Kineti-Tech Glock Triggers

After swapping out the horrible factory Glock sights the next mod most Glock owners usually do is a replacement trigger of some sort, that’s the route I did with my Glock 17. When you think of aftermarket Glock triggers on the market you usually think of Lone Wolf Distributors, GlockWorx A.K.A. ZEV Technologies, McNally Triggers, maybe even Suarez International (maybe, probably not). Well Kineti-Tech known for their budget priced AR-15 muzzle brakes and sound diverters just released their own line of Glock triggers.

Currently they’re offering replacement trigger shoes in 4 different styles, a trigger shoe and bar kit as well as a complete drop in trigger system with the option of a polished trigger bar and disconnect. Kineti-Tech’s new triggers are made in house out of 7075 aluminum and are hard coat anodized. Not much else is know about these new trigger kits however, but Kineti-Tech claims their new triggers “reduce the trigger rest to almost nothing” and are the best on the market.

Kineti-Tech’s new Glock triggers are pretty budget friendly compared to the competition. Their replacement trigger shoe starts at $47.95, their trigger and bar kits start at $73.90 and their complete drop in trigger systems start at $96.44. Check them out at


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  • Ted Unlis

    FYI Ray, neither the Gen III or IV Glock came equipped with “horrible” factory sights, especially Glock factory night sights which are a bargain. Also, with the exception of the ridiculously heavy NYPD trigger, there’s nothing deficient or substandard with the Glock factory trigger which is why only a fraction of Glock owners feel the need to replace them with an aftermarket trigger.

    • Tom of Toms

      The plastic, tourist-grade sights that came on my Gen III G19 were definitely horrible. They are the standard by which crappy, factory sights are to be compared.

      • Sianmink

        Those are not sights, they are dovetail protectors.

        When the glock slides come in to Georgia, they remove the metal sights that came on them, replace them with the plastic bits, and ship the sights back to Austria. This is mostly because of stupid import laws.

        • Tom of Toms

          Hah, I often refer to them as dovetail protectors as well, but they aren’t marketed as such unfortunately. They’re sights, Dictionary of Oughts be damned.
          Thanks for sharing the import shenanigans though. Surprising, but it shouldn’t be…

          • Big Daddy

            You guys use the sights?

      • Ted Unlis

        The plastic “pop off” sights on Gen I & II Glocks were horrible, those on the Gen III & IV might be cheap plastic but there’s nothing horrible about the reliability, function, or durability. Anyone who carries a Glock for defensive purposes should have opted to spend an extra 50 bucks for the factory night sights which are constructed of steel alloy and durable tritium inserts, and are exceptional quality for the price. The claim by Sianmink that Glock removes steel sights and replaced them with plastic is just another myth from the virtual world of virtual small arms experts.

        • Budogunner

          You shouldn’t have to pay for night sights to have you aiming system made of metal. I blame Glock on that one.

          • R H

            You say that, but have you ever considered that you’re NOT paying for sights that many folks would likely replace anyway. Sure it’d be nice to have a set of metal sights on the gun from the factory, but many would probably just replace those as well. I like a particular set of sights on all of my defensive pistols, so I factor in the cost of replacing the sights into my purchase. I’d be willing to bet that if Glock started shipping with better sights from the factory, retail price would go up accordingly.

          • Budogunner

            Many folks also like to replace the trigger, but I wouldn’t want a manufacturer of a popular CCDW firearm to ship terrible triggers from the factory. I just like my carry guns to be factory stock.

    • Sianmink

      I wouldn’t mind a metal trigger shoe in place of the plastic, but I’d want one that replicates the look of a stock trigger.

    • Orion Quach

      My Gen4 19 came with a literally lop sided front sight.

      • Ted Unlis

        Sure it did Orion. Didn’t you bother to actually look over the pistol before you bought it? Why in the world would you buy a new Glock with a lop sided front sight? Didn’t bother to take advantage of the Glock warranty to replace a lop sided sight on a new Glock 19? Do you know that Glock has one of the best customer service ratings for warranty repair in the firearms industry? Are you aware that Glock USA has a relatively small number of employees who actually work in customer service handling warranty returns and repairs because so few Glocks ever leave the factory with defects? No Orion, either you bought a damaged 2nd hand G19 or you’re simply a liar with a tall tail about a lop sided front sight that would’ve never made it past the Glock Quality Control inspection before leaving the factory.

