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Sig Sauer SP 2022 Question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Prorock, Feb 26, 2012.

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  1. Prorock

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    Just bought a SP 2022 9mm built 1/2012. Can anyone tell me what the lever above the red dot is? It is not listed in the manual. Thanks.
     

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    I don't have one, but it looks like a hammer drop safety.

    1. With the chamber empty, move the lever to red.

    2. Cock the hammer.

    3. Move the lever up.

    If it's a hammer drop safety, the hammer will drop but not hit the firing pin. If that happens, take it someplace you can shoot and repeat with a loaded chamber. If the round doesn't fire, its a hammer block safety and it's working correctly. Sometimes they don't
     
  3. Prorock

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    I will put it to the test tomorrow. Thank you.
     
  4. ritepath

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    I've never seen a 2022 with a safety?
     
  5. foxmoor

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    Some of the early SP2022 models had slide safeties, which are almost worthless IMO, as they're difficult to active/deactivate. Otherwise a great gun at a great price.
     
  6. Prorock

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    I thought it was strange too. The manual doesn't have anything listed about it. I looked at the box and it said it was built 1/12 so I don't know what to think.
     
  7. basicblur

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    I've got two SP2022s, and neither has what you're asking about.
    Now that I think about it, yours is the only one I've ever seen.
     
  8. Prorock

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    Did a little more research and it does seem to be a safety. Thank you everyone for all of your help.
     
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    I looked at two 2022's in 9mm last week and neither had a safety. I can't find a safety option listed at the Sig site. I can't google a safety option anywhere. Odd....
     
  10. Walking Dead

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    Mine don't have that either. Where are you located at prorock? I'm guessing some states my want safeties like that?
     
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    I've never seen an SP2022 with that on it.
     
  13. Prorock

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    Took it to the range today and I can confirm that it is indeed a safety. It seems I have managed to purchase an oddity. It was great to shoot though.
     
  14. signalzero

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    Based on that, you have yourself a rare item. As it is stated there, it's not a new model option and will be sold until inventory is gone.
     
  15. ritepath

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    I'd love to have on just because it's kinda rare. They knew the American market would be a sucker for anything. :D

    Everything I read says these were made and sold long ago...how did you come upon a new production unit?

    Is it DA/SA or DAO?

    I've read a few other threads that state it's DAO....but I can see it has a normal sigpro stubby hammer.
     
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  16. Prorock

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    It is certainly a DA/SA. I found it at a LGS on display. The case it came in stated it was made 1/19/2012! The numbers on the pistol and case do match. I have to say the more I find out about this Sig the more excited I get. I'm sure it's not going to be worth much down the road but it is kind of cool to pick up a rare gun by chance.
     
  17. ritepath

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    I've been looking at SPs in 40 and 9mm for about a month looking to find a 40. (so far all I've found are 9's in stock) At least now I know if I should happen across a 9 with that safety go ahead and pick it up.

    IMHO it's a pretty cool find. :p
     
  18. Seven High

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    If I recall correctly Sig made up a batch of 2022s for the French Police. They had a requirement of a manual safety. Yours is probably an over run of that order.
     
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    I own a 2022 and mine doesn't have that saftey.
     
  20. metalart

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    A few were made for law enforcement that had safeties. they are not very common
     
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