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Anyone else not like Sig DA/SA?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by HammerheadSSN663, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. HammerheadSSN663

    HammerheadSSN663 Well-Known Member

    I have a Sig 229 and personally can't stand the 1/3" dead area in the trigger after it goes single action. I much prefer the crisp pull of a standard 45 or a smooth DA only semi.

    Why did Sig (or anyone else) find it necessary to engineer in so much trigger slop after the first shot?:confused::mad:

    I hate it so much so that my 229 SA/DA just sits on the shelf doing nothing while my P250 goes with me everywhere.
  2. Sheepdog1968

    Sheepdog1968 Well-Known Member

    They now have a short reset trigger SRT that at least in my opinion fixes that problem. Sigs are my favorite without a doubt. What I can't get past is the transition between double action and single action. I've taken lots and lots of classes and I must have at least 16,000 rounds throu them at this point. I just dislike the da pull. For home defense, I keep a sig as a back up to the shotgun. For conceal carry, I prefer a more consisten trigger such as an XD or Glock.
  3. skt239

    skt239 Well-Known Member

    I love Sigs DA/SA. The slack in the trigger does not bother me in the least bit. In fact, I'd love to have a revolver that had a DAO pull as smooth as my P239. If I owned a gun that I "hated" I would sell it. Now if I disliked it, I could probably live with it.

  4. BILLG

    BILLG Well-Known Member

    Its not a problem for me.If it bothers you that much sell it to someone can use it and buy someting you can use with the cash.
  5. Bongo Boy

    Bongo Boy Well-Known Member

    The only time I find any trigger of any kind to be of any concern is when I standing at the indoor range, taking my time to engage a paper target. When I'm at a match and have the least bit of adrenaline going, I could shoot the entire match and never notice the trigger at all. I shot the P220 at a fair number of IDPA matches and the last thing in the world I even knew existed was pre-travel, over-travel, mush, stack, creep, trigger weight or any other aspect of the trigger. Just doesn't matter, just isn't 'there'. In fact, so much so that I never even noticed the DA vs the SA.

    What tends to frustrate me a bit is shooting the handgun from a bag and I find trouble determining where take-up ends; when there's a mushy transition, yes, that adds to the learning curve.

    As far as DA/SA in general though, I'll likely choose SAO or DAO guns from here on out, and I already have one DAO auto pistol so I think I'm probably all done there. :)
  6. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Ill give you 5 bucks for it if you hate it that much...

    practice draw and cock at the same time.. problem eliminated...
  7. Miked7762

    Miked7762 Well-Known Member

    It's the firing pin block safety being disengaged. Keeping the firing pin channel clean as well as the firing pin block itself will minimize the effect on the trigger pull, but you'll never be completely rid of it.
  8. Plan2Live

    Plan2Live Well-Known Member

    I'll double Tarosean's offer and give you $10 for it AND pay the shipping and FFL transfer fee.

    My anology would be that I just hate the way my standard head screwdriver won't consistenly work in a phillips head screw. In other words, different situations require different tools. Given that, I'll take the advantages and disadvantages of a DA/SA trigger for those times when I feel like this action is more appropriate. As Bongo Boy says, when the adrenaline starts flowing you'll never notice the trigger.
  9. Fishbed77

    Fishbed77 Well-Known Member

    Then get a DA/SA with a better trigger feel. I recommend the Walther P99AS.

    It's single-action trigger rivals some 1911s I've shot, and the double-action trigger isn't half-bad either, just longer and heavier, but still buttery smooth.

    Maybe it's just an illusion, but a good DA/SA trigger "feels" safer to me, and I shoot them better than I do "Glock-style" triggers, so you'll hear no complaints from me.
  10. 2wheels

    2wheels Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you need to sell off your 229.

    That tiny bit of take up is either something you learn to live with or you move on to other trigger setups. It never bothered me when shooting Sigs, in fact if I was to drop 1911s and switch to DA/SA handguns, it'd be all Sig all the way. I think in the world of DA/DA autos Sig has the superior control setup with their out of the way decocker and no safety.

