Well, that's just the way the P5 operates. I agree the DA pull is long and heavy (as all DA pulls are) but I find the SA pull very much to my liking (i.e. for a properly cleaned, lubed and functioning P5). If you can't live with it I'm afraid you'll just have to look for another gun ?The trigger seems to have two stages. The initial pull raises the firing pin and subsequent pressure drops the hammer. It is a long pull and fairly heavy. I have dry fired it quite a bit and it might have improved, but it is still difficult to use and affects my accuracy. I do not know if it can be improved. I did speak with Earl once and he refused to do anything to change factory specs because of insurance concerns.