UPDATE: SIG P229 quality

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Defender77, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Defender77

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    Hello everyone!

    Just wanted to update you on a problem I had posted in some other threads about my 9mm SIG P229 pistol (bought brand new in 2009)

    Seems I was having some failure to feeds, failure to ejects, and the gun wasn't going into "slide lock" after the last round was fired.

    Turns out it was all MY fault I believe, not the wrong ammo, not the gun, but me.

    While cleaning the mags, I had accidentally put the mag springs in REVERSE, or upside down...and they were not pushing the followers up high enough to engage the slide lock.

    I believe the same thing was causing the FTF's etc.


    With that aside, it would appear my SIG is flawless....HOWEVER, I do have to mention that after firing about 300 rds through it, I noticed that there was some significant wear in the frame rail (the right side), where the black SIG finish has been worn down to bare metal....about 1 1/2 inches long.

    Not sure if this is normal? If it is, then my P226 has been flawless, it was me, that was not. :tongueout:
     

  2. G26S239

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    That's good that function is good on your gun my 229s have not given me any grief.
     
  3. Rinspeed

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    The wear on the rails is normal and will taper off after the next 400-500 rounds. A little slide glide can help reduce it.
     
  4. ajgranda

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    Why clean the mags after only 300 rounds? :dunno:
     
  5. bustedknee

    bustedknee The Snowflakes have invaded GT

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    It was big of you to admit it. I respect that.

    I have had a 229 for years and it runs like a Mercedes.
     
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    I have some of the old 229 magazines that don't always lock to the rear, but all of my newer version mags work fine. Glad you found your problem.
     
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    For the rails I'd buy slide glide, it stays in the rails better than lube
     
  8. Wizz

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    Use grease for the rails, it's a superior lubricant compared to oil on metal to metal applications. Don't buy into the expensive "gun greases." There are nine different grades of grease, gun greases are simply a selected grade of the nine different grades (000 thru 6) repackaged with a tacticool name and marked up tremendously. A $6 quart of Mobil1 and a $3 tube of grease from WalMart should lube your firearms for a lifetime.
     
  9. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    It happens to both of my P229s. Remember that the slide on the P229 is stainless steel and the black finish is more or less a cosmetic thing.
     
  10. Defender77

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  11. Defender77

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    I really hope this is the case. So far, it hasn't seemed to affect the SIG's performance.

    We shall see though.
     
  12. Defender77

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    Thank you Wizz, that is some great info!

    I shall look into getting some good grease for my SIG. :wavey:
     
  13. Defender77

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    Thank you Raven11
     
  14. Defender77

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    Just habit for me :)

    And in case internal affairs ever wants inspect my guns, I'll be ready :whistling:
     
  15. Defender77

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    I was very relieved to find the problem, believe me! :whistling:
     
  16. Defender77

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    Thank you Rinspeed for that information!
     
  17. Defender77

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    Thank you bustedknee, it was the right thing to do.

    There are so many threads on different gun forums that knock SIG quality, and I had added a few of my own.

    Just had to set the record straight.
     
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    Welcome.