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The factory Glock trigger feels pretty subpar to many shooters. The combination of polymer parts and multiple internal safeties makes the trigger press feel gritty, with a rather spongy break.
Now, you can just deal with it.
However, there are several great trigger upgrades for your Glock. Additionally, Glocks are super simple. So, it’s easy to install your new trigger yourself, in just a few minutes. The most complex part is deciding which trigger to get.
Our Best Choice
Overwatch Precision Tactical Trigger
Here’s a spoiler: if you want an aftermarket trigger that will greatly improve your trigger press, with a stunningly simple installation process, get the Overwatch Precision Tactical Trigger (Gen5 Glock owners need to get the Gen5 variant).
If you want something a little more finely tuned, or just want to see what else is out there, read on. We’ll talk about the best Glock trigger upgrades, and help you find the right one for you.
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Following our policy, we’ll start with our favorite trigger of the bunch up front, then progress through the others in order of price. Most affordable get first dibs. The most expensive are saved for last.
Time to press the bang switch.
1. Overwatch Precision Tactical Trigger - Best Overall Glock Trigger
The Overwatch Precision Tactical Trigger (Gen5 variant for Gen5 Glock owners) is built for tactical and defensive applications. However, the flat-faced design improves your trigger press, and is helpful for competition shooting, as well.
Simplicity is a big feature of this trigger. It reduces pretravel and overtravel, and gives you a cleaner break without replacing anything except the trigger shoe and trigger bar. This makes the installation super easy. It’s also great for duty or defensive guns where you may not want to change out many factory parts or make the trigger pull lighter.
The trigger shoe is machined from 7075-T6 aluminum. So, it’s a definite durability and longevity upgrade over the stock polymer trigger.
The trigger safety is also wider than the stock safety tab. This eliminates the discomfort and pinching that can occur with the stock trigger.
Lastly, the flat-face shape slightly shortens the distance from the back of the grip to the face of the trigger. The shape also makes it easier to press the trigger straight to the rear. So, it’s easier to break a shot without changing your point of aim.
Although this trigger may not produce the best trigger press ever, this model produces excellent improvement while keeping your gun almost entirely stock.
2. Overwatch Precision Polymer DAT Trigger Kit - Upgraded Polymer Trigger
The Overwatch Precision Polymer DAT Trigger Kit is designed specifically for defensive guns. “DAT” stands for “Defensive Applications Trigger.” The whole purpose of this trigger is to improve your trigger press, while keeping your gun as close to stock as possible.
This kit is just a trigger shoe with an attached trigger bar. The installation can be completed in just a few minutes, and this trigger doesn’t change the pull weight much, if at all.
All this simplicity is nice if you’re the sort who prefers to keep the trigger press on their defensive guns as close to stock as possible. It might be the best option for duty guns with modification restrictions.
The trigger safety is wider than the stock trigger tab. So, it’s more comfortable than the stock trigger. However, the polymer trigger shoe has a surface feel that’s similar to the stock trigger. The polymer construction makes this trigger really affordable. But, it also takes almost no training get used to your new trigger.
Lastly, the flat-face trigger shoe shortens the trigger distance slightly, and makes it easy to press the trigger straight to the rear. This makes it easier to press the trigger without affecting your point of aim.
All things considered, the simplicity and price gives you the most improvement for the least money, with the easiest installation.
3. Lone Wolf Distributors Adjustable Trigger - Budget Adjustable Trigger
Adjustable triggers tend to reside at the high end of the price spectrum. However, the Lone Wolf Distributors Adjustable Trigger brings the luxury of adjustability into a more affordable price bracket.
The trigger shoe is machined from 6061 aluminum.
Aluminum is more durable than polymer. But, the 6061 aluminum produces a slightly rougher texture. It’s not as smooth as a 7075-T6 trigger, but not as rough as polymer. This produces a very positive trigger feel without the polymer texture that bothers some shooters.
The trigger shoe mimics the stock trigger shape. So, the trigger press feels very similar to the stock trigger pull. But, you can adjust the pretravel and overtravel. This model also produces a much crisper break than the stock trigger.
