trigger pull on your glock?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by rdean45acp, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. rdean45acp

    rdean45acp New Member

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    When you squeeze the trigger on your glock what do you feel? Besides recoil lol. The reason I started this thread is because there's alot of controversy over finger placement on the trigger when shooting. I personally like the pad of my index finger but have a tendency to pull the trigger instead of squeeze my shot. Been doing this for years now. One day ill go to the range and im dead on in the orange and other days i'm all over the place. Why is it when I shoot my 1911 im dead on every time. If your fundamentals and mechanics are the same, the result should be the same regardless of a striker fired pistol or a single action trigger of a 1911. Please weigh in what do you think? Or what are your opinions?
     
  2. jimmyalbrecht

    jimmyalbrecht Glockn Rollin

    The 1911 trigger is way different from a Glock. A 1911, you pull straight back, but a Glock trigger sort of "rotates" a bit on your finger when you pull it. It just takes a little more trigger discipline.
     

  3. BocaDan

    BocaDan New Member

    You know, this is an interesting question. The first time I ever shot anything in 45ACP and also a 1911 was yesterday night. A friend lent me his Springfield Armory and I emptied an entire magazine on the paper. Every single shot went exactly where I aimed the sights at, and a few shots went through and through the same holes. I really didn't have to aim very carefully. I'd say I took about 1 shot every 1 second. That was pretty impressive for someone who has never held a 1911, or fired anything over 9MM in pistols before. Up until that point I never really cared much about 1911s or 45, but that was very impressive.

    I'm also a new & proud owner of a Gen4 G34 as of last week, and for me to get the accuracy of the 1911 I mentioned above is usually 3-4 seconds of careful aiming and extremely gentle trigger pulling. Even then, my impact veers a bit to the left and I'm 100% sure I'm not flinching or limp wristing anything...

    Don't get me wrong, I'm in love with my G34, but this 1911 made me think last night...
     
  4. rdean45acp

    rdean45acp New Member

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    That's awesome. That's one of the reasons I posted this is because im about 50-50 with the glock 21sf meaning 50% of my shots are "on the orange" and 50% usually close, but not like the 1911. When I first got my Springfield trp a couple weeks after I went to my buddys farm and I paced out about 25 meters. There was an empty 12 gauge shell that I set up on target so I shot and hit the edge of the shotgun shell at 25 meters that's a pretty accurate shot. I don't know if I could do that with my glock but im sure there's a glock that's capable of doing that and for the record I have all the faith in the world in the glock for accuracy I just am not as accurate with the glock. Fundamentally I am good as far as "combat accurate" with the glock but I've never in my life felt a good as trigger as my 1911 I once had. Happy shootin guys thanks for the responses and feedback! Just picked up a beretta px4 storm type f in 9 x19 para. That's a good little shooter too!
     
  5. rdean45acp

    rdean45acp New Member

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    Since I've posted this I recently traded my glock21 sf for a beretta storm px4 storm type f in 9x19 mm. Now you talk about trigger pulls and sight alignment im having a hard time with this thing and transitioning from a striker fired glock to a da/sa like the beretta. Im shooting low and to the left. It seems like my first shot with the hammer down in da I hit right on then when the slide kicks the hammer back in sa im all over the place?? Wth you would think I would hit better with the lighter sa pull. What am I doing wrong??