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Posted: 7/11/2004 6:51:12 PM EDT
I have an older 226 made in W. Germany and it has developed some "looseness" in the slide from side to side. When the mag is empty w/ one round in the pipe the slide will rattle a bit when you shake the weapon. This rattle goes away when there are rounds in the mag.

What gives?
Link Posted: 7/11/2004 7:14:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/11/2004 9:08:27 PM EDT by 199]
For whatever reason Sig slide to frame fit tends to be a bit loose anyway.

The loaded magazine is pressing the top round against the bottom of the closed slide pretty firmly. This pressure probably conceals any looseness.
Link Posted: 7/11/2004 7:56:52 PM EDT
I agree. It's completely normal. It helps the weapon to be extremely reliable in bad conditions. My 2002 P226-9mm does the exact same thing.
Link Posted: 7/24/2004 10:11:03 AM EDT
As did mine when I had it.
Link Posted: 7/26/2004 12:54:01 PM EDT
The bbl to slide fit seems to be much more important to accuracy. Accuracy gained from a vault tight slide to frame doesn't seem worth the reliability risk. I think SIG designed them with the perfect mix. As long as your sights are moving with the same relationship to the bbl, who cares about a little slide slop? It insures a few specs of sand in the grooves won't shut you down.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:06:18 PM EDT
My 229, 226, 220 is the same way. BTW the 229 had its's 14,000 th round through it now with no problems. Just checked over by a q'd armorer. Nothing beats a Sig!
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 2:53:23 PM EDT
My P226 does the same. Still a tack driver and functions flawless.

Link Posted: 8/22/2004 3:06:42 PM EDT
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