How to Install a Glock 3.5 lb Trigger Connector

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Learn how to take apart your Glock to swap out the stock 5.5 lb trigger connector for an upgraded 3.5 lb connector.

You’ll be done in 5 minutes with minimal tools!

Why 3.5 lb Glock Trigger Connector

One of my essential Glock mods that lowers the trigger pull about 1 lb and makes it so much easier to shoot accurately.  I have them in all my Glocks and trust this upgrade with my life.

Things You Need

Glock Trigger Connector Install Tools
Glock Trigger Connector Install Tools
  • Glock (duh)
  • Ghost Ultimate 3.5 lb Trigger Connector (~$25): What I have in my other Glocks. I like how the slits supposedly self clean the connector, although I never had a problem with it getting dirty. Another well-reviewed option is Glock OEM ($22) version which is now described as a 4.5 lb connector.  However at the same price points and higher weight, I would stick with Ghost.
  • Glock Tool (~$8): Useful to take out and put back pins, disassemble magazines, and some other things.
  • Small Flathead Screwdriver: Used to push out the stock trigger connector
  • Roll of (tactical) tape: Makes it easier to punch out pins.

Installing a 3.5 lb Glock Trigger Connector

Safety check your Glock and use the takedown lever to reach the frame. If you’ve never done this before, check out the video above.

Glock Takedown Lever
Glock Takedown Lever

Then you will remove the two pins using the Glock tool. Order matters and an easy way to remember is to look at the small pin on top and remember FIFO (first in, first out). Punch it out first with the tool with the frame on top of the roll of tape. This gives a nice place for the pins to drop.

Glock Two Pins
Glock Two Pins

The larger pin is a little harder to remove without using a special trick. And that special trick is…jiggle the slide stop lever up and down while maintaining pressure on the pin.

Glock Large Pin Trick
Glock Large Pin Trick

Take out the slide stop lever which was initially held in with the two pins. Also remove the locking block.

Glock Remove Slide Stop Lever
Glock Remove Slide Stop Lever
Glock Locking Block Removal
Glock Locking Block Removal

There’s a third pin in the grip area which is made of plastic so you can differentiate it later. Just pop it out with your tool.

Glock Plastic Pin
Glock Plastic Pin

Lift out the trigger bar assembly.

Glock Trigger Bar Removal
Glock Trigger Bar Removal

Check out the stock version trigger connector versus the new Ghost 3.5 lb connector. Mmm…shiny…

Glock 5.5 vs 3.5 lb Trigger Connector
Glock 5.5 vs 3.5 lb Trigger Connector

Match up the cross-shaped section of the trigger bar with the slit in the plastic block. This is one area where it might be easier to watch the video. Then rotate to the left.

Glock Trigger Bar Disassembly
Glock Trigger Bar Disassembly

Flip the plastic block over and use a small flathead screwdriver to push out the trigger bar.

Glock Trigger Connector Push Out
Glock Trigger Connector Push Out

Swap in the new one.

Glock Trigger Connector Install
Glock Trigger Connector Install

And…you’re done! Now just reassembly which is pretty much the opposite of what you did before. Put the cross back into the slit on the plastic block.

Glock Trigger Bar Reassembly
Glock Trigger Bar Reassembly

Put the entire trigger assembly back into the frame with the trigger section going in first.

Glock Trigger Bar Back Into Frame
Glock Trigger Bar Back Into Frame

Find the plastic pin and put that back using your finger and Glock tool. Then we’ll move onto the two metal pins. Remember that the smaller of the two is FIFO? So let’s put it back in first. The reason is that the slide lock lever’s spring has to ride underneath it.

Glock Small Pin First
Glock Small Pin First

Then place the slide stop lever to the left-most area with the spring running under the small pin.

Glock Slide Stop Lever Under Small Pin
Glock Slide Stop Lever Under Small Pin

Again, the large pin is a little hard to put back in without wiggling the slide stop lever.

Glock Big Pin Reassembly Trick
Glock Big Pin Reassembly Trick

And the frame is done! Put the slide back on and you are ready to rock and roll.

Let me know how your install went and do you feel a difference in the trigger?

Glock Slide Back On
Glock Slide Back On

 

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Eric… excellent Video. Thank you!

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Hi which ghost trigger did you use the Rocket or ultimate ? Thanks in advance 😉