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Old 06-02-2013, 07:32 PM   #1
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Ouch. Dropped my 226 on concrete

Went out back tonight to make sure my shop was locked. Didn't have a belt on so tucked pistol unholstered in my jeans pocket (yeah I know). Walking on concrete sidewalk from porch to driveway and it fell out onto concrete.

Sig P226 9mm, black alloy frame satin stainless slide. Looks like most of force hit the laser portion of my Crimson Trace laser grips and bounced enough to put a small nick in the edge of slide top right of forward sight.

Sites don't look like they took a hit. No visible sign of movement. Laser still seems boresighted at about 50'. Think factory setting for Crimson Trace laser grip.

It was late so I just fieldstripped it -no close inspection yet. I did a quick function check and it seems to function correctly.

What's the risk to cracking the alloy frame from a hit like this???
(sniff) "She was my first." Sig, that is. Still my go-to carry.

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Old 06-02-2013, 07:41 PM   #2
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if it hits right it breaks.

the navy seals probably throw it away & get another.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:16 PM   #5
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My heart stopped when it hit. Had it in my front Jens pocket but the weight of the double-stack nines was enough to flip here backwards right out of the pocket.
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Ouch. Dropped my 226 on concrete

It should be fine - I've dropped quite a few guns in my day and never had an issue.
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if it hits right it breaks.

the navy seals probably throw it away & get another.
Really? In any case you need to replace that. Send it to me for proper disposal
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Seriously, I understand how you feel.

It's like getting the first shopping cart ding on your brand new car.
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Aside from cosmetic damage, which I KNOW is very upsetting, and aside from damage to the sights, which you thankfully avoided, I think it would be very hard to really damage a P226 just by dropping it that short distance, even onto concrete.

Actually damaging the frame seems really unlikely, to me. Not impossible, but very, very unlikely to happen, from such a short fall. I'm sure you can see where it hit. Look at adjacent metal for damage from the impact. I would be surprised to find any, but look anyways. Cycle the action a few times. Let the slide lock open from an empty magazine, and then push on the slide release, and let the gun close empty. Check all the functions like this.

Clean it, lubricate it, and try not to drop any other really nice expensive handguns. It probably hurt the resale value more than anything else. I would be upset, too, but I doubt the gun is damaged.
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Ouch. Dropped my 226 on concrete

That's the big thing - just make sure that it is functioning properly.

Look at it this way - you added character to it
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Thanks for the uplifting words guys.
After I get home from work this afternoon I'm going to strip it again and do a more detailed inspection (not that I'm an armorer, but I can generally tell if something doesn't look normal) and do some more extensive and more carefully-observed function checks.
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Guns that are being used will be dropped. It happens, thats why I love firing pin blocks. The most dangerous time to drop things is when you are cleaning the barrel. If it lands on the muzzle that is bad.
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This should make you feel better....
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