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Old 10-30-2016, 06:35 AM   #1
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P88 C trigger job

I own a P88 C and wonder if anyone have attempted to lighten the trigger pull on their P88 C. I have polished and or lightened triggers on semiauto and revolvers with success, but would like to hear from others having gone down this road.

I live in Europe so “sending it to Earls” and other US gunsmiths is unfortunately not an option.
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I'm unsure why you'd want to make the attempt. I've always found the trigger on the P88C, or at least the two that I own, to be doggone near close to perfection.

That being said, surely the continent is filled with gunsmiths who are familiar with Walther firearms and would make the effort for you ... no? Earl, after all, is a Walther gunsmith, as is Mike McClellan, as is Tom Heller, the three individuals who are recommended time and time again over here for such work.
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The P88c is darned near perfect and requires no intervention or 'improvement,' in my humble, but quasi-educated, opinion. To quote Nancy Reagan, just say no!
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... surely the continent is filled with gunsmiths who are familiar with Walther firearms and would make the effort for you ... no? Earl, after all, is a Walther gunsmith, as is Mike McClellan, as is Tom Heller, the three individuals who are recommended time and time again over here for such work.
They're a long way from Europe.
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They're a long way from Europe.
Which is the reason why I indicated that gunsmiths of similar caliber to the three who are most often mentioned here could no doubt be found on the continent.
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There's more to a good trigger than simple lightness, and I agree with the others that the P88C nails it. It's extremely smooth and already has a good break, and isn't even all that heavy to begin with, so I don't think modifications are necessary.
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Well obviously I do not agree that it is perfect, or I would not have asked for tips to change it. But I had another motivation as well.

Since I live in Europe and need a reason, think competition, to buy a gun. And the same reason may not be used for several guns that serve the same purpose. So if my P88C is modified I can not use it in IPSC Production. I got my local gun smith to do sufficient work on the P88C for it to no longer be legal to use in Production, but still legal for bullseye. I therefore need a new gun and was granted a permit for one. (five actually, but all different uses/reasons...)

I envy you most of the gun laws of the us.
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Why not find a P88 Champion or P88 Competition?
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