SIG P-Series Custom Strut System – P226, P229

(23 customer reviews)

$75.00

The Grayguns Custom Strut System fully supports the main spring, reducing friction, spring bowing, and fatigue. The design eliminates the double-action “crunch” felt in OEM pistols. This complete system also includes our custom P-Series Master Spring Set to help reduce your pull weight for full tuning options.

Designed for many SIG Sauer® P-Series Traditional DA/SA pistols, including the P226, P229, P228 and similar variants. Review our Fit Guide below.

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Description

Bruce Gray designed our custom P-Series Fat Custom Strut System to help bring another Grayguns custom gunsmithing service to the drop-in parts market.

For more than 40 years, Bruce has been modifying factory struts to eliminate the typical double-action crunch caused by the sharp edges and tip of the strut.

The custom strut system strut fully supports the main spring, which reduces friction, spring bowing, and fatigue. The struts are cut using a precision EDM process, hand-finished, and heat-treated to the proper hardness.

A durable seat that is machined in-house is paired with the upgraded strut. It is made of aircraft-grade aluminum and anodized. These struts are indestructible and guaranteed for life.

This complete system also includes our custom P-Series Master Spring Set to help reduce your pull weight for full tuning options. The kit contains a 17-pound spring (red) and a 19-pound spring (blue).

P-Series Custom Strut System Fit Guide

The system is compatible with the E2 style grips and most older style grips. The design fits most of the following SIG DA/SA pistol variants:

  • P226
  • P228
  • P229
  • P225-A
  • P227

Our strut system does not fit the SIG P229c (P229 Carry) or P229c SAS.

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Additional information

Weight .125 lbs
Package Dimensions 6 × 4 × 1 in

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22 reviews with a 5-star rating

  1. mgailliout

    Like Butter

    mgailliout (verified owner)

    Installed on my MK25 which from the outside looked bone stock except for the black aluminum grips. This along with the SRT and captured rod makes my gun a complete legion killer sleeper. Bought it over Labor Day for the discount and free shipping. Received it Friday and installed to shoot on Saturday. It feels awesome SA and DA are a joy and accurate. Don’t get frustrated when you instal the strut it just takes some English and it will go. Thanks Grayguns!

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  2. jcoat007

    Stellar Improvement

    jcoat007 (verified owner)

    I upgraded a p229 with the Grayguns Custom Strut, ELS, SRT kit, Fat guide rod and dual-adjustable straight trigger. It made a night and day difference. It transformed a nice gun into a stellar gun!

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  3. bpshootr

    Excellent product!

    bpshootr (verified owner)

    Anyone wanting to upgrade their Sig P229 i can attest that this is an exceptional product. Very easy installation and has made a huge difference in the way the gun performs. Keep up the good work.

    Jeff Whitman

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  4. Curtis Greenlee

    Smooth Operator

    Curtis Greenlee (verified owner)

    From the initial parts order to the range the entire process was smooth as silk. I’ll be back to order more parts shortly and thank you for being the professionals you are!

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  5. J Scott Peterson

    Scotty P

    J Scott Peterson (verified owner)

    Overall it feels a lot smoother and consistent on the DA. Used the red Spring but during install the red dye rubbed onto my fingers. It looked like I had been eating pistachios that were dyed. Wear some gloves. Feels great SA but not too light. Really liked the Aluminum Spring seat that replaced the plastic one. Ready for the range.

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  6. nserafini

    Super smooth....

    nserafini (verified owner)

    Easy to install. I combined this in a stock P226 with an SRT and the GG ELS Trigger kit and my 226 is like a new gun. Admittedly it’s a bit pricy but it’s a quality setup. I hate fudd’s who say “Buy once, cry once” but it’s worth the $$$.

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  7. gamarrett

    A upgrade that is necessary.

    gamarrett (verified owner)

    I purchased a P229 9mm Legion RXP. I am a man of 72 years with four surgeries on my right arm and loss of half my bicep muscle. I felt that this upgrade was essential for me on my new purchase. Gray Guns delivered with the Fat Strut with the 17 pound spring. I wanted to stay with Gray Guns up grades because Sig Sauer trusts them enough to have put the SRT trigger system in the Legion line of guns. First time to the range fired over 300 rounds could have shot more. Thank you great up grade smooth trigger pull.

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  8. tgtkemp

    Necessary Upgrade

    tgtkemp (verified owner)

    I put this Grayguns SIG P-Series Fat Custom Strut System in my P229 Equinox and the trigger is NOW amazing. I have other Sig pistols, that I thought had great feeling triggers, this one takes the crown. Thanks for making available such an easy upgrade !!!

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  9. reganedalgo

    Smooth as glass.

    reganedalgo (verified owner)

    So stoked when I was able to purchase and install this in my MK25. Trigger feels 1000x better, extremely smooth pulls and drastically reduced DA/SA pulls. Easy install process, quick shipping and amazing customer service is always a plus!

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  10. pr.thomas

    Great Improvement!

    pr.thomas (verified owner)

    I just installed the kit on my M11A1, and it really makes a difference in the DA Trigger pull. It’s a lighter pull and much, much smoother.
    It went from the Factory 12lb. to 9lb. (It actually feels lighter than that, but it’s what my gauge breaks at.) I wasn’t sure about the included sear spring, so I contacted customer service by email and Chris promptly replied and informed me that it is a lighter spring than the factory spring. I installed the sear spring along with the 17lb hammer spring.

    I’m not a gunsmith by any means but after watching a couple of videos I found online, it is a very easy process. I think my next purchase will be the ELS Trigger system with a flat, adjustable trigger.

