Sig SP2022 take down

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Poink88, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    I recently purchased a Sig SP2022 and the take down is super difficult. The problem is that the slide lock which need to be pushed from the right side have a groove on the pin where a retaining spring (in the frame) locks it in place. I have pretty strong fingers but I cannot push it out w/o using a rubber coated long nose pliers handle. My finger tips are all sore now for trying w/o the pliers and using a tool is really awkward since you have to control the slide position held back at the same time.

    I am planning on the following options;
    1. file the right most part of the pin so the spring is not seated as deeply (just the side where the spring is around 4 o'clock and 5 o'clock, forming a rounded D ).
    2. ramp same area above a bit so I can slide it out a little easier. (this is my choice right now)
    3. modify/replace the retaining spring so it is not as strong.

    Is there something wrong with my thinking? Which makes the most sense (if any)?

    Any advise (or scolding :D ) appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
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  2. john323

    john323 New Member

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    Modify the cheapest part to replace first. That way if you screw up it wont cost as much to replace it. Start with the spring.
     

  3. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    Good point. Thanks for chiming in!
     
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    If you modify it in those ways you'll then have the problem of the slide stop slipping out on you. The best way to do it would be to radius the slide stop shaft where the spring goes, creating a ramp for the spring to slide on while you push the slide stop out.
     
  5. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    On option one, I am not planning on filing it all the way down. Just lower it so the groove is not as deep and the spring wont have to go over a high hill.

    What you described is exactly what I am planning on option 2.

    I know it probably is my fault for not describing my plan as well as I should. :eek:

    Thanks!
     
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  6. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    I did go with option 2 and it is done. It still "snaps" in when I am putting it but I can disassemble now w/ just my hands.

    Thanks!!!