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Sig P229 problem and range report

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Silvanus, Mar 7, 2009.

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  1. Silvanus

    Silvanus Member

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    I took my new Sig P229 (9mm, DA/SA) to the range today. After loading up 2 magazines to full capacity (13 rounds) I started shooting at 15 meters. After about 6 or 7 rounds I checked the target and was happy to see all the shots in a tight group right in the center of the target :) The trigger and accuracy of this pistol are amazing. I've never shot a gun before where the sights were zeroed perfectly right out of the box for me.

    I continued shooting when I noticed a too light primer strike. I've shot this ammo in my other pistols (Glock & BHP) and it always worked so far (Magtech, Hirtenberger & Geco). It happened several times with all brands and the rounds all went off on the second strike.

    Another problem I noticed was that the slide didn't always lock back after firing the last round. And I know that I didn't put my thumb on the slide lock while firing the pistol. I sometimes did this with my Sig Mosquito, so I know I have to use a different grip than the one I'm used to (and I did).


    Now I'm a little disappointed, because I expect a Sig to work flawlessly right out of the box. And apart from the malfunctions I really like this gun a lot.

    Do you have any ideas/suggestions, what could be the cause of the problems I'm having with this pistols and how I could fix them? Or should I go back to my dealer and have him send the pistol to Sig Sauer to fix it?

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    Here's a photograph of the primer. Is this normal for a Sig? Shouldn't the firing pin hit the center of the primber?

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  2. metallic

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    Is it failing to lock back on the last round with both magazines? If not, maybe one has a bad follower. It sucks, but it does happen. As for the light strikes, I wouldn't worry until I went back to the range a second time. It might just be that you got a bad lot of ammo.
     
  3. Runningman

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    Do all the fired cases look like that? My Sig 229 primer strikes do not look like that.
     
  4. Silvanus

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    Yes. And both magazines (as well as the gun) are brand new.


    The different brands are all from the same case (1k rounds) and they worked well in my other pistols.
     
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