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    Default Walther P1 (modern P38) trigger bites

    Love this pistol. Very very accurate. Except for the trigger. It's a measured 6 pound SA pull. That's acceptable. It's a service pistol, not a target gun. But that 6 pounds contributes to the situation...that being, the trigger is curved, with a radius close to that of a quarter (coin).

    As the (very smooth surfaced) trigger moves rearward under six pounds of pressure, the arc changes in relation to the pivot point, and the trigger finger slides downward to the bottom end of the trigger. Something is happening there. The outer edges are fairly sharp, which may be biting the finger. Or the finger is being pinched between trigger end and trigger guard close beneath.

    At first I wondered if it was trigger slap, but doubt that, considering the configuration of the disconnector design.

    It's difficult to describe, but the effect is the trigger actually slides on the finger due to the ever-changing arc. I'm going to try shooting with a gloved hand.

    Anyone having a P1 noticed a finger getting beat up?
    Last edited by Bang; October 31st, 2018 at 01:58 PM.

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    Default Re: Walther P1 (modern P38) trigger bites

    No, and it’s one of my most accurate 9mm.
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    Default Re: Walther P1 (modern P38) trigger bites

    Removed trigger, stoned the sharp edge away, cold blued it, all better.

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