Striker Spring Weight Phase II
O.K., if anyone's reading this thread, besides those who've responded let me start with a disclaimer. I am not a Glock Armorer. Heed any advice of an armorer, over my experimenting for your own personal safety and that of others.
O.K. So here are the following changes I've made to a stock G23. Complete polish job, including re-polishing the Lone Wolf connector that came with a kit I bought from Lone Wolf. I installed the Lone Wolf Trigger stop. I did not install the 4lb. striker spring, heeding the advice of other's about the danger of light primer strikes, and that would basically render the weapon usless as a self-defense gun, being that it would possibly fail any time or multiple times due to light primer strikes and misfires, hang fires and whatever else might go wrong.
I installed a heavier (6lb.) trigger spring at the advice of Lone Wolf, having said it would give a smoother take up. I've read all of my own material, including The Complete Glock Reference by PTOOMA publishing. By the way, I would recommend this book to anyone who might be new to Glocks, and working on their own guns. It was recommended to me by folks (armorers) on this forum, and I think if you only buy one accessory for your Glock, this would be a good start. However, for the life of me, all of my research couldn't explain how a heavier trigger spring made for a lighter, smoother take-up, but it did, so I'll leave it to greater minds than mine to explain.
Here's where it got sticky. The standard glock striker spring is 5.5lbs. according to my research, and 4lbs. is too light, so I wanted to try a 5lb. striker spring, reducing striker spring weight by 0.5lbs. That raised some eyebrows, from some very qualified people. Safety, of course was the main concern again. The 5lb. striker spring came today (plus I wisely bought several more spring cups:p), just in case.
The take up and break were discernible, with the new striker spring, and the break felt good, but that is absolutely subjective, as I didn't have a trigger pull gauge to measure the weight of trigger pull with a 5.5lb spring. I'm thinking about 1/2lb. or a tad more. I have a Lyman digital trigger pull gauge on the way, so I'll know the exact weight.
But OSS, and others were concerned about [I]safety[I], not actual trigger pull weight. I still heed their advice, but will save that for the next paragraph. I wanted to see if I could lower take-up, trigger break weight and STILL be safe.
So, I've got 150 rounds of Federal Ammo, (it seems the consensus is that they are harder than CCI or Win.) I've got a couple of hundred rounds of Win White Box FMJ, and a couple of hundred rounds of Hornady XTP. That's all I'm willing to shoot right now, because of difficulties in replacing it, but that's going to have to be the basis for my SPC. I know a few hundred data points would not satisfy any Quality Engineer, but for now that's what I'll have to deal with. One failure of any kind, and all bets are off. The 5.5lb. striker spring will go back into the gun, and that will be that. I do have a conversion barrel and a lot of 9mm to shoot, but I don't want to include another "modification" into the equation, that by itself may give bad results.
Now, the next step. If the 5.0lb striker spring weight proves safe, I'm thinking of purchasing a Pyramid Trigger System, so that I can adjust out a lot of the take up, as well as over travel.
Now I'm pretty sure I have qualified Glock armorers rolling their eyes.......:D I didn't take the armorer's "blood oath", I just don't want to bleed any of my own...:p
Any ideas? Suggestions? wan't to call me names?.... Feel free to do so.