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  1. #121
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    some of a certain age have been brought up with striker fired pistols and that's all they seem to know...when I retired several officers asked me if I had any guns to sell...I have a very nice Browning Hi Power said I...what's that???...how 'bought a SIG (DA/SA)...dontcha have any GLOCKs or...

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    "I have a very nice Browning Hi Power said I."

    My single action BHP EDC earned me the title "dinosaur" 20 plus years ago when the guys I worked with were carrying Glocks. I still carry it.

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    My mk25 RX no longer wears a romeo1, but now has a holosun. I had the cutout modified to accept holosun or RMRs



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  4. #124
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    A DAO SIG 229 frame, received yesterday, fitted with mostly new TDA action parts and E2, topped with a spare .40 slide:

    229Mk2.jpg

    The first round, at three yards, was a Ranger JHP, the other 11, at 3,5,7 and 10y, were 180 gr FMJ. Each three-round set started with a DA shot. I chickened out after 10y when I saw the group. Point of aim, point of impact.

    I am amazed again at how well SIG parts play together.
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  5. #125
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa View Post
    A DAO SIG 229 frame, received yesterday, fitted with mostly new TDA action parts and E2, topped with a spare .40 slide:

    229Mk2.jpg

    The first round, at three yards, was a Ranger JHP, the other 11, at 3,5,7 and 10y, were 180 gr FMJ. Each three-round set started with a DA shot. I chickened out after 10y when I saw the group. Point of aim, point of impact.

    I am amazed again at how well SIG parts play together.

    Well played, sir.
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  6. #126
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa View Post
    A DAO SIG 229 frame, received yesterday, fitted with mostly new TDA action parts and E2, topped with a spare .40 slide:
    Solid shooting, I'm assuming that the DAO > TDA was a straightforward parts swap, similar to putting a SRT in?
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  7. #127
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    Yes. Except the decocking lever bearing, which because of my large and clumsy fingers takes me 10 minutes minimum to get into place. I'm gonna use a knife blade or spatula next time.

    The DAO parts were covered in some sort of gack and included a DAO spur hammer, a short trigger, a "yellow" hammer spring, the bearing, a vestigial decocker base and a spring. The pull with those parts was somewhere around 20 pounds.

    The yellow spring is purportedly 18# and I retained that.
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  8. #128
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    Like me, another LEO retiree:

    LastSIG.jpg

    The two smaller groups were attempts at 10y one hole groups, the outlines are business cards and the load was Ranger JHP standard velocity .40.

    The larger group is mixed JHP and ball at 3,5,7,10 and 15y, 3 rounds apiece, first shot at each range DA. Best I could do that day.

    Barring loss or unforeseen developments (like a dirt-cheap cherry P210 or an aluminum framed high capacity P227 in 10mm) this will be the last SIG pistol I buy. I'll try it with a stamped 9mm slide soon as the locking block arrives.

    As for that optimizing thing--

    228-229.jpg

    Apologies for the lack of clarity.

    Informative and disappointing. No malfunctions in about 70 rounds fired on this target and the rubber man, but look at the spread and the difference in POA/POI. This is the first 9mm conversion I've done that shoots worse than the original .40. The folded slide and barrel are at least 30 years old and may be showing their age and associated wear.
    Note this wildly high group with ball (actually 3 at 10y, not 5):

    high.jpg

    And this one, 10 at 10y with M1152, IIRC:

    19at10.jpg

    So it will group better, not great, with some ammo. This frame is a candidate for a legacy slide and new barrel, or a Legion-type slide with RDS, and in the short term, a higher front sight. Meanwhile it's once again a .40.
    Last edited by Papa; 07-13-2021 at 10:33 AM.
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  9. #129
    Regarding the P210

    Yes, amazing....BUT, the hammer will bite the shit out of the web of your hand with a modern grip.

    Pass

    This assumes the old school, built one at a time P210s, the new ones have beavertails, but lack the superb triggers and quality of the older variants.

    Your mileage may vary...

    Just my unqualified opinion but the Sig P220, 226, 228, 229, and yes the P290 are all top notch gunfighting pistols.

    P365 is a nice option as well.

    Just sharing some thoughts, my opinions are not more valid than anyone else's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Salyards View Post
    Regarding the P210

    Yes, amazing....BUT, the hammer will bite the shit out of the web of your hand with a modern grip.

    Pass

    This assumes the old school, built one at a time P210s, the new ones have beavertails, but lack the superb triggers and quality of the older variants.

    Your mileage may vary...
    Before beavertails, we used to solve this problem on 1911s by cutting back the hammer spur about 1/8" (and installing an A1 grip safety when necessary). I note MGW has spare 210 hammers for under fifty bucks.

    And so on down the rabbit hole.
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    Es una cosa muy seria. --Robert Capa

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    "What cannot be remedied must be endured."

    Vale et omnia quae.

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