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jmust1991
12-27-2010, 9:36 PM
I just came home with one of these German surplus guns. Aside from a thorough cleaning, any recommendations on upgrades or replacement parts. I intend this to be a solid range gun to be able to shoot anything I put through it (like my 92FS). I won't be doing any competitions, etc.

The gun has slight holster wear, but is definitely not abused.

What aftermarket nightsights have fellow calgunners installed that work great? As well as any internal mods?

boink
12-27-2010, 9:50 PM
As far as I understand, the biggest point of failure on the surplus P6 is the springs in the magazines. I think you would be safe to replace the mag springs in all of them that it came with.

Beyond that, possibly the recoil spring if you're worried about it. Should be fine otherwise.

yzernie
12-27-2010, 10:01 PM
Many of the P6 guns don't like to feed hollow point ammo. This is a result of the feed ramp and some light, very light polishing will solve that issue. Other than that, the guns were gone through before shipping to the US. Shoot it and have FUN!!

bsg
12-27-2010, 10:38 PM
night sights? my P225 has Trijicon night sights.

sigfan91
12-27-2010, 10:44 PM
Keep a spare recoil spring and a trigger bar spring handy. My trigger bar spring broke. The gun was dated 4-79, but I'm not sure if the trigger bar spring has been changed since. Change the recoil spring now or you can wait until you encounter feeding and ejection problems. The recommended replacement schedule for recoil spring is 5000 rounds.

I have not had any problem with magazine springs yet.

Sig changed the feed ramp design sometime in the mid to late 1980s. Any P6 dated 1990 and after should have no problems feeding HP.

As far as night sight goes, Sig uses Meprolights. Clubster at Sigforum sells factory Meprolight sights. You can buy a set and put them on yourself for $65. Or you can send the slide to him and he'll put them on for $83. Of course you can go with other types of night sights. I have factory night sights on my P220 Combat and they are very nice.

http://sigforum.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/350601935/m/6881024721

Some have changed the hammer spring from the 28 lb (German police spec) to either factory 24 lb (commercial P225 spec) or the lightest (relatively reliable) 19 lb. Going from 28 lb to 19 lb really helps the DA pull. I have that in my P6. However, I do experience 2% to 4% light strikes using commercial ammo. Military ammo might be higher due to their harder primers.

These are all I can think of right now.

Andy Taylor
12-27-2010, 10:52 PM
Congrats. :cool2:

Can't buy anything here
12-28-2010, 5:43 AM
Just curious...did you get a factory mag with it? My friend got one recently and they gave him a promag...they switched it out for factory when we complained about it.

ScottB
12-28-2010, 5:54 AM
Put a full set of new, stiffer Wolf springs in mine. Mags (6) all look and work fine

rimfire78
12-28-2010, 5:58 AM
Martin Retting had some of these a few months back. Theirs looked pretty beat up so I opted for a new flock that day. Wish now that I'd have picked one up though. Looks like refi.ishing wouldn't't cost too much.

rimfire78
12-28-2010, 5:58 AM
Martin Retting had some of these a few months back. Theirs looked pretty beat up so I opted for a new glock that day. Wish now that I'd have picked one up though. Looks like refi.ishing wouldn't't cost too much.

Mac Attack
12-28-2010, 6:10 AM
I have been eyeing a P6 for some time and think 2011 will be the year for me to buy one. What's the going price on them nowadays and anyone know where I can find one in OC?

zdragon
12-28-2010, 7:01 AM
Some have changed the hammer spring from the 28 lb (German police spec) to either factory 24 lb (commercial P225 spec) or the lightest (relatively reliable) 19 lb. Going from 28 lb to 19 lb really helps the DA pull. I have that in my P6. However, I do experience 2% to 4% light strikes using commercial ammo. Military ammo might be higher due to their harder primers.

These are all I can think of right now.

excellent advise........
i wouldn't go below 24#.
28# was way too heavy.

Caseless
12-28-2010, 2:50 PM
excellent advise........
i wouldn't go below 24#.
28# was way too heavy.

28# main spring also makes for a more accurate first shot, since I am forced to cock the hammer manually at the 25 yard firing line.:)

Gryff
12-28-2010, 3:01 PM
What's the going price on them nowadays

Someone just did a group buy on them, and the price was $300 before tax/DROS.

jmust1991
12-28-2010, 5:39 PM
Just curious...did you get a factory mag with it? My friend got one recently and they gave him a promag...they switched it out for factory when we complained about it.

I received one factory mag (8 Rounds) with the weapon.

jmust1991
12-28-2010, 5:41 PM
I have been eyeing a P6 for some time and think 2011 will be the year for me to buy one. What's the going price on them nowadays and anyone know where I can find one in OC?



I am not in the OC, but Mad River Arms in Riverbank coordinated a group buy. Got the gun + holster + 1 factory mag + original box out the door for $338. Probably one of the best values I have ever gotten. Gun was in OK shape, was likely carried a lot, but not shot very often. I think the retail price was $299.

zdragon
12-28-2010, 6:19 PM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=372914&highlight=sig+P6+225