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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by PTMCCAIN, Dec 15, 2012.


    PTMCCAIN member

    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?

  2. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    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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