Problem with takedown lever on Sig P220 **UPDATE**
I'm having a problem with my takedown lever not staying down at the 6:00 position when I field strip my P220. The lever wants to rotate back around 4:00 or so. I have to hold it down with my left hand and manipulate the slide and release with my right in order to field strip. Also, I want to mention that this P220 is practically in new condition, having less than a box of ammo through it. I have never had this problem with any of my other Sigs, so any suggestions are welcome!
Thanks in advance, MattThis message has been edited. Last edited by: lilskeez,
April 01, 2021, 09:15 AM
One of my 5 P220s does the exact same thing. I have no idea why, but then I'm not much of a gunsmith.
April 01, 2021, 11:57 AM
Yes, it is sometimes an issue with specific guns. I don’t know what causes it either, but you could try replacing the recoil spring guide rod and/or takedown lever to see if that helps.
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April 01, 2021, 06:29 PM
Give it a little oil and rotate have a dozen times.
April 03, 2021, 09:55 AM
Originally posted by sigfreund: Yes, it is sometimes an issue with specific guns. I don’t know what causes it either, but you could try replacing the recoil spring guide rod and/or takedown lever to see if that helps.
To tack on: Is the guide rod a “fat style” guide rod or standard OEM width?
April 15, 2021, 09:53 AM
I appreciate everyone that commented on my post and tried to help me. I ended up sending the pistol back to Sig and just got it back yesterday. The comment from the gunsmith says: "inspected the pistol, replaced the slide catch lever spring, tested without issues."
So apparently the slide catch lever spring was the problem.