I dismantled my striker as per the guide listed earlier. I had some 2000 & 3000 grit sandpaper leftover from one of those headlight refinishing kits so I did the striker polishing with that.Just looking for some guidance/explanation on how and what exactly is getting polished.
There's a video on YT that shows how to remove the striker from the slide; to remove the spring, you have to compress the spring away from the firing pin side to allow the plastic split collar halves to lift and separate (never thought I'd utter that phrase in this context before) free of the spring.Thanks for the description and pictures. How do you remove the spring? Thanks!
I have yet to attempt a trigger bar guide polish, but another source of grit in my PPS was the slide safety plunger being fouled (though for new owners, this is probably not an issue). Also the plunger and hole can be polished in the manner of the other parts in this thread to improve trigger take up feel.The trigger on my M1 (bought 10/15) was gritty when I got it, but after many, many dry fires, appropriate lube (best was a PTFE spray) and a few range sessions, it is now OK. Still has some creep, but not gritty.
I isolated the friction to the striker assembly.
Safely disassemble the pistol.
Take apart striker assembly.
Polish out the striker where it meets the spring.
Polish the 3 square prongs where it meets with the plastic housing.
Smoothed things out tremendously.