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Lowering the trigger preasure P-238 Sig.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by $$Midge$$, Mar 27, 2012.

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  1. $$Midge$$

    $$Midge$$ Member

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    I have to say I just love this little pistol. The only thing I want to change is the trigger, it is very stiff. I know how to adjust the trigger preasure on my Kimber Grand Raptor (never have though, like it just the way it came) but the Sig doesn't have any adjustment that I can see. Is it possible to lighten it up or do I have to take it to a gunsmith? Thank you for your help.
     
  2. rcmodel

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    Your Kimber Grand Raptor doesn't have an adjustable trigger either.

    The little allen-screw in the trigger only changes over-travel, not weight, and is best left unmolested if you don't understand what it does and how it does it.

    Actual trigger pull weight adjustment on either gun are best left to a qualified gunsmith.

    rc
     
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    OK, as mentioned I have never touched it, I like the pressure to shoot just fine, but the P-238 it's seriously twice as hard to pull. I'll look up a gunsmith, thank you for your help.
     
  4. Road Less Traveled

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    I love my P238, carry it every day, but I have been thinking about having a trigger job done on it as well.

    I have a Springfield Range Officer (full-size 1911 in .45 ACP) that came with a factory trigger of 6 lbs 2 ounces.

    Doesn't make sense to me that my pocket P238 (subcompact 1911 in .380 Auto) has a heavier 7 lb 12 ounce trigger pull - especially since the P238 has a traditional safety like full size 1911s.
     
  5. $$Midge$$

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    I agree and think I would be more likely to pull off target due to the trigger pressure with my 238 than with my full size 1911 45ACP. I love the trigger on the 1911, and was a little surprised with the P 238. With the 238 it starts out fairly easy but just before the gun fires there's a little extra resistance. Like a little bump in the road. Sorry not savvy on terminology.
    Anyway I have never taken a gun to a gunsmith so I'm in the process of trying to find a good one, I've heard of some real sad stories, especially with old guns and gunsmiths not wanting to admit the repairs are out of their expertise, so I’m asking around. Thanks for your reply.
     
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    Sig would tell you to leave it alone . I kinda agree If you really need it I don't belive you will notice it. If you shoot it enough it will lightned up some any way.
     
  7. 1SOW

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    The hammer spring can be lightened a little and will make a noticeably lighter trigger pull.
    I'm not familiar with the P-238, so can't suggest the spring weight to get.

    Wolff Springs - gunsprings.com will give you the stock hammerspring weight, and offer a range of springs for your pistol. The Sig Forum should have the info on the how light you can go and remain 100% reliable with all ammo.
     
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    Michael, I'm actually noticing that it's getting better with every box of ammo I'm putting through it. I've decided to wait and see. I'll also go to the Sig Forum and see what they are saying. Thank you for your information, I really appreciate it.
     
  9. rob i

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    I have about 800 rounds through mine. It does get better. If you also have an lcp, shoot that right after the sig and you'll really appreciate the trigger on the sig.
     
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