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Old 05-19-2017, 09:51 AM   #1
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p226 X5 trigger job

I like my 226 X5 except for two things:

The magazine release is at least 3X longer than necessary. If you lay the gun down on its natural side for your handedness, the mag will release.

The trigger is not consistent with the overall quality of the gun. The release is not crisp. Sometimes creep can be detected. Also, it is heavy for target shooting. Mine is about 2# 9oz, minimum. I would like about 1# 8oz.

I called Gray Guns a week ago. To date, I have not received a return call. Can anyone suggest a Sig specialist to do a trigger job?
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:04 AM   #2
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The Sig Armorer - Robert Burke.
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:57 AM   #3
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2.25 trigger pull.

Burke will reduce trigger pull to 2.25#; mine is now 2.56#. that reduction, in itself, is not worth the time and expense. However, if the release can be made significantly crisper, it might help.
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Wow, 1lb 8oz trigger pull. I don't think I would want my trigger that light.

What model X5 do you have?
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1) target shooting", yo, it's all stainless & you should've thought about "heavy" before you bought it & apparently should've bought the light weight

2) extended mag release too long, you should've considered this before buying.
just wondering, new or used.

weight & extended mag release are mentioned in the advertised literature.

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I treated my X5 Comp to a Robert Burke action job. Result: Much less take-up. 2-1/4 lb. crisp, creepless break. Over travel reduced to 1/32". Very short, and very crisp, reset.

In addition, I had Robert replace its extended mag release with a standard P226 mag release (which I supplied). He did that for no additional cost.

Robert mailed my X5 back to me 18 days after he received it.
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Trade it for a Glock 34 and have a Glock guru rework the trigger.
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Second that recommendation.

Call him and ask.

As to 1.5 lbs on SA being too light? Not if that's what you want for target, it's not. A good SIG familiar gunsmith can get SA to 2 lbs. There is a limit to how low you can go and still have the fire control stay reliable though. Part of that is due to the trigger return spring, which on the Classic P, does double duty for the reset function of the trigger bar. I would not consider messing with the strength of that spring - I tried that once .

A little off topic, I like light triggers. A P938 comes with 7.5 lbs or more, sometimes too much more. For the challenge, I dropped mine to less than 2 lbs - something like 1 lb 10 oz IIRC. That was way too light for carry on this gun (or maybe ANY gun!), so I adjusted it back to 3 lbs (no creep or overtravel). For me, 3 lbs on SA is just perfect and is where I have my P229's for carry.
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3 pounds is about perfect imho.
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I like my 226 X5 except for two things:

The magazine release is at least 3X longer than necessary. If you lay the gun down on its natural side for your handedness, the mag will release.

The trigger is not consistent with the overall quality of the gun. The release is not crisp. Sometimes creep can be detected. Also, it is heavy for target shooting. Mine is about 2# 9oz, minimum. I would like about 1# 8oz.

I called Gray Guns a week ago. To date, I have not received a return call. Can anyone suggest a Sig specialist to do a trigger job?
Warm welcome from South Florida.
If you are not happy with your X5 let me help you. Sent it to me in South Florida and I will pamper it until is perfect.
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I also recommend Robert Burke. I sent my P226 Legion SAO to him and asked for a 3.5# trigger and that's exactly what I got. Much reduced pre travel, zero creep and very little over travel and reset. I let the guy that I bought it from at my LGS that has the same gun shoot it and he was surprised at how crisp the trigger was. RB didn't just change springs to get the trigger weight down...he's an honest to goodness gunsmith. And he'll respond when you inquire.
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heavy trigger

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1) target shooting", yo, it's all stainless & you should've thought about "heavy" before you bought it & apparently should've bought the light weight

2) extended mag release too long, you should've considered this before buying.
just wondering, new or used.

weight & extended mag release are mentioned in the advertised literature.

welcome from az
By "heavy" I was referring to trigger pull. I do have the X5 lightweight.
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Shorten X5 long release

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I treated my X5 Comp to a Robert Burke action job. Result: Much less take-up. 2-1/4 lb. crisp, creepless break. Over travel reduced to 1/32". Very short, and very crisp, reset.

In addition, I had Robert replace its extended mag release with a standard P226 mag release (which I supplied). He did that for no additional cost.

Robert mailed my X5 back to me 18 days after he received it.
Good suggestion; I will try to get a std 226 mag release. I was going to try to get another release for my X5 and shorten it on a band saw, saving the current one in case I ever want to sell..
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By "heavy" I was referring to trigger pull. I do have the X5 lightweight.
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