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Old 03-23-2016, 06:28 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 03-23-2016, 06:45 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 03-23-2016, 06:45 PM   #3
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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.
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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.
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Old 03-24-2016, 03:38 AM   #5
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.....
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Old 03-24-2016, 05:55 AM   #9
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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.
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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 ..
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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.
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