Rail-less SP2022??? - Page 2 - SIG Talk
SIG Talk Gun Forum

Rail-less SP2022???

This is a discussion on Rail-less SP2022??? within the SIG Sauer Pistols forums, part of the SIG Sauer Forum category; Originally Posted by Kenny D I'm here for the pictures. Will try to get started later today if at all possible... stayed tuned!...


Go Back   SIG Talk > SIG Sauer Forum > SIG Sauer Pistols


SIG Sauer Pistols SIG Sauer Pistol Forum: SIG Sauer Pistols - P210, P220, P225, P226, P227, P228, P229, P232, P238, P239, P250, P290, P320, P522, P556, PM400, SP2022, Mosquito,

Like Tree28Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-11-2017, 09:32 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
bronicabill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Madison, AL
Posts: 2,359
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenny D View Post
I'm here for the pictures.
Will try to get started later today if at all possible... stayed tuned!
Kenny D, Jonzim48 and rlpryer like this.
bronicabill is offline  
Register

Welcome to the SIG Talk Forum dedicated to SIG Sauer Pistols and SIG Sauer Rifles.

We welcome everyone and the community is free to join so register today and become part of the SIG Talk Forum!

Old 04-19-2017, 08:27 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
bronicabill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Madison, AL
Posts: 2,359
As you may have noticed, I did not get started later that day... or the day after, or the day after that! I've been totally slammed, including 12-hour days at work this week!

During my "down time" after work, I have at least been thinking and planning my cuts and angles and such, and trying to go over each move and step multiple times in my head before the very first one begins, since it cannot be undone once I start.

Thankfully after today I'll be off work the rest of the week, but then have a lot of catching up to do tomorrow (Thursday) on band music before rehearsal tomorrow night, and have to take my daughter to a doctor's appointment, so am not optimistic about progress then, but Friday looks MUCH better!

Again... stay tuned because I have decided I AM going to derail this 2022, but will do so slowly and carefully so as to not bugger it up in the process!
Kenny D, Jonzim48 and Twister like this.
bronicabill is offline  
Old 04-19-2017, 02:52 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Kenny D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Crosby, Texas
Posts: 3,419
Eh, if you bugger it up while cutting on it, just stop, reassemble the pistol and send to me for disposal and go purchase another. Repeat if necessary.
bronicabill likes this.
Kenny D is offline  
 
Old 04-20-2017, 04:17 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
bronicabill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Madison, AL
Posts: 2,359
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenny D View Post
Eh, if you bugger it up while cutting on it, just stop, reassemble the pistol and send to me for disposal and go purchase another. Repeat if necessary.
You have first dibs on it! My FFL only charges $300.00 for processing and shipping, but otherwise you can have it for FREE...
Kenny D likes this.
bronicabill is offline  
Old 04-28-2017, 10:59 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
bronicabill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Madison, AL
Posts: 2,359
Okay.... FINALLY getting around to actually cutting on my gun! Despite doctor's orders for bed rest the next few days due to a severe sinus infection and bronchitis, I got bored, and in between coughing spasms decided to do some cutting. Naturally I didn't finish today as what little I did flat wore me out, and now I'm back in the recliner posting this while coughing up my lungs... , but at least it's a start in the right direction, and I didn't screw anything up in the process!

Also, I was too lazy/exhausted to get out my "real" camera gear for photos, and my daughter still hasn't located the charger for our "good" P&S digital, so I had to use the antique Canon digital that has a ton of distortion in macro mode... so if the gun looks warped, it's just the lens on the camera!

First up, the "before" pic prior to any cutting. Didn't even bother removing the dust from daily carry as it was only going to get dusty again!


Next up, following disassembly, was to use my scroll saw on low speed to remove the corners of the raised portions on the Picatinny rail. Approximately 45 angle cut with "looks about right" accuracy.


Now I laid the gun down flat on the saw bed with the blade between the remaining portions of the Picatinny rail and carefully sliced each one off, without cutting into the surface of the grooves between ridges.


Next step was pulling out ye olde Dremel tool, and between a high-speed steel cutting tool of fairly small diameter, and a medium diameter fine grit sanding drum, I carefully removed the bottom edge of the longitudinal rail, chamfered all edges, then smoothed them up with the drum. I also added a chamfer to the forward 'chin' where the rail once was to streamline it a bit and make it smoother to holster without catching on things.


