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Old 01-13-2013, 04:09 PM   #1
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P226 trigger problem?

I have P226 black stainless. Probably around 900 rounds through it. I've been to the range about 5 times and today I've noticed something I did not see before. It is possible that it was always there but i did not pay attention to it.
I'll try to explain the best I can:
When I pull the trigger on single action it goes smooth and fires OK. Once it's cocked on DA the trigger has a little "bump" it goes through before it reaches its pull stage. From neutral cocked position goes about 3/16" and it hits a "bump" then when it goes through it's another 1/4" before the fire pull starts.
I did not notice this before, but it is hard not to, so this is probably something new. Anything I need to be concern about?
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:12 PM   #2
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Let-off: Release of the hammer or firing pin to discharge the firearm.

Creep: perceptible movement of the hammer and sear against each other while the trigger is being pressed, but before let-off.

Take-up: The free movement or “slack” in the trigger before the hammer and/or sear starts moving toward let-off.

Over-travel: The continued movement of the trigger after let-off.
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I had the same issue in my 226. Turned out I needed to lube/clean the little stub that sticks up on the right of the frame into the slide. I think it may be the mag safety...not sure. But once it was lubed, it must'a worked better because the trigger was smoother and the little "bump" was gone.
Worked for me..hope it's the same for you.
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I had the same issue in my 226. Turned out I needed to lube/clean the little stub that sticks up on the right of the frame into the slide. I think it may be the mag safety...not sure. But once it was lubed, it must'a worked better because the trigger was smoother and the little "bump" was gone.
Worked for me..hope it's the same for you.
I'll try it. The top of this part is really shiny so it must rub on something.
Another part to keep an eye on. I always made sure to keep barrel and slide rails well lubricated.
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Let-off: Release of the hammer or firing pin to discharge the firearm.

Creep: perceptible movement of the hammer and sear against each other while the trigger is being pressed, but before let-off.

Take-up: The free movement or “slack” in the trigger before the hammer and/or sear starts moving toward let-off.

Over-travel: The continued movement of the trigger after let-off.
Thanks for a little dictionary. I'll try to remember it and use next time in full sentences.
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after cleaning and lubing I still have this problem. It looks like the safety lever [part 28 on exploded view in the manual] is not going high enough into the grove on the slide. Does that part moves freely up and down with the slide removed, or it is on spring holding it up until slide pushes it in?
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quick update,
I've sent the gun to Sig and got it back under 10 days. I did not have a chance to fire it yet. It looks like the problem is gone. They replaced and adjusted the trigger. I have one more question.
When the gun is cocked [in DA state] the trigger does not return to the original position. It did before I've send it. I don't remember how it was before the problem occurred. I don't have any friends with Sigs and can't compare it. I assume that this is how it should be, and the trigger returning all the way back in DA was the problem with feeling that bump.
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quick update,
I've sent the gun to Sig and got it back under 10 days. I did not have a chance to fire it yet. It looks like the problem is gone. They replaced and adjusted the trigger. I have one more question.
When the gun is cocked [in DA state] the trigger does not return to the original position. It did before I've send it. I don't remember how it was before the problem occurred. I don't have any friends with Sigs and can't compare it. I assume that this is how it should be, and the trigger returning all the way back in DA was the problem with feeling that bump.
When the gun is cocked (hammer fully back) it is in Single Action (SA), not Double Action (DA) mode. In SA mode, the trigger position is further back than when in DA mode.
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When the gun is cocked (hammer fully back) it is in Single Action (SA), not Double Action (DA) mode. In SA mode, the trigger position is further back than when in DA mode.
You are absolutely right. I keep messing the DA and SA all the time. No wonder people don't know what I'm talking about half of the time. I'm new to the guns and I'm learning a lot from this forum. Apparently not quick enough.
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