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Old June 15, 2013, 10:36 AM   #1
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Anyone have any work done by them? Particularly the SRT trigger and the Action enhancement? Been thinking about getting that done on my P220 and looking for some opinions.
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Old June 15, 2013, 02:29 PM   #2
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Just get some monkeys with Dremel tools and hammers to pound away on your gun, the results will be the same.

While Sig makes a reasonably good gun, I've found their custom shop results to be average at best. They either don't care, are too busy, or some combination of the two.

I sent my P220 away for a Labor Day special (SRT, night sights, barrel re-crown, polishing feed ramp, etc.) and got back some halfass job of an unevenly polished feed ramp, broken trigger return spring, and crooked sights.

The Sig made a return trip for repair of springs, which they managed to achieve without screwing anything else up, but I eventually replaced the barrel because I couldn't bear to look at the terrible uneven hack-job they did to the feed ramp. They claimed the appearance was "normal."

Save your money. Keep your Sig as it is, or get a better gun if your'e unhappy with it.

Grayguns is a much better Sig gunsmithy if you want any custom work done, btw. They're not as fast, but they actually care about returning you a working gun that is better than what you sent them.
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Old June 15, 2013, 06:00 PM   #3
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My best friend had his P220 sent in for the SRT and action enhancement. Came back very nice. My only complaint is I felt his DA came back almost too light, but he likes it so hey.

Bruce Gray is in a different league, but you'll be waiting around for a long time. The SRT kit can typically be done yourself, though sometimes it might need a bit of fitting (I learned the hard way).
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Old June 15, 2013, 06:07 PM   #4
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I have had two Sigs completely done and they are a fantastic custom shop. Under one weeks turn around time door to door. Sig Sauer is probably the best company to deal with. You do get what you pay for and with Sig you get more than what you pay for and in a good way.
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Old June 15, 2013, 06:11 PM   #5
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Sig Sauer is probably the best company to deal with.
While I will very much disagree with that, I have nothing bad to say about their custom shop.

For reference the work my friend had done was 1-2 years ago.
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Old June 15, 2013, 06:15 PM   #6
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Really??? Please elaborate. I have ALOT of first hand experience with them and nothing but outstanding service. In fact, my LGS all carry Sigs and had work done with the same results and that's about 13 guns combined over the last two years.
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While I will very much disagree with that, I have nothing bad to say about their custom shop.
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Old June 15, 2013, 06:26 PM   #7
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I really don't want to get into it on this thread and derail it, but you're free to PM me if you want.

Note that I am not saying SIG is horrible, but I just don't believe them to be the "best", as you stated, by a long shot.
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Old June 15, 2013, 07:59 PM   #8
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I was just wondering because there is a special which includes the Action Enhancement and SRT for half price and I wanted to get the Sig night sights put on as well. Was hoping to hear better news though
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Old June 15, 2013, 09:13 PM   #9
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I have used them a couple of time with no complaints from me.
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Old June 15, 2013, 09:58 PM   #10
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I think you will generally find reviews to be positive. There will always be a few folks that have bad experiences and they tend to be the most vocal.
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Old June 15, 2013, 10:08 PM   #11
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Think I may go for it. I have been wanting to get in the AR game lately and really don't have cash to do both but I honestly know I will end up shooting the Sig much more as there isn't really anything around me outside of 100 yds. Plus, I know so little about AR's that I don't even know what I would want in one lol.
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Old June 15, 2013, 10:22 PM   #12
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I would really be amazed if you ended up regretting it. I think my friend considers it some of the best money he has spent.
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Old June 15, 2013, 10:24 PM   #13
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Yea I agree. This is one that I will plan on keeping forever so I'm sure it will be money well spent. Late 90's model that I got from my step father. She's a keeper!
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Old June 15, 2013, 10:37 PM   #14
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Sig Sauer currently has a Father's Day Special going on for a limited time. It is 25% off the Action Enhancement Package. It reduces the cost down to $129.95.

You can also add the Short Reset Trigger for an additional $49.95. which is 50% off.

There is also some kind of deal where you buy the coin and get shipping for about twenty-five bucks if I recall correctly. I got an email with the offer a few days back.

