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Old 08-11-2016, 03:01 PM   #1
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DA/SA to DAK Conversion?

I have seen a few places that offer the parts and/or services to convert a DA/SA P226 to DAK. Would those parts work on a P227 or at the frames to different!


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Old 08-11-2016, 06:02 PM   #2
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Most people want to go DAK -> DA/SA. If you want to do the opposite, you could probably easily find someone to swap parts with. Put a Want-To-Trade ad and see what happens. The install is pretty easy.
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I finally bought a HK P30SK with LEM trigger after months of talking myself into it. Thought I loved the LEM trigger at first, but I'm back to carrying my DA/SA M11-A1. I'm sure I did not shoot HK enough but I just like DA/SA to carry.
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If the frame on your P227 is shaped like the "DAK Capable" frame in this pic, you should be able to convert it.
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Most people want to go DAK -> DA/SA.
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Ok I'll bite. Why on earth do you want to do that?
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Ok I'll bite. Why on earth do you want to do that?
I'll see if I can't answer that for you.

Okay, not counting some several law enforcement organizations and such, who's upper management wants to ensure a long safe trigger pull and a long reset for each shot. This to give the shooter adequate time betweens shots to fully consider any news media and adverse political implications. Besides these, there are almost a dozen civilian owners of DAK guns as well.

Well, eleven (11) to be exact . . . and they'd like an even dozen so they need one more.

Seriously, you might consider keeping your DA/SA and getting another gun, unless you really don't like DA/SA. If I wanted a DAK gun right now, they are selling for even less than the police turn in P229 40 DA/SA (great guns and deals btw), most of these come from the early 90's to the pre 2005's or so. Many, myself included, think these short extractor, legacy slide, rail less, non-MIM guns are a cut above. I have one of these mid 90's, low round count as my EDC that I purchased for $439 (I added SRT and new sights and a Crimson Trace (used at half price), but even with that it was still a great deal.

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Before You Buy a SIG DAK, Read This - Guns.com
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I have considered all the above and watched several reviews and opinions, but in the end it is not a physical modification of the frame, so is reversible should the need arise. The point is that I prefer the DAK trigger. As for capacity, I have been perfectly comfortable carrying a single stack 1911 for my entire adult life, so the capacity of the P227 is fine for me.


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Ok I'll bite. Why on earth do you want to do that?
Because DAK guns can usually be had for cheaper than DA/SA guns (on the used market, usually as LE trade-ins). People try them and figure out they don't like them. Let's face it, SA guns are easier to shoot, and most people are better with "easier". Most people at the range load a mag, rack the slide, and shoot away in SA. Unless you practice DA by decocking, a DA/SA is really just a SA. DA takes more work to be proficient, and more work is not "easier". Now they either invest a little bit of money to convert said DAK gun to DA/SA, or sell it--many people do the conversion. This can be seen with the many threads on many gun forums on what parts are needed to do the conversion of DAK to DA/SA. You rarely see people wanting to convert DA/SA to DAK--thus my original post.
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DA takes more work to be proficient, . . .
True, there's been much written about the "transition" from DA to SA. So for some it can obviously be an issue. Like many, I sometimes practice the transition by decocking every other round and find it to be no issue at all.

With some custom work, the Classic P-Series DA/SA trigger can be made smoother (okay, albeit just a little) than that of the much vaunted Colt Python. Seriously. That's comparing a several thousand round Python (no mods) to a "worked on" P229.
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I have considered all the above and watched several reviews and opinions, but in the end it is not a physical modification of the frame, so is reversible should the need arise. The point is that I prefer the DAK trigger.
You are absolutely correct, the conversion to DAK is not a one way street. Save your DA/SA parts and you can switch back and forth at will.

If the DAK trigger mech works better for you then the DAK trigger mech is what you should have…regardless what anyone else thinks of it.
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