Sig P322 Send back?

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Terry G

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I'm getting way too many light strikes with my Sig P322. The gun is well within warranty so sending it back is not an issue, but with CCI I get very few light strikes, hardly any with Blazer, with Remington Golden Bullets I get some, but not many, and with Agulia forget it! Five per 20 round magazine. I can just live only shooting CCI SV and HV and Blazer but dang it! Sig say's it will fire any .22. Send it back or live with it? Thanks for any input. Note: My Taurus TX22 fires everything! IMG_0740.JPG
 
Send it back ,so they can either fix it or replace it . Who really wants a gun that potentially fails when needed ?.

I'm researching several models of .22LR pistols as My Wife wants a inexpensive practice gun , so I've narrowed MY search down to Walther PPQ M2 .22 because of reliability issues with other pistols .
 
Is the firing pin channel clean? A little bit of debris can keep the firing pin from moving all the way forward. Even sticky grease can slow it down.
 
Send it to Sig. They will make it right. Why would you even hesitate? Sig is a decent customer oriented company, so why not take advantage of their customer service.
 
Isn't the point of owning a firearm reliability dependability and to a degree accuracy ?. ANY firearm which fails that criteria is DANGEROUS ,IMO .
I believe the same thing when it is in reference to CF pistol, especially those meant for defensive use...the exceptions are very small guns, like the Seecamp .32ACP which was designed to function reliably around one specific cartridge.

I don't hold RF pistols to the same standard. At least partially because I don't think they are suitable as a defensive handgun, but on an objective basis because of the rimmed cartridge...which inherently is prone to feeding issues. If selected for such use, it falls on the owner to select ammunition which will function reliably in it. That a specific RF pistol is not accurate or reliable with a specific round of RF ammo is more the norm than the exception
 
I’d send it back, too. Aguila rimfire ammo is so common now it’s almost become industry standard like CCI Mini Mags or Remington Golden Bullets are/were. If they keep failing to fire, there may be an issue with your pistol that the factory can rectify.

Stay safe.
 
With Aguila being my #2, I’d send it back.
After I had exhausted my book of secrets. I am reluctant to send, and have others work on, my property.
My Ladybird would bark at my plumber.:D

A light strike is the pistol. That it happens with all ammunition, to some degree, indicates the pistol is the culprit.
Yes, different lots and brands of rimfire can be harder, or impossible to ignite.(Looking at you Winchester M-22s!) And the Aguila may be a harder brass, but I find them to be top notch. I’d definitely diagnose it as the pistol.
 
Can you call Sig for a stronger striker spring? Or at least call them and see if they can offer advice and maybe send a part you can install locally?

Good luck either way…
 
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Send it back ,so they can either fix it or replace it . Who really wants a gun that potentially fails when needed ?.

I'm researching several models of .22LR pistols as My Wife wants a inexpensive practice gun , so I've narrowed MY search down to Walther PPQ M2 .22 because of reliability issues with other pistols .

I have heard good stuff about the Walther. Also the Taurus. I like my Glock G44 because it fits my holsters and I can detail strip and clean it. Mine shoots pretty much anything…
 
I have heard good stuff about the Walther. Also the Taurus. I like my Glock G44 because it fits my holsters and I can detail strip and clean it. Mine shoots pretty much anything…
I am watching this intently because I’m looking for a rimfire in this type of class. Modern striker, higher capacity, trainer.
My decision might be made on how @Terry G ’s interaction goes.:)

Keep us posted!:thumbup:
 
I hate hearing that the Sig might have a problem. I only have two Sig pistols, but friends have many and uniformly like them, a lot. My P322 fires every time, but stovepipes cheap Herter's ammo. It loves Norma Tac-22. My P320 17M 9mm is perfection!!
My bet is our OP has the bad luck of a rare one that escaped the usual Sig excellent production.
 
