Trigger on 238 & 938 hurts - SIG Talk
SIG Talk Gun Forum

Trigger on 238 & 938 hurts

This is a discussion on Trigger on 238 & 938 hurts within the P238, P938 Pistol forums, part of the SIG Sauer Pistols category; my finger, and I'm not the only one. I have to put tape on my trigger finger, I guess the way my finger fits the ...

Go Back   SIG Talk > SIG Sauer Forum > SIG Sauer Pistols > P238, P938 Pistol

P238, P938 Pistol All variations P238, P938

Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By sigmundsour
  • 1 Post By ThnkFrst
  • 1 Post By SteveAikens
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-23-2016, 05:28 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: S. FL
Posts: 4
Trigger on 238 & 938 hurts

my finger, and I'm not the only one.
I have to put tape on my trigger finger, I guess the way my finger fits the trigger is unusual(?) but it seems that there is a sharp edge...other shooters find the same problem and another shooter with a 938 at my range ahas the same complaint.....
Anyone else have this problem?
daka is offline  

Welcome to the SIG Talk Forum dedicated to SIG Sauer Pistols and SIG Sauer Rifles.

We welcome everyone and the community is free to join so register today and become part of the SIG Talk Forum!

Old 03-23-2016, 05:45 PM   #2
Junior Member
Doublea17's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: oregon
Posts: 14
I do not have an issue with my 938 but when I had the XDs 45 it would hurt my finger might be how we place our fingers on trigger or how the trigger is made.
Doublea17 is offline  
Old 03-23-2016, 05:45 PM   #3
Senior Member
hodge's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 8,121
It's been mentioned here and there. I haven't had an issue with mine, or the 938 that I used to have.
Some replace the trigger, others lightly sand the corners of the trigger that seem to catch people's fingers.
hodge is offline  
Old 03-23-2016, 06:43 PM   #4
Senior Member
Michael12's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 338
I've had mine since 2013 never had a problem with the trigger. Shot it about a month ago and had a blister on my finger from shooting it. So idk if I switched something up or didn't hold it tight enough and it chaffed my finger. Just thought it was weird that after all that time started to have a problem with the trigger.
Michael12 is offline  
Old 03-24-2016, 02:38 AM   #5
Junior Member
sigmundsour's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: home on the range
Posts: 23
My wifes 238 had very sharp corners that cut into her index finger. The problem is flashing left over from the molding process of the plastic trigger.

I grabbed my wife's emery board and made a few passes on each side of the trigger. Problem has been remedied and no one can tell that anyone did anything; even under careful scrutiny.
Delija likes this.
sigmundsour is offline  
Old 03-24-2016, 02:49 AM   #6
Senior Member
ThnkFrst's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: SEMI
Posts: 8,235
I feel your pain...

I've had the same issue with several 938s. I mask the frame/trigger guard with painters tape and using a small file (nail file) rounded the bottom leading edge of the trigger and some 250 grit sand paper wrapped around a small dowel to knock the sharp edges off the serrations on the trigger face.

The trigger material is a solid color throughout so the filing/sanding doesn't change the appearance of it.
pietro beretta likes this.
ThnkFrst is offline  
Old 03-24-2016, 04:27 AM   #7
Senior Member
Fardoche's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Ohio
Posts: 836
Other have mentioned that. Sand it or replace it.

My personal grief his with the safety digging in the web between thumb and trigger finger...
Fardoche is offline  
Old 03-24-2016, 04:30 AM   #8
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
SteveAikens's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Clovis, NM
Posts: 6,388
Trigger on 238 & 938 hurts

Sympathize with it. Send it flowers. Make it feel better and maybe it will let you have a nice squeeze.....
Fardoche likes this.
SteveAikens is online now  
Old 03-24-2016, 04:55 AM   #9
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
daviscc's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 388
I had the problem with my P238 but changed the trigger and all is well now. I would highly recommend that you have a gunsmith do the trigger swap because the pin that holds it in is really tough to get out. I did it it, but never again.
daviscc is offline  
Old 03-24-2016, 12:21 PM   #10
Senior Member
whitewabit's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 782
I only have 200 rounds thru my P238 but the trigger hasn't bothered me the 2 times I have shot it .. I really don't even notice the grooves on the trigger face when I'm concentrating on the front sights ..

Could it be the way your finger rests on the trigger face ?? or that some came out with a sharper edge then others ..
whitewabit is online now  
Old 01-10-2017, 02:16 PM   #11
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 2

I have the same or similar problem with my P938. I do not think mine is due to pinching, or abrasion, as some have reported. I have now replaced the OEM trigger body with a W engineering stainless, and it is more comfortable than before, but still a problem. I have to use my knuckle instead of my finger tip.

Some say this is just a 'small gun' problem, but my sense is there is more to it. Not sure.
psparks60 is offline  

  SIG Talk > SIG Sauer Forum > SIG Sauer Pistols > P238, P938 Pistol

Search tags for this page

p938 trigger hurts my finger


p938 trigger soreness

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar SIG Talk Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Closet Clean out (W. German Serrated Trigger, P320 Adverse Trigger, holsters, etc) tkepk181 Classifieds 11 03-20-2016 08:33 AM
Sig P320 Trigger Return/Reset Extremely Weak (shoddy 'trigger job') MikeS1988 P250 & P320 Modular Pistols 15 12-24-2015 09:57 AM
For Trade: My reduced reach trigger for a standard thick trigger - P229 gwhiz Classifieds 1 04-18-2015 05:48 PM
It hurts. Am I a weenie? kptrulee SIG Sauer Pistols 34 03-30-2015 12:17 PM
IWI Tavor Bullpup Battle Rifle Solving the Trigger Debacle Timney Trigger Review Malicious Compliance Gun Gear 15 10-27-2014 09:17 PM

Top Gun Sites Top Sites List

Powered by vBulletin 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright © 2010 - 2017 SIG Talk. All rights reserved.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.SIG Talk is a SIG Sauer Firearms enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent SIG Sauer, Inc. of Exeter, NH.