SA Pistol Trigger Pound Pull

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SA Pistol Trigger Pound Pull

Postby Running Arrow Bill » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:24 pm

Afternoon!

Been long time since I posted...

I need a .40 SA with a LIGHT trigger pull!! My Baretta 96 is too much for my present arthritic hands. Any held y'all can give me will be most appreciated!

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Re: SA Pistol Trigger Pound Pull

Postby WTR » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:47 pm

My H & K is 4.5 lbs in SA mode.

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Re: SA Pistol Trigger Pound Pull

Postby The Annoyed Man » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:49 am

WTR wrote:My H & K is 4.5 lbs in SA mode.

Stole my thunder. I used to own a USP Compact .40. I bought a lighter mainspring for it (can't remember where, but it may have been MidwayUSA.com). In any case, it reduced the DA pull to around 8-10 lb and the SA pull to around 4 or 5 lb. It's been long ago enough that I don't remember the specific numbers anymore. What I do remember is that swapping out the mainspring on the USP took all of about 5 minutes and maybe a single tool.
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Re: SA Pistol Trigger Pound Pull

Postby The Annoyed Man » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:50 am

Also, Kahr pistols have extremely light pulls. In fact, they're kind of famous for it.
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Re: SA Pistol Trigger Pound Pull

Postby SRO1911 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:13 am

Rock island, kimber, STI, Sig, and many others make 1911s both single and double stack versions in .40.

I have had a few tuned up da/sa amd striker guns - but even on their best days, a 1911 system still walls all over them in the trigger department.
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Re: SA Pistol Trigger Pound Pull

Postby Running Arrow Bill » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:48 am

I went to H&K and Sig websites and couldn't find any info on trigger pull pounds. Maybe one of the gun magazines will have info on this stuff?

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Re: SA Pistol Trigger Pound Pull

Postby WTR » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:19 pm

Running Arrow Bill wrote:I went to H&K and Sig websites and couldn't find any info on trigger pull pounds. Maybe one of the gun magazines will have info on this stuff?

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Bill


When I looked up my H & K model they did have SA & DA pulls listed.


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Re: SA Pistol Trigger Pound Pull

Postby maverick2076 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:28 pm

Glock with a Ghost disconnector and spring kit is 3.5 pounds.


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Re: SA Pistol Trigger Pound Pull

Postby Zombified » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:39 pm

My local gun store had a double action only HK 45 compact that had a incredibly light pull. I was really impressed and extremely tempted to buy it. They aren't cheap, but that was probably the sweetest double action trigger I've ever tried.

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Re: SA Pistol Trigger Pound Pull

Postby Middle Age Russ » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:02 am

Your Beretta 96 has a Double Action - Single Action trigger. When de-cocked, you have a long, relatively heavy initial double-action trigger press to get the first round off, and then subsequent, lighter, single-action trigger presses until the gun is again made safe/de-cocked. Since you don't mention whether the single-action presses are a heavier weight than is comfortable, I assume the issue is really with the initial, double-action press. As TAM mentioned, there are some double-action only (DAO) guns like some Kahr pistols that may be more comfortable to you if you prefer a gun that uses the trigger to both cock and then fire the gun. These guns were designed from the outset to feature relatively light (for a double-action) trigger sometimes with relatively short (again for a double-action) travel. Beyond double-action triggers, there is a whole world of single-action only or striker fired pistols that may work for you as long as you can comfortably manipulate the slide. Generally, these will all feature relatively light (usually lighter than double-action) triggers with relatively short travel. I can only suggest trying out some common examples if/when you have an opportunity.
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Re: SA Pistol Trigger Pound Pull

Postby The Annoyed Man » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:51 am

The HK website says, for the USP series of pistols that the trigger pull is 20 N (4.5 lbs) in SA, and 50 N (11.24 lbs) in DA. Using the Wolf hammer spring reduced the DA pull to about 8 lbs in my USPc. Their website says that trigger pulls are marginally heavier in the P30 series, or about 24 N SA and 51 N DA. They don't list the trigger data for the P8, but they describe it as "The P8 is a modified version of the USP deployed by the German Bundeswehr. It differs by a specific safety and decocking as well as a preferred land and grooves rifling instead of the polygonal profile." Since the trigger is not mentioned, it is presumably the same as for the standard line of USP models.
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Re: SA Pistol Trigger Pound Pull

Postby jb2012 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:31 pm

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Walther PPQ series


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Re: SA Pistol Trigger Pound Pull

Postby Soccerdad1995 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:06 pm

Get a CZ 75 in .40 cal. Send it to Cajun Gun Works. Voila - you have a very light trigger pull and an awesome gun.
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Re: SA Pistol Trigger Pound Pull

Postby treadlightly » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:54 pm

I dry-fired (with permission) a Sig P250 earlier today. Very impressive. It was like a P320 with a Kahr trigger, except I believe the trigger was lighter. Couldn't say for sure, I only dry-fired it twice, but I think the pull was a little shorter than a Kahr.

The P250 is a spitting image of a P320 except it's a DAO hammer fired gun. The grip shells are the same as the P320 and they use the same magazines and will fit the same holsters.

My fascination is it's like a P320 I can mechanically block from discharging when holstering by keeping my thumb on the back of the slide, preventing the hammer from rising.

New, they retail for about $400. I hear Sig is about ready to discontinue them, which is a shame. Seems like a good, very safe gun.


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