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Old 05-28-2012, 03:39 PM
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I have polished the trigger parts, removed the pigtail spring, and replaced the sear spring with a lighter one and that has helped the trigger pressure issue but now i would like to tackle this crazy trigger travel length. I have tried to find information on how to fix it but have come up with nothing so i started looking at how it works and I am wondering if filing/sanding down the top of the part in the picture would do the trick. It seems to me that when the trigger is pulled this part is pushed back and down until the surface on the hammer slips off and strikes the primer. I am obviously not a gunsmith and I tried to find the proper terminology for these parts so that I could do a better job of describing myself but came up with nothing so i included the picture. hopefully somebody understands what I am saying and offer some input. Thanks!
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It would be VERY helpful to know what pistol you are referring to. Assuming it's either an M&P or Sigma I would expect that what you are contemplating will result in problems with misfires. With a double action striker fired pistol much of the trigger stroke is spent "cocking" the striker. Shorten the length of that stroke so it releases earlier will only result in the spring NOT being fully compressed with the end result of the primer not being struck hard enough to ignite the primer.
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Damn, I guess that would help. Sorry. It is a Sigma SW40VE.
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So the the slide doesn't cock the hammer when it moves back?
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So the the slide doesn't cock the hammer when it moves back?
Nope. No hammer.
Don't mess with the striker if you want it to keep shooting. There are some tales of woe in past posts from people who did.
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Note where I placed the black outline arrow.

Get rid of the tool marks on that surface. You will be amazed at how nice the trigger pull is after polishing.

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