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Hello Everyone,

I have detail stripped quite a few firearms- but am doing so to a 2012 Sig P220 now- stainless, with milled slide.

I was taught to always drive pins OUT by pressing/tapping the pin from the left side so that it 'popped' out on the right side.

However, I see a few Sig videos that show the opposite directions used: tapping/pushing from the right side to 'pop out' the left.

Before I do any damage, which direction is appropriate?

Do I use the same orientation as my BHP, 1911, S&W, Glock, etc?

or, is it really an issue of press out from right to left, and press in from left to right?

please help me so that I can get everything disassembled for a refinish job.

thank you


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I was taught right to left when removing and left to right when installing.
 
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I was taught right to left when removing and left to right when installing.


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If the slide has the solid firing pin positioning pin, the pin has crush ridges on the left end as it’s installed. Therefore as stated it should be removed right to left and installed left to right. If the pin is a roll pin, the directions of removal and installation don’t matter.




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Hello,

The pin is the roll pin. Thanks for that tip also.

I am more familiar with older designs, and just wasn't sure if the right to left removal was correct or not.

One last question: does the same right to left to remove rule apply to the sights?

thank you all in advance.


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One last question: does the same right to left to remove rule apply to the sights?

On removal, it really doesn't matter although the sight was installed from the left so removal to the left may be easier. Sights must be installed left to right because SIG sights have a slight chamfer on the leading corner to help get the sight aligned and started. I hope I made that clear.

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When removing a roll pin from the slide, direction doesn't matter. I find it easier to install right to left (easier for me to push the fp forward while driving the pin in) but again, it doesn't matter.


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If it matters remember to use the punch as a pin as you drive it through to hold everything in place until you are prepared for it all to come apart.



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