        • Devil_Doc

          So, what’s it like working at Glock?

        • Orion Quach

          To long, didn’t read. Will reply after Easter with pictures of my lovely front sight if I remember fanboy. Also WOTG sights > factory Glock.

      • Kefefs

        So did my brother’s Gen 4 G32; the top of the front sight was at a weird slant instead of straight. My Gen 4 G19 had what looked like flashing and a similar slanted top to the front sight.

        I have a Gen 3 G26 now with no obvious defects in the sights. It’s a welcome change.

        • Orion Quach

          Yeah it was simply just off a little bit. I just took a nail file to it to fix it but then that discouraged me from keeping them so I ditched and went to metal.

    • M1911

      I disagree. I can’t stand the stock plastic sights. The front sight is way too thick compared to the rear notch, so that I almost can’t see any light on either side of the front sight. I basically can’t use them at all. I replace them with 10-8 sights.

      • Ted Unlis

        Front sight too thick? Too funny! Another observation from one of those virtual small arms experts based on virtual experience after virtually firing a virtual Glock.

        • Mark

          Jesus! Give it a rest man. Do you have aspergers? You don’t have to keep fighting until the whole internet only likes what you like.

        • M1911

          I have four Glocks, one Gen 2, one Gen 3, and two gen IVs.

          Yes, the plastic front sight is actually quite wide compares to the width of the rear notch. Measure it with a micrometer. I prefer a front site that is 0.1 to 0.125″

          As for my experience, I’ve been shooting Glocks since about 1991. I’m an NEA certified instructor and compete in IDPA and USPSA.

        • John Swinkels

          Ted as you age a thick front sight blade becomes difficult to define may not be a problem to young eyes but it does to older people and is difficult to correct even with glasses.AS for the trigger it sucks,according to 99%except you.

    • Cea

      I absolutely HATE the plastic Glock sights. Their adjustable sights on the 34/35/17L Suck! I could push the adj sight on my 34 almost 1/16″ either way…without turning the adj. screw. Junk! Junk!!

    • Blake

      Uh… yeah, yeah they do. That’s why the vast majority of Glock owners replace the sights as soon as they pick the gun up, often before even shooting that particular gun. My accuracy increased a noticeable amount when switching to Heinie Straight Eights and my consistency drastically improved. And anyone who says there’s nothing wrong with factory Glock triggers has never used a good trigger. Of all the Glocks I’ve ever shot with a factory trigger only one was not a complete surprise as to when the striker was actually going to release. That’s not the way it should be and is exponentially more terrible the longer the range. I’m not going to even touch on the fact that there should never be that much deviation between different examples of a trigger.

      They say there’s no right and wrong in a subjective topic, but when the overwhelming majority disagrees with you it might be time to change your snarky comments from “they’re not bad” to “they don’t bother me personally”.

  • Nicks87

    Are the sights garbage? Yes. But the trigger? It’s not THAT bad. I think the complaints about Glock triggers come from people with poor shooting skills and 1911 owners.

    • Ted Unlis

      Other than polymer construction, what makes them garbage? They are easy to pick up, hold zero, and are durable. Reading all these uninformed opinions is hilarious, no one seems to know that the majority of all Glock pistols sold in the US are for the LE market and either come equipped with Glock factory night sights or Trijicon sights, or are upgraded to one of those at the distributor or agency level before issued. Only a novice would buy a handgun intended for defensive use without night sights, and then p!$$ and moan about the cheap but functional factory polymer sights they opted for in lieu of $50 Glock factory night sights that are constructed of steel alloy and tritium inserts.

      • Barry

        A lot of people actually like the u shape of the rear sight. And glock does sell a steel version of it (no tritium). However, I think the company went cheap with the plastic sights. $530 retail for a pistol with plastic sights? The only other pistols that come with plastic sights that I personally owned before were the Smith and Wesson Sigma and Taurus pt111. And both of those pistols were marketed as budget pistols, not “perfection”.
        As for the novice not buying night sights, I don’t think that applies. Night sights aren’t as useful as a flashlight–you need to identify your target if it’s dark. In a defensive situation, you are likely to point shoot; so the night sights aren’t even a factor. Your adrenaline will cause your eyes to dilate and you may not be able to focus on your sights at all.

