I bought a second SSA-E during BF this year. I have both another SSA-E and SSA for comparison. My new SSA-E feels the same as the SSA pull-wise with perceptible creep in the second stage break. I used the included grease on the Sears and moly grease on the pins, same as my other two. I dry fired it about 100 times. I will regrease and reinstall everything and dry fire some more. I hope it ends up better as my first SSA-E is perfect. If not, I know Geissele will make it right.