    If you like the gun overall, just not the trigger, maybe try to trade it for a DAK P229? Very smooth double action only trigger pull.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2013
  11. ku4hx

    ku4hx Well-Known Member

    I once owned a Ford Taurus that made my back hurt after an hour or so of driving. Man I hated that! Sold it and bought my first pickup truck; the first of many.

    If you just can't stand the gun; sell it if dissatisfaction is that high. I'd be willing to bet there's a country full of buyers who'd love to own it.
  12. 340PD

    340PD Well-Known Member

    I am an instructor. Last night we again had a group of first time shooters, following 6 hours of class-time, get on the line with a very large variety of our own handguns.
    Without question, in every class we give, most accurate and easy to shoot is my Ruger MK III hunter with full Volquartsen innards.
    Second place, my W.German P226 with post and dot sights. What I find particularly interesting is, I get this from both men and women first time shooters. God, I wish I had access to a pile of these guns, I could make a fortune.
  13. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    I was never crazy about the DA/SA trigger on S&W autos but gradually over time I have become accustomed to the trigger of my SIG P-229E2. The short reset helps a lot in this regard and I find myself handling the transition from DA to SA much easier the more I shoot it.
  14. JO JO

    JO JO Well-Known Member

    sig 229 is top notch, one of my favorites
  15. OregonJohnny

    OregonJohnny Well-Known Member

    I have a P220 Carry Elite Dark, that came with Sig's Short Reset Trigger (SRT). This is my first and only Sig, so I have nothing else to compare it to. But both the double and single action triggers feel great to me. I may install a slightly lighter spring for the DA trigger pull, but it's pretty good as is.

    As Bongo Boy said above, the only time I really notice (or am concentrating on) the trigger reset, takeup, pull weight, etc. is when standing at an indoor range, taking my time and trying to keep my groups as tight as possible. When shooting at informal outdoor shooting pits, where I'm practicing draw, DA/SA transition, double-tap drills, malfunction drills, moving while shooting, etc., the fine little details of the trigger feel slip down the list of things I'm concentrating on.

    And along these same lines, I think a DA/SA, or a DOA with a smooth but long trigger pull make ideal platforms for defensive handguns. As much as we should train to keep the finger off the trigger until sights are on target and we're ready to shoot, and as much as we'd like to think that adrenaline and panic won't effect all of this training, I think a long first trigger pull can be a benefit in a real life defensive situation.
  16. jon86

    jon86 Well-Known Member

    This is why I haven't bought a sig.

    I like the idea of sa/da, but I can't get around that terrible single action trigger. I much prefer a revolver double action trigger. If I have single action, I don't want it with a mile of take-up. I do enjoy a 1911 trigger and the single action of most revolver triggers. If a sig had a take-up like these, I'd be all over it.
  17. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    The SRT and short reach trigger in my P226 is absolutely lovely. Mmmmmmm
  18. skt239

    skt239 Well-Known Member

    That's easier said than done. Not very safe either.
  19. MCMXI

    MCMXI Well-Known Member

    I currently have three P220s (DA/SA), two P225s (DA/SA) and a P239 (DA/SA SRT) and have owned/shot SIGs for more than 20 years now and LOVE the DA/SA arrangement. I still feel that SIG offers some of the best defensive pistols available with a ~ 10lb DA trigger pull for the first shot and faster (more accurate) follow up shots in SA mode. There's no way to have a ND with that arrangement unless you're a moron, but once you've made the decision to make that first shot everything changes. I'm not sold on the need for the SRT but that's how the P239 SAS Gen 2 I have was set up. I think we get used to what we practice with and I never had an issue with the original DA/SA trigger.
  20. Hammerdown77

    Hammerdown77 Well-Known Member

    Hate DA/SA. Got rid of all of mine. Sigs are great guns, but I don't want anything that's DA/SA. The first couple of shots out of the holster are critical in a defensive situation; why you'd want two completely different trigger pulls is beyond me.

    But to each his own.

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