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Hi guys, I've had my P99 9mm for about 4 months now. It's got about 1000 rnds and a couple thous dry fires on it and the trigger is still gritty.
The final pull of the SA is where it's gritty, rough or whater ya want to call it. It feels like the mil marks on my AK47 trigger feels.
Since it hasn't smoothed out by now I'm getting worried.
Should I call S&W for a fix or what?
I love this pistol. I shoot it better than anything I've ever had. It's the only sore spot I've heard with these pistols and really am puzzled why Walther dosn't fix this problem at the factory. These gritty triggers has turned off alot of buyers before they ever really got interested..
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Have you given the thing a good cleaning? I soaked my grip frame in some Simple Green and very hot water for a while, scrubbed it with a toothbrush, used the hairdryer on it, and lubed with FP-10. Trigger feels great now.
 

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Hi M700. Yea I have cleaned mine a couple of times with simple green. The green really does a good job. And it did smooth it up alot the first time.
But the trigger still has a couple rough spots. Nothing shot throwing or anything, just not slick smooth.
I've had a couple of Glocks and got those triggers very smooth. And while different than the Glock set up I can't see any reason for a couple of rough spots in any of todays modern trigger designs.
And this pistol just shoots too dam well and is built too good to have anything less than a very good smooth trigger.
It does seem to be getting smoother but it's up about 2200 rnds and 4 to 5 thou dry fires. So it should be about as good as it will get by now and it just dosn't have the trigger this pistol deserves.

Mine has had perfect reiability and just deserves better.
 

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May want to give Earl a call. I believe he will do a trigger job for you if you want. Not sure exactly what he does, but it's worth a shot.
 

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DO NOT GET THE TRIGGER JOB FROM EARL!

He will charge you $80.00 for a $.30 Trigger return spring, thats it. He does nothing to the action of the pistol. He completely lied to me when I called him before I sent my P99 to him.

Upon receiving my P99 back from him I totaly dissasembled it for inspection, nothing but a spring. He is a total fraud. Buyer beware.
 

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Hi, CKW. Whats the story on the return trigger spring? Is it heavier/ lighter/ shorter/loger/ thinner or what? And what did it do for your pistol?

Mine feels like parts are rubbing. Dosn't feel ike mill marks really, but there is two spots rubbing or dragging in the SA pull.
Remove the slide and she's very smooth.

Hay CKW, do you detail strip the complete lower?

I thought about calling S&W about the trigger.it don't bother me in action shooting at all. BUt shooting a group @ say 25yds it's enough to loose your concentration on sight alinment and cause yur group to got kaput...
 

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The spring is the same length, but made out of a thinner gage wire. It is also silver in color were as the original Walther springs are somewhat goldish. Sure, it lightened up the trigger some, but added some creep (I took it off the 9mm and sold it with the .40, I went back to original). It did nothing for the rubbing though. If your experiencing rubbing you may want to try repositioning the spring on its hook, try to steer it away from the parts that it comes in contact with. HTH
 

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Hi guys, the rubbing or gritty feeling is in the SA part and it's in the last half of the SA pull.
I think it's the surfaces of te trigger bar angled edge that mates up to the striker safety angled edge.
I would like to remove them and polish them up a tad.
Has anyone had the striker safety out. Does it lock in with the striker bar. I've had the striker assembly out and apart and don't remenber it comming out in that disassembly.
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JBA,

I've been able to smoothen the action a little (as it was already quite smooth) by polishing the trigger bar's contact surface; i.e. the small "ramp" at the rear where it makes contact with the underside of the fire control unit. Also polishing the back side of the trigger bar, more specifficaly the little bump that makes contact with the inner surface of the receiver, added to a smoother operation. Furthermore I always pay attention to keeping the area between the trigger bar and the receiver clean and a little bit oiled.
 

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Is this Simple Green cleaning something that's recommended or something, since several people seem to have done it? You actually soaked the whole grip section?
 
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