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A few years back there were a lot of posts concerning problems with the P220 in 45 ACP. Did all those problems work themselves out or what?
 
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For a total of about 18 years or so my agency issued the P220 to its officers and therefore as the department armorer I would have been alert to complaints about problems. I don’t recall any issues other than that the trigger bar spring should be replaced more often than the coiled spring used in other models.

What sorts of problems are you referring to?




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Have never heard of any problems with the P220 either, and have had them for years. Never any issues either here. Think it’s one of the most reliable pistols out there.
 
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It was failure to extract. On my factor barrel, the feed ramp is tapered into the chamber a bit which probably aids in chambering, but on occasions the brass being extracted would slide under the extractor and not be pulled clear the chamber. Mine has the internal extractor. I switched to a Barsto barrel. Its feed ramp does not extend into the chamber quite so much allowing the extracted brass to be pulled out just a bit more straight and maintaining contact with the extractor.
 
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Probably the milled stainless slides with the internal extractor.
 
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Originally posted by Voshterkoff:
Probably the milled stainless slides with the internal extractor.


I never had any experience with that model, but as for “many” reports pertaining to that one or the much more common versions, I do not recall seeing any reports and certainly didn’t witness any with the many guns my agency used for many years. My experiences don’t prove that they never occurred, but they do make me tend to doubt such reports. The P220 was never my favorite handgun, but if it were all I had available I would rely on it without hesitation.




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FWIW, I have owned two P220STs with the internal extractor and never had any problems.
 
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Ok, you're referring to the location of the extractors when they first introduced the stainless slides for the 220. They used the same extractor that had been used in the folded slide, but there were so tolerance issues with machining the milled slides. It wasn't wide spread enough to justify a recall, but wasn't easily corrected either.

Bruce Gray offered a fix if your slide suffered from this issue...it required machining the slide.

I have two 220ST that I have shot and taught with extensively. Neither of them had the issue you're referring to.




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Originally posted by 9mmepiphany:
Ok, you're referring to the location of the extractors when they first introduced the stainless slides for the 220.


Thanks for the explanation.
Now that you mention it — I still don't recall it. Wink




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