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Old 02-27-2012, 09:29 AM   #1
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SIG's answer on X-Five extractor issues

I apologize up front that this may be a very tired and over-discussed subject, but I just bought an X-Five, my first SIG, and, after reading all the threads on extractor issues, was just ready to sell it.. Clearly, didn't do my homework on this one. I called SIG, who said there is no design issue or flaw at least that has been presented to Customer Service, they do read the forums, but said most of the negative feedback is not representative of the product. So at this point, what to do............fire it until I have a problem and then send it back.? Anyone been through this ordeal? Is there a permanent fix?
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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Maybe I missed your original post, but is there a problem with your X-5? If so, what is the problem and which X-5 do you have?

I am asking because I am considering purchasing the X-5 Tactical.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:55 AM   #3
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You have a life time warranty on that gun. You tell them that it is not functioning like it should and you want it repaired. I assume it has been a problem since brand new? Best thing when you contact them is to get names of who you talk with. Then ask for their supervisor, and that person's supervisor. Go up the chain till you get someone worth talking with. I hope you are able to get things resolved. SIG customer service used to be the best!!
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The way I read the first post, he hasn't had the problem yet. He just thinks it will happen someday? I think I'd not worry about it.

What is it they say? "If it aint broke, don't fix it"!!
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I failed to read into it..

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The way I read the first post, he hasn't had the problem yet. He just thinks it will happen someday? I think I'd not worry about it.

What is it they say? "If it aint broke, don't fix it"!!
Yea after re-reading it, I agree, he has not had an issue but figures to in the future. So I guess the best advice to him is to shoot it like you stole it!!
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Yup, no problem yet after 400 rounds or so........I was just interested if anybody had had the problem and how it turned out. It is an X-five Level 1, and it shoots like a dream. I won't worry about it, thanks.
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The problem with some of the forums is that when one or two people have a problem then it is interpretted to be a widespread problem that happens to most everyone.

I have read of lot and lots of owners of X-FIVE P226 that have never had a single problem with theirs after thousands of rounds.

If you bought it new it is under warranty and SIG will take care of it a prolem happens with it.

I own a Honda Accord but if you read certain forums you will read that it is a piece of crap because the tranmissions will fail on every single one of them. Plus you will be told that by those who have never owned a Honda.

Buy quality, worry less and enjoy life more, deal with problems when they happen, and learn from experience.
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:16 PM   #8
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The problem with some of the forums is that when one or two people have a problem then it is interpretted to be a widespread problem that happens to most everyone.

I have read of lot and lots of owners of X-FIVE P226 that have never had a single problem with theirs after thousands of rounds.

If you bought it new it is under warranty and SIG will take care of it a prolem happens with it.

I own a Honda Accord but if you read certain forums you will read that it is a piece of crap because the tranmissions will fail on every single one of them. Plus you will be told that by those who have never owned a Honda.

Buy quality, worry less and enjoy life more, deal with problems when they happen, and learn from experience.

Well said, sir. I was a bit worried when i stumbled into this thread - I myself JUST got my X5 tactical (have not shot it yet). I was almost hesitant to open this thread lol
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:09 PM   #9
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I just bought another X Five. I'm not concerned about the extractor issue. This is a target/comp gun, I'm not trusting my life to it. I hope this one is as reliable as the others but if it has a problem after 1k, 10k, 20k rounds I'll send it back to Sig to be fixed.
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There were reports of extractor problems with the 9mm X5. I had some communication back and forth with some of the senior folks in Germany. What they reported to me was that no round has a wider range of case pressures and bullet weights than the 9 X 19mm cartridge and that on rare occasions these combine to create problems, but there is nothing inherently wrong with the pistol or the extractor. I think he was telling me the truth.

9mm loads certainly vary from mild to wild, from tame target rounds to very hot +P+ submachine gun loads.

Friends shooting with 9mm X5 pistols have reported --zero-- problems to me. From what I have seen and heard, this is more urban myth than genuine issue.

