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Well..My SIG Mosquito is toast

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by fearnutsnotguns, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. fearnutsnotguns

    fearnutsnotguns Chem Major

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    :crying:Darnest thing. I just completed two 10 round mags of CCI and reloaded. First shot took the front end of the slide about 10 yards down range and and the whole upper blew off exposing the fixed barrel with 9 more rounds in the magazine. At first I thought "damn, I guess I didn't lock it up right or something?" As I was startled :shocked:and then realized it's not me but the gun had FTRB in the worst way possible. I then counted all my fingers and felt for blood on my chest. Damn, nothing there, but my two tone Mosquito is now no better than a paper weight.

    Sent it back to SIG with RA and a note. Likely failure due to stress caused by thin design at the flair end of inner slide under sights where the barrel orifice tapers from a circle to a semi-square. Darn Zinc alloys, never did like zinc tools or parts of any nature. Once I get my replacement, It's Ruger SS for me fellows or maybe a browning?

    GOOD GRIEF:faint:
    Regards,

    Fearnuts
     
  2. farmer-dave

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    Sig is the taurus of 22's
     

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    Any pics?
     
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    Sorry you got hurt. Where did the blood come from?
     
  5. youngvr4

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    sig is the highpoint of .22's
     
  6. up1911fan

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    I'd like to see pic's of that.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your Sig. I once shot my Ruger 22/45 until the barrel clogged up (completely my fault). Blew the side out of the case, made a very loud bag and I felt the escaping hot gases on my face. It was scary, but the pistol was fine (once the gunsmith was able to clear out the barrel). That was about 15 years ago. It's still the only 22 pistol I have. The Rugers are strong and accurate. You won't be disappointed if you get one.
     
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    i had to read it twice because i too read it wrong the first time. he didn't feel any blood on his chest he was feeling for it and found nothing there.
     
  9. Flared_Nostrils

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    That's too bad.
    I did my research before deciding on a SIG Mosquito for the wife just to get her "Glock friendly"...
    Everyone said the Mosquito and the Walther .22 were junk in general, but I bought the two toned little bugger anyway.
    I use only the CCI Mini mags in it, but at this point its all FTE, all the time.
    Then I bought a Ruger MK III, love it, never a problem. Great plinker.
    The Mosquito is just about paper weight status as is yours...
    At least your paper weight has an interesting story.
     
  10. skanless

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    That sucks. Takes some pics of it and post it up so we can see what happened.
     
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  12. fearnutsnotguns

    fearnutsnotguns Chem Major

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    I probabaly should have taken some pictures but didn't. I was in a hurry to send it back to SIG in Exeter ASAP.
    The crack was very well defined and the slide ruptured into two distinct pieces. The front part about 1.5 inches is where the cut is made to style the flair at the nose of the slide below the front sight. The rupture was an almost perfect mate to the rear portion that fell off afterwards and if you can imagine it was symetrical to the slide's design / thick to thin metal change.

    No blood "as I was feeling for it, but it wasn't there."

    The only thing wet on me was my brow from the initial shock and perhaps my left boot from the warm fluid I released shortly thereafter. :rofl:

    I'm okay, just pissed off since it was anice gun and fun to shoot. I believe it has to do with the Zinc alloy and thin design always taking a beating from the fixed barrel and lug. As this has happened before according to my sources, I'm hoping for a brand new replacement. The slide and barrels are paired in number with the same serial number. So I hope I'm about to receive adequate compensation from SIG which in the past has shown me to be very very professional and worthy of my business.

    We'll see

    Regards,

    Fearnuts
     
  13. Minnow

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    Wouldn't have that gun again. It and every one I have ever seen is a POS. I'll stick with my Browning Buckmark's.
     
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    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    Sorry to hear about your misfortune, and would very much like to see photos.

    Did your metalurgist confirm it was a failure due to zinc alloy?

    My understanding is that the slide is made of aluminum alloy.
     
  16. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    I keep warning people not to buy the SIG Mosquito. It's not a 226, and the trigger sucks. There is no reason for the existence of this .22 pistol.
     
  17. Bruce M

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    "sig is the highpoint of .22's "


    How about Sig is the Jennings of .22s or maybe
    Sig is the Yugo of .22s or at the risk of entering politics...

    ... Sig is the Obama/Pelosi of .22s


    Sorry to hear of your incident. Hope you weren't hurt too badly and heal quickly.
     
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    Hi Point can make a better Zinc gun than Sig or Walther ever will. Only two guns I have seem broken with my own eyes were Sig Mosquito and Walther P22.
     
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    Walthers will outlast the misquito though
     
  20. JimGlock

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    My Mosquito has always worked fine. Rarely jams too...