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Old March 16, 2013, 06:35 PM   #26
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Also, what is a WG 226?
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Old March 16, 2013, 08:46 PM   #27
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Old March 17, 2013, 05:06 PM   #28
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Hopefully you learned your lesson.. you should always field strip a new weapon; inspect and clean it.




Hogwash in my opinion.
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Old April 3, 2013, 03:39 PM   #29
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+1 to that. Granted it's only an opinion.

You probably used the factory supplied mags. If not, SIG warns against the aftermarket except MecGar.
SIG does not specify any break in the way Kahr does. They are generally known to be gtg out of box.
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Old April 3, 2013, 03:42 PM   #30
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They are generally known to be gtg out of box.
This should be true of most pistols. Yet this board is filled with stories of the exact opposite. Some guns have a few hiccups the first time out. As long as it doesn't continue, and you should monitor it to an extent, you're probably fine.

Cleaning a pistol before firing it the first time hardly hurts anything. If you have the time go for it. If not then don't.
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Old April 3, 2013, 03:43 PM   #31
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Unfortunately I did not clean it before taking it out. After the first trip I took it home and cleaned it well. I just got back from the range again. I fired about another 150 rounds and had no issues whatsoever.
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Hopefully you learned your lesson.. you should always field strip a new weapon; inspect and clean it.



Hogwash in my opinion.
Okay, I'll bite...why is this hogwash?
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Old April 3, 2013, 03:52 PM   #32
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Sig 226 slide not locking back

Speaking of Sig 226's (9mm), I've got one and I've noticed that the slide does not lock back on the last round quite a bit of the time. I've read that when people have this problem, it's usually caused by touching the slide lock with your thumb, which I am pretty sure I am not doing. I call Sig Sauer and they suggested that my ammo might be too mild.

Anyone ever here of this problem with Sig 226's
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Old April 3, 2013, 03:57 PM   #33
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I call Sig Sauer and they suggested that my ammo might be too mild.
What ammo are you using?

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Old April 3, 2013, 04:57 PM   #34
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I call Sig Sauer and they suggested that my ammo might be too mild.[/
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Possibly, if you went subsonic or some exotic target grade. I've seen FTCs on the X Five, while the same ammo cycled the 2022. Dry gun also to be ruled out.
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Old April 4, 2013, 07:32 AM   #35
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Greg, is it a new Sig and is it 9mm? After the first outing with mine I took a couple boxes of 124 grain to help break it in.

After the first couple hiccups I haven't had a problem since. They've been running great.

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Old April 4, 2013, 11:15 AM   #36
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Okay, I'll bite...why is this hogwash?


Just my opinion that's all. I've taken several new pistols out of the box, ran a couple patches down the barrel and shot them. Never had a problem with any of them.
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