Mine is in .40 S&W, and while I have had zero problems, there are only three or four bullet weights in this round, and I expect many are loaded with the same powder and the same amounts of powder.

I hope the OP enjoys his/her new pistol for many thousands of rounds. From everything I have learned, there is nothing to worry about, and this pistol may be in need of new springs before it experiences any extractor problems...meaning thousands and thousands of rounds. I would buy an X5 without hesitation, except I already bought a p210 Target model, and am enjoying that a lot.
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I hope you turn out to not have any issues, bc I would love to get an X5 someday soon.
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My x5 open can only fire 1 or 2 shots untill it jams. Calling Sig tomorrow. The gun jams on the feed tried 2 different brands of ammo. JIM
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The issue with the extractor seems to be, from what I've read, only particular to the X-5 Allround 9mm. I have three X-5's; the L1 .40, the Competition .40, and the Allround 9mm.

I've been competing in USPSA with all three for awhile now, and haven't had a single issue with any of them, extractor issues or otherwise.
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my x-5 has had 3000 rounds through it....and not one single problem....ever...it is either my handloads or this is a great gun...meh, prolly both
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x5 open 9mm

Tried 4 more types of ammo one type shot 5 rounds and jammed. Have a sig 229 sport that shoots 3 calibers 357, 40sw and 9mm never ever jams ever ever. Sent sig my x5 open, waiting 2.5 weeks waiting waiting ...JIM
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I apologize up front that this may be a very tired and over-discussed subject, but I just bought an X-Five, my first SIG, and, after reading all the threads on extractor issues, was just ready to sell it.. Clearly, didn't do my homework on this one. I called SIG, who said there is no design issue or flaw at least that has been presented to Customer Service, they do read the forums, but said most of the negative feedback is not representative of the product. So at this point, what to do............fire it until I have a problem and then send it back.? Anyone been through this ordeal? Is there a permanent fix?
Sir.

STOP READING THE INTERNET!

This IS a "very tired and over-discussed subject" - one that has been completely blown out of proportion by a lot of folks discussing a subject they 1) have no first hand knowledge of and 2) many don't even own the gun in question.

If you have an X-Five - forget all the crap you read and go shoot it. If you discover an issue, contact SIG, send it to them and let them fix it.

If you pay attention to all the garbage on the internet, you'll eventually find an issue you keep looking for in the gun because someone said it was a problem.

Go shoot your gun and enjoy it - and push away from the keyboard some....
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I apologize up front that this may be a very tired and over-discussed subject, but I just bought an X-Five, my first SIG, and, after reading all the threads on extractor issues, was just ready to sell it.. Clearly, didn't do my homework on this one. I called SIG, who said there is no design issue or flaw at least that has been presented to Customer Service, they do read the forums, but said most of the negative feedback is not representative of the product. So at this point, what to do............fire it until I have a problem and then send it back.? Anyone been through this ordeal? Is there a permanent fix?
Absolutely the leading contender for dopiest post of the month.
You've bought a gun that you like, put 400 trouble free rounds through it...
Now, because you've read the rumblings of a few internet commandos you called CS about a problem you don't have, are asking for a permanent fix for a problem that you don't have and are thinking about selling your gun because of a problem that you don't have.
Really?
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he,he,he, I'll give you $100 for it, cash, right now...
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I am a brand new member here , yet I have a good deal of experience with Sigs .
Shortly after buying my X5 Allround in .40 , I too was alarmed about the extractor problem talked about at length on other Sig forums . I side with the OP , we laid out well over $1000 for a gun and if it had potential problems , I/we wanted to know about it !
The facts were clear after I spent hours and hours researching the "problem"-
the trouble was mainly with the 9 mm and it affected enough guns that Mr. Grey Guns spent months working on a fix . He diagnosed the specific problem to a design defect and last I heard was working with Sig to have them address that problem .
When and if you purchase an X5 - you might be a little more compassionate towards the sick feeling a person gets when they buy an expensive fantastic gun and find that there's a potential inherent problem that the manufacturer buried their head in the sand about .
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