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Old 09-30-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Old School Sig P220 question.

I came across a used P220 in 45 acp when I visited a not so local gunshop in
the Pittsburgh area. It shows average wear except for the breach block roll
pin. Some one tried to remove it or something and the ends of the roll pin
don't form concentric circles as it should but rather appear to have been squeezed. I'm not too worried about the pin as that can be changed easily
enough, are there any other reliability problems with the old school, sheet
metal slide pistols. Are the welds reliable? All my current Sigs are S.S. slides
and as such this folded sheet metal construction seems like a 7th grade shop
project or an AK 47. I didn't check the date code but I assume it is from the
80's. My question is, since I plan to shoot it, will it stand up even to +P ammo?
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I don't own any folded slide SIGs but I wouldn't consider the worn pin to be a deal breaker if the price is right. The main thing I would pay attention to is the frame rails. Excessive wear in that area can shorten the life of the pistol. As for shooting +P ammo in an older P220, I would avoid it. I kind of remember reading that SIG strengthened the P220 at some point due to excessive wear from shooting +P ammo but I'm fuzzy on the details. Standard pressure 230 gr JHP is fine for self defense in .45 Auto, in my opinion. As a bonus, it pretty much shoots to the same point of aim as 230 gr. FMJ range ammo.
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