Quantcast

My Grip Is causing my Sig 227-45 auto to drop clips !

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ACES&8S, Feb 28, 2018.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Hokkmike

    Hokkmike Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2006
    Messages:
    2,891
    Location:
    Sullivan County PA
    This reply speaks to me of my need to have a pistol pro watch me shoot and help me correct errors. You know what the say about self taught students.
     
    Corpral_Agarn likes this.
  2. Robert101

    Robert101 Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    993
    You are dropping clips from a semi-auto? What clips? Maybe change your clip release to a magazine release and problem solved. Joking aside - I grip revolvers differently from my semi-autos and I grip some semi-autos differently too. Why not adapt to the gun you are shooting? It is done all the time.
     
  3. Corpral_Agarn

    Corpral_Agarn Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2012
    Messages:
    2,296
    Location:
    Northern CA
    Same for me but I recognize that some folks have a hard time adapting automatically.

    I think it is similar to speaking different languages.
    When you first learn to speak another language, your mind is converting the new language to your native language to understand.
    When you get more fluent, you form thoughts and sentences in the new language.
     
    ACES&8S likes this.
  4. RecoilRob

    RecoilRob Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Messages:
    2,009
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Oh.....sorry I got you in trouble with 'She who must be obeyed'.:)

    Looking at the pic....that button IS a bit on the proud side IMHO. I know they're doing more of that with people so interested in doing fast mag changes, but for a concealment or home defense gun...retaining the mag is higher on the list than a fast change. Some of my concealment pieces have virtually flush buttons that need to be pressed below the surface to release the mag...which pretty much assures that it'll have it's mag at all times unless a conscious effort is made to dislodge it. The German SIG's that had heel releases make a LOT of sense and are much less likely to inadvertently drop their mags....but you pay a small price in time doing a change. No free lunch and all of that.

    I must confess to being a mechanic so my first impulse is to 'fix' the machine...where possible. Is the mag release spring fairly stiff? If it depresses too easily that could be something you could address. How far does it have to be pressed before the mag releases? There have been buttons where the catch wasn't fitting in the mag cutout exactly right and would release prematurely...which is another thing that could be easily fixed if it is the case.
     
    ACES&8S likes this.
  5. ACES&8S

    ACES&8S Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2017
    Messages:
    707
    Location:
    Virginia
    Finally got back on this one & Thanks RecoilRob, the ----MAG---- ejector is very easy to trip & I must find another like
    mine to see if it is standard issue.
    But more definition found after about 120 rounds with the Sig.
    One handed is accurate but slow to get on target, not good for home defense of course.
    But before I tried one hand a trained officer, caught my problem which goes beyond common grip.
    I can't grip my right hand properly & the left hand sets it all in motion!
    My right thumb was cut badly about 25 years ago & was bound in a backward turn for a month or less to help heal a severed
    ligament or something, unknown to me the result is my thumb doesn't grip straight in, it goes up & in but keeps & upward
    press constantly on a pistol or hand shake, anything like that. I didn't have any use of the thumb for about another month
    after it was released but suddenly like a light bulb it turned on again & started working again but I never noticed until now
    that it was different.
    So I am back to the revolver I guess, no problems there.
    I had hesitated to say because I thought it would sound like I'm a clutz but I even had the mag eject when I would
    remove it from the shoulder harness, now I know why. Sorry to bother you guys but problem solved.
     
  6. RecoilRob

    RecoilRob Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Messages:
    2,009
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Oh man....sorry to hear about your thumb injury....that makes things a bit more complicated, doesn't it? BUT!!! I did some digging and found that you can reverse the mag release....which might be the ticket to you shooting it without accidentally dropping the mag. Worth a try I'd say even if it doesn't cure the problem.:) Good luck!
     
    ACES&8S likes this.
  7. ACES&8S

    ACES&8S Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2017
    Messages:
    707
    Location:
    Virginia
    If I can reverse the ---mag--- release that would work!
    Don't worry about the thumb injury, I didn't even notice the difference until Bill happened to catch the way it works now!
     
  8. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Messages:
    21,741
    Location:
    northern california
    Be careful and not get it in incorrectly oriented, otherwise there is a good chance that you'll have to send it back to the factory to fix. If you try to force it, you'll be buying a new frame
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice