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I want to buy a Sig P220 threaded barrel, on the site it says should be fitted by an armorer. Is that just a CYA measure or does it really need an armorers attention?

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Which site are you referring to?
Some offerings by aftermarket manufacturers very likely will require fitting; Bar-Sto’s match barrels come to mind.

If it’s a factory barrel, though, in my experience and what I’ve seen discussed here, they usually don’t require fitting. It isn’t impossible, but unless you’re told something special about that particular barrel, I would consider it to be unlikely. I have had experience with a factory barrel that was a tight fit in the slide and I’ve heard of that’s being true of a few others, but if the barrel can be forced into battery with a little persuasion (e.g., tapping the slide forward), firing a few rounds like that is usually all that’s necessary.

And FWIW, if it does require fitting, most factory-trained armorers have no more training or experience with fitting barrels than anyone else.

Welcome to the forum, BTW.




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Sometimes they drop right in, sometimes they do not. My P220 TB required just a slight amount of fitting, but it was enough to keep it from dropping in.


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Sorry, looing at a sig factory barrel .
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Originally posted by sigfreund:
Which site are you referring to?
Some offerings by aftermarket manufacturers very likely will require fitting; Bar-Sto’s match barrels come to mind.

If it’s a factory barrel, though, in my experience and what I’ve seen discussed here, they usually don’t require fitting. It isn’t impossible, but unless you’re told something special about that particular barrel, I would consider it to be unlikely. I have had experience with a factory barrel that was a tight fit in the slide and I’ve heard of that’s being true of a few others, but if the barrel can be forced into battery with a little persuasion (e.g., tapping the slide forward), firing a few rounds like that is usually all that’s necessary.

And FWIW, if it does require fitting, most factory-trained armorers have no more training or experience with fitting barrels than anyone else.

Welcome to the forum, BTW.
 
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Barrel was delivered yesterday. Was a perfect fit, shoots great.
 
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Thanks for that update. Good to know. Smile




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