I recently acquired a beautiful KE coded P228. As is my practice, I detail stripped and cleaned the pistol while awaiting new springs from TGS. Since the old school trigger bar spring has been discontinued by SIG, I ordered the new style looped spring. During assembly however, I discovered the right grip panel would not fit properly. A quick SIGforum search confirmed my suspicions - the new looped spring will not work in older P229's and obviously the same holds true as well for older P228's. Does anyone know of a source for the old style springs? All of the usual sources show them discontinued. I'm not in dire need of a spring at this time, but looking down the road I could see this becoming problematic for me as well as other owners of these earlier pistols. Any thoughts? Thanks!
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I believe the looped spring will work with a little Dremel work on the inside of the grip panel.
Get a newer grip panels, that have cut out for the newer style spring. The old style has a weak point, right at the middle of the curve and why they put a loop, in the newer style.
Yep. Did it on my 1995 P229 DA/SA .40 a number of years back. I eventually replaced the grips with G10's and changed to the New Style hammer strut assembly.
Just be sure you are VERY careful if you Dremel, The material is very thin in the area that has to be relieved.
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