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Old 09-19-2016, 08:12 PM   #1
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Replace p226 trigger with a short reset trigger

Looking to replace my stock p226 .40 trigger with a srt. Has anyone done this before and is it difficult to do? Which tools are required? TIA
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Old 09-19-2016, 08:14 PM   #2
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Easy peasy, I find a set of locking tweezers helpful to install the sear.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W61B3AC..._lFl4xbQ28YJKX
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SRT can mean one of two things in Sig pistols. Short reset trigger is normally what people are referring to. This is the trigger action that results in a shorter reset. SRT can also mean "short reach trigger". In this case we are talking about a "skinny" trigger. Sig handguns can have either or both of these features. My p226 Extreme came with both.
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SRT can mean one of two things in Sig pistols. Short reset trigger is normally what people are referring to. This is the trigger action that results in a shorter reset. SRT can also mean "short reach trigger". In this case we are talking about a "skinny" trigger. Sig handguns can have either or both of these features. My p226 Extreme came with both.
Good point, but the OP is not definitive, could be either. Regardless, both operations are simple and the locking tweezers come in handy either way. No special tools are required.
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If I remember correctly, there is no trigger in the Short Reset Trigger package. There is a physical trigger in the Short Reach Trigger equation. So I would guess he wants info on the Short Reach Trigger change..

Either way, thanks for the info on the tweezers Major Tom. Just ordered a set.
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For a short reset trigger it's not too difficult. It took me 30 minutes or so on my P226 and that was my first time going especially slow. As was already suggested, tweezers are recommended; I'd also recommend a tool punch like this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have not done a short reach trigger though.
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In Sigtalk SRT usually means the short reset trigger kit which, as has been said, contains no trigger. The short reset trigger kit for the P226 has a modified sear and a modified safety lever. When you install an SRT kit in a P226 you are swapping the sear and safety lever, not the trigger:

SIG SAUER Short Reset Trigger Parts Kit - P226, P227, P229

SIG makes a so-called "short trigger" or reduced reach trigger, which is essentially a thinned out version of the standard P series trigger and it looks like this:

Sig Sauer Short Trigger Sig Sauer P226 P228 P229

What the short reset trigger kit does is very markedly reduce the length of the single action trigger reset and reduce its take-up. It will not reduce the trigger reach length in any way, and won't substantially reduce the trigger pull weight for either DA or SA.

The SIG short trigger will reduce the trigger reach significantly without altering the pull weight or the reset.

There is a third trigger option which is the Grayguns P-SAIT trigger. The P-SAIT trigger will reduce the trigger reach compared to the standard P series trigger, but not as much as the SIG short trigger:

http://grayguns.com/product/p-series...diate-trigger/

The P-SAIT trigger has an adjustment that virtually eliminates trigger over travel. With the standard P series trigger or the SIG short trigger and the SRT, the reset for the single action trigger will be very short. With the SRT kit and the P-SAIT trigger, the reset will be even shorter, since the P-SAIT allows you to virtually eliminate the over travel.

There are a number of videos on youtube as to how to install a new trigger, or an SRT kit in a P-series SIG. I like Ferrari Steve's. Here is a video on installation of the SRT kit in a P226:


In that video, Steve uses an inexpensive, telescoping, magnetic pick-up wand to hold the SRT sear and maneuver it into place. A locking forceps could also be used. In this case, the sear is maneuvered into position from the top of the frame. I have read that some place the sear on the top of a cotton-tipped swab and insert it from the magazine well at the bottom of the frame. I used the magnetic wand and it worked quite well.

Swapping the trigger is perhaps slightly more difficult. Here is a video showing installation of the P-SAIT trigger:


The installation of the SIG short trigger would be exactly the same, except that there would be no adjustment for over travel.

I installed the SRT kit and a SIG short trigger in my P229. Some shooters have had trouble with the SIG short trigger pinching the trigger finger against the frame at the back of the trigger guard. This is because the trigger is so thinned out it places the flesh of the trigger finger very far back. I did not have that problem per se, but the short trigger did not feel quite right to me so I coughed up the bucks for the Bruce Gray P-SAIT. I am glad I did. The P-SAIT trigger just has a much nicer contour than the SIG short trigger, or the SIG standard P trigger, for that matter, and has the added benefit of eliminating trigger over travel.
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