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4 hours ago, Aircooled6racer said:

Hello, I was wondering what connecter you guys are using with the Timney trigger? I have tried the "-", dot and a Lone Wolf so far. I have a couple more that I will try next week. Thanks, Eric

 

OEM minus connector.

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So my Timney Trigger showed up a couple days ago so last night I thought I'd drop it into my G17 Gen 5 and run to the range to try it out.

 

After two hours of trying to get it to work last night I gave up.

 

Trigger hardly moves and feels severely bound up. Put the slide on and it completely locked up the gun and had to take the backplate off to get the slide off.

 

Called Timney support today and they said it's a known issue on about 1/2 the guns having problems and they advised me to bend in the connector which I did (in the vertical video).

 

Still not even close to working. The bar seems like it almost moves as much sideways as it does backward. Trigger bar only moves back if I completely push the connector in toward the receiver and hold it. 

 

Any thoughts or do I pack this thing up and get my money back? I'd love it to work but it not even close even after bending the connector pretty hard.

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Sooo...does a reduced power striker spring have any effect on the recoil spring with the timney?   

 

My 14# reduced recoil spring sort of drags when slowly dropped the slide (like the "recoil spring test"). Would a reduced power striker spring have any effect on this with the timney trigger?

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3 hours ago, MarilynMonbro said:

Sooo...does a reduced power striker spring have any effect on the recoil spring with the timney?   

 

My 14# reduced recoil spring sort of drags when slowly dropped the slide (like the "recoil spring test"). Would a reduced power striker spring have any effect on this with the timney trigger?

Sorry, I'm not entirely clear what you're asking.

On the recoil side, the striker spring is being compressed along with the recoil spring, so the force is the combined force of the two springs.  When the slide moves forward, the striker spring remains compressed (unlike with the regular Glock system) and only the recoil spring pushes the slide.

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On 2/25/2021 at 9:11 PM, LowSpeedHighDrag said:

I hadn't thought about the striker spring as part of the recoil system, but you're right, it would retard the slide going back, and partially going forward with a standard Glock trigger.  With the Timney, it would slow the slide more going back and not at all going forward.

Best bet is to experiment and see what works best for your gun and load.

 

I'm asking about this but I'm sure I worded it wrong.  With a stock trigger and a reduced power recoil spring most people need to use a reduced power striker spring to prevent the slide from going out of battery. For example my new Gen 5 45 with a 14# recoil spring the slide goes out of battery when pulling the trigger.

 

Will the reduced striker spring have the same affect with the timney trigger?   Or do I need to increase the weight on the reduced power recoil spring ?

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11 minutes ago, MarilynMonbro said:

 

I'm asking about this but I'm sure I worded it wrong.  With a stock trigger and a reduced power recoil spring most people need to use a reduced power striker spring to prevent the slide from going out of battery. For example my new Gen 5 45 with a 14# recoil spring the slide goes out of battery when pulling the trigger.

 

Will the reduced striker spring have the same affect with the timney trigger?   Or do I need to increase the weight on the reduced power recoil spring ?

With the Timney trigger, when the trigger is reset the striker spring is fully compressed.  It's essentially like a 1911 single action trigger.  Pulling the trigger doesn't compress the striker spring more, so it shouldn't cause the slide to go out of battery.

 

I'll have to actually test it to confirm...

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1 hour ago, LowSpeedHighDrag said:

With the Timney trigger, when the trigger is reset the striker spring is fully compressed.  It's essentially like a 1911 single action trigger.  Pulling the trigger doesn't compress the striker spring more, so it shouldn't cause the slide to go out of battery.

 

I'll have to actually test it to confirm...

 

Interesting. Thanks for helping me understand

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1 hour ago, LowSpeedHighDrag said:

With the Timney trigger, when the trigger is reset the striker spring is fully compressed.  It's essentially like a 1911 single action trigger.  Pulling the trigger doesn't compress the striker spring more, so it shouldn't cause the slide to go out of battery.

 

I'll have to actually test it to confirm...

Confirmed.  Pulling the trigger just releases the sear, which releases the already compressed striker spring.  No slide movement on my gen 3 G34.

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I tried installing this trigger in a Glock 19 Gen 4 with brownells slide.  It is having a weird delay between the trigger and of the firing pin.  I put it in twice but am not able to get mine to work either.  I emailed them a picture which looks correct.  I ordered it mid April and got it a few weeks ago.  I wish I would have seen all these issues before ordering.

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