The Glock has undoubtedly become the most popular pistol for a great many reasons. From its overall simplicity and ease of use, to its reliability claims and complete support from aftermarket accessories, it has won a place in most safes across the US. Being very popular, people seek to become skilled in the platform and understand how to perfect the manual of arms on the Glock, including its trigger pull. The Glock trigger is the standard by which all other striker fired triggers are judged. From their modularity, to their stock characteristics, these triggers are a great example of what to expect from a double action only striker trigger. With this in mind, it is apparent that people still don’t understand how to run the stock trigger. There are other factors such as grip, and sight alignment method that are important as well, but your trigger pull takes it all and will make or break your shot. This means that you have only one true fundamental to focus on, and this is why I will only talk about the trigger in this article.

People will augment the trigger with aftermarket springs, or completely replace them with such light triggers that they end up risking a premature discharge. Rarely do I meet people who don’t want to augment their triggers with the hopes that their shooting of their pistol will improve. The theory is nice, but it doesn’t solve the base problem. The problem is that people don’t understand the trigger and don’t even try to understand it. The trigger is classified as a double action only trigger because the striker is brought to the rear as the trigger is pulled, and then released.

The Glock has undoubtedly become the most popular pistol for a great many reasons. From its overall simplicity and ease of use, to its reliability claims and complete support from aftermarket accessories, it has won a place in most safes across the US. Being very popular, people seek to become skilled in the platform and understand how to perfect the manual of arms on the Glock, including its trigger pull. The Glock trigger is the standard by which all other striker fired triggers are judged. From their modularity, to their stock characteristics, these triggers are a great example of what to expect from a double action only striker trigger. With this in mind, it is apparent that people still don’t understand how to run the stock trigger. There are other factors such as grip, and sight alignment method that are important as well, but your trigger pull takes it all and will make or break your shot. This means that you have only one true fundamental to focus on, and this is why I will only talk about the trigger in this article.

People will augment the trigger with aftermarket springs, or completely replace them with such light triggers that they end up risking a premature discharge. Rarely do I meet people who don’t want to augment their triggers with the hopes that their shooting of their pistol will improve. The theory is nice, but it doesn’t solve the base problem. The problem is that people don’t understand the trigger and don’t even try to understand it. The trigger is classified as a double action only trigger because the striker is brought to the rear as the trigger is pulled, and then released.

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