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    I got me a 986 last week. Ftf due to light primer strikes. Will the tension screw under grips fix my problem or am I looking at something more in depth? I've not messed with it since I shot. Just curious.
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    Depends on if the screw is loose or not. If it is tightened down tight then the problem is elsewhere. If it is loose that may very well be the problem
    Havent messed with it since you WHAT?...I am guessing SHOT
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    Hillary Hole Gun !!! Might be the problem is the strain screw is tight
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    Tightening the strain screw is all it took.
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    Sometimes people loosen the strain screw to get a lighter trigger pull and end up with FTF.
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    YEA !!! Another problem solved by our forum !!! Good Work Guys and Gals.. !!!!
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    We are geniuses
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    On the 986, it is especially critical to keep the strain screw tight. The 986 comes with a Performance Center mainspring, which is nothing more than a Wolff power rib reduced power mainspring.

    The tip of the strain screw rides in the recess of the rib on the mainspring, versus a flat surface of a stock mainspring. On these guns, a longer strain screw is used to compensate for that recess. S&W has a balancing act going between the length of that screw and the tension of the mainspring, which makes it even more essential to keep the strain screw cinched down.

    On my own 986, I added additional insurance against FTF's by replacing the stock firing pin with an APEX extended length firing pin kit, that includes a reduce power firing pin spring.
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    I have to ask, what ammo were you using when you got the light strikes? It may have worked as it was with ammo that had softer primers (i.e. Federal.)

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