You can either go to the Sig web site or call their Customer Service for more details.

Hope this helps.
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Old June 15, 2013, 10:41 PM   #15
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Thats exactly the deal I was speaking of my friend!
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Old June 15, 2013, 10:47 PM   #16
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Great~ It sounds like a good time to "Get-er-Done". Let us know how it works out for you.
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Old June 16, 2013, 12:58 PM   #17
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Bruce Gray; Gray Guns....

I checked the posts & didn't see it mentioned but gunsmith & tactics instructor; Bruce Gray of Gray Guns is considered to be one of the top SIG Sauer pistolsmiths in the US.
I do not own any P series SIGs but Id look at Grays shop if I wanted any custom work.

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Old June 16, 2013, 01:29 PM   #18
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I have owned pistols worked on by the Sig Custom shop and Gray Guns. I currently do not own a gun worked on by either one.

I have had 2 Sig Custom shop guns. Both were smooth and consistent. It had an AEP job & a throated barrel. They were nice shooting guns. There was a slight improvement over a brand new in the box gun but honestly if I put 5 of my mid round count Sigs, 2500 to 5000 rounds down the pipe, with those 2 guns 99% of shooters could not tell you which one had and action job and which one did not.

The Gray Guns pistol was a step up from the Sig custom shop. It was done back in the day when Bruce and Flork, now of Apex Tactical, actually touched and did the work on your guns.... It was a P226 Tactical. It was a sweet gun with as nice a DA as I have ever shot. I bought it from a guy who paid for the Gray gun work as a suppressor project gun but then scraped that idea and then sold the pistol. Had it not had the threaded barrel I would have kept it

IMHO the Sig Custom shop is only as good as the guy who picks your gun up out of the que and works on it. Some will be excellent others will have avg work. If it were me I would never send one in during a special because you can assume that volume will spike and getting a gun on and off the bench quickly is SOP during these times.

That said the Sig custom shop is much cheaper than Bruce Gray so that is a major consideration for most people. In the end I stopped customizing Sigs in my collection. I find that they do what I need them to do after about 2500 rounds and a few tweaks I can do myself. For me the classic P series pitol are first and foremost high quality combat pistols I do not need to make them into race guns. YMMV
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Old June 16, 2013, 04:58 PM   #19
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Re: Sig Custom Shop

I had the same work done to my p225 that the op is asking about. Mine came back great! No hesitation in doing it again.

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Old June 16, 2013, 05:53 PM   #20
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Remember your factory warranty is still intact using the Sig Custom Shop.
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Old June 16, 2013, 06:01 PM   #21
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Well part of the problem is that I had some guys that said he knew what he was doing, a shop owner locally, put on some Meprolights and I'm pretty sure he bent the slide of the gun. It sticks at a point when you rack it and it has started to show some wear on the frame. I would like the. To take a look at it and see what can be done or if it is in fact a problem. I'm ****** about it but I didn't notice right away and therefore have no proof. So as of right now, it just sits and doesn't get used.
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Old June 16, 2013, 06:11 PM   #22
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Left side w flash



Left side, no flash



Right side (no damage) flash



Right side no flash

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Old June 16, 2013, 07:14 PM   #23
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While it looked like he royally screwed up installing the slights and beat them to heck, I highly doubt he somehow bent the slide. That would require an incredible amount of force. I can't see the wear on the frame you're mentioning. The rails will naturally develop wear and the finish will be worn off of them, but that's not unusual. As for the sticking have you done a field strip and re-assembled? Perhaps your recoil spring and guide rod were put back in out of alignment and are binding.
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Old June 16, 2013, 07:20 PM   #24
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If that is not grease you are wearing the nitron off the slide rails... If the idiot did not use a sight pusher and put the slide in a vise you could have a compromised slide. Did this wear start after the installation?

If so IMHO the shop owner owes you a new gun. If you wear through the anodization on the slide its useful life has been shortened. Luckily for you the wear is in the slide channel not on the rail itself or the under side of the rail which takes more of a beating.
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Old June 16, 2013, 07:32 PM   #25
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Is that a nitron finished SIG though? Looks like an older model to me.
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