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|08-17-2016, 02:58 AM||#1|
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P220 range report
I picked up a 220 carry SSE this week. I have not had much experience with DA triggers. In fact, this is my first new DA/SA.
I was disappointed with the DA trigger for the first few shots. It felt gritty. I fired 50 rounds in DA and it seems to me that the trigger is smoother already.
That seems pretty fast to me, not that I am complaining. What should expect as far as trigger break in is concerned?
I have fired another 150 rounds SA and the only glitch was with the slide failing to lock back on last round. It happened 3 times on the first 100 rounds. I cleaned and lubed it and it happened once on the next 100 rounds. I am hoping that this will go away with break in.
|08-17-2016, 06:03 AM||#2|
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Congratulstions Mainer, on your acquisition. Concerning your glitches, my first question would be is it new or used? I assume they are 8 round magazines, if used, I would possibly suspect a worn magazine spring. If new or used, I would disassemble the magazines, and clean with a degreaser. I would suggest looking for any casting flash on the follower, and smooth it off with some extra fine sandpaper, only removing the "burr" and no more. Only use a "Dry lubricant" on magazines. On the weapon itself, insure that the Slide Catch Lever pivots freely and doesn't bind. It pivots on the trigger pin, and has a spring which the magazine spring has to overcome to lock the slide open.
|08-17-2016, 07:44 AM||#3|
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You may be holding the catch with your thumb. Watch the grip and try single hand shooting only and see if the lock back issues go away. If they do, it may be a grip issue. I have the same problem with all my Sigs. It's common
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|08-17-2016, 07:52 AM||#4|
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Congrats on your new P220 SSE!! These are great pistols that'll serve you & family well for a very long time.
New SIGs are typically pretty tight and sometimes have rough actions too. Stainless guns respond well to a light action polish job that's easy to do. Here's a link to a 1911, but I've had good results with 220 MSE too.
200rds is usually a reasonable break-in - and that will help too. If you'd like are really great trigger, getting a action/trigger job isn't unusual. Am very happy with the Grayguns P-PAK and SIG AEP jobs done on several of our SIGs..
|08-17-2016, 08:24 AM||#5|
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Is denatured alcohol okay for a degreaser? I have some dry (silicone I believe) lubricant for bike chains that I can use on the mags.
|08-17-2016, 08:47 AM||#6|
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Alcohol is fine. But I recommend Remington Rem-Action Cleaner. It dries fast without residue. Sometimes I use compressed air (like the cans for cleaning computers) to help blow it out of the tightest crevices. This stuff flushes out the grease and grim in the action and leaves it nice a clean, ready for you favorite lubricant.
The magazines for the P220 only really need to be clean and dry on the inside. Only in some mags (for example, phosphate coated) for other guns do I sometimes resort to using a dry Teflon-based lubricant inside a magazine.
I second the idea about the grip issue with the slide lock. This is a common occurrence with folks new to any P-series SIGs.
The P220 is, IMHO, the best DA/SA .45 ACP on the market. It has proven itself around the world for many years.
Congrats on the purchase.
|08-17-2016, 10:23 AM||#7|
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+1 on the grip issue. More than a few have filed the lever down which creates its own set of problems but, if you're gifted with big thumbs, will keep the gun running even with gloves. Buy the spare part first so if it's not for you, you have a back up. If you file one down for a 220 and don't like it, send me an email and I'll give it a home.
Last edited by 34SF; 08-30-2016 at 07:11 PM.
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