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Mastering The Glock Trigger



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Understand the Glock trigger better and notice how much you progress using your Glock pistol!

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In this article:

  1. Glock Trigger System
  2. Glock Trigger Reset
  3. When to Take Your Finger Off the Trigger
  4. Trigger Pull and Release

Understanding the Glock Trigger

Glock Trigger System

These are some of the things that will make a huge difference for Glock shooters in terms of running the gun and using Glock triggers: the Glock trigger feel, trigger press, trigger reset, and finger positions.

The nice thing about Glocks is there is a tactile and audio queue to let you know your finger has come far enough off the trigger to let it reset. Read on to understand how the trigger affects the shooting better.

Glock Trigger Reset

This is what you want to pay attention to. As you fire the gun, press the trigger in, make sure your finger stays on the trigger until you hear and feel the reset.

Then you can slowly press the trigger again until you feel the resistance and you fire again. Do this until you really get a feel for the trigger pull and how far forward you need to go for it to actually reset.

When to Take Your Finger Off the Trigger

What many people do, particularly those who have just started shooting, is once they pull the trigger and fire the gun they will take their finger completely off of it. This means you now have a longer distance to press the trigger.

This gives you a bigger chance for your sights to get out of alignment and produce much more sway, leading to shots that are all over the place. Work on that trigger press and prep.

The only way to develop this skill is to actually practice.

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Trigger Pull and Release


Practice at a very short range, like 3-5 yards. Fire a round then slowly come off the trigger, and feel and hear the reset, then go again.

The more you practice the better you'll get. You'll not only become faster but more accurate.

Remember to always keep your finger on the trigger. It only ever comes off far enough to allow the trigger to reset.

It will only come off whenever you actually breakpoint and are no longer in a shooting position.

No matter what size Glock you may be using, Glock 34, 19 or 26, the process is going to be the same even for the best Glock trigger.

These techniques can be used on not only Glock handguns but you need to find out where the trigger reset is on those firearms. If you do learn how to get that trigger reset down, it will dramatically help you go faster more accurately on many different gun types.

Practice, practice, practice.


Check out this full video on mastering the Glock trigger by Guns, Gear & On Target Training, LLC:

As a gun owner, you need to understand what happens every time you fire a pistol. Know when the trigger resets and when to take your finger off the trigger.

These things will affect your ability to hit the target. Keep in mind this doesn't only apply to a Glock pistol but with other types of handguns as well.

Does this article help you understand better how a Glock trigger works? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!



Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2015 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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