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Old 03-29-2017, 08:00 PM   #16
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I haven't heard of them replacing mags for the issue.
They didn't "replace" my 7-round magazine, but did remove a bit of the black polymer from its base plate where it fits into the gun. I have since purchased a second 7-round magazine and it functions flawlessly as do both my original 6- and 7-round mags.
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Old 03-29-2017, 08:10 PM   #17
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Was just on the Sig website and scrolling through the 938 offerings and don't see the scorpion anymore. Possible they have already replaced it? I know they were talking about it.

https://www.sigsauer.com/products/fi.../pistols/p938/
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Old 03-30-2017, 02:24 AM   #18
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Another welcome from Wisconsin here.

I also am a lefty and have had absolutely zero issues of any kind with any problems mentioned here in these forums. Maybe I'm lucky like Sigandcz is...i dont know.

I would adjust your grip and see if that works. If it doesnt then the release spring should do the trick.

Us left handers needed to stick together. I have trained to drop the mag with my ring finger as well and have never had an issue with the mag dropping on any weapon because of my grip.
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Welcome from Texas, once again.

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Old 03-30-2017, 05:11 AM   #20
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That is not true at all. Mine is due back from Sig tomorrow for the mag drop issue. Mfg date of 1-3-17. Sig replaced the mag catch spring AND both my 7 round mags. I haven't heard of them replacing mags for the issue.
I will back off on my assertion. Internet lore, similar to false news, indicated the MSH/Mainspring and mag release spring issues were resolved in July or August 2015. My apologies for spreading what may be an alternative fact.
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I will back off on my assertion. Internet lore, similar to false news, indicated the MSH/Mainspring and mag release spring issues were resolved in July or August 2015. My apologies for spreading what may be an alternative fact.
The MSH/sear spring related failures were corrected with the GEN2 mainspring and sear spring design that went into production starting in JUL 2015. I have not seen a failure report on the GEN2 design, and I've been watching.

Unfortunately, new production units continue to show up with the mag drop problem.
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I guess they must have bought about a million of the crappy springs so they figure they need to use them up. It's a huge QA failure for this problem to have continued this long. This is my 2nd Sig and both have had bad problems that are total gamekillers. Doubt I'll ever waste my time on another Sig product.

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I think I've seen more complaints about the 938 than any other SIG. Enough so that I would never own one.

But on the bright side, SIG will make it right if there is something wrong with it.
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I'd be curious to know, of all the 938 owner complaint, how many of those owners are new to guns and the 938 was their first ?

I hear the conceal carry pocket pistol market is the fastest growing with most new shooters picking up guns for the first time.

I know I went that route. 938 was my first.
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Old 03-30-2017, 10:40 AM   #25
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Dealing with Sig

Been in touch with Sig and they were very helpful.
Apparently there is couple fixes for mag drop problems.
Will send it back and see what happens. PITA but that's the way it is and I'll give them the benefit of the doubt to make it work right.

They have a Mag sale going on today if anyone is wanting more mags.

Thought I did a intro thread before I made the 1st post but I don't see it but got responses anyhow. Guess it's all good.

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Been in touch with Sig and they were very helpful.
Apparently there is couple fixes for mag drop problems.
Will send it back and see what happens.
Well done and welcome to the forum.
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I respect your opinion, but disagree with the generalization to "all" 938s. Not all 938s are unreliable. Granted, I had the mag drop issue out of the box with my 7-round mag. The 6-round mag has never failed to function properly. Sig replaced my mag catch spring and I have had no further issue with the 7-round magazine. I have had no other issues with the gun in 900 rounds of various target and self defense ammo. I consider my 938 reliable. I'm not saying that there aren't a number of 938s with issues...I'm just saying that there are good ones out there.
No worries! I don't think all P938s are unreliable. My opinion is that they're too expensive and have too many problems for me to buy one. I understand they're a top selling gun for Sig, and I sincerely hope you enjoy yours!
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No worries! I don't think all P938s are unreliable. My opinion is that they're too expensive and have too many problems for me to buy one. I understand they're a top selling gun for Sig, and I sincerely hope you enjoy yours!
I agree they are expensive however, after you spend all the money upgrading most handguns you are about where the Sig P938 starts, IMHO. This is by far more than I have ever spent on a handgun but so far I am very happy with it. I put about 300 rounds 100 each of 115, 124 and 147gr all in the same trip to the range, without any problems. Granted I bought it new just the other day brought it home gave it a good cleaning and lube then went to the rage a few days later.
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I agree they are expensive however, after you spend all the money upgrading most handguns you are about where the Sig P938 starts, IMHO. This is by far more than I have ever spent on a handgun but so far I am very happy with it. I put about 300 rounds 100 each of 115, 124 and 147gr all in the same trip to the range, without any problems. Granted I bought it new just the other day brought it home gave it a good cleaning and lube then went to the rage a few days later.
I bought my Glock 19 Gen 4 for $475 OTD new and installed a set of $120 sights. I'm not one to do a lot of upgrades to any of my guns. I did to one gun and then sold it to get a gun for one of my kids, so I doubt I'll ever do that again. I'm glad you're happy with your 938, and I hope it remains that way. I appreciate the fact that there are plenty of folks like you who are happy with theirs. It's just not enough gun for me to spend that kind of money for, especially with its spotty rep. It is definitely a little eyecatcher, no doubt! But the first thing that drove me away was the price tag. Then when my friend/dealer told me the guns tend to be suspect I was really done. Then when I read all the negative comments about them it only further solidified that it wasn't a gun I would buy. But again, sincerely, I'm glad you like yours.

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Welcome to you from South Florida!
There have been many threads about the magazine release problem
It is not you, it is the defective spring in the magazine catch
Send it in to Sig as I did with mine
They pay shipping both ways
It will immediately fix the problem
I have run hundreds of rounds thru mine since the repair and it works perfectly
I have also bought two Sig 290 eight round magazines and dremeled the slot for the 938 mag catch into them. They feed and function fine
Now I carry a Sig 938 with eight round magazines
I also have the crimson trace laser grips and I love the way I can make hits while running away from a target!
I use the Sig 938 as a carry gun, for home defense and as a target pistol.
What a great gun, with a great trigger!
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