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 Sig P226 and Surefire lights?
Ryno_the_wyno  [Member]
4/28/2008 12:58:48 AM EST
I have a P226RST in .40 S&W and .357 Sig and I have been having some trouble with Surefire X200A and X300 weapon lights.

Even though my Sig has a 1913 rail, the P adapter on both of the lights will not fit on my gun. The weapon light won't go back far enough to lock onto the rail. It can get it on and locked with the U adapter, but it fits very loose/sloppy.

My Sig SP2022 in .40 S&W/.357 Sig does the same thing, though the rail seems to be even shorter on this gun. The P adapter almost fits the P226, but not quite-its not even close on the SP. The U adapter works great with the SP, but I have to use a little muscle to get it to click on. I dont force anything when it comes to guns, but it takes a little more pressure than it does to install a M3 or M5.

Did I get two weird Sigs or two weird Surefires? Or, is this a problem common to Sigs with Surefire lights?
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Esq1118  [Member]
4/28/2008 8:12:44 PM EST
From Sigsauer. Nuff' Said.

Ryno_the_wyno  [Member]
4/28/2008 11:50:56 PM EST
That doesn't really say how they fit, only that the rails will accept the lights.

Both the X200A and X300 fit on my P226 and SP2022, they just don't fit very well and not at all with the P adapter. Which is odd, as they both have picatinny rails. Both fit other picatinny rails, like the one on my G21SF and M9A1 extremely well.

I was just trying to learn some more about this.
Esq1118  [Member]
4/29/2008 9:46:02 AM EST
Call Surefire and get tech support. i know you have to tinker with the unit before it will fit properly. As you are not the only one.
sfmittels  [Life Member]
4/29/2008 9:12:21 PM EST
Don't install the 1913 Picatinny adapter on the Surefire. Use the "standard" mount and it will fit perfectly on a P226. Apparently, the rail on a P226 is not precisely to 1913 standards.
Ryno_the_wyno  [Member]
4/29/2008 11:47:20 PM EST
The only way I can get the Surefires to work on my Sigs is with the U adapter. While they fit and lockup, its very sloppy on the P226. The X300 on my P226RST fits/feels more like a HiPoint with a Maglite. Its very sloppy/noisy and I don't at all appreciate it.
It fits on the SP2022, its just very tight...

Sounds like I am stuck with the shitty fit, so long as I use the Surefire on the P226.
Esq1118  [Member]
4/30/2008 5:25:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ryno_the_wyno:
The only way I can get the Surefires to work on my Sigs is with the U adapter. While they fit and lockup, its very sloppy on the P226. The X300 on my P226RST fits/feels more like a HiPoint with a Maglite. Its very sloppy/noisy and I don't at all appreciate it.
It fits on the SP2022, its just very tight...

Sounds like I am stuck with the shitty fit, so long as I use the Surefire on the P226.


Why dont you just suck it up and call Surefires 800 number and see if they will send you a new unit mount instead of bitching on here. WE cant solve your problem when the fit is out of spec. If another mount creates the same conditions then its the guns rail and you will have to call Sig.
G3k  [Member]
4/30/2008 7:09:15 PM EST
I used the semi-permenant mount instead of the switch. Solid as a rock for me.
Ryno_the_wyno  [Member]
4/30/2008 11:40:21 PM EST
I guess I didn't know that asking a question/wondering about something was the same as bitching...I didn't want to call and complain about a "known problem".
Thanks for being so helpful.
onesht1kl  [Member]
5/1/2008 8:25:56 AM EST
gorilla glue
gunnut284  [Team Member]
5/1/2008 7:40:29 PM EST
I am issued a P226R in .357 with a Surefire X200 on it. It has the "U" locking piece installed and is a little loose. Works just fine and I have had no issues, but it isn't tight like M3 on a Glock rail. I don't have any of the other locking pieces to try to see if it works any other way.
M4-TUNA  [Team Member]
5/5/2008 3:50:19 AM EST
I found out sometimes u have to push up on the locking tabs when intalling any Sirefire light on any pistol now. Had the same problem on my Surefire rail on my HK USP
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