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Old 05-21-2020, 06:55 PM   #1
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Problem with Slide or Hammer P226 SAO 9mm

Hi all. Sorry to say I'm new to Sig and have an issue. I tried searching before I ask this but couldn't find anything so here goes.

I've fired about 100 rounds no problem. I looked at plenty of vids on how to take the pistol down, and have cleaned it twice.

After cleaning this time, I put it all back together and when I pull the slide back, the hammer is not engaging. When I release the slide the hammer returns and the pistol is not cocked. I thought I may have re-assembled it incorrectly, so I broke it down again, and it still does it.

Only one time was the hammer staying "cocked" and ready to strike.

Pistol is 1 month old and I would like to avoid returning to where i bought it looking as stupid as I feel.

Anyone have any ideas???

Thanks!!!
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Hi all. Sorry to say I'm new to Sig and have an issue. I tried searching before I ask this but couldn't find anything so here goes.

I've fired about 100 rounds no problem. I looked at plenty of vids on how to take the pistol down, and have cleaned it twice.

After cleaning this time, I put it all back together and when I pull the slide back, the hammer is not engaging. When I release the slide the hammer returns and the pistol is not cocked. I thought I may have re-assembled it incorrectly, so I broke it down again, and it still does it.

Only one time was the hammer staying "cocked" and ready to strike.

Pistol is 1 month old and I would like to avoid returning to where i bought it looking as stupid as I feel.

Anyone have any ideas???

Thanks!!!
Wow I have never heard of this I definitely call Sig and let them know what's happening
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How far did you disassemble it for cleaning? Did you take apart the frame at all or poke around inside when cleaning? My first though would be if the sear spring is properly in place.
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I just did a basic break down. I did not poke around the trigger assembly but just took the cleaning cloth inside the magazine chamber to clean. I guess it could be possible that I dislodged the rear spring. I am having a hard time finding a pic of what it is supposed to look like.
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How far did you disassemble it for cleaning? Did you take apart the frame at all or poke around inside when cleaning? My first though would be if the sear spring is properly in place.

That was it!! I somehow tweaked that back spring. So I took some needlenose pliers, straightened it out, and placed it under the metal pin and it works like a gem again!!

Thanks a ton man!!
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That was it!! I somehow tweaked that back spring. So I took some needlenose pliers, straightened it out, and placed it under the metal pin and it works like a gem again!!

Thanks a ton man!!
There we go, awsome!
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Never force parts together. They should go together without issue. That's good you got it fixed.

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That was it!! I somehow tweaked that back spring. So I took some needlenose pliers, straightened it out, and placed it under the metal pin and it works like a gem again!!

Thanks a ton man!!
Glad you got it running again.

I'd recommend ordering up a replacement sear spring. Bending then straightening the spring can weaken it and lead to failure and as you found out, that's a critical part.
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Thanks. I didn't feel like I forced anything together, but I must've somehow when I pulled the slide back. I think when I did that it bent the spring a little bit. I'm looking to see if they sell a spare one locally since it costs more for shipping than it does to buy the spring from Sig
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Thanks. I didn't feel like I forced anything together, but I must've somehow when I pulled the slide back. I think when I did that it bent the spring a little bit. I'm looking to see if they sell a spare one locally since it costs more for shipping than it does to buy the spring from Sig
My guess would of been you snagged it with the cleaning cloth either when cleaning out the mag well or wiping down up top. Oh, probably snagged it with the cloth and unseated the one leg from under the pin then the leg was probably sticking up and the slide got it when you put the slide back on. Otherwise no way for it to get in the way when removing the slide for basic cleaning.
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I concur, the cloth probably snagged the spring. I tend to use cotton swabs when working in that particular area, less to go wrong.
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