I agree with the fellow who pointed out that light strikes are not ammo-related. When you get one that fails to fire, eject it and look at the dent on the rim. If it really is a light strike, you should send the pistol back to Sig and make them fix it. Maybe even include a couple cases that have been shot after the light strike as evidence. (one light strike, re-chamber it and shoot it, save the brass)

If the dent is good and deep, it's the ammo. I had a lot of problems with Aquila too. Lately, CCI MiniMag and Remington Golden Bullet are the best of the affordable ammo. (but not bulk garbage, like Thunderbolt)
 
I believe the same thing when it is in reference to CF pistol, especially those meant for defensive use...the exceptions are very small guns, like the Seecamp .32ACP which was designed to function reliably around one specific cartridge.

I don't hold RF pistols to the same standard. At least partially because I don't think they are suitable as a defensive handgun, but on an objective basis because of the rimmed cartridge...which inherently is prone to feeding issues. If selected for such use, it falls on the owner to select ammunition which will function reliably in it. That a specific RF pistol is not accurate or reliable with a specific round of RF ammo is more the norm than the exception


Please Remember the intended purpose of ANY Gun is to FUNCTION and do so CLEANLY ; Regardless of it's ultimate usage . That being said , did Sig provide You with a specific list of .22rf that it's P322 digest or is it ultimately generically fed ?.

When a manufacturer states they have Not had success with a certain brand or weight , of bullet NOT functioning properly in their product ; It THEN becomes the owners responsibility to AVOID that scenario ,as they have issued a warning of potential problem .

Please excuse MY ignorance but I've failed to find any such data listed with respect to .22 RimFire rifles or pistols currently sold .

Personally I'd NOT accept any weapon which failed to meet functioning standards ,other than a Wall Hanger for display purposes .

It's Your Gun so it's Your Problem until YOU make it Sig's Problem is MY take on it .
 
If your new car randomly stopped running because you put Exxon gas vs Shell gas would you shrug your shoulders and just live with it?
 
I would stop buying Exxon gas…

Gasoline isn’t a very good analogy for ammunition. There is a huge variety of ammunition classes, and standards in those classes, that manufacturers may not even adhere to. For instance, standard velocity for a 40 grain projectile is subsonic. Rarely is Aguila subsonic from my rifles. But in their website it says that is their standard loading. (Maybe to sell the Subsonic marketed loads?)
https://www.aguilaammo.com/ammunition/rimfire?#displayList=false

If all I had was Exxon, then maybe I’d re-jet my carbs…;)

Let’s not even get into cycling issues!

But, as always there is a penalty for ultimate reliability and ammunition digestion range. Often the performance we’re after. I’d rather it not go bang, than bang and not hit anything. Or beat its self to death running Velocitors when it’s setup for SVs. My Chiappa 1911/22 will run CCI Quiets with the right spring. That same spring would render it useless with Yellowjackets in short order, peening the slide, perhaps breaking it, it’s not a great pistol, it works, usually. She’s pretty.
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However, I don’t think this situation is either of these extremes.
Rimfire is dirty. The manufacturing lots are variable. And the tolerances wide.
Not always are the firearms given the same quality attention as centerfire arms are.
It could be as simple as a weak spring, and a “one of” in a lot.

I still feel like this is the pistol, but not something major. I just hope it resolves quickly. Bum guns are no fun.:(
 
I am watching this intently because I’m looking for a rimfire in this type of class. Modern striker, higher capacity, trainer.
My decision might be made on how @Terry G ’s interaction goes.:)

Keep us posted!:thumbup:
I did another range test and it's going back. CCI Mini-Mag, Failure to feed, light strikes. Same with Blazer, Golden Bullet, and Agulia. Two magazines with each ammunition. Control was a TX22. Same ammunition, no FTF or light strikes. Not one. P322 was as clean as I could makes it, TX had about 120 rounds through it from the start. I'll keep everyone posted.
 
My 322 serial is 73A0001** I bought it the day they launched as I happened to be at Scheels picking up a TX22 that was returned with a new slide (the original cracked at 14k rounds). Anyway, it's fed and fired everything from day one. I dunno if they changed something in production, but a friend's 322 has a completely different style of letters/numbers for the serial than mine. Mine's the same style used on my P210, his looks more like what they use on the P320s.

Send er back, it shouldn't have light strikes. It's hammer fired after all,. Mine has run every ammo I've put through it. The only issue I've had is me jumbling up the rounds in the mag when loading.
 
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