Sunday, May 04, 2014

Gratuitous Gun Pr0n #87...

"It's not you, SIG; it's me..."
Well, it doesn't happen 100% anymore, but even with the smaller backstrap, which allows the base of my strong-hand thumb to be positioned more horizontally on the frame, I still wind up with the slide not locking back three-quarters of the time. If I concentrate really hard on not putting my thumb where I normally put it, I'm okay, but the juice just isn't worth the squeeze to have one pistol I have to grip differently than all my other ones. (Especially because during longer strings of fire my thumb wanders back to its usual place anyway.)

It just looks like me and the SIGpro SP2022 have irreconcilable differences, which kinda sucks because it's objectively an excellent pistol. Maybe I'll see if I can't trade it towards another FNS-9 or maybe an M&P Pro or something...
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11 comments:

B said...

It's the plastic frame.....

Old NFO said...

Well, better a trade than a mistake when you least need it...

D.W. Drang said...

I have an acquaintance who poo-poos the idea that ergonomics should play any role in pistol selection. I think next time it comes up, I'll point out that "ergonomics" includes things like "are the controls placed where I can manipulate them when I need to, and only then?", not just "Does it feel right in my hand?"

Anonymous said...

You're holding it gay... er... retarded... damn.

Mike said...

When I switched to the thumbs-forward grip, it took me a while to figure out why my slide wouldn't lock on my Sig.

Finally I figured out, it's easy to ride the release. The solution is to put the tip of your right thumb on the first joint of the left. Bam, problem solved.

I do like how my 226 fits my hand (better than anything else I've tried) and the slide release is perfect to ride it as I stuff a fresh mag in. Nothing feels as high speed as having the slide fall a split second after your magazine locks in place. :D

B said...

If you want I'll lend you my all stainless para PDA 3" LDA quasi-1911....

I have several.

Jac said...

Well, hell... I got a lot of gun-hipster cred being able to say that Tam owns the same pistol I do.

RevolverRob said...

Beretta? I admit the FNS-9 is an appealing gun. CZ SP01?

I bought an M&P Pro a few weeks ago, a CORE with an RMR on top. Nice 5" gun, but the trigger is atrocious. It's inconsistent from pull to pull. Sometimes it will break fine, other times it feels like I'm trying to push the Empire State Building with my index finger. Of course, I don't have to tell you how to look for a good trigger, I am just not sure I would say, "Go for an M&P Pro!" To anyone right now...maybe after the Apex parts get put in this afternoon my tune will be different.

-Rob

Stranger said...

I have the same problem with the same SIG. So I traded it for a Beretta Storm, identical to the one the wife carry.

And yes, a trade is much better than no bang when you pull the go lever.

Stranger

Anonymous said...

Skip the FNS-9 and get a FNX-45. I have the same problem with my fiance's Taurus PT111 G2, and sometimes my Glock 23. But I'm working on the Glock. I do not have the problem with the FNX, though. And it's a helluva shooter!

Tam said...

Not gonna buy any .45s.

You'll note I said "another" FNS-9, as in I already have the one and like it enough to think about getting a spare. :)