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  11. quennel.lawson

    Beautiful

    quennel.lawson (verified owner)

    Works as a performance upgrade should. Love the reduced lbs compared to what it was especially in sa.

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  12. Jaysen Smith

    Smooth!!

    Jaysen Smith (verified owner)

    Super smooth part , form , perfect fit and reduced my trigger pull nicely.

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  13. One person found this helpful
    bakerdavel

    Smooth Operator

    bakerdavel (verified owner)

    Double-action practice once bordered on futility. The force needed to pull the trigger varied through the stroke; I was never sure when a slight “catch” meant the hammer was about to release or further pull was needed. I found myself flinching because of this uncertainty, making the first shot a poor one. This strut, combined with installation of the included 17-pound spring, cured this ill. My trigger pull smoothed like rubbing two sheets of silk together rather than ripping Velcro. I now can tell when my Legion is about to go boom. That double action shot accuracy is now nearly as good as the single action one. The entire pull stroke is smooth and consistent throughout. (I did grease it with TW25B; the strut has a nonstick coating.) You’ll need to go online and watch YouTube videos to figure out how to install it. Installation instructions are not included. Pretty easy once you figure it out. I’m still not sure about the role of the included sear spring – does it increase performance or is it just a spare and the same as factory? I wound up not installing it. No issues with light strikes with factory loads after the 17-pound spring was installed. Swapped out struts in a 9mm Legion and a .40-caliber P226. Both performed wonderfully.

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  14. Derek Enslen

    Great addition!

    Derek Enslen (verified owner)

    Paired with the GG SRT kit and ELS trigger system the fat strut gives my Sig P226 Elite smooth as butter and fantastic! I’d recommend it for any Sig P226 or similar!!!

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  15. jefferybriles

    Money Well Spent!

    jefferybriles (verified owner)

    I purchased this for a P229 Elite that I own and am giving a facelift to. The strut is part of a series of additions, including a short reset trigger, optic, and ergo grip. The Fat Custom Strut System really improves that double action pull, helping to make that first shot stay in the 10 ring. I intend to set this pistol up as an appendix everyday carry once I put a thousand rounds through it and find a holster to fit the optic. If you intend to improve on an already great pistol, this Grayguns kit would be money well spent!

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  16. dmchapman30

    Worthwhile Upgrade.

    dmchapman30 (verified owner)

    I installed this Grayguns P-Series hammer strut kit with the 19 lbs. spring in a late 90s German frame P229 (.40 cal.) and 2008 German frame P226R( .40 cal. converted to .357 Sig). For both pistols, each demonstrated reduced trigger pull for both single and double action. P226R Dbl. 10+ to 9 lbs/ Sing. 4 to 3.75 lbs.; P229 result Dbl. 9 lbs/ Sing. 4.5 lbs.) The promise of improvement is proven with each stroke of the trigger! This will compliment the Grayguns trigger & trigger bar I plan to order in the near future for both. Thank you for making great parts for these tried and true fighters!

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  17. One person found this helpful
    andre.serbin

    Very nice!! Thank you!

    andre.serbin (verified owner)

    swapped my strut on p229 legion and its amazing how well trigger pull feels! Smooth almost like it has roller bearings

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  18. Chris Roush

    Yep!

    Chris Roush (verified owner)

    Does exactly what it says that it will do. I like it and it will help my DA shot placement for sure.

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  19. win9639445

    Big improvement on 225A

    win9639445 (verified owner)

    I installed this kit on my 225A with the blue mainspring. Smoothed out the DA pull so much. Also it installed rather easily. A definite must have for compatible P series guns.

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  20. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    George Carpenter

    Transformative.

    George Carpenter (verified owner)

    P226R 40S&W, accurate with the usual crunch/stacky SIG DA trigger.
    Previous SIGs were reworked with Wolff springs and some Armorer Love™, to some success.
    Nothing compared to the Grayguns Fat Custom Strut with the Master Spring Set.
    The 19-pound Blue spring was originally installed with 100% duty reliability in mind.
    Marked improvement when compared to the factory original. Range test @ 36ºF in rain. 100% reliable.
    The Red 17-pound spring was installed.
    The firearm was then packed in snow to chill the firearm, magazines, lubricants, and cartridges.
    I was skeptical. Outcome?
    100% reliable with a mix of Federal HST3, Speer Gold Dot 165, and Winchester 180 gr Ball – despite the “weaker” spring, and below freezing operating conditions.

    The Grayguns ELS with Hybrid Trigger was added, nearly negating the DA pull difference in combat scenarios.
    Amazing.

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  21. One person found this helpful
    Kevin

    It’s all in the details

    Kevin (verified owner)

    It’s thr usual Grayguns quality. Excellent finish work and a great design. All the little details have been cared for and the result is a clean DA stroke that’s free of the gritty, crunchy feeling. Once you try it, you’ll want one in every pistol.

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  22. One person found this helpful
    grammcgregor

    Smooth pull!

    grammcgregor (verified owner)

    I put this in my late 90’s German Framed P229 when I was converting it from .40 S&W to 9mm – also put in the Gray Guns ELS Trigger – which I ordered from Sig – even though Gray Guns squared away my confusion and sent me the needed part FREE!

    My P229 went from a tired clunky trigger to a sweet shooting pistol moving out of the safe and not only onto my hip but out to the range!

    The strut makes the double action feel like it’s on roller bearings – absolutely sweet!

    Way to go Gray Guns and Keith Hosey for helping me so much at all hours!!

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Many parts sold by Grayguns - including but not limited to triggers, trigger kits, internal components and spring kits - are intended for installation by a qualified armorer or gunsmith who is familiar with the firearm.

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