Getting the E2 grip for my P226 9mm


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jawman
July 23, 2012, 03:17 PM
I'm not very accurate with my new P226 MK25 9mm, and I seem to shoot other pistols better. My uncle has a CZ 9mm (not sure exactly what model) and I shot it better than my P226. I also shot his Taurus 9mm, a Taurus 1911 .45, as well as his Kimber .45 compact carry. I shot them all better than my Sig, except for the Kimber because it was a bit tiny and that was my first time shooting a tiny little carry gun. I'm hoping the E2 grip will help, but I just can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. Maybe it is the fact that the trigger has some "stack" when in single action before you get to the breaking point, then once you meet the breaking point, it is just a bit more tension before the hammer drops. I wish it went straight to the breaking point without the play beforehand. I also have small to medium sized hands so hopefully the E2 grip will help, but I'm not expecting it to be a drastic change that is going to make me that much better just because I changed the grips.

I think I'm going to rent a S&W M&P during my trip to the range this week and see how that fares for me. I've heard good things about it and I'm wondering if the lighter weight pistol will shoot better for me. I will repost my comparisons between the p226 and m&P.

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activsean
July 23, 2012, 06:06 PM
I have a 226 in 40 cal. It is by far the most accurate duty weapon that I have owned. I have approximately 8000 rounds through it. I have learned to use that tiny bit of creep in single action to set up for the next press. It has taken alot of concentration and dry fire to repeat it with consistency, but, I now do it without thinking. As a result, my groups are much tighter. If your hands are small enough, the sig short trigger might be the answer. Don't give up on the sig!!!!

activsean
July 23, 2012, 06:18 PM
Getting back to your original issue, I had the E2 grips installed on my sig...I love them!

jawman
July 23, 2012, 10:42 PM
When you say short trigger, do you mean the shorter, thinner trigger, or do you mean the SRT (short reset trigger)?

standard trigger (this is what I currently have on my MK25): http://tinyurl.com/c729lgu

short trigger: http://tinyurl.com/d4ddlyw

*note these are not SRT.

9mmepiphany
July 23, 2012, 11:27 PM
I'm sure activsean is referring to the Short Trigger...the SRT has no effect on the trigger reach

but I just can't figure out what I'm doing wrong
Maybe if you describe how you are gripping the pistol and pressing the trigger. It sounds like you are describing the difference between a rolling letoff and a sharp letoff

jawman
July 23, 2012, 11:42 PM
I know I've got the right grip. I've watched plenty of YouTube tutorial videos from Max Michel, Doug Koenig, Travis Haley, and Todd Jarrett, so I know I've got that down. I'll see what the E2 grips do for me, and possibly the short trigger. Is the short trigger something I can install myself?

activsean
July 24, 2012, 03:33 PM
short trigger is available from sig or midway. unsure how difficult it is to install.

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