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Old 06-14-2017, 9:52 AM
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Question 3.5 lb vs 4.5lb minus connectors, any difference?

Hey Calgunners,

Back in 2011, I had my stock Gen2 G19 connector swapped out for the "3.5 lb connector"

Now in 2017, everyone is talking about the "4.5 lb minus connector"

Is there any difference between these two given the 6 years in between?

Thanks!

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about 1 lbs

Ha! Jokes OP. I have a 4.5 with a little polish job on 2 of mine. Love it.
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the 3.5lb connectors achieve their lighter trigger break by changing the camming angle.
While this gets you a lighter trigger break, the trigger pull also gets LONGER.
The 4.5lb connector is the original design which has a heavier, but shorter trigger break.
You can reduce the pull weight a few different ways in the Glock so it's possible to use a 4.5lb connector and then re-spring the gun to have a lighter short trigger break.

By the way, the 3.5lb and 4.5lb are misnamed as a 4.5lb connector gets you a 5.5lb trigger pull with the rest of the stock internals and a 3.5lb connector gets you a 4.5lb trigger pull with the rest of the stock internals.
The extra pound comes from the other parts of the fire control including the drop safety and the trigger spring.
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the 3.5lb connectors achieve their lighter trigger break by changing the camming angle.
While this gets you a lighter trigger break, the trigger pull also gets LONGER.
The 4.5lb connector is the original design which has a heavier, but shorter trigger break.
You can reduce the pull weight a few different ways in the Glock so it's possible to use a 4.5lb connector and then re-spring the gun to have a lighter short trigger break.

By the way, the 3.5lb and 4.5lb are misnamed as a 4.5lb connector gets you a 5.5lb trigger pull with the rest of the stock internals and a 3.5lb connector gets you a 4.5lb trigger pull with the rest of the stock internals.
The extra pound comes from the other parts of the fire control including the drop safety and the trigger spring.
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I fell for the marketing hype of the 3.5 lb connector at the beginning, but then changed back to the factory original connector because it gave me a better "feel". Exactly what Randall described.
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