Originally Posted by PeteMoss
I have an issue with my Sig P239 in .40 and am curious if anyone else has run into this, maybe it is normal.
When I try to turn the takedown lever downward it take a HUGE amount o force to turn it. The slide is in the correct takedown postion, the lever is just hard to turn. Also, the recoil spring guide is made of plastic and the little flange at the end is being bent/mushed where it mates to the takedown lever. So it woud appear that when you turn the takedown lever it has to slightly move the recoil guide rod forward agains the pressure of the already compressed recoil spring. I don't know if this has anything to do with it or not. Any thoughts or experiences good or bad with yours?
I, for one, can't account for this. But what I can tell you is this.
My wife has a P239 in 9mm, and it falls to me to clean it, which I am pleased to do. I myself have a P6, which, in terms of field stripping, is no different than the P239.
I've never had the problem of requiring excessive force to rotate the takedown lever "down" in either, and both of our recoil spring guides (P239 and P6) are metal. (Which means that to take down either, all I need to do is lock the slide back, and use a little thumb pressure to rotate the lever to the down [field strip] position).
Did you buy this gun new? I ask because it's hard for me to believe that SIG would use plastic for . . . well . . . any gun part, other than stocks.