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Old 09-23-2012, 02:26 PM   #1
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P 226 finger pinch

Another question if I could. My newish P 226 has that short reset trigger & a short trigger.

I am getting severe finger pinch from that thin trigger as it pinches my finger between the rear side of the trigger & rear of trigger opening.

I have sanded the rear edge of the trigger & that helped some but still a very annoying finger pinch in double action shooting.

Is it possible to install the regular (old style) trigger with the short trigger reset system?
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:35 PM   #2
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Yes, the short reset trigger (SRT) will work with standard or short triggers.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:59 AM   #3
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interesting to see you have that problem, I havent done much research, but havent seen others having the same problem. have you had anyone else shoot the gun to see if they are experience the pinching as well? are you putting too much finger on the trigger?
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:11 PM   #4
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Does anyone have pictures of bother the short and long triggers? I cant find anything about this.
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The top pic is a two-tone P229 with a standard reach trigger. The bottom one is a P229 Enhanced Elite with a short reach trigger. Notice the difference in thickness of the two.

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Old 09-24-2012, 12:43 PM   #6
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nice pics
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LOL. Thanks. They're straight from the SIG Sauer website.
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Afternoon mohunter55

Yes, others with longer fingers have shot the gun & all have experienced some finger pinch in double action. My brother even gets it in single action.

If you Google the right things you will see some others have experience the finger pinch issue on the new 226 with short trigger system.

So far I have narrowed it down to a somewhat long trigger finger coupled with a very high effort double action (my trigger measuring device only goes to 12 lbs & there is a bit above that on the scale un-marked so by how quickly it pegs my gauge I would guess mate the double action trigger pull at about 14-15 lbs. The gun only has about 2000 round through it (about 500 double action) so it might come down a bit yet but at 2k rounds probably not by much more.

Yesterday I got upset enough with a my continually pinched finger that I removed the trigger & sanded the back corner of the trigger to be more recessed & rounded. That helped but I still get some pinching in double action (all gone in single action).

I called Sig customer service today & am getting a standard (non short) trigger. We'll see if that eliminates the pinching (it should).

As long as I can live with the longer reach trigger that should cure my finger pinching.

If not, my next move is to add a trigger over-travel stop to the back of the short trigger.

Just for what-its-worth,, I tried installing a 17# hammer spring & that lowered the double action to just over 12 lbs double action & that helped the finger pinching a bit but it still bites my finger a bit. That 17 lb spring also made the single action feel creepy.
I then loaded up some 9mm with CCI small rifle primers (my standard worst-case-to-set-off test rounds). Then stuck the thing in the refrigerator over night (my cold overnight truck test). With the 17 lb spring it misfired 2-3 out of every 10 rounds tried so a 17 lb spring is not enough hammer spring for my gun without a reduced-power firing pin spring (& I personally won't use a reduced-power firing pin return spring in a carry gun)

I will post back when I get the standard trigger in it & let you all know if/how that worked out for finger pinch.
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sounds like you're on the right track.
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Agreed. Good luck. Hope that fixes your problem.
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The top pic is a two-tone P229 with a standard reach trigger. The bottom one is a P229 Enhanced Elite with a short reach trigger. Notice the difference in thickness of the two.
Thanks for the pics! Although the standard reach trigger looks like it requires a shorter reach than the actual short reach trigger. Peculiar.
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Thanks for the pics! Although the standard reach trigger looks like it requires a shorter reach than the actual short reach trigger. Peculiar.
Well, those pictures are not really scaled to each other properly. The top one with the standard trigger is scaled a bit smaller, so they're not really good for close comparison of the two triggers, but they nonetheless clearly show the difference between them.
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Afternoon mohunter55

...I called Sig customer service today & am getting a standard (non short) trigger. We'll see if that eliminates the pinching (it should)...

As long as I can live with the longer reach trigger that should cure my finger pinching.

If not, my next move is to add a trigger over-travel stop to the back of the short trigger....
The standard trigger will most likely solve your problem. Be careful when adding an overtravel stop, as you may interfere with the firing pin block. Depending upon where in the pull the firing pin block is free of the firing pin, will determine if, and how much, overtravel you can elliminate.
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Men having this problem with the short trigger is fairly common. Sig introduced it to appease the government's demand that guns be able to be used comfortably by women. Unfortunately, the only men who can use the trigger are those with unusually small hands.

Switch out the trigger for a standard and you'll be good. As stated above, the SRT action will work with either the short or standard trigger.
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Evening Gerry

I have already checked the release position of the firing pin block & it is just releasing enough to allow firing pin passage at primary sear release.

I have measured & know the actual stop thickness I could use on my existing short trigger but won't know the stop thickness required on the standard trigger until that arrives (probably won't need one with the standard trigger anyhow)

Shouldn’t be a problem though as I am not planning on a target tight over-travel stop but am planning on a generous over-travel so a bit of dirt or wear won't impede sear release in extreme conditions.
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