Having lived many places over the eastern half of this country, and spent 5 years as an aviation ordnanceman in the Navy, I am not new to this hobby. This is, however, my very first Sig. I saw it in the local gun shop / indoor range where I shoot. After learning a little about Sigs on the internet, I went back to the shop and bought the used .45 ACP. The gun is a double action only, but has the lightest and smoothest DAO I have shot. The force required to rack the slide is pretty light for a gun with a barrel less than 4” long. t appears that the gun is about 7 or 8 years old, although the slight wear on the barrel finish indicates little use. It has a satin SS slide, the rest being black. The grips are black aluminum, cut for a decocker (which this gun does not have).
I have several questions about this gun that you may be able to help with. It shoots low with the #6 front sight. (The illumination of the night sights are a dim memory.) I have ordered a used #8 contrast sight from Numrich to see if it shoots closer to the point of aim.. If it does, I may buy new night sights. What brand are best? I plan on using this for a house gun. What were the original grips?
What model do you have? Guessing by your description, It may be a P220 Carry or a P226 (?) in what was called DAK (Double Action Kellerman) named after the guy who had designed the mechanism. Some of the later versions were DAO without Kellerman's magic. The grips for a DAO are usually given as DA/SA grips with the decocker slot left empty as you have described. Finding DAO/DAK specific grips can be done, but they aren't everywhere. The sights that work for me the best are a set of Heinie straight eights, but they aren't first on everybody's list. Post a pic if you can to let us know more.
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My other Sig is a Steyr...
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I second what .38Super says. Have someone else shoot it before you start changing out the sites. If it is a DAK then you have my favorite type of SIG.
Here's how you check it. FIRST MAKE SURE THAT THE GUN IS UNLOADED!
Dry fire and keep the trigger back.
Work the slide, keeping the trigger back
After releasing the slide, ease the trigger forward. If there is a "short" reset, then you have a DAK and not a Double Action Only (DAO).
Email me if you need clarification.
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Welcome! .38supersig and Rolan_Kraps give some excellent advice and I think you'll really enjoy the 220 platform. (and I am partial to SIG X-RAY3 sights, for what that's worth)
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