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Old 03-11-2012, 04:12 AM   #1
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Default Sig P226 de-cocker

This Sig is my first handgun with a de-cocker and I have a few basic questions. I would never decock it in an unsafe direction, but is my home safe? Do these things ever slip or otherwise malfunction? Lastly, how tough or complicated is that mechanism to clean.

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Old 03-11-2012, 04:16 AM   #2
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long as you keep your finger out of the trigger guard and off the trigger its totally safe to decock. sig p22x series have a firing pin block that only gets lifted if the trigger is pulled. the sig p22x decocker is a positive release you have control of the hammer through the decock lever the whole time. its not like the berreta just letting the hammer fly forward.

it actually will gently lower the hammer if you keep pressure on the lever and slowly release it.

they are easy to clean. the sig p22x series are very easy to detail strip. if you have a bit of mechanical aptitude you can detail strip the frame fairly easily and reassemble it with just a screwdriver and some punches. just dont knock any roll pins out or you have to replace them with new roll pins they cant be re-used
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:21 AM   #3
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This Sig is my first handgun with a de-cocker and I have a few basic questions. I would never decock it in an unsafe direction, but is my home safe? Do these things ever slip or otherwise malfunction? Lastly, how tough or complicated is that mechanism to clean.

As always I appreciate the feedback from the community.
Hello man.

I do not own a 226 but I do have a sigsp2022 .40.

The gun is pretty safe and has passed drop tests ....... Etc.
As far as engaging the decocker in a safe direction you should continue doing that a GIVEN.

Guns are made reliable but for sure malfunction can happen you just don't know when and where will it happen.

The mechanism is pretty easy to clean but make sure you maintain it using the proper cleaning and lubing agents. The more you clean the less chances of malfunction.

Clean after every use or at least every 100 rounds.

I hope that helped.
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Sigs have the best hammer drop system on the market because you the shooter have control of the drop.

De-cock away
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Decocking lever is very safe - no matter what just keep it pointed in a safe direction when you use it. My muscle memory always decocks it. I do control the drop as well.
Just a tip - a tiny, tiny drop of oil underneath the lever keeps any marks off your frame.



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The Sig de-cocking system is perfectly safe to use. There are several reasons the gun cannot fire so do not sweat it. Maintenance is a different issue. The system is a bit complicated. I am a factory trained armorer and always get out the manual before re-assembling.
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Default Thanks guys!

Just the answers I was looking for. If a certified armorer needs to bust out the manual, it might be quite a challenge for me. My last question for you guys is this: The consensus seems to be to control the drop of the hammer, is this necessary or just an extra precaution?
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The de-cocker on any Sig P22X series is very reliable. I have carried a Sig P229 for over 12yrs. Not to mention the P220 and P239 that I carried off and on over the years. NOW I was able to get me a Sig P226R that I have wanted for longer then my oldest son is.

The only time you need to break down your Sig that far is if you are replacing parts. I only take my Sig down that far once or twice a year for a good cleaning. Other then that general maintance is fine, I use Q-tips and dental picks to get in the hard place to clean.
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Just the answers I was looking for. If a certified armorer needs to bust out the manual, it might be quite a challenge for me. My last question for you guys is this: The consensus seems to be to control the drop of the hammer, is this necessary or just an extra precaution?
It is a little of both. But would you rather be safe then sorry??
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I got my first sig p220 final ager wanting one for over 15 years. The most accuret auto pistol I have ever owned. Safety, way safer than the glocks or the other auto pistols with out a manualI safety. I am considering. Trade ing my IMI baby eagle for a p226 or p229 now.
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