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Just replaced my Sig 238 plastic trigger with a stainless one.

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Cougfan2, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I just picked my Sig 238 SAS from Willamette Valley Arms. He replaced the original equipment plastic trigger with one from the guy out in Tilamook that makes the stainless steel one's.

    Even though he did nothing to the springs, just replaced the trigger, I find the trigger pull to be noticeably lighter and crisper.

    He did say it was a real pain to install, but he did a great job. I am pleased. :)
     
  2. wombat

    wombat Kirkland, WA Member

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    ... the pivot pins make it tricky to reassemble; did WVA say anything about lubing the sear/hammer contact point?
    Could WVA test the trigger pull with a trigger pull device?

    The trigger pull is supposed to be about 8lbs; not 5lbs as in the manual.
    If the trigger feels lighter now, maybe the reassembly was a good thing after all, with that new ss trigger.

    Nice update, thanks!!
     
  3. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    He did say he "reset" the trigger, whatever that means. I don't know if he has a trigger pull gauge, but I would imagine he does. I just know that before the trigger pull felt like it was about 8 pounds, but now it feels closer to 5 to 5.5 pounds.

    He didn't say anything about lubing the sear hammer contact point. He did say that when he updated the trigger on his stainless frame 238 HD, it was easier than on my pistol because he could heat the frame on his pistol which helped with installing the pins, but he couldn't on my alloy frame pistol, which made sense.
     
  4. wombat

    wombat Kirkland, WA Member

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    ...hmmm; now that's some good info, about the method of reinstalling the pins; might explain/contributes to the new feel.

    thanks.

    Certainly, at 5-5.5lbs of trigger pull, that's gotta be a nice thing to do.
     
  5. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    The Guy in tillamook has a how to video on YouTube for the trigger swap.
    I plan to try doing it myself. Figure I can always take it to the Smith if I fail.
    I find I learn a lot doing these mods. I sure did on my 22/45.
    Jim
     
  6. XSubSailor

    XSubSailor SW WA Active Member

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    I swapped my P238 trigger with one made for the Colt Mustang. I purchased it from Brownell's for about $30. I thought it was a very simple process and had no issues with removing or reinstalling the pins...a small punch was all that was required.
     
  7. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    Nice to hear that. I will be trying a DIY on the trigger swap as well.
    Jim
     
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    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    I usually polish all contact points when I have my guns apart and the feed ramps.....always seems to help
    Jim
     
  10. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    I like the "drilled" look on solid triggers. Might try this with the stainless trigger I have on order. :D

    Update: Can't really drill the triggers on the 238/938s as they have the round spring channel right up the center of the trigger.
     
  11. FireArm

    FireArm Beavercreek 97004 Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Where guy in tillimook and what was the charge, my friends colt mustang pocketlite poly trigger just broke?
     
  12. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Huh, I wish you'd posted this a while back! I very nearly bought one of the P238s from WVFA, but couldn't get used to the horrible stock trigger. Ended up picking up a different .380 instead. Might have to reconsider :)
     
  13. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    Glen at partsproduction@oregoncoast.com
    I think they are $40 or $45 shipped
    No relation to me, just a nice guy with a quality product.
     
  14. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    I just got the 938 last month after waiting about 6 months on order..........but the same could be done on a 238 as the trigger systems seem pretty similar. But your results may vary.
     
  15. FireArm

    FireArm Beavercreek 97004 Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    You can get a metal trigger from brownells for 32$ for a colt mustang pocketlite that works too. Thanks
     
  16. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    Those are aluminum and the pivot hole will wear to be oval.......stainless is better