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  1. #1
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    Question Installed straight patrol trigger last night on g17

    Firstly - great workmanship. It is the little things. I was really happy with the install and having inspected the pieces felt confident in the engineering. I've been doing engineering for a short time so I can spot solid work even if it's not in my field. It has gotten me interested in modding up my pistol further. I had a bad experience with springfield parts before.

    It was a drop-in that took less than 15 minutes. I had never taken apart my lower either which gave me some apprehension. I ever considered taking it to a local smith, but then I went on youtube and in an hour become a master glock-smith (sarcasm).

    Question: what are the biggest risks of amateurs being in there? I did light oil on various exposed parts and tried to leave the touching components of the trigger mostly dry. I've built rifles but never tripped a pistol to that level.

    Trigger pull = night and day!

  2. #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by solvire View Post
    Firstly - great workmanship. It is the little things. I was really happy with the install and having inspected the pieces felt confident in the engineering. I've been doing engineering for a short time so I can spot solid work even if it's not in my field. It has gotten me interested in modding up my pistol further. I had a bad experience with springfield parts before.

    It was a drop-in that took less than 15 minutes. I had never taken apart my lower either which gave me some apprehension. I ever considered taking it to a local smith, but then I went on youtube and in an hour become a master glock-smith (sarcasm).

    Question: what are the biggest risks of amateurs being in there? I did light oil on various exposed parts and tried to leave the touching components of the trigger mostly dry. I've built rifles but never tripped a pistol to that level.

    Trigger pull = night and day!
    I've worked on all of my Glock internals (7 total). It's pretty easy. Most parts fit one way. Never force a part in, is all I can say. The pins should also go in easily.

    Great job!


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  3. #3
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    OK... that is what it felt like. Everything went back together without much force. I went through a lot of videos on taking it down and didn't see anyone say caveats about this or that. I have seen people get issues with the trigger bar connector getting out of spec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solvire View Post
    OK... that is what it felt like. Everything went back together without much force. I went through a lot of videos on taking it down and didn't see anyone say caveats about this or that. I have seen people get issues with the trigger bar connector getting out of spec.
    Having the knowledge and tools to take it apart makes for better maintenance. I deep clean my Glock every 1000 rounds.


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    Quote Originally Posted by solvire View Post
    It was a drop-in that took less than 15 minutes. I had never taken apart my lower either which gave me some apprehension. I ever considered taking it to a local smith, but then I went on youtube and in an hour become a master glock-smith (sarcasm).
    you might see it as sarcasm, but with all the people running rampant claiming to be glock armorers, yet can't figure out the simplest of troubleshooting, you're really not far off.

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  7. #7
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    Not much to screw up but there are a couple of things to watch for.
    1. Don't mangle the coil trigger spring. It is not reversible; when viewed from the right it should be in an "S" configuration.
    2. The pin in the grip is polymer. Don't get it confused with the steel locking block pin.
    3. Install the locking block pin (the one on top) before you install the trigger pin and slide lock, aka slide release. If you install the trigger pin first, it is easy to mangle the slide lock spring. That spring must rest underneath the locking block pin.

  8. #8
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    And when they say connectors may need adjustment, believe it and follow the instructions. Unless failures to reset and the odd unexpected three round burst are your thing.
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  9. #9
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    I bought the spiral bound "Complete Glock Reference Guide" on amazon for about $20. It gave me all I need to detail strip and maintain my Glocks. It's really not rocket science. About as hard as technical lego.

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