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Old 12-30-2016, 08:19 AM   #16
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Most folks focus on cleaning/lubing their new guns but pay zero attention to the new magazines. I've solved some initial FTF issues on new guns by just disassembling and cleaning the magazine. After cleaning them I put a light lube on the spring and follower.
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Old 12-31-2016, 05:57 PM   #17
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Thanks for the tip. Got a couple more new mags and cleaned them too. Will try them next time go to the range.

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Most folks focus on cleaning/lubing their new guns but pay zero attention to the new magazines. I've solved some initial FTF issues on new guns by just disassembling and cleaning the magazine. After cleaning them I put a light lube on the spring and follower.
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:03 PM   #18
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I have found that using any lube of any kind in any amount on mags causes more problems than it solves. I clean them and keep them dry. YMMV.
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I have found that using any lube of any kind in any amount on mags causes more problems than it solves. I clean them and keep them dry. YMMV.
Me too^^. I disassemble, clean my new mags in hot water and dawn, dry thoroughly and reassemble. No lube. I would guess from what you described it may have just been the new stiff mag springs or the slide to frame fit was tight and needed a few cycles to work in. Follow this> Flork's Lubrication of SIG pistol rails
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Old 01-01-2017, 06:51 PM   #20
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When mine was brand new i had some ftf that were magazine related (first 2-3 magazines,) I think the mags need a break in more than the gun. I had to buy a mag loader to get all the rounds in the mag easy. I didn't clean my Legion until after about 1500 rounds. I have about 2400 rounds through it and i think i have cleaned it fully twice. All i do is wipe it down with a silicone cloth after i shoot. I have had no failures to feed at all after the first 2-3 mags. The last cleaning i used the bore solvent and gun grease Sig sells. I opened it today and the grime from the grease was gnarly. I wiped it down a bit with a rag. I think you guys who clean your guns all the time don't realize that it isn't necessary at all. I usually shoot twice a week 150-200 rounds per session. Sigs are made to shoot thousands of rounds without cleaning or failing. These are weapons made for combat and hard use. They are not prissy ar15's that need to be cleaned every 200 rounds


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The gun might still function fine when dirty, but that doesn't mean that I want to walk around with a dirty gun that I might stake my life on. Eventually, a gun will have functioning issues due to fouling... that means each extra bit of fouling slightly increases the odds that a gun will malfunction. Cleaning doesn't take very long or require much effort.

Oh... and AR15s were made for combat and hard use as well. Just keep the BCG wet with lube and it will run. On three separate occasions, I put over 2k rounds through three separate ARs without anything more than relubing the BCA and never had a problem.
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The gun might still function fine when dirty, but that doesn't mean that I want to walk around with a dirty gun that I might stake my life on. Eventually, a gun will have functioning issues due to fouling... that means each extra bit of fouling slightly increases the odds that a gun will malfunction. Cleaning doesn't take very long or require much effort.

Oh... and AR15s were made for combat and hard use as well. Just keep the BCG wet with lube and it will run. On three separate occasions, I put over 2k rounds through three separate ARs without anything more than relubing the BCA and never had a problem.
This^. If you have an AR that will only run 200 rounds before a stoppage from dirt or whatever, it must be from the 1960s and you must be running ball powder ammo.
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Old 01-02-2017, 05:08 PM   #23
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Welcome from Colorado.
My H&K P30SK ran flawless out of the box.
I've never had a Fail to feed, fail to fire or eject with any of my H&K's. I have several. Just wanted to try some Sig's?

Waiting for my Sig. P229 Combat and my P320SC, to take to the Range.
I don't anticipate any of those issues.

Friends of mine have Sig's and love them.
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In my experience Sigs normally like to run 'wet'. In other words don't be afraid to put some grease on the rails and other parts that show wear. I use Mil Comm but that is just my preference. Both my Legion P229 and P226 have never had a malfunction nor has the Sigs I have owned before that.
Where break-in is necessary are tight tolerenced 1911's like the Dan Wessons, Ed Brown's, etc.
I think shooting some 124g FMJ down range with a well lubed gun I'd be very shocked if you had any other issues. Good luck and welcome.
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I am not very knowledgable on guns, but I am learning. I follow what has already been said about sigs like to run wet. I admit that I probably over did the wet part and then backed off just a smidgen when I started getting splashed constantly while shooting. Also, I had heard at one time on the forum about breaking in with no lighter than 124 (9mm) for the first couple hundred rounds. I don't know if that is necessary, but I do know that I have broke in four sigs following that rule and have had no issues. That includes the 229 9mm legion. I wait until I have a 2-3 hundred round through her before I feed her 115 grain ammo. I also tend to mix things up with at least a couple of different brands of ammo each trip while breaking in a new gun. Just my thoughts and experience.
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:35 PM   #26
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I just had a similar experience with my new p226 SAO. First 3 mags were interesting...

First mag cycled thru fine, but failed to lock the slide back.
Second mag FTF on round #14 of that mag. #15 did not lock slide back.
Third mag FTF on #14.

Next 3 mags I loaded 10 rounds in, each one having an issue towards the end of them. After the first 75 I didn't have a single hiccup thru 300+.

I cleaned and lubed (grease was oozing out of the barrel still) but I didn't preload my mags. I actually thought it was mag related, but only had these 3 to use.
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Hey guys I'm new to the sig forum and actually new to sigs in general. Mine will be here tomorrow. I can't speak for Sig but for my Wilson Combat 1911's breaking in the magazines helped a lot. I will load my mags up tomorrow and leave them sitting overnight. Springs need to be broken in as well. At least Wilson Combats. I hear many people saying that this is a very tight tolerance gun,if so breaking in with say a 124 grain bullet would make sense (say 150 rounds). I see that sig says the gun should be lubed prior to shooting . Everything else is just my opinion. Thanks and looking forward to learning a few things from you all about this icon.
Ps The one arriving tomorrow is 226 Legion.
However a little nervous about what I'm hearing about the PVD finish
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No gun should ever splash oil in your face. A tight tolerance gun just needs a little so the rails can slide. Of course a dash on lugs, barrel Ect. Just from my experience
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No gun should ever splash oil in your face. A tight tolerance gun just needs a little so the rails can slide. Of course a dash on lugs, barrel Ect. Just from my experience
That's why I run Mil Comm TW25B lub. Stays on the rails and very little needed. Use it on my 1911 Dan Wesson's also.
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