVE THE ENTIRE UPPER ASSEMBLY

    DISASSEMBLY OF THE RECEIVER


    The first step in disassembling the receiver is to remove the locking block pin (in the three pin models). The pin can be removed in either direction. IMPORTANT NOTE! THIS PIN WILL BE THE FIRST TO REINSTALL IN THE PISTOL! FIRSTOUT FIRST IN!

    The second step is to remove the trigger pin. This takes a little extra detail, as you will need to wiggle or move the slide stop lever to the front and rear of the receiver while you are pushing on the trigger pin with the armorer's tool from left to right as shown in the following picture. This is because the slide stop lever sits in a notch on the trigger pin. When you reinstall the pin, be sure the slide stop lever sits down in the notch in order to eliminate the trigger pin sliding out upon use of the pistol.

    Once the pin is removed, you can lift the slide stop lever out of the receiver as shown below.

    The next step is to remove the locking block. Simply put the armorer's tool under the locking block and pry it up. The locking block will only go back in one way.

    After pushing out the trigger mechanism housing pin on the backstrap, just pull the trigger w/ trigger bar out as shown below.

    Shown is the trigger w/trigger bar and the trigger mechanism housing:

    All of the parts drop right back in the receiver as taken out, with the exception that the LOCKING BLOCK PIN IS THE FIRST PIN TO GO BACK INTO THE RECEIVER. This is because the spring on the slide stop lever MUST BE UNDER THE LOCKING BLOCK PIN! If it is not, you will have a single shot Glock pistol and the slide will lock back after each shot.
     
  5. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

    Alpha Dog Thanks for the polishing advice.
     
  6. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    It is really woth it and noticable when on the range.
     
  7. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

    I similarly slicked up an old 1894C in 357 mag using the same technique and a lighter spring. Made a huge difference. I will pass this along to the Glock owners I know.
     
  8. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

    Alpha Dog Do you have a recommendation for a particular brand of tritium sights for a G19? Also, is the aftermarket guide rod and spring worth it?
     
  9. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King Site Supporter

    "Preformance..." Does that mean firing before the trigger is pulled..?

    Sorry, couldn't resist the spelling Nazi gig...

    [peep]
     
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  10. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    I use the TrijiCon they seem to be the best and most reliable plus amazon has them at a good price around $85.00.
     
  11. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    Ha ha ha... I did the same thing yesterday, I can mess up some words I tell everyone it's from working the hood to long.
     
  12. Maxflax

    Maxflax Lightning in a bottle

    We have new matching G23s and I have a G22.. this is the next mod for them
     
  13. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    Ok here is what I have done this week and once again a goo d upgrade you can do yourself and it only cost about $12.00. It also adds a very noticable improvement in the performance of your Glocks and I am doing these on a G-26 and a G-21 3rd Gen which the 3rd Gen Glock is my personal favorite. This upgrade is not hard to do and takes about 15 mins just remember if you get to a point where you are confused or having trouble stop and take a breath, look at it and if you are still having trouble swing by your local shop never try to force the parts in to place.

    Spring kit : Price: $8.99
    • 6lb Extra Power Striker Spring
    • Standard Power Safety Block Plunger Spring
    • 6lb Extra Power Trigger Spring (Extra power reduces the pull weight)
    The Wolff Drop in Spring Kit gives your Glock Increased Power for a Stronger Primer Hit/ Strike .You can change specific springs to improve a particular aspect of the trigger pull, or do a complete upgrade.
    Accurately calibrated spring weights deliver consistent force through the entire compression and release cycle to give you a light, refined trigger pull without sacrificing the reliability of your pistol’s Safe Action system. Trigger Spring has nearly 30% more power than factory spring, which actually reduces pull by as much as 1 lb. for improved control. This produces faster trigger reset for quicker follow up shots. Extra Power Striker Spring is designed for improved consistency and durability over factory spring and a harder Primer Strike.
    Here is the sight I ordered my parts from and they have alot of stuff for Glocks and AR-15. I Have Nothing to do with this site personally and recieved no money or any other payment from them! This is just a site I found and want to share I have ordered in the past and have recieved quality products.
    www.ndzperformance.com
     
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