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Does anyone else here get pain in their trigger finger when firing their p99? Went to the range today and ran though some ammo with my 1911 and my P99. I noticed while firing the P99 that my finger would hurt after a few rounds into a mag. After the range session I had a blister on the bottom of my trigger finger.

I got home and I tried to see if I could duplicate the pain, and it seems to come from the sharp corners on the trigger itself? In particular the raised portion in the cent of the trigger, at the base where the trigger starts to do its "J" there appears to be a raised portion that when I started to pull the trigger happened to be right in the middle of my blister. Anyone else have this issue?
 

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I got that from my SW99 before. If U put your finger too low on the trigger - it can happen. Put it higher. And, for whatever reason - after the 1st or 2nd range trip, it never happened again. I think the skin toughens up - the same when U first use a gun with super cheese grater checkering - after a few uses, it doesn't bother U anymore - provided u shoot it frequently.
 

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I used to get some finger pain with my P99 but not anymore. Probably a combination of simply getting used to it and the trigger surface smoothing out a bit. Your finger is also not supposed to slide over the trigger surface, maybe I'm getting better at that. I think it's the sliding under pressure that can cause a bit of 'raw' feeling.
 

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Which model P99?

Which model P99 do you have? Is it possible you have the older trigger guard? The one with the bump. This first generation design is more apt to cause the condition you've encountered.

At any rate, the trigger will smooth out after appx 500 rounds, and this will help. Also, I agree the finger placement makes a big difference.:)
 

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Hello,

I have a AD code P99 in 40. Yes, it does have the bump however I am pretty sure I am getting bit by the edge of the raised portion in the center of the trigger. The blister itself was on the very bottom of my trigger finger, about equal distance from the first joint to the end of my finger.
 

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I have a 1st generation P99 .40S&W. I have found that the raised hump on the inside of the bottom of the trigger guard can cause an abrasive pinching on the area of the finger that has been described. As has been pointed out raising the finger up on the trigger just a bit takes care of the problem.

I suspect this was a major reason why the hump disappeared with the 2nd generation pieces.
 

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I have the latest design (no hump) and still got the very same pain you experienced. But like Shipwreck said, it mysteriously disappears after a few hundred rounds of experience. I believe the cause is the very small gap (compared to other pistols I have) between the bottom of the trigger and the guard. At the end of my squeeze (when the trigger releases) the meat of my chubby finger is pinched by the tip of the trigger against the guard. Then the recoil exacerbates it. Like someone else said, in time the finger seems to "break-in" and become insensitive to the pinching affect. The weird thing is that even after not shooting the P99 for awhile, the pain doesn't seem to come back. Could it have something to do with the trigger smoothing out? :confused:
 

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I doubt the smoothness of the trigger action has anything to do with finger pain. Perhaps the -surface- of the trigger smooths out a bit but I don't think that's what you meant, right?
Nope you're right. I raised the question of whether the smoothing of the trigger action which takes place over time (gosh mine's wonderful now with 775 rounds down the pipe) could lessen the trauma to the finger tip. I don't believe that's the case; as I said I believe the finger gets pinched because the trigger tip is so close to the guard. But in "problem solving analysis" one looks for something that changed at about the time the problem surfaces. In this case, when the pains stops happening, it's about the time that the trigger action starts to smooth. With my 99, that was about at the 500 round point. FWIW :rolleyes:
 
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