how to remove glock trigger shoe

Removing the trigger shoe from a Glock pistol typically involves disassembling the pistol to access the trigger assembly. Please note that disassembling firearms should only be done by individuals who are experienced with firearms and have a good understanding of firearm safety. If you’re not comfortable with this process or are unsure about it, it’s advisable to seek assistance from a qualified gunsmith or armorer.

Here’s a general guideline on how to remove the trigger shoe from a Glock pistol:

Materials you may need:

  1. Glock pistol
  2. Punch tool or Glock armorer’s tool
  3. Safety glasses (recommended)


  1. Safety First:
    • Ensure the Glock pistol is unloaded. Remove the magazine and visually inspect the chamber to make sure there is no ammunition present. Also, wear safety glasses for added protection.
  2. Disassemble the Glock:
    • Field strip the Glock pistol by removing the slide. This typically involves:
      • Pointing the pistol in a safe direction.
      • Pulling the trigger to release the tension on the striker.
      • Pulling down the takedown lever tabs on both sides of the frame.
      • Sliding the slide forward and off the frame.
  3. Access the Trigger Assembly:
    • Once the slide is removed, you’ll have access to the Glock’s trigger assembly.
  4. Remove the Trigger Pin:
    • Using a punch tool or a Glock armorer’s tool, push out the trigger pin that holds the trigger assembly in place. The trigger pin is typically located near the rear of the trigger assembly.
  5. Separate the Trigger Assembly:
    • Once the trigger pin is removed, you can separate the trigger assembly from the frame. Be careful when doing this, as there may be tension from the trigger spring.
  6. Remove the Trigger Shoe:
    • With the trigger assembly removed, you can access the trigger shoe. Depending on the specific model and aftermarket modifications, the trigger shoe may be secured in different ways.
    • Some trigger shoes are pinned onto the trigger bar. In this case, you may need to drive out the pin to remove the trigger shoe.
    • Others may have set screws that secure the shoe to the trigger bar. You’ll need to unscrew these set screws to remove the shoe.
    • Refer to your specific Glock model and any manufacturer’s instructions for details on how the trigger shoe is attached.
  7. Remove and Replace the Trigger Shoe (if desired):
    • If you’re removing the trigger shoe for replacement, simply reverse the steps to install the new trigger shoe. Ensure that it is securely attached according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  8. Reassemble the Glock:
    • After replacing or reattaching the trigger shoe, reassemble the Glock pistol by reversing the disassembly steps. Make sure the trigger pin is properly in place, and the trigger assembly is securely seated in the frame.
  9. Function Check:
    • After reassembly, perform a function check to ensure that the trigger and safety mechanisms work correctly. Ensure that the pistol is safe and unloaded while doing this.

Again, it’s essential to have experience and a thorough understanding of firearm safety when working with firearms and firearm components. If you have any doubts or concerns, consult a qualified gunsmith or Glock armorer for assistance.

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