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Old 07-19-2018, 04:19 AM   #1
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What started as a simple grip change turned into a bit of a project. I installed these Altamont grips on my Sig P938 Extreme because I wanted a new look and grips are a simple way to make your gun look different.
The Extreme has Hogue Piranha G10 black/gray grips and the msh is also black/gray and when I installed the Altamont Classic Panel Super Rosewood Stipple grips it just looked horrible. I decided I needed to replace the msh with a black one.
I started looking for a new black msh and found out that Hogue makes the same one I have in black. I started doing some research and found out that there was a problem with the 938 sear spring and in around 2015 Sig came out with an updated version of the one I had.
I found a thread here posted by RustyIron that explained what I didnít know (Thanks Rob). Apparently the old sear spring could fail at any given time even know your gun shot 100% all the time. Now I knew I had to do this because it just wasnít a matter of looks it had to do with function.
All the parts arrived and I also purchased a new firing pin spring, recoil spring and Galloway hammer spring. After watching a few videos a took the Sig apart and it came apart fairly easy. Reassembly was a little more difficult because I never took a gun apart this far. It took 4x for me to get it right mostly because I accidentally let the pin through the sear fall out and I was confused as to how it went back. Eventually I did get it right.
It was a fun project and I learned a lot about how a gun works. It was well worth doing and if I couldnít do it myself I would have brought it to a gunsmith.
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Ya wanna see something bitchy. Try remove the trigger. You need a freaken jack hammer to get the pin out.


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Nice work John, your 938 looks great.
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:19 AM   #4
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Ya wanna see something bitchy. Try remove the trigger. You need a freaken jack hammer to get the pin out.


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I did see the video and they say you must use a press to remove the pin. They used a 10 ton press.
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Originally Posted by bhunted View Post
Ya wanna see something bitchy. Try remove the trigger. You need a freaken jack hammer to get the pin out.


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I did see the video and they say you must use a press to remove the pin. They used a 10 ton press.

What am I missing here, I replaced the trigger on both my P938 and P238 using simple bench tools.
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What am I missing here, I replaced the trigger on both my P938 and P238 using simple bench tools.
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Those are some nice lookin' grips.
Good work!
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Originally Posted by Chuck43 View Post
What am I missing here, I replaced the trigger on both my P938 and P238 using simple bench tools.
I did mine the same way Chuck. It was tighter than expected but I definitely didnít need a 10 ton press.
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What am I missing here, I replaced the trigger on both my P938 and P238 using simple bench tools.
Its something I never did but according the this video on Galloway Precision the pin should be pressed if you donít want to scratch the gun. The 10 ton press is what they used they didnít say it was a must.
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I installed W Engineering triggers on both my guns using a cupped tip punch and a brass hammer.
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