Hello everyone, havent posted in a long time but I need the help of the community.
I currently work in a department NW Ohio and our current duty gun is .45 ACP Sig P220. These guns have an unknown age. I know they are on there second set of switching firearms from going to revolvers to semi autos. So at least 12 years of age at the minimum.
Im currently arguing with my Armorer/Firearms Instructor over my weapon. Due to the age and the weapon being used when I got it, currently on a regular basis when I attempt to eject a magazine the magazine will be pull the top round off the magazine approximately one quarter to one half of the bullet will be sticking out/pulled off the magazine, therefore the magazine will not fully drop, sometimes about 1/2 inch of the magazine will stick out, then you have to rip the magazine out. This is happening to about three different guys guns at our PD.
The firearms instructor/armorer is saying its because my springs are over wore out or too tight. He has told me to clean the magazines and take the springs out of them and pull them over so slightly to restretch them. Just a little background, he is an ex military guy who has the opinion I am right your wrong and what I say goes. Not knocking military guys but his attitude sucks. I have approached him on more then one occasion and I am finally pissed about it. I have done everything he has said and it is still occuring. Any help will be appreciated.
Frankly I do not trust his judgement and I calling SIG as well tomorrow and hopefully they will provide some insight. If they say something different and nothing changes with firearm instructor I am just going to file a grievance through our union in the event to hope it changes the issue with my gun.