I used to own a P227 TacOps. I loved the piss out of that gun, but it would not cycle my duty ammo. I sent it back several times, and finally got tired of being told I was wrong. I had 10 of the 14 round magazines, and seven of the 10 round magazine’s, and none of them worked 100%.
Here’s a short video of me trying to chamber Winchester Ranger 230 grain cartridges…
This occurred 3-4 times per magazine and was easy for me to demonstrate repeatedly.
While playing with the magazines I did discover two interesting facts…
1- The internal plastic base plate can be replaced with a flat P226 metal internal base plate. This grants the shooter +1 magazine capacity, without adding to the length of the magazine.
- The P14 mag springs are compatible with the P227 mag bodies. I didn’t play with a lot of available variations, but the fit was there, and anyone that had access to P14 springs should feel comfortable testing their performance in a P227.
I may reinvest in this endeavor again in the future. Sig used to make a phenomenal pistol.