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the first time I detail striped my 27 I noticed that the trigger pin was hard to remove. I didnt want to hammer on it to hard so I looked up the correct way to do it and they said that it is ok as long as you are not smaking the daylights out of it. I just wiggled the slide lock and had to tap on the pin and it finally came out. just didnt feal right though to be taping on it like that.

do you have to give the trigger pin a good tap tap to get it out as well?
If not how do you do it?

thanks glockers!!
 

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wiggling the slide lock while pushing on the pin at the same time is what you want to do.

plus, you want to move it forward and backwards too. it's designed to move slightly forward when the gun is assembled--that's how you know it's seated properly in the trigger pin groove :)

i'm sure your didn't hurt anything, the only potential damage that can result from forcing it out is bending the slide lock (and they're like $13 lol).

with the slide closed, watch the slide lock while slowly pushing a mag in--it'll move 1/16' forward ;)
 

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I'll second what Don said. I had the same issue when I first tried. Wiggling the slide release forward and backwards while pushing on the pin should get it out for you with no issue. Congrats on your first detail strip.
 

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In addition to what everyone's posted so far, I think the Glock manual said you can press the pin a little bit on the other side of the frame, then go back to the original side and continue to push it through.
 

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There are two grooves on the trigger pin, and the slide stop lever is engaged in the groove on the left. Push the pin to the right, wiggling the slide stop lever as others have recommended.

"...In order to get the trigger pin out, you must move the slide stop lever out of the trigger pin groove. When the slide stop lever is moved forward and backwards, it can be "unhooked" from the trigger pin groove and the pin may be removed from the right side of the receiver. " That's a direct quote from the current Armorer's Manual, (C) Glock, 2009.

I've found that all three pins loosen up a bit, quickly, and then seem to settle down and retain a consistent fit for some time. It takes me about three detail strips of a Glock to get the pins loosened up just a bit. Don't do anything other than follow the instructions and use the Armorers' tool (or a 3/32" punch), they don't need lube.

Chris
 

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I wiggle slide stop lever like everyone else said, but I continue to wiggle it while I'm pressing on the trigger pin... If the trigger pin pushes in a bit and the slide stop lever gets tight, I know that it got trapped in the groove of the trigger pin... I push the trigger pin from the opposite side again to loosen the slide stop lever back up... then I try it again...

You should never have to hammer too hard on the trigger pin...
 

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I wiggle slide stop lever like everyone else said, but I continue to wiggle it while I'm pressing on the trigger pin... If the trigger pin pushes in a bit and the slide stop lever gets tight, I know that it got trapped in the groove of the trigger pin... I push the trigger pin from the opposite side again to loosen the slide stop lever back up... then I try it again...

You should never have to hammer too hard on the trigger pin...
if the slide stop gets tight, that simply means that it's no longer in the groove, which is going to happen of course when pulling the pin out. you just keep wiggling the slide stop while continuing to push the pin out at the same time. no need to push it back in from the other side and starting over. you're just repeating the same action lol :)
 

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The term "wiggle" may be confusing here. Alternatively push the slide stop lever forward and back, that will move it out of engagement with the pin. That's another way of saying "wiggle", though, isn't it. Oh well. Anyway, while you're doing that, keep pressure on the left side of the pin, and sooner or later the lever will disengage from the pin while you're pushing on the pin, and the pin will move to the right.

Chris
 
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