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Old 04-23-2017, 11:55 AM   #1
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Sig 226 trigger reach change

I have a Sig 226 with standard trigger.

Is there any other trigger available, or possibly a modification, to move the trigger position at release a bit farther forward?

I would like to move the trigger release point, specifically the single action release point farther forward as I have a long finger & it is not 90 to trigger at single action trigger break.

I know, kind of nitpicking, but if possible I would like to have the trigger release point close to what I have on my other pistols.
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Old 04-23-2017, 12:10 PM   #2
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There's no "easy" way, and no aftermarket trigger I'm aware of, though I know some of the upper end X$$ Sigs have reach adjustable triggers.

A few ways to do this within reason. One is to add a trigger shoe to your existing trigger. These were popular in the 70's but not so common now, however, they would be easy enough for a machinist to make - they fit on like a spacer and attach with a couple of small set screws.

Next would be modifying your existing trigger, cutting and TIG welding or making a new lower portion.

It would be possible to shorten the trigger bar (the part that goes internally from the top pivot of the trigger to the rest of the fire control parts at the aft end of the gun. This would involve cutting a section out and TIG welding the shortened bar back together. Due to geometry, it won't require much shorter to do what you want.

Finally, make a custom trigger - I'm not aware of one, but it's doable.

Edit to add: You could easily (relatively speaking) add a crescent shaped spacer to your stock trigger. Machine the spacer, weld in place, smooth and finish - this has the advantage (like the shoe) of not requiring any mod to the overtravel stop - though if it were me I'd add one when modding the trigger anyway, just 'cause it makes the trigger feel better.

No matter which way you go, be aware that the SA trigger overtravel stop is the back side of the trigger hitting the frame - moving the trigger forward means you will have to come up with another overtravel stop.

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Afternoon bumper;

Thanks for the input.

The trigger shoe is one of my options as I have a couple of trigger shoes left over from my revolver days (easy enough to make one fit but I'm not crazy about widening the trigger)

Re-shaping the trigger face is also an option as I do have the TIG welder, mill, & talent to do that but that is a lot of work (if no forward trigger available then that might be my most liked option)-- If I get involved enough to go this route then I might just make it a flat trigger-- I like flat triggers.

I was just hoping that someone would pop in here & say sure you can get a forward trigger. I guess it won't be that easy.

I don't shoot the old Sig 226 much as I never liked the trigger position but it is one of my few 9mm guns with a threaded barrel. I can't seem to find an in-stock threaded barrel for any of my Sig 320's.

Thanks for the suggestions-- I guess I will just buy another 226 standard trigger then re-work it to feel like what I want.
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Another option would be a different grip with a bit more beef on the backstrap which increases the reach too. Not sure if there are any grips that would accommodate that without increasing the width of the grips too.
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Another option would be a different grip with a bit more beef on the backstrap which increases the reach too. Not sure if there are any grips that would accommodate that without increasing the width of the grips too.
Evening Steelhat

Thanks, that is the first thing that I did when I got the gun. I have as big of a grip that I could find (fore/aft direction) but that didn't help much.

I tried a grip rubber sleeve but that made the grip too large in diameter for me (my fingers are long but I don't have large hands).

Actually the grip I have on it now is about perfect for my hand size, I just need to move the front face of the trigger forward a little at release.
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If you want to go with a flat trigger, you might consider the new Armory Craft trigger, as it has both an overtravel stop AND a DA pre-travel adjustment (one time, you file down a Delrin pin for the pre-travel.

But, the trigger, being flat, does move reach a little further forward I think. It is anodized aluminum, so you won't likely want to have at it with the old band saw and mill

You can look them up, they have a page.

Be sure to post back w/ results please . . we are pretty much all nosey here!
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If you want to go with a flat trigger, you might consider the new Armory Craft trigger, as it has both an overtravel stop AND a DA pre-travel adjustment (one time, you file down a Delrin pin for the pre-travel.

But, the trigger, being flat, does move reach a little further forward I think. It is anodized aluminum, so you won't likely want to have at it with the old band saw and mill

You can look them up, they have a page.

Be sure to post back w/ results please . . we are pretty much all nosey here!
Thanks Bumper

That is just about what I am looking for (flat trigger wise) but looking at the pictures it looks like it doesn't gain me much as far as moving the trigger face forward at trigger break.

I would sure like to try a gun with that trigger in it just to see if it helps.

As of now my (sort of) plan is to buy another stock trigger then modify it to have a straighter & more forward face.

Do you know if the stock 226 trigger is MIM or some type of alloy?

Can't do much with MIM welding wise.
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