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Sig SP2022 Service Life?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by huduguru, Mar 23, 2010.

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  1. huduguru

    huduguru Member

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    I just bought a SIG SP2022 in 9mm and was wondering if any one here
    knows what the service life is? I have read on other forums of one that's
    a rental that has gone 60k rounds and is still going strong, that the French in testing fired 2 million rounds through a few, etc. On the other hand, I have read a few posts on TFL from a Police Officer in Holland that
    stated thet were only designed for light use by regular street officers that
    don't shoot more than 100 rounds a year. He said they were made for 12000
    rounds and no more. He also stated the metal framed Sigs are much more durable(I don't see how aluminum is tougher than polymer).

    The reason I ask is I might sell my SP to buy a Glock, as I plan on doing quite a bit of shooting in the near future. Does anyone have a high round count example in .40 or 9mm?

    Thanks
     
  2. Lonestar49

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    Congrats on the Sig..

    It should serve you well, maybe a lifetime, if it earns your trust..

    When you get to 5000 rounds (chk owners manual) you will need to replace your return spring, then at 10,000 rounds, etc., and when you get to 20,000 rounds (that will take a while) then you can re-ask your question, as it should go much, much, longer, round count wise, with proper care and good, new, ammo and not a lot of +P or +P+ JHP "use".. It's all about wear and tear

    OMMV,


    Ls
     
  3. huduguru

    huduguru Member

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    Thanks, maybe I'll keep it. Anyone else? :)
     
  4. Autolycus

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    I seriously would not worry about it. The gun will hold up just fine as long as you do your part and take care of it. Spring changes and other things such as cleaning it will go a long way in this regard. Don't worry about what some street cop in Holland said or any of that mumbo jumbo as there are just as many reports stating the opposite.
     
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    Go on the Sig Forum. Loads of SP2022 posts, just about every owner that has one in .40sw or 9mm love 'em. :)
     
  6. NG VI

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    Lies. I don't own one, but there isn't a single polymer service pistol out there that is designed for a lifespan of 1200 rounds.
     
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    It will last longer than you and me with regular maintenance and cleaning... Go shoot it an do not worry...
     
  8. cchris

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    The French police trusted it enough to enter it into service in 2002 and keep it until 2022, hence the name. If 20 years of usage isn't a good service life, I'd like to see what your definition of a good service life is.
     
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    Being the French i doubt if they shoot more than once if ever :D:rolleyes:
     
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    sig 2022 service life

    SP 2022: A modified version of the SP 2009/2340. It entered service with the French Police and Gendarmerie in 2002 for a planned service life of 20 years, hence the name. 460,000 rounds have been used for testing it before adoption by a sampling of future users and modifications of the SIG Pro followed to produce the 2022.
     
  11. cchris

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    At least we know it can be dropped without damage :p
     
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