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Old 02-03-2008, 12:36 AM   #1
 
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sweet pain

i have a p220 that goes bang everytime. great gun and very accurate! the controls are unforgiving as hell though, hard as hell on my right thumb. i shot around 400rds through it yesterday with no ftf's, not one! that damn slide catch is brutal though.
 
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:35 PM   #2
 
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Sounds like you need to learn to pull the slide back and release it forward after replacing the mag, rather than use the slide STOP and save your thumb !

It is a more reliable way to assure feeding of the first round out of the mag.

JMHO - I could be wrong !
 
Old 05-26-2008, 03:04 PM   #3
 
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Hitting the slide release is a fine motor skill. Pulling the slide back and releasing it by hand is a gross motor skill. In a stressful situation fine motor skills are lost before gross. That is the idea behind pulling the slide by hand rather than hitting the slide release.
 
 
Old 05-27-2008, 11:16 AM   #4
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I don't necessarily agree about the whole fine motor skills deficit "problem", but that's another topic for another time. Recoil33, you could certainly find a way to have the slide released dehorned, either DIY or through the use of a good 'smith.

My dad just did that very thing with the stocks (grips) and slide lock safety lever on his CZ-82, and it made a world of difference for him.
 
Old 09-02-2011, 01:20 PM   #5
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The slide release on my P220 does not hurt my hand.

I'd get it looked at by a Sig certified armorer ....

I bet they could fix it.

 
Old 09-03-2011, 10:47 AM   #6
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Decades ago, I inadvertently had my finger on the trgger when I hit the side release on my freshly reloaded 1911. BANG ! ! The weapon was pointed downrange, but higher than the paper 50' target. The LSWC bullet hit a steel overhead support girder about mid range. and landed on the bench in my port lookin' like a pancake. I NEVER did that again.....
 
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Joe, used to be more than a few Bullseye shooters would hold the trigger back while releasing the slide--to preserve their (hair) trigger jobs. As an action shooter who helped out the Bullseye guys sometimes, that habit always made me cringe. Still does, and is of course totally verboten in IPSC, IDPA, etc.
 
Old 09-03-2011, 01:25 PM   #8
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Joe, used to be more than a few Bullseye shooters would hold the trigger back while releasing the slide--to preserve their (hair) trigger jobs. As an action shooter who helped out the Bullseye guys sometimes, that habit always made me cringe. Still does, and is of course totally verboten in IPSC, IDPA, etc.
WOW Brian, I shot Bullseye for many years but never witnessed that practice. I was VERY embarased, and VERY glad that nobody was injured when I accidently did it . The thought of doing it intentionally makes me cringe also..........
 
Old 09-03-2011, 04:41 PM   #9
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Love my 220 but agree the slide release can be an issue. I too, manually rack the slide on reload. An old habit developed on government model 1911s.
But that glitch is a small price for the pleasure I get from my Sig.
 
Old 09-04-2011, 07:51 AM   #10
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I know of a 400 member department that got rid of their 220s because of the slide release issue. They though it was important to use it in their training, but too many females could not master it.

They went to g-lockfotays and were happer ever after. Go figger!
 
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