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      Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
      The potential issue is that someone could point U out for making the gun have a hair trigger - making U out to be a crazy gun nut (what the DA or other side in a law suit might say). People toss this topic around endlessly on gun forums. Its been discussed here, and many, many, many times on other forums. It's a never ending topic, actually. U just gotta decide how much stock U put into it.

      I can admit that there would be a difference possibly in getting the G34 w/ the trigger like that FROM Glock, as opposed to modifying it afterwards. If it is a range gun only, then it could be a non issue.

      realize, especially as a novice to guns, if you have your gun out in a self-defense situation and you are startled by someone - it is possible U could fire the gun accidentally. The lighter the trigger, the more likely this can occur - hence, why people are cautioning U here.

      Like I said - different people put different stock in this entire issue. U must decide for yourself...
      I understand, but a novice to guns I'm not, nor to the legal process.

      I've been shooting something since 1965.
      I am new to the board however.

      I didnít mean to stir controversy with my question. I am sorry if I did.
      I am only interested in opinion on whether the 5.5 pull vs. 3.5 makes any difference on the glock as far as controllability/ accuracy from you folks that use and own them already.

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      Donít worry about controversy. We all have varying opinions on varying subjects. This is why Iím here and other forums- to learn from others, good or bad and then you have to decipher what you read and either use it or toss it aside. Itís a never ending learning process.

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      Mr P.

      Not meaning to take away from this forum, but we just had the compensated / notcompensated discussion on glocktalk.org if you want to go there and search for it

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      Quote Originally Posted by Adam5 View Post
      Mr P.

      Not meaning to take away from this forum, but we just had the compensated / notcompensated discussion on glocktalk.org if you want to go there and search for it
      Man, I registered there and I can log in but can't post. I've sent e-mail to admin twice and still can't post. It's been over a week now. I can read the threads though, thanks!

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      I recently bought a s&w m&p 9 this gun is really sweet. you should check it out.

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      Quote Originally Posted by soldonm&p View Post
      I recently bought a s&w m&p 9 this gun is really sweet. you should check it out.
      Thanks, I have done that, nothing writen in stone yet, yea never know...

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      Thumbs up yep ...

      Quote Originally Posted by tnoisaw View Post
      Donít worry about controversy. We all have varying opinions on varying subjects. This is why Iím here and other forums- to learn from others, good or bad and then you have to decipher what you read and either use it or toss it aside. Itís a never ending learning process.
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      Welcome! What part of Georgia are you from?

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      Quote Originally Posted by GeorgiaGlocker View Post
      Welcome! What part of Georgia are you from?
      I'm in Conyers, Glocker.

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      I have 4 Glocks, two with the 5.5 lb. connectors (G 17 and G 21) and two with the 3.5 lb. connectors - the Glock models 34 and 35. For me, the 3.5 lb. connector is a good deal easier to shoot accurately. This isn't just an opinion I pulled out of the air. I have compared my G 34 with my G 21 in timed and scored tests and my 34 almost always wins out over the 21. Part of the reason may be the difference in calibers since the 21 (.45 cal.)obviously has more recoil. But when I have used IPSC scoring, giving the higher caliber gun more points for less than center hits on target, I still come out on top with the 34 nearly always. If you decide to go with a 3.5 connector, you can purchase one for about $25 and it is fairly easy to install yourself.

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      3.5# for carry and competition is legal. If concerned, just stay with the Glock manufactured connector when you buy one. Most 1911 models already have much lighter triggers than Glocks.

      As for compensated models, you mentioned carrying for protection. Most self-defense shootings take place in low-light situations. The twin upward flashes from the barrel ports will ruin your night vision and that is a factor that you must take into consideration. Also remember that all defensive shootings may not be at arms length. You may have to shoot while holding the weapon close to your body or maybe your face and in those situations, you will will wish that you did not have a compensated barrel and even worse, you may hesitate to shoot and that hesitation might not be to your advantage.

      As for recoil, I shoot 9mm, .40, and 357SIG and have never considered having a compensated barrel. You probably won't either once you get your pistol and get comfortable shooting.

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      The Glock 3.5 connector is inexpensive and easily installed. Makes for a much more accurate trigger, in my view. The trigger pull is still hard enough that I would not worry about an AD. In my experience, most AD's with Glocks tend to occur when competitors use the Glock reset point (well short of having the trigger go back to its original cocked position) and slightly misjudge where that point is. If you let the trigger go all the way back to its battery position, there should be no AD possibility.
      However, the liability issue is everpresent if you use this connector in a home defense gun in which this is not the stock part. People have different views on this but I decided to reinstall the Glock factory 5.5 connector in my home defense G 21 because of my concern over this.

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      So far, I think all the concern over a commercially available (even from the original manufacture) modification is unfounded.

      Not that some modifications are not truly illegal but specifically the trigger pull mod., on a glock.

      I havenít seen anyone that seems to be paranoid about it post a link to a legal case yet that shows there should be any concern.

      Anyone know of any you can link to?

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