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New Sig P220 magazine release issues

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Soj1057, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. Soj1057

    Soj1057 Portland Active Member

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    Hey guys,

    I recently purchased a new Sig P220. I love it, as I do all my Sig Sauer handguns. I am a bit concerned however by the amount of force necessary to depress the magazine release button. It requires quite a bit of effort to drop the magazine, and even then sometimes its like the magazine doesn't want to freely drop when loaded.

    I disassembled the pistol, and cleaned / oiled it. even tried just a bit of lube around the button. No change. I have not however had a chance to fire it as of yet.

    I guess my question is, has anyone experienced this before? Anything I can do to fix it? Is this an issue that will likely fade with use? It's new to me, and none of my other Sigs do it.

    Thanks in advance for any ideas.
     
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Try removing one or two rounds from the mag then try to release the mag. May be a strong mag spring pushing too hard against the release which should go away as the mag is broken in.

    Edit: also try locking the slide back and releasing a full mag.
     
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  3. Soj1057

    Soj1057 Portland Active Member

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    Thank you Deadeye, Ill try that when I get home.
     
  4. Vierings

    Vierings Tacoma Member

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    Brand new 220 a few months ago. Had this issue at first, as well as seating a full magazine with the slide forward. But its gone away now.