View Full Version : Sig 220ST

06-17-2009, 6:56 AM
Is it normal for the slide to be really hard to rack? Round count unknown. Doesn't seem to be high. Looks like the guide rod spring is original. Black braided style. Will replacing it with a wolf or sig green colour one change anything? I ask because my beretta 96 racks very slick and easy. I have cleaned and lubed it, there is no change before/after doing this. Help anybody.

06-17-2009, 7:26 AM
good question. i thought the p220s came with the green spring anyway???

06-17-2009, 7:34 AM
Researched it and it seems to be the standard sprind. The green is a upgrade. Black factory is 15lb the green upgrade 20lb.

06-17-2009, 7:39 AM
Mine seems to require more strength than Glock, CZ, or HK pistols I have. Not worse than an old ppk I used to have tho...

06-17-2009, 3:35 PM
My ST has the green spring and, yes, it requires A LOT of effort to rack. I've tried practicing racking it on my belt and it just pulls my pants down. I guess they anticipated a lot of people using +P loadings or something :shrug:

06-17-2009, 4:13 PM
Get a gym membership and start working out. Like my high school football coach said when we complained about the neck of our jerseys being too big. He told us our necks were too small, spend more time in the weight room.

06-18-2009, 11:54 AM
My 220ST came w/ the green spring as well. Tight frame-slide fit might be a contributing factor, as my 220ST, 226ST, and X5 all were tight-fitting. Perhaps a little lube?