Sig Sauer Hammer Strut - P226, P229 - SHORT REACH
Sig Sauer factory Hammer Strut for P226/P229 models. E2 grip kit hammer strut.
May 7, 2018
Top Gun Supply really know their business, in this case, Sig pistols and parts. Wanted to lighten the awful first (double action) trigger pull on my mid-90s W German P228. Bought some Wolf springs last year and went through the torture of replacing the original hammer spring with a 17# one. What a pain! (Compressing the spring to get the pin back in). Also installed the Sig Short Reset Kit at the same time. That was a breeze. Was like night & day! A new, much more shootable gun! Except...not totally reliable ignition with some ammo. So I was faced with putting in the 18# spring. Grrrrrr. Must be something better. And there is: the “new” Sig “Short Reach” hammer strut, seat, and short springs. The great people at Grey Guns suggested I talk with Top Gun Supply, and they fixed me up with the parts. Jeff informed me as to which parts would work with my older P228 and he knows his stuff. I bought the “new style” short reach hammer strut, mainspring seat, and two short mainsprings, an 18# and a 19#. Everything went in very easy and I have the new 18# spring in and will be going to test it this week. With the new setup, it will be very easy to swap for the 19# spring at the range if I need to. ***Only one caveat: I long ago replaced the original Sig hard plastic grips with some plastic Hogues with a grippy rubber-like surface. Really excellent on this gun. BUT! The new hammer strut seat is a little wider than the original seat and prevented the grips from fitting flush. Jeff had said there was a possibility of this, depending on the grip. A quick pass with a Dremel tool took care of the problem and everything fits fine. Trigger pull is so much better than with the stock 21# spring. Thanks again Top Gun Supply!