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Old 01-09-2017, 02:34 PM   #1
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Sig Quality? Legion Coating...

Looking to pick up a P226 Legion SAO, and I went to a LGS today to check one out, but they only had the DA/SA in stock.

I took it apart, and there under the slide, was a section larger than the size of a quarter that had ZERO coating. Very poor QC. How this one slipped by, I have no idea, but I would never buy that particular gun. Even the sales guy was embarrassed by this.

There are so many posts on the Legion coating problems, but this was a first for me. I wish I had taken a picture of it, but I think I was in shock at how bad it looked.

Dang... Come on Sig, we need and expect better.
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there are several threads in the legion sub-folder.
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He does bring up a larger point of obvious things getting through the QC, even on the more expensive pistols. My p220 10mm had a gaping chunk missing from the barrel near the crown. I bought it online so I was also ****** that the seller didn't notice it. It was embarrassing that it sent out like that. It still shot good and Sig got it fixed within a week, so I'm sure even on that Legion they would fix it up for you. The only other thing they could have also done for me was include an extra mag, or heck at hat or something for my trouble. But that's too much to expect I guess these days.
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there are several threads in the legion sub-folder.
Agreed, but most (all?) of those are on small scratches or wear marks on the slide, this was a gaping hole where there was no coating at all, not small-to-medium scratches or imperfections.

When I say "quarter", it was actually more like an egg-shaped "half dollar". It was YUUUUUGE and so very obvious that it should have never made it past QC... ever.

I was speechless when I saw it. I had heard of the coating issues, but this took it to another level. I may try to go back tomorrow and take a picture of it just because it was so very bad.
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So, it's hard to say on some guns. I was at a LGS one day and I saw a customer drop a Beretta 92. Not saying this gives a pass to Sig's QA but you have to wonder sometimes.
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I took it apart, and there under the slide
Can you clarify that a bit? Where under the slide?
On the bottom inside of the slide?
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I bought both my Legion 226 SAO and 229 online so I guess that was a bit of a chance in retrospect. Not many shops local to me though and the ones we have are crazy overpriced like everything else in the area.
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When QC suffers in any company, it might be a slacker employee (who most often will be customer outed and soon gone). More often it's endemic, and usually a symptom of poor moral. First place to look is management - and since they are in charge and loath to find fault with what they do, these problems can be difficult to rectify.

Good news! Sig Customer Service is usually pretty good (lots of practice??).
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My OP said it was "on the slide", my bad, it is actually on the frame (I kind of forgot after a day or so). I went back to today and took a picture, and it is definitely on the frame. Sorry about the confusion.

As I said, this is not a handling, scratching or wearing issue, this is a factory issue for sure, and the fact that this passed QC is a bit scary. You can see the large spot on the frame (under where the barrel would be) where the coating is missing completely. If I did not tear down the gun, I never would have noticed this.

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I noticed a slight coating issue on mine, its in the mag well though. It doesn't bother me very much but I do have minimal slide wear after a day at the range. Oiled it up this morning and looks like it's back to normal. I have yet to see issues coming from the factory in all of my research and handling though.
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My OP said it was "on the slide", my bad, it is actually on the frame (I kind of forgot after a day or so). I went back to today and took a picture, and it is definitely on the frame. Sorry about the confusion.

As I said, this is not a handling, scratching or wearing issue, this is a factory issue for sure, and the fact that this passed QC is a bit scary. You can see the large spot on the frame (under where the barrel would be) where the coating is missing completely. If I did not tear down the gun, I never would have noticed this.

Thanks for the picture. Almost looks like a thumb print where it might have been handled prior to coating. Without a doubt, that should have been detected before it moved down the line!

Ask him if he'll take $700.00 for the gun and let me know? I believe I could work that!

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Is this one of those dreaded "dry spots" that disappear with letting it soak in oil?
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It's "in spec" and "shoots just fine."
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I believe if you oil the gun that egg shape will go away. If not call SCS and have them correct it.
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It's "in spec" and "shoots just fine."
negative! It is horrible disfigured and should be sold to me for the sum of $376. If I could just find out where it is at...
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