I've been having a problem with my P226 for some time, had an armorer look at/repair it, but the problem has persisted.
The problem: pulling double-action trigger sometimes "slips" before fully cocking the hammer resulting in the hammer falling too early w/o enough force to "go bang"
The armorer indicated that the trigger bar had a "birth defect" and was slightly bent a couple microns. He claimed to have fixed it, and it did behave better for a while, but the problem returned after a couple hundred rounds.
Is this a common/known problem? Is my best course of action to just send it back to Sig for some R&R?
Opinions welcome. Thanks.
If you take the grips off and post a picture, it'd help us significantly. It could be:
- Trigger bar spring in wrong position
- Defect in trigger bar
- Hammer pin too far to one side
Like I said, it's hard to diagnose without seeing what's going on. Sigfreund is right though, Armorers are taught to replace parts, not fix them
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It would be helpful to know some history. Are you the original owner of the gun or was it preowned? Parts can wear over time. Some of us install lighter than factory factory mainsprings to reduce the trigger pull, and that can lead to strikes. Perhaps a new mainspring is needed.
I purchased it NIB and it is completely stock i.e. zero modifications post purchase. Less than 1,500 rounds through it.
I'll try to find another reputable local Sig armorer; barring that, I'll send it back to Sig.
I was just curious if this was a common issue, and if the diagnosis of a slightly bent trigger bar could result in the behavior I'm seeing.
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Your problem is not common, however, it certainly could occur with a defective trigger bar. You should be able to observe what is happening by dry firing the gun with the right grip panel removed.
Definitely out of the ordinary. Save yourself some angst and send it back to Sig. Shouldn't cost you anything.
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Under warranty, send to Sig! They will cover shipping and there service is expedient.
Report back after the gun is fixed and let us know how the issue is resolved.
I had a similar problem when I swapped in the SRT safety lever and sear into an early P226. If I pressed the trigger very slowly, it would slip. If I pulled quickly, it would work.
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