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Old 05-09-2013, 07:10 PM   #1
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Slide Issues With P226

Hi everyone, I'm having an issue with my slide on my p226 .22lr. I took off my slide for cleaning without any issues. However, now that it's time to put the slide back on, I slide it back but it seems to get caught on something just before it's in the ready to fire position. Am I doing something wrong? Does something need to be at a certain angle? Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:12 PM   #2
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The position it ends in leaves approximately 1/4 inch of the guide rod and spring visible, I cannot push the slide back any farther at this point. It locks in the exact same place every time I go to push it back into place.
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I've also tried being gentle with it and guiding it back at all sorts of angles and just slamming the slide back. Neither will get it past the sticking point.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:32 PM   #4
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huh, miracle of miracles it just slid back on after a bunch of fiddling. If anyone can explain this that'd be great.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:36 PM   #5
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being gentle doesn't allow the slide to go into battery.

from the locked position either release with the slide lock/release or the slingshot method.

if you're interested, you can edit your post instead of additional posts.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:46 PM   #6
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Ahhhhh. That woulda been good to know. Haha. Sorry for the 18 million posts. But yeah, thanks for the input. I wasn't trying to get the slide back into position after it was locked back. My issue was getting the slide back onto the weapon. It would just stick, but I think it had something to do with the decocking lever. With the weapon decocked, if I pushed the trigger farther up just a bit, the slide slid back on easier. Experimenting with this a few times gave me the same results, so, Idk. It's weird, but hopefully it doesn't give me that issue again.
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if it's got the srt trigger, the manual says to utilize de-cocking lever prior to removing slide.

i misread, my apologies.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:29 PM   #8
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Trying taking out the recoil spring and guide assembly and reinstall it.

If the recoil spring and rod are binding (not positioned properly) the slide will lock up.
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if it's got the srt trigger, the manual says to utilize de-cocking lever prior to removing slide.

i misread, my apologies.
Pretty much nailed it I think, thanks. I read the manual but must've missed this, I do have an SRT. I appreciate the help guys.
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We had some discussion here recently regarding the proper sequence for removing the slide from SRT equipped pistols. Manual says decock the hammer before removing the slide but some say it makes little or no difference. I doubt that was the cause of the "hard stop" you experienced when reinstalling your slide. But I would recommend following the manual just the same.

I would guess that your takedown lever was not (completely) in the "unlocked" position. That would certainly stop the slide about where you said yours stopped. I'm having a problem imagining how the guide rod and the recoil spring would be exposed though.

In my limited experience with a properly assembled and functioning P22X series pistol, the slide should never have to be "slammed" on nor the trigger have to be manipulate to reassemble. If you are to that point, something is wrong. Best to stop, back up and retry assembly
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Actually, I had the same problem with my new 226 classic 22. What it's probably hanging up on is the safety lever. When the hammer is cocked, the safety lever is rubbing on the contact with the base of the hammer and freezing in the upright position. I noticed the wear in the contact point with a detail strip. If you push the lever down manually, you should be able to install the slide with no hang up.
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Pretty much nailed it I think, thanks. I read the manual but must've missed this, I do have an SRT. I appreciate the help guys.
It's at the end of the manual I believe in an annex.
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Raptor23 is right. I had same problem. Just push level down as he said. Good to put a small drop of oil there where it rubs against frame also. The other problem is with the take down lever. Sometime it gets caught up between the coils of the recoil spring. Just jiggle it very slightly when taking slide on or off and it will then slip right by.
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Hammer must be decocked to put slide back on frame
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Sometimes the rear of the barrel "hangs up" and doesn't seat completely. When that happens, it's forward enough that the slide won't close all the way. It's probably a break-in issue that will work itself out.
Make sure the barrel is seated back all the way and try again.

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