P938 - Slide Stop not fully seated problem - SIG Talk
SIG Talk Gun Forum

P938 - Slide Stop not fully seated problem

This is a discussion on P938 - Slide Stop not fully seated problem within the P238, P938 Pistol forums, part of the SIG Sauer Pistols category; I am having trouble installing the slide stop when reassembling my new P938. It appears to be in position, but the recoil spring guide sticks ...


Go Back   SIG Talk > SIG Sauer Forum > SIG Sauer Pistols > P238, P938 Pistol

P238, P938 Pistol All variations P238, P938

Like Tree5Likes
  • 1 Post By pluong91
  • 1 Post By BHPfan
  • 1 Post By SW547
  • 1 Post By Jerrysea
  • 1 Post By Silversides
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-10-2020, 05:48 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 9
Likes Received 1
P938 - Slide Stop not fully seated problem

I am having trouble installing the slide stop when reassembling my new P938. It appears to be in position, but the recoil spring guide sticks out about 1/4 inch and the slide does not fully reposition correctly.

After multiple tries I got it to fit correctly, but have no idea what I did different the last time that I didn't do previously. Is there a special procedure or process to use to get it to fit correctly the first time?
jocko95 is offline  
Register

Welcome to the SIG Talk Forum dedicated to SIG Sauer Pistols and SIG Sauer Rifles.

We welcome everyone and the community is free to join so register today and become part of the SIG Talk Forum!

Old 09-10-2020, 06:09 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 70
Likes Received 116
I had that problem the first few times. When I bring the slide back, almost to the opening where the slide stop opening is, I position the slide stop as ready to pop into place, then I would continue to move the slide until it reaches the opening and the slide stop would pop right in. I noticed to be mindful of the barrel, without the slide stop in place, the barrel often gets pushed down.

Let me know if this works, this is off the top of my head while in the office. I can check tonight if it doesn't work.
Mr. Sig likes this.
pluong91 is offline  
Old 09-10-2020, 02:05 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
BHPfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Chicago
Posts: 14
Likes Received 6
I had trouble with this when I first got one and I was able to duplicate the problem just now.

If I attempt to insert the slide stop like it was a Browning High Power (slide rearward), the slide stop will not go into the right spot through the barrel.

Check the owners manual...
You need to insert the stop through the barrel first, and then push the slide rearward to line up that notch and push it all the way through. The barrel needs to be in its forward position to reinsert the front (long) pin of the slide stop... actually, it needs to be just a couple millimeters rearward.

Hope this helps!
Mr. Sig likes this.
BHPfan is offline  
 
Old 09-10-2020, 06:35 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
SW547's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 488
Likes Received 572
I'll take a stab at it too.

After the slide is installed as pictured insert the stop pin. It will only fall into the hole about 3/16 of an inch. Don't force it in just drop it in.

Keep the pin orientated. Using two hands move the slide back about an 1/8 to a 1/4 inch and the pin will drop another 1/8 inch. If it doesn't drop move the slide back and forth slightly. When it drops then you can move the slide back and line up the radius on the pin and slide and it should just drop in or gently push it in. (spring tension)

It is imperative that you don't force the pin in. The hole in the frame is alloy.
The pin is steel. You could wallow the hole or put unnecessary pressure on the spring. The spring keeps the pin from falling out or moving when shooting the gun.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC01799.JPG (2.84 MB, 8 views)
Mr. Sig likes this.
SW547 is offline  
Old 09-10-2020, 11:08 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 53
Likes Received 43
I know exactly how to do this,, but I cant explain it and if I consciously try to do it right, it doesn't work.
Dinola is offline  
Old 09-11-2020, 05:58 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
louchia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Illinois
Posts: 512
Likes Received 211
Grip the gun as in the pic and squeeze "til the holes line up Drop in the pin. Move the slide back 'til you can fully engage the stop.

P9110002.JPG
louchia is offline  
Old 09-12-2020, 05:04 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,535
Likes Received 1686
There was another thread a day or so about this.
What I do is hold the gun up to a light looking through slide stop hole and line it up with the hole in the barrel the slide stop goes through while holding that position you will be able to put the slide lock lever in the correct place. it will lock in place. There is a location on the frame the slide lock will seat in you may have to move the slide and barrel together a little to get it correctly aligned.
Hope this helps.
louchia likes this.
Jerrysea is offline  
Old 09-12-2020, 05:40 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 9
Likes Received 1
Thanks to all who responded.

SW547 - your process worked perfectly as described. You should write the owners manual. Their "Press slide stop inward until fully seated and release slide" is a little vague.

I think my issue is that little leg of the spring needs to hook under the slide stop and unless I push the slide stop up slightly (toward the sights) as it drops in it won't clear and then drop down slightly and hook.
jocko95 is offline  
Old 09-12-2020, 06:12 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
louchia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Illinois
Posts: 512
Likes Received 211
I knew 1 or all of us could help. There are a lot of good people here.
louchia is offline  
Old 09-14-2020, 10:37 AM   #10
Member
 
Mr. Sig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 53
Likes Received 33
The Sig Sauer P938 Legion, definitely not a perfect firearm with a couple of issues but still a very good pistol IMO.

That's why I have one!

I like it but yes disassembly and reassembly of the P938 can be a bit challenging at times.

Thanks for starting this thread and to all who have posted on this particular subject.

I've found this following video to have been helpful of some sorts.


Last edited by Mr. Sig; 09-14-2020 at 01:49 PM.
Mr. Sig is offline  
Old 09-14-2020, 02:49 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: On the farm
Posts: 298
Likes Received 225
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Sig View Post
The Sig Sauer P938 Legion, definitely not a perfect firearm with a couple of issues but still a very good pistol IMO.

That's why I have one!

I like it but yes disassembly and reassembly of the P938 can be a bit challenging at times.

Thanks for starting this thread and to all who have posted on this particular subject.

I've found this following video to have been helpful of some sorts.

https://youtu.be/jQ2TTX7V-zk
Good video. After doing it many times, it starts to come natural. It's always a good time to ditch the two piece guide rod and put in a SS Guide Rod. Just get it over with and have better piece of mind. All it takes is one time for your guide rod to come apart and you'll buy one. It's just a matter of time, IMHO. No on Loctite. I don't like cheap sh-t in my guns and the stock rod is just that. Otherwise, love my P938.
Mr. Sig likes this.
Silversides is offline  
Old 09-15-2020, 07:38 AM   #12
Member
 
Mr. Sig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 53
Likes Received 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silversides View Post
Good video. After doing it many times, it starts to come natural. It's always a good time to ditch the two piece guide rod and put in a SS Guide Rod. Just get it over with and have better piece of mind. All it takes is one time for your guide rod to come apart and you'll buy one. It's just a matter of time, IMHO. No on Loctite. I don't like cheap sh-t in my guns and the stock rod is just that. Otherwise, love my P938.
100% +....already did that sometime back ( I did keep the original guide rod, applied loctite but is stored )

https://sigtalk.com/legion-series/37...guide-rod.html

Last edited by Mr. Sig; 09-15-2020 at 07:40 AM.
Mr. Sig is offline  
Reply

  SIG Talk > SIG Sauer Forum > SIG Sauer Pistols > P238, P938 Pistol

Thread Tools
Display Modes



Top Gun Sites Top Sites List

Powered by vBulletin 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright © 2010 - 2020 SIG Talk. All rights reserved.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.SIG Talk is a SIG Sauer Firearms enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent SIG Sauer, Inc. of Exeter, NH.