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I shot my new 19 for the first time tonight. 100rds of PMC Bronze, 50rds of Winny white box, 50rds of RWS (metal case) and 60rds Ranger 127+p. Three different shooters, 260rds and no issues whatsoever. What break-in? Gotta love Glocks.

My friend had his trusty 2nd Gen 23. That gun has countless rounds through it with no problems. He bought it new back when they first came out and carries it everyday. I like that gun. He also just bought a 17 Gen 4. We put 300rds through it tonight and it too had no issues. But, I will tell you that the trigger is noticably stiffer like people have been saying. The trigger was somewhere in between a 5.5lb and a 8lb. It's a little different when you are dry firing them in the gun store vs. live fire on the range. You do notice it more. That was the only thing that I did not like about it. Other than that, it feels and points really nice. I would buy one but would have to do something with that trigger.
 

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Any time getting to shoot on the range is a good time! Glad it worked out well for you.
 

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...I would buy one but would have to do something with that trigger.
That standard G17 Gen4 trigger might just need to be taken apart, inspected for burrs or flashing, and then the contact surfaces on the trigger bar and connector should be polished. With a 4.5lb connector and the polishing, I get an honest 4.5 lb trigger pull without changing any springs. I would think that with the standard 5.5 lb connector you should be able to get the trigger to 5.5 lbs with polishing and nothing else. If you want a lighter pull and still want to make sure that all the safeties work (meaning, don't mess with any springs), then getting a Glock 4.5 lb connector would be a good idea, they cost about $25 from Glockmeister.

I will step out on a limb here and say that all we accomplish with polishing is to accelerate the break in process. I'm talking about just polishing here, not using any kind of stone or other abrasive.

There are lots of articles about polishing triggers, so I won't repeat that all here. Suffice it to say that a felt bob on a Dremel or similar rotary tool, with the application of a little gentle polish like Happich Simichrome will do wonders for your trigger.

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He also just bought a 17 Gen 4. We put 300rds through it tonight and it too had no issues. But, I will tell you that the trigger is noticably stiffer like people have been saying. The trigger was somewhere in between a 5.5lb and a 8lb.
It's interesting that you thought the Gen4 Glock 17 trigger was so stiff-- I'm assuming that you're referring to the break. I didn't really shoot Glocks until I bought mine this summer so I assumed what I felt was right at 5.5 lb. I'll have to go and demo the rental Glocks at our range to see if their triggers are any softer.

That standard G17 Gen4 trigger might just need to be taken apart, inspected for burrs or flashing, and then the contact surfaces on the trigger bar and connector should be polished.
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Chris-- I was going to post this question separately but it seems to dovetail with the OP. The polishing is what people are calling the $0.25 trigger job? How many trigger pulls do you think it would take to match a polishing job?
 

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I went to the range today, too... Shot my 17 and 19... always a good day to go to the range...

I've been following some of the info on the gen 4 triggers too... Seems that one of the new trigger improvements might be causing the pull rate to increase...
 

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How was the factory sighting? On the mark?
Dead on for me and him. The other guy was shooting to the left but he said he does with all Glocks.

It's interesting that you thought the Gen4 Glock 17 trigger was so stiff-- I'm assuming that you're referring to the break.
The box said 5.5lbs but after shooting his gun and shooting my 19 - the 5.5 trigger on my 19 felt so light I was getting some unexpected double taps until I settled down. I'm very trigger sensitive so maybe some won't notice as much but I doubt it. Most people who are really into Glocks focus on the trigger.

For a CCW it's not an issue, but at the range, with multiple Glocks, when shooting for speed - You have to adapt.
 

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....Chris-- I was going to post this question separately but it seems to dovetail with the OP. The polishing is what people are calling the $0.25 trigger job? How many trigger pulls do you think it would take to match a polishing job?
Yes, this is the $.25 trigger job, with the use of a Dremel and a felt bob instead of a Q-Tip.

I have no earthly idea how long it would take to break one in, since I haven't owned a standard Glock long enough to do that. The first thing I do with a new pistol after the first day at the range is to take it apart and start to figure out what I want to do to improve it. This is probably evidence of a personality disorder of some sort, patience impairment or something like that.

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Yes, this is the $.25 trigger job, with the use of a Dremel and a felt bob instead of a Q-Tip.

I have no earthly idea how long it would take to break one in, since I haven't owned a standard Glock long enough to do that. The first thing I do with a new pistol after the first day at the range is to take it apart and start to figure out what I want to do to improve it. This is probably evidence of a personality disorder of some sort, patience impairment or something like that.

Chris
Personality disorders are what keeps life interesting J/K
 
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