Stripping the P220

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lockback.jpgRotate Takedown.jpgSlideoff.jpgUpper and Lower.jpg
Spring removal.jpgBarrel removal.jpgBarrel Inspection.jpgLever.jpg

I like the automatic slide-stop catch, just pull it back and it locks open

Rotate lever down to disengage the “tumbler” inside…

Release the stop and let the whole top-end run off the rails.

Lift out the spring and plunger…

The spring fits in the detent/notch on the barrel.


Re-assemble in reverse order, and DO REMEMBER to engage the takedown lever!

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11 thoughts on “Stripping the P220

  1. I like easy-to-clean, especially with all my other household chores to attend! I’ve heard that before, that the Rugers are a huge pain for even a simple takedown!


  2. It’s the gun I shoot most often, and is the easiest to clean. (We won’t even discuss the Ruger .22 which requires an engineering degree to get back together again).Great photos. Wish I’d had that the first time I took her apart, but it was still easy.


  3. Funny how so many “new” designs stem from the SIG. The MnP comes apart in a very similar manner, with the addition of having to lower the sear block first. I don’t think that is a step forward, necessarily. Although they’re hard to sell where I am for some crazy reason, there’s nothing wrong with those guns; SIG’s are straight.


  4. And remember, be careful with the guiderod / recoil spring assembly. I once shot myself in the forehead with a SS guiderod when installing a new recoil spring.Don’t you love how easy they are to field strip? Even someone who knew nothing at all about guns could figure it out.


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