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SIG SAUER P226 PROBLEMS - Chapter Two

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

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  1. PTMCCAIN

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    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.
     
  2. 9mmepiphany

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    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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