SIG SAUER P226 PROBLEMS - Chapter Two


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PTMCCAIN
December 15, 2012, 09:20 AM
A few months ago I experienced persistent, and consistent, problems while firing the P226 9mm by Sig Sauer.

It would fail to feed from the magazine properly with every magazine load I put through it.

The diagnosis was that it was magazine related, but I was unable to test that theory until recently.

The solution to the problems? Use Mec Gar mags.

But, while shooting it I also discovered that due to my large hands and the way I grip my other semi-autos (1911, HK, FN, Glock, etc.) I was getting my thumb on the top of the slide release on the SIG and therefore the slide failed to lock back while shooting.

I wish SIG put their slide release forward of the decocking lever.

Anyway, here's a video report, I was very pleased with the accuracy of the SIG P226.

Has anyone else had a fail to feed issue with their SIG? What was the solution for you?

LINK TO VIDEO. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAiXJphUn8g)

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9mmepiphany
December 15, 2012, 12:12 PM
I wish SIG put their slide release forward of the decocking lever.
They've had it there since their first pistol (P220)in 1975. At that time it served a dual purpose as the ejector, so it's location was pre-determined by function.

The easiest way to avoid this user error is to place that thumb on the back of the other one

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