SP2022 is a great shooter... I know from personal experience.
It's a lot like separating a 1911 frame and slide, which is fine; but I can see how there's a little bit of cognitive dissonance when your finger tells you 1911 and everything you're looking at says polymer-framed SIG. I thought it was kinda funny the first few times I stripped mine.If I had a single complaint, it would be the field stripping process. The push-through slide catch is awkward and a little tight at first, the rotating tab would probably make it easier. Otherwise it's an excellent weapon for those who can't justify a full-price classic model.
No need to worry about it at all if you lock the slide back and shake your gun you will see that the barrel will rattle and that is common in most semi automatic handguns. I was a bit concerned when I handled my new Sig SP2022 and asked an expert about it, he told me that it is common and actually helps with the accuracy of the gunHi all,
I'm new to the forum and am glad to see that I chose a fine firearm for my first Sig, ( SP 2022). One question about it though. slide to frame rattle, is this common in this particular model, or is this something I should be concerned about. Didn't really notice it when I picked it up but when I got it home and was handling it more I could here it. Also can see a little bit of lateral play between the slide and frame. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
I don't know what you are doing, but I can field strip my .40 in less than 30 seconds.Just picked up a new SP2022 in .40. Didn't need to read any reviews as I know SIG won't put out a lemon. It's excellent for a number of reasons, and carefully engineered. It feels lighter in the hand than a friend's XD(M) although specs say it isn't.
If I had a single complaint, it would be the field stripping process. The push-through slide catch is awkward and a little tight at first, the rotating tab would probably make it easier. Otherwise it's an excellent weapon for those who can't justify a full-price classic model.
The slide rides on steel rails and does not contact the polymer what so ever, the only places where I would tend to see wear is where the pins go through the polymer. I would assume that it would take a lot of rounds fired to get any wear in those spots though. I would say if you keep your rails lubed that it probably would outlast the alloy rails found on standard Sigs.I've been reading a lot about the SP2022 on here since I've joined the forum. Its making me wanna jump back onto another polymer gun! I went with the 226 to get away from polymer because I haven't been able to find anything on the life expectancy of the polymer frames in contrast to a steel or alloy frame. I own 2 polymer frame at the moment. A S&W Sigma 9mm and a Springfield XDm .45. The 226 is the first non-polymer I've owned but I can't beat the affordability of the "plastic" frames when the moneys tight. If anyone knows or has an idea of how long the polymer frames might last I'd appreciate hearing from you.
There is no mechanical reason NOT to thumb cock the pistol, that is, the pistol is not harmed by it. I suspect the reason SIG warns against it is to avoid an accidental discharge whereby the hammer slips from under the thumb and the gun goes off prematurely.I read in the instructions manual that it is not recommended to manually cock the pistol. I assume that would be to keep the slide from causing injury in case the hammer is let go prematurely. Would the safety keep the gun from firing if the hammer is not pulled all the way back and locked?