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Posted: 3/19/2006 9:52:10 PM EDT
Hey guys,

I was wondering if it's unusual that the slide rattles on my new P226R (9mm) when I shake it. It reminds me of how M16s / M4s rattle because of the play between the upper and lower receivers. When I insert a loading magazine, it reduce the rattle a bit, but my P226R .40 S&W doesn't rattle nearly as much (you can just wiggle the slide a little on the .40). I don't think my P228 is like this either (although it's been a long time since I saw my P228...).

Should I be concerned about this?


Link Posted: 3/19/2006 10:44:17 PM EDT
It's not unusual. Won't affect the barrel to slide lockup, therefore won't detract from accuracy. Would it bug me on a $700+ gun? Yep. Neither my P229 or P228 have enough play between the slide and frame to rattle when shaken.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:58:03 PM EDT
My 228 rattles quite a bit but the barrel/slide lock up is tight. Seems common on SIGs for some reason.

But then my Glock rattles a bit as well. Not as much, but definitely rattles. And the barrel/slide lockup is no where near as tight.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:59:30 PM EDT
As already mentioned, a common SIG trait.

When you seat a loaded mag with the slide forward, the mag spring pushes the top round against the slide, reducing the rattle.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 8:05:15 PM EDT
The gun was MEANT to run in the dirt. That slop is what makes that happen.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 4:25:25 AM EDT
My 229 rattles a bit, yet it doesn't affect my accuracy. You need some slop, like Lumpy said.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:15:29 AM EDT
Interesting. my p220 doesn't rattle at all, not a bit.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 6:43:58 AM EDT
Same here, my 226 rattles, my 220 doesn't. 226 is an older CPO pistol though.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 10:12:38 PM EDT
My 226R doesn't have a rattle at all, very solid and tight tolerances. I'd call SIG about that. Might be a problem. Just my $.02
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