Finally for today, and until I get back to do the final finishing work, I used a carbide sanding block to smooth down the bottom surface of where the rail grooves used to be and removed any remaining high/low spots, smoothed and rounded the edges better, removed any flashing left over from my grinding, then used compressed air to blow it clean before reassembly. Here is what it looks like so far (I still need to go back and do a little more work with jewelers' files in some corners, then buff the plastic to blend it in with the original finish).


Hope to finish it up Monday or Tuesday before I return to my new crazy work on Wednesday!
gc70, Jonzim48, Steelhat and 2 others like this.
bronicabill is offline  
Old 04-28-2017, 11:43 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
saudadeii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: SoCal, CA
Posts: 1,326
Hey, that doesn't look bad at all! Is it still pretty snug in your holster?
saudadeii is offline  
Old 04-28-2017, 03:20 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
bronicabill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Madison, AL
Posts: 2,359
Quote:
Originally Posted by saudadeii View Post
Hey, that doesn't look bad at all! Is it still pretty snug in your holster?
Fits fine in my hybrid... might need to tighten up my leather OTW holster a bit though, but since I made it to begin with, no big deal.
bronicabill is offline  
Old 04-28-2017, 05:16 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Bay City, MI
Posts: 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by bronicabill View Post

the transition from the triggerguard area to the old rail area appears too sudden. If it were mine, I taper the transition better. You see where the frame vertical slant comes down? I'd make that line be the beginning of the taper towards the front tip of the frame. Should be easy as pie with a sanding drum and a craytex bit...your call
dwcopple is offline  
Old 04-28-2017, 06:13 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
tukatz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Frisco, TX
Posts: 1,349
Lookin' good, Bill.
bronicabill likes this.
tukatz is offline  
Old 04-29-2017, 12:24 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
bronicabill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Madison, AL
Posts: 2,359
Quote:
Originally Posted by dwcopple View Post
the transition from the triggerguard area to the old rail area appears too sudden. If it were mine, I taper the transition better. You see where the frame vertical slant comes down? I'd make that line be the beginning of the taper towards the front tip of the frame. Should be easy as pie with a sanding drum and a craytex bit...your call
I see what you mean but I only want to remove the rail, not mod any more of the frame. It would make it look better, but would start to play into frame integrity a bit.... maybe. Just don't want to go there.
bronicabill is offline  
Old 04-30-2017, 06:00 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Kenny D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Crosby, Texas
Posts: 3,419
Nice work.
bronicabill likes this.
Kenny D is offline  
Old 05-01-2017, 10:39 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
bronicabill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Madison, AL
Posts: 2,359
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenny D View Post
Nice work.
Thanks! Just wish I could kick this stupid sinus infection and feel better enough to finish the job. Thought I might work on it more today with my jeweler's files and superfine sandpaper, but that ain't happenin'...

Maybe tomorrow will be a better day and my head will be clear enough to function properly!
bronicabill is offline  
Old 05-01-2017, 10:41 AM   #28
Senior Member
 
bronicabill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Madison, AL
Posts: 2,359
Regarding the previous question about how it fits my holster now... in a word: PERFECT!

I'm carrying in my hybrid IWB around the house and can tell zero difference in fit since the modification. Have not tried the leather holster yet as I only use it about once a year at best...
bronicabill is offline  
Reply

  SIG Talk > SIG Sauer Forum > SIG Sauer Pistols

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar SIG Talk Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does the SP2022 age well? kahuna12931 SIG Sauer Pistols 31 11-10-2016 10:14 PM
P229 Sig Propreitary Rail with WML SOS24 SIG Sauer Pistols 5 08-15-2016 07:41 PM
SP2022 - Not a bad little gun Radar55 SIG Sauer Pistols 17 08-11-2016 08:49 AM
Free Floating Rail with Rail height gas block questions krcapazzi SIG Sauer Rifles 0 07-12-2016 11:11 AM
A new SP2022 - an old friend returns gc70 SIG Sauer Pistols 16 08-12-2014 02:22 PM


Top Gun Sites Top Sites List

Powered by vBulletin 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright © 2010 - 2017 SIG Talk. All rights reserved.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.SIG Talk is a SIG Sauer Firearms enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent SIG Sauer, Inc. of Exeter, NH.