Well I took the time this wk and spent a little of our income tax return on a new 22lr Conversion Kit for my SIGSauer 226SCT and an extra mag. ($325
After a good initial cleaning/lubing (Shooter's Choice Synth Grease
) I had a chance to take it to the range last Monday night and put 200rnds of CCI 40grn 22LR thru it. (SIG recommended)
Now initally the "break-in
" was a little disconcerning - due to that I physically had to push the slide forward with my thumb about 1/2" for the return spring to have enough "oomph
" to strip a round off the mag and close the breach.
It appeared that the slide irself was getting "hung-up
" on the very tip of the hammer face? - That and about 4 FTF's per 10rnd mag and that's pretty much how the 1st 100rnds went.
Now I understand break-in quirks and getting a feel for how this set-up was going to work, but needless to say I was becomming disappointed.
- (I got a wee bit cranky.....)
& rapid fired 2 fully loaded mags in succession. FLAWLESS!?!?!
Not one FTF or slide sticking -
Not 1 issue.
AND The next 80rnds - smoooth
....and accurate 1" groupings at 12yrds.
The only other observation I took note of when I field stripped the gun for cleaning was the VERY
obvious frame rail wear. - WOW?
The 22 slide sure polished up a few areas that the stock 9mm one never touched. So much so.. the red Shooter's Choice grease/lube was now a milky light grey?
SO I switched to a little tube of SIG grease I picked up and IMHP may have "over-greased
" it.... to cut down ony any MORE
significant wear. I'll see on my next trip to the range.
Soooo.... overall I'm pleased it seems to work and is a pretty accurate shooter. ON the hmmmmm....
side - I'l be watching the frame wear like a hawk.
Ideas? Opinions? Tips?
Thanks all - had to share & I'll post some pics.