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    Two Questions for Sig Owners...

    Just took home my P220R I purchased over the weekend and boy what a dream it is to take the weapon down and field strip.

    Anyway, I used to own a couple of Glocks a couple of years ago and I do recall using some sort of white lithium grease to lay down on the rails of the slide. Do you do the same with the Sig?

    Last Question. Is it ok to leave the mags loaded or if I am not using should I just unload the mags? I ask this cause I fear I will lose the tension on the Mag Springs if left loaded (no kids around)....

    That's it...

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    Doesn't have to be lithium grease , I use whatever "white" grease I find in
    a gunshop or at a gunshow. I also "float" some oil on top of the grease.

    You can leave your mags loaded , I've gone a year between cycling a mag ,
    and never had problems.
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    My P229 runs fine (no malfs in a few thousand rounds) with Miltech-1 or Slip 2000 oil.
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    For the rails/ slide, try either Mil-Comm TW25B or Tetra gun grease. Both are excellent products, and these two are probably the most common.
    Mags full or empty.........entirely your personal preference. Doesn't hurt either way. I keep a couple full, and another one empty. For home use or CCing, doesn't make sense to be constantly filling/emptying them, IMO.

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    Mili-tec or CLP, and only a VERY light coating on the moving parts. Sigs don't need to be dripping wet...

    Leave your mags however you want, they'll be fine. Just don't take the springs out and stretch them beyond their natural state...
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    TW25B on the rails, I use Weapon Shield on everything else and as a "floater" on the rails.

    I rotate my magazines. There's no real need for me doing that, it's just a habbit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    I rotate my magazines. There's no real need for me doing that, it's just a habbit!
    Same here. I don't think there's a real need, but do it anyway.


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    SIG magazines are made by MecGar and they can be left fully loaded.
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    Never had a problem with my fully loaded 239 or 229 mags...or with any of my sigs for that matter, but then again I've only put about 1000 rds thru each so far..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cody View Post

    Last Question. Is it ok to leave the mags loaded or if I am not using should I just unload the mags? I ask this cause I fear I will lose the tension on the Mag Springs if left loaded (no kids around)....

    That's it...

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    I always leave mine loaded, never have had a problem.
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    mags you can leave loaded. clean and lub as you would any gun. you can use grease\oil etc... just don't make it dripping wet.
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    I always leave my mags loaded too..and the silicone cream-grease works fine.

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    Your P220 may have come with a tube TW25B. I like it but have switched to Slide Glide-messy but very slick.

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    Lastest research is leaving them loaded does less damage than working the springs.

    So just leave them loaded.
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    I emailed Sig customer service last year in this very issue, on here is their reply:

    "We recommend the use of break free oil, and if you would like to use grease we use TW-25. This can be ordered through Brownell's."

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