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Old 09-23-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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New P290RS

Hello everyone, I'm new to shooting (about 3 months), and have just purchased my first Sig, a 290RS. I took it to the range the other day and put 65 rounds through it, 25 Hornady Custom and 40 WWB. I had 3 FTF, pulled the trigger, click, nothing. On all three, I pulled the trigger again and the gun fired. I believe all three occurred with the WWB 115 gr. I did clean it before I took it to the range, including the 6rd mag. I did have a bitch of a time getting the mag back together. In fact I realized I had put it together with the spring upside down (I compared it to the 8rd mag). I don't know if this had anything to do with it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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Some of these little guns are ammo sensetive and you may have to experiment to find the stuff your gun likes. Also there is the issue of limp wrist messing up the recoil dynamics. I clean mine after every range trip using the mil-comm system.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:08 PM   #3
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A lot of the little 9mm guns do not like 115 gr. ammo. I also have a P290RS and have not had any problems with 124 and 147 gr. There have been a few posts on the forums about 115 gr. and problems in the small guns.
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I'll start experimenting with some different brands of ammo. Do you think the magazines possibly have anything to do with it? On both of them, putting the last round in is very difficult. Thank you very much for your help.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:16 PM   #5
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I don't think the bullet weight has anything to do with light strikes, which he is having. The P-290 is known for having light strike problems. It seems they have not worked out these problems yet because I am having the same problems after sending it back to Sig for the same thing.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:21 PM   #6
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I'm going to go to the range again soon and see if the problem continues. If I continue to get them, I guess I'll call Sig. Thanks for your suggestions!
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I had the same problem with wwb, 3 ftf on initial hammer drops with 2nd pulls igniting the primers. I changed ammo and no recurrence after approx 700 more rounds. By the way, my 290rs seems to really like federal hst 147gr.
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I took my P290rs to the range 2 days ago for the first time new out of the box. Put 150 rounds through it. First 20 rounds, I had 3 Failure to feed (FTF) and 3 Failure to extract (FTE). Second time 20 rounds, 1FTF and 1 FTE. Third time 20rounds, 1FTF. 4th time 20 rounds shot fine. Next 20 had 1FTF. Those were 100 rounds of PMC 115grain. Unacceptable. Then I put a box of 50 124 grain Blazer ammo and had no FTE or FTF's but 5 light strikes. "Click" then nothing. Second time would produce a bang. Even with the cheapest Kel-Tec or junk guns Ive owned, they all shot flawless out of the box. I sent the Sig back to the factory the same day. Lets see what they have to say. Only other gun I had an issue with was a Para Warthawg 9mm. Went back to the factory twice for jamming reasons. They said nothing was wrong. If Sig tells me the same, C-U later P290!
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I have always considered PMC as crap ammo and avoided it at all costs. Semi autos are ammo sernsitive/finicky and trying out various brands/bullet weights/velocities to find out what yours likes to shoot are the way to go.

Blazer is another ammo I specifically avoid. As to getting rid of the gun this soon have you not heard that it is the recommended course of action to fire at least 500 rounds thru a semi-suto to break it in?

I always use first rate ammo like Federal/Remington/Hornaday. Cheap ammo cheap results.
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