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Glock Trigger Housing & Its Purpose

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The Glock trigger housing is one of the most important Glock parts that holds all the parts of the trigger system inside the Glock. Many small pieces make up the trigger system, and the housing keeps everything compact. Different models of the Glock have differences in the trigger housing, but most work under the same method. Some are smaller than other models.

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Glock Trigger Improvements

The trigger system was always an issue when it came to repairs. The Glock Gen 5 is on the right path to correcting the problems in the previous models regarding the trigger system. As the years pass, more improvements will be made to make the Glock perfect.

Most issues came from the gun owner's negligence, such as holsters pushing on the trigger, not having the safety engaged, removing the safety system, and storing the gun in the wrong locations. Glock continues working on the mechanical and safety issues to keep the gun owners safe and the Glock working correctly.

How Does the Glock Trigger Housing Work?

Minor changes are made to the trigger system for each model, but for the most part, everything works the same. The trigger housing keeps everything together as the mechanical parts inside the Glock do their thing.

Glock Trigger Safety

The Glock has three safety points:

  1. The safety of the trigger itself. It blocks the trigger from pulling back to fire.
  2. A plunger stops the firing pin from going forward to hit the primer on the bullet.
  3. The shoe is at the end of the trigger bar. It sits against the shelf, stopping the firing pin from striking the primer.

This third safety device is like a backup that keeps all the safety devices intact, even when the gun is dropped, and the other two devices fail. Read our blog on Glock Drop Safety.

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Pulling the Glock Trigger

When the gun owner pulls the trigger, this is how the bullet is fired out of the gun. Inside the Glock trigger housing, this is what happens:

  1. The trigger is pulled.
  2. The arm moves forward, hitting the primer in the bullet.
  3. The bullet is released in a spiral mode for accuracy.
  4. The shell is ejected from the chamber.
  5. A new bullet is pulled up from the magazine and appropriately placed in the chamber as the old shell is ejected.
  6. The gun is then ready to be fired again.

The Different Glock Models and Improvements

The Glock has over 50 models of semi-automatic pistols made over the years. You will find these different models in each category from Gen 1 through 5. We can only mention the most popular in each class as it was released to the public. It is easier to find Gen 3 to Gen 5 Glocks than Gen 1 and Gen 2.

  • Gen 1: Glock 17, Glock 18, and a compensated version of the Glock 18, which is Glock 18C
  • Gen 2: Glock 19, Glock 22, Glock 23, Glock 24 extended slide model, Glock 26, Glock 27, Glock 17C with slide and barrel porting.
  • Gen 3: .357 Sig, .45 GAP, Glock 34, Glock 36, Glock 40, Glock 41, Glock 42, and Glock 43
  • Gen 4: Large-frame Glocks, LEO 9mm, and LEO .40 S&W
  • Gen 5: Glock 19X with slide and frame, Glock 45, Glock 47 (Gen 5 models only allowed in 9mm and .40 S&W. All other calibers are restricted in this generation)

Upgrades & Glock Trigger Housing Parts

Glock trigger housing and all other Glock Parts and Glock Accessories are available online with Ghost Inc. All the trigger springs, firing pins, safety plunger springs, connectors, bullet slide release, and interior parts are found on the linked site. Magazines and other upgrades are also available with interchangeable parts.

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