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Sig 229 Safety Device

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JZ686, Oct 24, 2008.

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  1. JZ686

    JZ686 Member

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    What kind of safety device the new sig 229 utilize, decocker or lock? I couldn’t find the answer in the sig arms site :fire:
    Any good or bad experience with the new Sig 229 Elite?
     
  2. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Member

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    The DA/SA version has a decocking lever that lowers the hammer to what is called an "intercept notch" (not in contact with the firing pin), after which the trigger reverts to double action; the long heavy pull is the "safety." It also has an internal firing pin safety. The DAK (a form of double action only) version has no decocker. Neither version has manual safeties per se.
     
  3. BlindJustice

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    +1 Lone Haranguer except I would say the long DA pull is not a
    safety per se, but like a DA revolver it makes the trigger pull
    a deliberate conscious act whereas with SA, with adrenelin
    etc. a premature discharge could occur.

    For the O.P. you refer to a 'Lock" ?? Perhaps you mean
    a manual safety w/lever that manipulates the mode?
    FYI some DA/SA handguns have a manual safety however how
    and when it is capable of operation depends on the platform
    design. Example, the CZ 75B standard has a frame
    mounted thumb safety. It is only operational if the
    hammer is at full cock, i.e. Single Action Mode. It does not
    have a decocker so the hammer must be carefully lowered
    manually to revert to DA mode. Now that is not to say
    that that is true for all copies of this or variants of tthe
    design You're doing the right thing asking in order to figure
    out a platforms Manual of Arms/operations

    Randall
     
  4. SigP229R

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    All the P229's that I know of have the decocker lever only NO manual safety. I love mine LOL
     
  5. JZ686

    JZ686 Member

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    Thanks guys, I appreciated the good info. I like the decoker features in my arms. I need to get the feel of the pistol to see if I like it. I plan to do that soon thanks to your comments.
     
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