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OK, will y'all please school me on the FTRB issues with the 30sf model. I am looking to get one and just wondering abou this issue. I am reading a lot on the various forums and cannot come to a clear understanding - is it a trigger bar issue? can I just trade out parts it that all? is it more and do I need to send back to Glock if I happen to get one. I have a great price and I think it may be too good to be true!
 

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no one but glock knows exactly what's causing the issue, and they've never admitted there's a problem with any of their guns. yes, the trigger bar scrapes the slide, but so does it on my G29 non-SF model (and many others), and i've never had an issue.

some think the rear frame rails are set higher in the frame than the front ones, but that's not the case. the frame polymer simply rises up closer to the rear rails. they're the same height.


there's been problems with the SF frame models since they were introduced. the gen4 models are in fact SF frames as well, and they suffer problems, sometimes even with the updated recoil springs. there seems to be something inherently wrong with the SF frame design. the only ones that don't seem to have any issues are the G20/21 SF frames, for some unknown reason.


it does afflict only a minority of models, but it happens enough that i bought the non-SF g29, despite my small hands.


just my personal take on the subject. many have SF/Gen4's and like them. :)
 

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Glocks are known for having loose tolerances. When they made the 30SF, they compromised and made the tolerances a little tighter. I suspect the main issue is that they raised the position of the trigger housing ever so slightly to help accommodate the shorter backstrap. Some 30SF's have even had an issue of the ejector rubbing against the bottom of the slide.

My guess is that regardless of the trigger bar, you either get a good one or you don't.
 

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So then the 30 regulars do not have the issue. Some sf's do and some do not. Noone knows exactly why or even how to fix the problem if it does arise.

I think I am going to get out of this deal and go for a 30 regular.

Thanks guys.

Now Mr McGee, does your 29 still have issues after the -1- bar? Or just not as bad?
 

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So then the 30 regulars do not have the issue. Some sf's do and some do not. Noone knows exactly why or even how to fix the problem if it does arise.

I think I am going to get out of this deal and go for a 30 regular.

Thanks guys.

Now Mr McGee, does your 29 still have issues after the -1- bar? Or just not as bad?
my g29 originally came with "updated" -1- trigger bar. i called them and told them it rubs the slide, the guy said "it shouldn't be", and sent me another -1- one. it still rubbed. i called back and got a different guy that said it's normal. i dropped the issue since i had no probs either way.

all the g29/30's i looked at in shops had the rubbing on the trigger bar.
 

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Glock 30SF FTRB issue

So then the 30 regulars do not have the issue. Some sf's do and some do not. Noone knows exactly why or even how to fix the problem if it does arise.

I think I am going to get out of this deal and go for a 30 regular.

Thanks guys.

Now Mr McGee, does your 29 still have issues after the -1- bar? Or just not as bad?
I always use a tungsten recoil spring assembly in my Glocks. I was having the FTRB problem in my new G30SF and as soon as I replaced the recoil spring assy with a tungsten one from the Glock Store, problem was cured. Spring itself is supposedly the same strength, but I wonder....? No more FTRB. I thought that maybe the barrel fit was a bit tight too......
 

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Luckily I have no FTRB with my G30SF in which is installed the 3.5# connector if that makes any difference.
 
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