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Sigs are so simple!

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Nimbus, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Nimbus

    Nimbus Walla Walla Member

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    I've been spending the winter months going through my gunsafe & cleaning my many neglected firearms. I live in the desert so rust is nver a problem but some of them were getting a little dirty in the action from repeated firing.

    I carried a Sig P226 for 18 years as a LEO & loved the gun. It was simple to disassemble & hardly ever had a misfire. I also carried a P228 off duty & on special out of uniform details. It too was flawless!

    I cleaned my Ruger 22/45 yesterday & could not get the thing back together properly. I got so frustrated I left it last night & after a little research figured out what I had done wrong. I hadn't put the trigger in the right position while reassembling it & the mainspring got jammed. I've took it apart a couple more times just to be sure I had it down.

    I had a similar problem a few weeks ago putting my 1911 Kimber back together.

    The point is; Sigs are so damned simple I guess I got a bit complacent with the 22/45 & the 1911. Lesson learned: READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!

    At least most of my guns are now clean!
     
  2. sheepman

    sheepman Las Vegas NV Member

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    Yes Sigs are easy to field strip but the 1911 or Glock is a lot easier to detail strip. Most guns get easier to work on once you understand how they are put together. I find it is handy to have the Gun Digest books on disassemble to refer to.
     
  3. rolandson

    rolandson Oregon Active Member

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    I have found the Sig to be a very simple detail strip...with the caveat that a bigger hammer is better than a little one when removing the firing pin position pin from a stainless finished slide.
     
  4. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    From what I know comparing anything to the 22/45 is easier to put back together.
     
  5. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    My first pistol was a Ruger Mark III Hunter with the fluted barrel. Amazing shooter. But I never disassembled or reassembled it without a set of step by step instructions. I eventually sold it to help finance my first carry gun. I have two 1911s now, so last month I bought a Ruger 22/45 to use as a cheaper way to practice. I had forgotten what a pain it can be, especially the whole point it down, point it up, magazine in, magazine out, etc. Not to mention being so tight when it's new you can get a hernia just getting it apart. Still, it's a gorgeous pistol that's a blast to shoot. No complaints, regardless of its quirks.
     
  6. Nimbus

    Nimbus Walla Walla Member

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    Thanks guys for the posts! I don't feel so dumb now. My Ruger 22/45 is a great shooter & an economical way to practice but it had me so frustrated the other day about threw it in the *hit can!

    Thank gawd for You Tube where I found some help!
     
  7. Spad

    Spad Kennewick,WA, the desert side Active Member

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    I have to say that fieldstripping a 1911 is one of these ones I can do blindfolded. The Sig is easy to strip too. Both fine guns. The Sig for me is just an accurate pistol. Spad
     
  8. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    That is the truth :laugh:
     
  9. Spad

    Spad Kennewick,WA, the desert side Active Member

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    I don't want to field strip my Ruger .22 Auto,maybe that is why I haven't shot it in a longwhile...Ha. Spad:paranoid::laugh:
     
  10. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    There was a time I made money off folks who screwed up a ruger assembly. Never was that hard for me, just had to figure it out once.