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Old 07-07-2001, 04:49 PM   #1
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I would like to know what modifications, gunsmithing and aftermarket parts have any other Sig users done or could recommend?

The reliabilty and trigger jobs are well known here at the forum and abroad (TJ's and Teddy Jacobson).

I am interested in finishes (hard chrome and/or Birdsong balck-T), sights, barrels, recoil products, metalwork, etc.

If anyone could share some ideas, pictures, contacts, I would appreciate it very much.

Cheers.
 
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Old 07-07-2001, 11:22 PM   #2
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Hi JW-
I have a P220-1 that Roger Echard at Novak's
built for me. It has a Bar-Sto .45 and .400
Cor-Bon barrel(crowned of course), 3-Dot
trijicon Novak sights, I had him round the
triggergaurd and hand-matte from the dust
tube all the way down the front strap and on
the top of the slide. He thoroughly carry-
bevelled it and the mag-well, trigger job
and removed serrations from the face of the
trigger and polished it, plus the obligatory
reliability package. I also have a Harrts'
recoil reducer and nice Hogue kingwood grip
panels. The mags have all been numbered and
edges rounded, and hand polished. The P220
was then bead-blasted and Black-T'd. It is a
great carry gun that isn't being carried to
much......I love my Colt's above all others,
even though my Glocks, Sigs and HK's are all
more durable and don't seem to care as much
if they get dinged up!
 
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That's a really nice P220! I have my share of Colt 1911's as well as a nice selection of revolvers from the GP 101 in .357 to a 3" custom S&W round butt in .44 Special. But, when the chips were down once, I immediately pulled the Sig P220 out of the gunsafe and carried it. Mine is unmodified but if I were to ever make any modifications, they'd be just about exactly what you did.
 
Old 07-09-2001, 03:08 PM   #4
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M. Hall, thanks for the response. Your 220 sounds like it has all the trimmings I have been thinking about myself. How do you like the Haarts recoil reducer? I have heard many good things about this item. It appears that I should contact the folks at Novaks to discuss the potential. How do you feel about the Bar-Sto barrels...were they fitted or drop-in?
 
Old 07-09-2001, 11:47 PM   #5
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Hey JW!
I ordered both Bar-Sto's as a gunsmith fit,
that way they would have extra materiel if
for some reason they needed it. I've
carried this pistol for a long time, with
no malfunctions, ever. Once, the decocker/
hammer drop spring broke-while I was cleaning
it!!! $2.50 later, it's back up and running.
The Harrt's recoil reducer does work,
probably not as much as advertised, but it
definitely takes the snap out of a +P load.
(it works better with hot ammo). A real
bargain at $75!!!
 
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Did you get any dramaticly better accuracy out of the Sig after the Bar-Sto barrel was fitted?

I would love to see a photo of your beauty, I am sure all would.
 
Old 07-12-2001, 12:06 AM   #7
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Hey JW!
Yeah the groups tightened up a little,
mostly with 185 grainers. I really like
the accuracy of the .400 Cor-Bon, but of
course I have nothing to compare it with.
I'm trying to get around to getting good
pics of all my toys, my photography skills
are the pits!
 
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has anyone taken sigarms' lead and used TW-25B lube on the rails and connector?
 
Old 11-08-2001, 10:57 AM   #9
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I use the TW25B, but can't say I notice any difference between it and CLP. One of these days I'm gonna get myself some Militec.
 
Old 11-08-2001, 07:53 PM   #10
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Chris, you will find militec to be the perfect lubricant for your SIG's!

JW, reduced mainsprings, definately action work. Other than that, not much that the SIG really needs. Glock's have more in the way of aftermarket add-ons than SIG, unfortunately.

Tim Novak (www.handgunneroutlet.net) does some fine modifications at a decent price, and Chris Orndorff can give you some good pointers for your SIG.

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