        • Ted Unlis

          “Night sights aren’t as useful as a flashlight”, an embarrassingly uninformed opinion only a novice would offer. Too funny!

          • roland

            Your a joke. Put down the video game controller and go get some sunlight. Nothing wrong with glock except the sights, only OK factory trigger and people like you

          • Budogunner

            No true Scotsman…

      • Nicks87

        Plastic Glock sights are fine, I guess, but there are so many better options. The factory night sights work too but gun shops and dealers love to price gouge on the factory equipped models so why not buy one with plastic sights then replace them with some that are worth a sh*t. Where are you buying guns that it’s just a $50 upcharge? I rarely see Glocks with factory night sights and when I do they are at least $100 more than the ones with plastics.

        • T Rex

          GT Distributors Nicks87, they are the largest Glock distributor for LE in the U.S

          • Nicks87

            No, I bought my Glocks with plastic sights and happily switched them out to aftermarket sights. I prefer I-dots (2 dot set up) anyway.

        • John Swinkels

          i gave a blind friend of mine a go and he couldn’t see the difference.just saying.

    • I shot about 5,000 rounds out of my G21 before swapping to a metal trigger. It’s not a must have like replacing the sights, but it is much nicer, delivering both a crisper break and shorter takeup. Since trigger control is 90% of handgun shooting accuracy anything that improves the trigger will be beneficial.

      • Ted Unlis

        5000 rounds? Sho nuff? So how many rounds have you “shot” with your “metal trigger”. Too funny!

        • Likely around 3500 or so. Have been switching more towards 9mm due to the cost savings.

      • Vanns40

        I’ve put more than 200,000 rounds through my G23 and more than 100,000 on my G19, both with factory trigger and tritium night sights. To each his own but I have no quibble with the stock trigger.

        • Just think how much more you could have enjoyed those 300,000 rounds with a crisper trigger 😉

          • Vanns40

            Didn’t feel the need. Like it fine just the way it is. Learn the reset, practice it and keep shooting.

    • Kefefs

      My only complaint about Glock triggers is they continue to advertise 5.5# for all their non-competition models. Every Gen 4 I’ve handled has had a trigger at 6.5-7#, and my brother’s G43 was a solid 8.5#. A little Googling shows that this is apparently the norm.

      If they want to change their triggers, fine, but don’t bullshit people and advertise a 5.5# trigger when the actual weight for the new models is 1-3lb heavier.

      • Nicks87

        Yeah that’s true, My Gen3 G17 was a 5.5lbs factory trigger but My Gen 4 G41 and G26 are both around 6.5-7lbs but I think the Gen 4s have less take up and a better reset.

      • Budogunner

        Lawyers. They have a tolerance range and want to make damn sure nothing comes in lighter than that advertised pull weight.

  • tyrannyofevilmen

    For most people, shooting 1,000 rounds or so through a “crappy” gun will make you a far better shooter than buying tacticool part replacements will.

    Although, if your Glock is going to be a fighting/defensive pistol, metal sites are a good upgrade.

  • jay

    The stock sights are not beautiful, but will work, if trained with. I opted for something for low light. The trigger installed was the ny trigger. I spent $10 for springs and polished the rest. It’s now 5 lbs. The reset is predictable, the let off is still a small bit spongy, but very acceptable and reliable. Having tested a few after market triggers, I think I’m set. Thanks, I’ll use the $100 for ammo.

  • Ted Unlis

    Let me guess Mark, you read that on the Internet. Hate to bust you as another virtual small arms expert who doesn’t know what the **** you’re talking about, but 20 yrs ago the Glock factory “pop off” plastic sight actually was garbage and totally different from the cheap but functional and durable plastic factory sight on Glock pistols today. Also, that diagram is complete nonsense and anyone dumb enough to actually believe that bull$#!t is surely one of those virtual small arms experts. Stop digging Mark.

