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Old 07-12-2016, 05:25 PM   #1
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P226 Nitron Trigger issue

I have a P226 Nitron 9mm with around 2500 rounds through it. It has always functioned flawlessly as I always keep it clean and properly lubricated. In the last two range outings I had occurrences where in single action, the trigger would not reset where it normally would but instead it reset has if it were in double action. I was shooting about a round per second and every few rounds I would squeeze the trigger as usual but nothing happened until I left off the trigger almost entirely and then I could fire another round. Any idea what may cause this?
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:19 PM   #2
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if you had the right grip off, you may have upset the trigger bar spring.
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:27 PM   #3
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The gun came with E2 grips but I replaced them with the Hogue rubber finger grips about 2000 rounds ago. I have not removed them since installed them.
I think I will give Sig customer service a call.
I do have another question: Has anyone had issues with warranty work since you "changed" things on the firearm or did you put the factory parts back on before you sent to Sig? I'm talking grips, sights, recoil rod, etc.
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If this gun has the SIG SRT (short reset trigger), there is a known issue with the original SRT. The lower leg of the safety lever can get hung up on top of the trigger bar, keeping the trigger bar from moving up as normal. This causes an extended reset on that particular cycle. It does not cause a FTF, but can cause a trigger short stroke. Allowing the trigger to move well forward results in a reset. The problem tends to be intermittent.

SIG quietly fixed this and did not issue a recall. The new safety lever, included in guns with SRT and with new SRT kits purchased, has a longer lower leg (by about 3/16" - guessing). This is enough to prevent the problem - but it does mean the safety lever must be removed before removing the trigger bar/trigger, and installed afterwards.

To my knowledge, I don't think SIG sells the new safety lever separately, it's the part on the left in this picture of the SRT kit, I made one a couple of weeks ago:


Edit: Fjgiie straightened me out in another thread (didn't catch his reply before) - - the new safety lever is available from SIG, see: http://sigtalk.com/gun-projects/2236...tml#post277446

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If this gun has the SIG SRT (short reset trigger), there is a known issue with the original SRT. The lower leg of the safety lever can get hung up on top of the trigger bar, keeping the trigger bar from moving up as normal. This causes an extended reset on that particular cycle. It does not cause a FTF, but can cause a trigger short stroke. Allowing the trigger to move well forward results in a reset. The problem tends to be intermittent.

SIG quietly fixed this and did not issue a recall. The new safety lever, included in guns with SRT and with new SRT kits purchased, has a longer lower leg (by about 3/16" - guessing). This is enough to prevent the problem - but it does mean the safety lever must be removed before removing the trigger bar/trigger, and installed afterwards.

To my knowledge, I don't think SIG sells the new safety lever separately, it's the part on the left in this picture of the SRT kit, I made one a couple of weeks ago:


Edit: Fjgiie straightened me out in another thread (didn't catch his reply before) - - the new safety lever is available from SIG, see: http://sigtalk.com/gun-projects/2236...tml#post277446
Would this not apply if it were only a "short reach trigger"?
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Would this not apply if it were only a "short reach trigger"?
Does your 226 have the Short Reset Trigger mechanism? Note: we're not talking about the trigger itself, but rather the trigger mechanism.

Here's a pic to show what to look for:
P-series SRT:STD Comparo.001.jpg
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Old 07-13-2016, 09:38 AM   #7
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I spoke to Sig and gave them the serial number. They claim this gun does not have the Short Reset; however, judging by your image posted above, it sure looks like the short reset. Here's what mine looks like. It does not have the tab.
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Can't say for sure with the pic you provided. The ejector is blocking the view of the sear. Can you post a pic from the same angle as in the pic I posted?

While we're at it, can you post pics of your trigger bar area (with the right side grip removed), with the hammer cocked and decocked.

Are you the original owner? The Nitron model typically doesn't come with the SRT but it could have been added by a previous owner if there was one.
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If it does not have a Short Reset Trigger, then changing the standard safety lever may help.
Especially if the Trigger bar spring is OK.

My trigger bar spring

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If it does not have a Short Reset Trigger, then changing the standard safety lever may help.
Especially if the Trigger bar spring is OK.
I'll second that recommendation (which is always a safe bet on one of fjgiie's posts).
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I am the original owner. The gun was purchased in February of this years as part of a TACPAC. It came with two mags, flashlight/laser and a paddle holster. I will get some more pics and post them when I get home this evening. Thanks for the help.
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It looks to be a standard reset trigger mech and in need of a thorough cleaning and lube. I'd start there and see if the problem persists.
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