To get all this improvement, you just need to install the trigger shoe and trigger bar. It’s very little modification for a much better trigger.
The only bummer about this trigger is that it retains some of the characteristics of the stock trigger, since many of the trigger parts remain stock.
But, it’s an incredibly affordable and simple trigger that’s an exceptional upgrade over the stock trigger.
4. Zev Technologies Pro Flat Face Trigger Upgrade Bar Kit - Flat Face Trigger
The Zev Technologies Pro Flat Face Trigger Upgrade Kit focuses on improving both the trigger press and the break by changing out just one more part than many other trigger upgrades.
Zev machined the trigger shoe from 7075-T6 aluminum to improve the durability and longevity. However, they went one step further and replaced many of the retaining pins with rivets to ensure that this trigger holds up through all sorts of hard use.
The kit also includes an upgraded connector to improve the trigger break. The trigger bar smooths out the uptake. It produces an excellent trigger pull with a more manageable break. This helps you shoot more accurately in any context.
But, not only is the trigger movement more pleasant, the flat face shoe makes it easier to press the trigger straight to the rear without shifting your point of aim at all.
The only struggle with this kit is that the installation is a bit more complex than some, since you also have to change out the connector. Also, some shooters may prefer not to change out the connector on their defensive gun, and it may not be a permitted upgrade for a duty gun.
But, for everyone else, this is an excellent trigger that will improve every aspect of your trigger pull, at the expense of just a slightly more complex installation.
5. Apex Tactical Specialties Inc. Action Enhancement Trigger - Value Trigger Upgrade
The Apex Tactical Specialties Inc. Action Enhancement Trigger (there’s a Gen5 kit for those who own Gen5 Glocks) is one of the few triggers that works to improve the reset. The standard Glock reset is strong. So, most trigger upgrades don’t address it at all. But, this model offers a total upgrade over your stock trigger.
One of the most unique aspects of this trigger is the shape of the trigger shoe. The trigger shoe is a flat-curved hybrid. It offers a straight press, but with a slight curve in the trigger face to help with consistent trigger finger placement. This means better performance from shot to shot.
The trigger shoe is also machined from 7075-T6 aluminum for better durability and longevity.
The kit includes a trigger bar and connector to reduce the pretravel and overtravel. It also makes the break and reset much cleaner.
Additionally, it reduces the trigger pull weight by about 1 pound.
So, you get a trigger that requires less movement and less pressure to break each shot. This translates directly to better, more consistent shooting performance.
However, a lighter pull and changing the connector may not be an option for a defensive or duty gun. But, this might be the most affordable competition caliber trigger on the market.
6. Zev Technologies Fulcrum Ultimate Trigger Kit - Competition Trigger
The Zev Technologies Fulcrum Ultimate Trigger Kit has long been regarded as one of the best Glock triggers on the market. It offers adjustability and an amazing trigger press.
This kit includes upgrades for every single part that affects your trigger pull—trigger, trigger bar, connector, striker, safety plunger, and springs. It doesn’t just upgrade your trigger pull, it replaces it entirely with a far better press.
The trigger shoe is machined from 6061-T6 aluminum. So, it replaces one of the few polymer parts in the trigger system. This improves the durability and longevity, while removing the sponginess you get with the stock Glock trigger. This makes it easier to keep your point of aim steady all the way through your trigger press.
The pretravel and overtravel is adjustable. So, you can tune the trigger to your style, while taking advantage of the crisp break, to really squeeze the most performance from your gun.
As you may expect, this kit is a bit pricey. Also, the complete trigger change may not be ideal for defensive and duty guns. However, it’s definitely one of the best options for a high-end competition gun.
Feeling the Reset
There’s no such thing as drop-in skill, but upgrading your trigger can unlock a new level of shooting performance. So, a better trigger may be just what you need to dial in your gun for your shooting style and context.
Overwatch Precision Tactical Trigger
If you want a trigger that provides an improved trigger press for any type of shooting, get the Overwatch Precision Tactical Trigger. It’s much better than a stock trigger, but installs very easily and comes at a good price.
The stock Glock trigger is the definition of utilitarian. If you want something that’s not just good enough, get an upgraded trigger and start shooting better.