    • You seem really invested in the Glock Factory sight setup. A sight setup that has been universally derided nearly since it’s inception, and has been one of the driving forces in the aftermarket sight industry.

      That diagram, while humorous, is an accurate portrayal of the Glock factory sight picture. When correctly aligned, with the tip of the front sight in line with the top of the rear sight, the bottom 1/3 of the dot is obscured by the rear notch. This is counterintuitive visually and completely unique to the Glock sight design.

      While the new generation of polymer sights may be more durable than they once were, they still are far less durable than steel – which is why virtually every other firearms company uses metal sights on their handguns. Other than saving Glock money, there is no benefit whatsoever to them being made out of plastic. And given the low cost of modern MIM parts, having them made of steel would cost less than $5- likely closer to $3.

      Please enlighten me – what handgun on the market in the $350+ price range designed in the last 30 years has a worse set of factory sights than the Glock?

  • Mangold Texicana

    What the hell is trigger rest?

    • Budogunner

      Poor editing. He meant “trigger reset.”

  • guest

    The very good thing – the only good thing in fact – about the Glock trigger only considering the weight and the feel of the pull is that it demands lots and lots of practice to that the brain gets the manipulation of the gun down to “just right”, as in not affecting POI in any way when pulling that trigger. Once that quite demanding part of training is complete – the shooter will shoot ANY gun precisely for this exact reason.

    So all those people who just jump at the single action guns and say “look at me, what a good shot I am!” is in fact just using a much easier easier to shoot which deprives them of the Glock’s learning curve. Advantageous in the short term if the shooter will be exclusively using such “easy to shoot” guns, not so if the shooter suddenly switches to an older weapon or for example the 1.5-action Glock and its many clones.

  • Greg Hopkins

    Horrible article. No trigger pull weight given. Went to website and guess what? No pull weights given there, either. I can and have polished my trigger and the factory pull is just fine, thank you.

  • maodeedee

    We Americans have been conditioned by years of advertising that there is always some miracle product out there that is “new and Improved” that will do all the work for you with “No muss, and no Fuss”.

    In the gun world many shooters have embraced a similar notion that If you have “The Best” gun loaded with “The Best’ ammo, that these miracle products will do the job for you with very little effort on the part of the shooter. Consequently there is a never-ending argument as though what “The Best” gun and “The Best” ammo consists of.

    So here we have yet another miracle product that provides us with “The Best” trigger for a Glock. But I need to ask, For what purpose is it “Best”? For the lightest trigger pull? That might not make it “The Best” for carrying the gun with a round in the chamber in close proximity to your lower extremities. Almost everything in life is some form of compromise.

    This review is lacking one very important thing. A field test. A proper field test would measure the actual trigger pull weight and it would also give the reviewer’s feedback as to the reset, which is a very important factor with the Glock trigger. Instead, we’re asked to take the manufactures word for it which is this: ” Kineti-Tech claims their new triggers “reduce the trigger rest (reset) to almost nothing” and are the best on the market.”
    Yeah, the best. –that’s what they all say. I had a gunsmith do the trigger on my .40 caliber Glock 23 and it’s “The Best” of any Glock I’ve ever fired, but it still isn’t as good as a single action trigger. But even so with enough training I’ve been able to overcome whatever inherent sponginess still remains to the point what when I’m firing the gun I’m not even aware of it and I can shoot it just as well as I can my 1911 which I’ve trained with for many years.
    And that’s what it really takes to make the gun work “Best”, Training, and familiarity with the characteristics of whatever gun you have.

    • John Swinkels

      Mate that was very informative and well written,Good job son.

  • AK™

    I had my factory sights replaced with Wilson Combat fiber optic sights on my Gen 4 G17. I leave the trigger alone because its a defensive use handgun…

    Same reason I have lights on my home defense I can see who is in my house without having to have all the lights on.

  • John Swinkels

    Well as soon as i read this,i contacted them and they will ship it out to Australia was not sure which trigger so i went for the no.2 with unpolished sear as it wont be to shiny after a couple of rounds to get anything else here was going to cost twice as much.So i hope this is going to be good as i love my glock but the creepy trigger, was crap. i am looking forward to this.not sure if any springs should be done as well.