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Posted: 2/12/2006 8:34:03 AM EDT
I'm looking at a 229 for a slightly smaller carry piece, but the grip feels a bit big for me. I'm used to the 220 grip which is notably more narrow. I've heard that by installing a short trigger it makes the grip seem smaller. Anybody have any insight on that? MJD
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:42:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 8:01:31 PM EDT
ikor,
Do you still have that short trigger? I just picked up a 226 357 and need one. Both my 229's have them. I've never had a pinching problem.
Mike.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:35:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 4:39:50 AM EDT
Thanks for the info. I don't think the 229 is too big for CCW, of course, I'm not one of those little guys either. My normal CCW is the P220 as I mentioned. The problem is, it's a shade big when I'm all scrunched up on my motorcycle. I think the shorter 229 would work better. I might try to find a good 225 if the 229 doesn't work, but the darn mags are so expensive. MJD
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:00:00 PM EDT
Thanks for the reply ikor.
I'll just spend the 38 frogskins for one, and drink 3 beers while I install it.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 3:38:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mike989:
Thanks for the reply ikor.
I'll just spend the 38 frogskins for one, and drink 3 beers while I install it.



It's a 2 minute at most job so don't drink too fast!
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:41:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gotm4:

Originally Posted By mike989:
Thanks for the reply ikor.
I'll just spend the 38 frogskins for one, and drink 3 beers while I install it.



It's a 2 minute at most job so don't drink too fast!



So what's your take on the short triggers? Any real benefits? Does it actually make the grip feel smaller? I know it did on the Beretta. MJD
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:55:11 AM EDT
It's a reduced reach of the trigger of about 1/8"
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 9:13:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gotm4:
It's a reduced reach of the trigger of about 1/8"


+1
Try a 239 single stack for ccw.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 12:46:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARer:

Originally Posted By gotm4:
It's a reduced reach of the trigger of about 1/8"


+1
Try a 239 single stack for ccw.



There's something about the 239 that I don't like. It's just feels odd. I'd take a 225 over that any day. MJD
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 7:53:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 9:45:38 PM EDT
Sorry for slow answer. I don't check everyday.

Yes, it does make a difference for me. I get my entire first joint of my pointer finger on the short trigger with a random fast grab. The stock triggers work, but the short trigger, for me, makes it more comfortable. It'd be nice to be able to change the backstrap on the 226and 229's like the Walther P99's. The P99's fit my hand perfect.

I just bought a Walther P99 compact(CDNN) in 9mm for ccw. I don't have a problem with the long trigger pull (I don't shoot DA anyway) on the DA/SA or as they call it now AS. Pretty light and narrow, and holds 10 rounds, the 16 round full size mags fit also but hang down a bunch.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 9:58:33 PM EDT
You are correct about the actual time it takes to install a trigger on the 226, 228, 229's. I've done two on my 229's, about a year a apart, so it was about 20 minutes on the first and 10 minutes on the second. I've got big fat clumsy finges. Just watch very close how the stock one comes out. I don't think you can mess anything up, if things don't fly apart on ya.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:21:49 PM EDT
Can somebody direct me towards some directions for installing the short trigger?

I just picked one up, and would like to do it myself.



Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:59:36 PM EDT
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