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Never buying a SIG again

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by silverlance, Oct 26, 2006.

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  1. silverlance

    silverlance Member

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    Well, at least NEW SIG pistols.

    I bought a SIG Mos in February. Paid $425 OTD here in CA. 1 magazine.

    Failure to Fire is common. Pull trigger, hammer drops, nothing happens. Failure to drop hammer is also common - the POS magazine disconnect kicks in whenever it's not fully seated.

    I paid 70$ to have it shipped back to SIG. I just got it back 30 minutes ago. Their verdict - cannot duplicate problem, fired 60 rounds of CCI Mini Mag with no malfunctions.

    BULLSH*T. Of course, it is still malfunctioning, even with CCI. Never mind with other brands. It's also ridiculous that a 400$ pistol is inaccurate, FTFs frequently, and can only achieve somewhat acceptable performance with a SINGLE brand of ammo.

    This sure ain't no p228.

    To add insult to injury they returned the gun to me full of grime. They did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to the gun except fire it. For this they kept it for four weeks. No explanation, no apology, just "here you go, sorry".

    I am a very big SIG fan and I am going to avoid buying new sigs as much as possible and DEFINITELY never buy a mosquito again.
     
  2. Black Majik

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    The Skeeter is well known to be a high dollar POS. But I don't feel this should be categorized with the other P-series SIGs. Many of the new P-series SIGs I've shot have been great.

    Dump that mosquito and move on. Sorry to hear about your problems...:eek:
     
  3. real_name

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    Were you using CCI MiniMag?
    Did they issue a report on anything else they did?
    Have you ever had a problem with any other Sigs?
     
  4. Moonclip

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    I was just going to say what BM said, concur 100%. If you don't want to support Sig Sauer anymore due to service and this is the reason not to buy Sigs anymore I understand. But to base all SIg Sauer products on the Mosquito is not a good idea, kind of like basing all opinions on S&W autos on the older Sigmas and Sigma 380.
     
  5. jlh26oo

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    No Apology?

    They did in fact apologize!

    Seriously, sorry to hear of your probs. Dump that sucker and get a Mk II or something. And I agree with judging not judging the line from their worst example. That'd be like me judging steel kahr based on polymer kahr.
     
  6. Kestrel

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    You've got that right. As the other posts stated, the Mosquito is a piece of junk. Sig should have never brought that thing to market, much less designed it the way they did.

    It's something more on the line of a Lorcin or Raven, etc.

    I don't say all that to criticize your gun, but to recommend you cut your losses. I wouldn't spend another dime shipping it anywhere.

    (You might send Sig a video of you throwing it in the ocean. Maybe tell them you posted the video on the Internet...)

    Maybe I'm feeling surly at the moment...
     
  7. silverlance

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    yes

    I know.

    I am very pissed at SIG right now.

    HOW COULD THEY DO THIS TO US? If SIG were any less of a company this would be equivalent to suicide.
     
  8. Majic

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    I can understand that you are upset and others have had troubles with the pistol, but isn't that exactly what it's suppose to do (not fire when the mag is not in place)? It is your job to make sure the magazine is seated fully in place.
     
  9. Kestrel

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    Deleted, while I ponder the wisdom of posting this info...

     
  10. silverlance

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    true

    but the magazine IS seated. there's just the teeniest bit of give sometimes, and.. the... my gun becomes a brick.
     
  11. Dollar An Hour

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    The Skeeter is a shame to the Sig brand.

    Informed buyers avoid them.

    Some people took a chance and got lucky with a good Mosquito, but alot of people got burned like you. Sorry man...
     
  12. psyopspec

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    While the product is a lemon, I think it's the sour customer service that really has brother silverlance (justifiably) worked up.
     
  13. Seven High

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    I think that I would call Sig again, ask to talk to the person that tested the Mosquito, and discuss the problem with him. Then send it back to them.
     
