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Hello everyone,

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,
Matt

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One of my 5 P220s does the exact same thing. I have no idea why, but then I'm not much of a gunsmith.
 
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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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Give it a little oil and rotate have a dozen times.
 
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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.


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Is the guide rod a “fat style” guide rod or standard OEM width?
 
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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.

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Matt Logan


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