Heavy DA trigger pull on daughter's PPK/S

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    Heavy DA trigger pull on daughter's PPK/S

    My daughter is having a great deal of difficulty pulling the trigger on her Walther PPK/S. Right now, her operation is to release the safety then cock the hammer, which is too slow.

    The gun has less than 300 rounds through it, so I am hoping it will loosen up with use.

    Using both index fingers in a two-handed grip to get the first shot off kinda' makes me uncomfortable and I don't know if any gunsmithing to lighten it up could create safety/reliability issues.

    Any ideas as to how to solve this problem?

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    Due to the design of the DA linkage, there's always going to be a heafty initial pull. It will smooth out and lighten a little with time. Some try to use lighter springs, but they can cause ignition problems in and of themselves.

    Why not focus instead on strengthening the trigger finger? Lots and lots of dryfire practice, or a GripMaster (I swear by em!)
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    Actually the factory hammer spring used in the PPK/S is stronger than it needs to be. The factory standard spring weight is 20 pounds (I think)
    I'm going from memory here.

    You should be able to move all the way down to a 16 pound hammer spring without any function related problems.
    While you have the hammer spring strut out...polish the entire strut with 1,000 grit 3M Wet or Dry Silicon Carbide paper and some oil.

    Go to Wolff Gunsprings and order one.
    You should also buy some Weapon Shield and use that to lubricate your internals/all moving parts and that will lighten the trigger pull a bit more. It's quite friction reducing.
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    I concur with QKShooter and jeep45238. I've changed springs on a PP and it does make a discernable difference. More practice with one finger will help too.

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    My wife had same problem it took alot of shooting to get use to but she shoots it fine know. I would get the springs Q/S was talking about & have her shoot & shoot & shoot. Hope she does okay H/D

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    Thanks for the tips. We will try them all, beginning with some hand exercises.

    Now I must decide if I REALLY want to detail strip a PPK/S.

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