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Good morning to all.
I Just picked up my first Sig Sauer, a P320 in .45.
I brought it home and tried to take it apart for cleaning.
The take down lever took 3 men, 2 boys and a large gorilla to rotate. It is very , very difficult to move.
This can't be the norm for Sig, can it ??????
 
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I assume there was no magazine in the weapon?
 
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Yes Sir, No magazine
 
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Just making sure because it’s designed not to rotate if there is a mag in the weapon.

I recall mine being stiff but not as hard as you experienced.
 
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I have a full size P320 45 and love it. The takedown lever should loosen up with use. It helps to put a little grease on it when you re-assemble the gun.



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Bigboreshooter: Rhinowso:
Thanks for getting back to me.
Popped the take down lever out and could see rub marks where it was hitting the block behind.
Worked on the lever, greased it up and put it back.
It turns a little easier but still very STIFF and comes to a stop where it is rubbing on that block. To the range today. We'll see how things go.
Again, thank you for your reply
 
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They can be quite tight initially. They loosen up over time.
 
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I scuffed the shaft with a green 3M Scotch pad. Just lightly scuff off the Nitron, then grease.


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My 9mm safety-upgraded compact has a similarly stiff takedown lever.
 
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I think very highly of the P320s. They are great guns. And, yes, some of my take down levers were stiff, too, initially.
Let us know what you think of your pistol after you've shot it.
And, welcome to the forum.



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Guys, please stop creating threads with vague subject lines like "P365" or "P320" or "P228".

Please give members more of an idea what your thread is about. User your head, please.

"I'm having difficulty field stripping my P320"- That's more like it.

Any new threads that say simply "P228" or the like, I'm just going to lock them.


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Gentlemen
Thank you all for your input.
Parabellum : I apologize. I'm new to your thread.
I enjoy everything about the P320 except the take down lever. I'm going to be doing some more work on it later today.
Again, thank you for all the help.
 
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Popped the take down lever out.....
More polishing required.
The take down lever is rubbing on the slide lock rail and bottom tab that is behind the lever.
It's a pain in the behind to have to mess with a brand new gun. Looks like the S&W MP 2.0 .45 is still a favorite.
 
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Welcome to the forum!

I think I have seen that particular gorilla selling glue in TV...

How did it shoot?



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;-) "IT" shot just fine ...it went bang and everything.
On the other hand "I" shot like a chimp or a chump however your take is !!!
Don't know what to do but practice, practice, practice !!!
;-) ;-) :-)

AND thank you everyone for the warm welcome !!!
 
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I wouldn’t worry to much. I just picked up a NIB P320 Compact 45 and it was hell trying to rotate it. I ended up moving it down and up about 20 or so times and it’s loosened up some. Still tight though.
 
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I would venture to bet that quality control missed this one.
No matter who I handed it to, they could not turn the lever down.
I wound up making a special, notched, nylon block to give me something to grab a hold of and more leverage. (My thumbs are still killing me.) What it did was rotate into the steel frame that makes up the slide lock and stop.
Lots of polishing, some grease and that nylon block has made it doable. Still lots of effort to get it past the hump but assume that, with time, I will be able to use just my hands.
 
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I would venture to bet that quality control missed this one.
No matter who I handed it to, they could not turn the lever down.
I wound up making a special, notched, nylon block to give me something to grab a hold of and more leverage. (My thumbs are still killing me.) What it did was rotate into the steel frame that makes up the slide lock and stop.
Lots of polishing, some grease and that nylon block has made it doable. Still lots of effort to get it past the hump but assume that, with time, I will be able to use just my hands.

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Make sure the O-ring is lubricated. I believe a dry O-ring dramatically increases the force needed to remove that lever.


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