  14. Ala Dan

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    I'm with my friend Black Majik on this one~!:scrutiny:

    You should not lump all SIG pistols in the same category. You have the
    Skeeter's, the SIG-Pro's, and the Classic P-series. I stick with only the
    Classic P-series pistols; ie: the .45 ACP caliber P220A, and the 9m/m
    P228. But, I have owned the .40 caliber P229, and a 9m/m P226; they
    just weren't for me~!:cool: :D
     
  15. texagun

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    I researched the Mosquito after they came out. It didn't take much research on the internet to figure out I wasn't interested in owning one of them. They do not enjoy a good reputation. I own many other Sig models....ALL are excellent guns. I would recommend http://www.sigforum.com/ for research on Sig handguns.
     
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    Perusing SIG Forum, I noticed silverlance's experience with SIGArms customer service was unfortunately not atypical when it comes to "problem models" like the Mosquito and the current production P220S.
     
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    The skeeter is an entry level, potmetal-crafted, hit or miss proposition.

    It is the replacement (in sig's market) to the Hamerli trailside, the prior entry level, hit or miss proposition.
     
  18. Cousin Mike

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    I own several SIGs, and carry one or another everyday. There isn't another production gun out there I'd rather have or trust my life to.

    That said, when it came time for be to buy a .22, I bought a Ruger Mk II. I'd just heard too many bad things about the Mosquito to take a chance with my $400. I'm sorry that you got burned on your purchase, believe me I understand. I've bought several guns that I wish I'd passed up.

    I'd also agree that it isn't wise to judge all SIG products based on the Mosquito. I'm sure that from now on, no one will have to remind you to research these purchases before you hand over your hard-earned greenbacks. That's a lesson that most of us here have had to learn the same way.
     
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    Oh, the "Skeeter"

    My Daughter Wanted a "skeeter"...I said no and swatted it. We had rented one twice. When it was new, it worked great!!! Next time we rented it, about a month later, it had become a full-fledged POS. Agreed, buy a Ruger Mk II. Even my daughter said she was glad that she had bought her Ruger Bearcat and her Contender instead.

    Now, I understand that the full-size, professional Sigs are awesome. But, to me, while each pistol is judged on its own merits, each also adds to/detracts from the company's overall "value". Sig really hurt itself with this piece of plastic that they call a Mosquito. But in fairness to them, they tried to warn us with the pistol's name...mosquitos are as-annoying-as Hades!!

    Doc2005
     
  20. dhoomonyou

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    call SIG customer service, ask for a Manager, ask for a pick up label (billing SIG) and ask for $70 worth of "SIG STUFF" to reimburse you.
    Give them a chance to make it right. Let us know.

    SIGARMS Customer Service Department:
    Phone: (603) 772-2302 (press #3 for Customer Service)
    Fax: (603) 772-4795
    Email: customerservice@sigarms.com

    Hours:
    Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 6:00pm EST.

    US Mail:
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    Customer Service Dept.
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    Exeter, NH 03833-4557
     
  21. Shawnee

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    Hi Lads...

    I'm going to be the "odd man out" and say yes, I would abandon the entire SIG line - because it is the company that is continuing to market the mosquito even though they know it is not good. The company deserves to be shunned.

    Local opinions obviously vary. :uhoh:
     
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  22. High_Cap

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    Never had any issues with my Sig Mis
    I only use CCI mini-mags and the heavy spring. I shot 1000 rounds about 2 weeks ago and had only 2 mis feeds due to ammo.

    22's a picky about ammo and the mini-mags seem to be the ones for my gun. I also use militec on the slide and keep it fairly dry. Been reliable as any other 22 I own. Most of the problems I have seen with them is the lock on the bottom of the gun slips and then the gun immediatly stops. Just checking that first usually solves the problem.

    The biggest thing is to clean out the factory oil right away if you don't they never seem to work.
     
  23. EdLaver

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    I agree with Kestrel's idea of sending SIG a video of you throwing it in a lake or something...HAHAHAHA! That would be great!:D
     
  24. Correia

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    I've sold a handful of Sig Mosquitos this year. None of those customers have complained or brought them back, so no first hand knowledge of bad mosquitos.

    Love their regular guns though. Sold a pile of them. No complaints.
     
  25. Frandy

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    And Sig dumped the Trailside from their lineup? :rolleyes:

    Oh...that's a Hammerli! :evil:

    Stick to the combat guns Sig... :neener:
     
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