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Old 08-28-2012, 05:27 PM   #1
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Good detail strip advice?

Hey All,
I have owned many different pistols over the years, from Sig to Colt, to Beretta, basically all the tops brands since the 1980s.

I am ex-infantry, and so it is ingrained in me to field strip and take very good care of my weapons.

Until I owned a Glock, though, I had never really detail stripped any handgun.
The only reason I began to think it was a good idea (detail stripping) is because my Gen4 Glock needed the extractor channel cleaned out, due to some issues.

So...I am about to take delivery on a Sig P220 compact, which has the external extractor, and I am wondering: Is there a good video or instructional on how to detail strip a Sig slide?
I do not care to detail strip the frame, but just wish to know how to get the extractor out for occasional care.

Any advice?
Thanks in advance!
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I subscribed to this thing.....I'm waiting along with you for the expert to educate both of us. Great question.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:04 AM   #3
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You may want to try YouTube. Quite a few videos there. Some are better than others.
There are DVD's out there as well. Recently flagman has posted tips on Sig pistols.
He is a certified Sig armorer and may be willing to offer advice as well. Shawn
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You might also want to post on the SIGforum - SIG armorer forum - really good advice given there.

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You might also want to post on the SIGforum - SIG armorer forum - really good advice given there.

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if you can get the snobs to bother accepting your "application"
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I was talking with one of our LEO's and he said himself and several others clean their GLOCKS by running them thru the dishwasher and spray em down with WD-40. Good to go???
Normally I would say they are leg jerking but as lazy as this bunch is I would not put it past em.
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sounds like a good way to F up your weapon
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Hey All,
Sig Marine was kind enough to pm me and we had a discussion about my most pressing question: How do I get the extractor out for cleaning?

He informed me that it is simple, and does not require a detail strip of the slide!
In his words, "Removing the extractor is a simple process. Merely insert the blade of a small screwdriver between the extractor and extractor pin and give a little twist. There is a spring behind the extractor pin but if one twists easily and contains the extractor and pin, it won't go flying.

To reassemble, put the spring in the channel, insert the pin and place the extractor in front of the pin. Using the blade of the screwdriver on the extractor claw, push the extractor rearward while holding and pressing it in place with your opposite thumb. It will snap back in place."

That is what I was hoping to hear, and am still awaiting delivery of my 220 compact (FedEx tracking says tomorrow!)
Thanks!
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...Merely insert the blade of a small screwdriver between the extractor and extractor pin and give a little twist. There is a spring behind the extractor pin but if one twists easily and contains the extractor and pin, it won't go flying.
good advice -
May I add: Ha,ha place a cardboard box to the right of you in case the spring and pin go flying. It only takes a few seconds to remove the External extractor. You may never find the spring and pin. (I never did outside in the yard)

You can push the 1/8" screwdriver between the pin and extractor. Push left or toward the pin a little, then pivot the screwdriver handle towards the extractor and it will jump out and move only 1/2" away. Keep holding the pin against the spring and then release it slowly.

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To reassemble, put the spring in the channel, insert the pin and place the extractor in front of the pin. Using the blade of the screwdriver on the extractor claw, push the extractor rearward while holding and pressing it in place with your opposite thumb. It will snap back in place."
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That's almost correct -
Spring goes in first, then the pin. Place the extractor at the end of the pin. If you only press the end where the claw is, the pin will bind and not go all the way into the hole. So, here you almost need three hands. The pin must be compressed a little using the screwdriver tip then you can push the extractor back, and it will click into it's place. only takes a few seconds.

Good luck
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