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Old 06-24-2020, 05:35 PM   #1
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Front sight broke off

Last week I was at a friends house in a remote area. He's been wanting to shoot my P365 (built in spring of 2018). I loaded up the mag with some FMJ rounds.

He fired two shots and said I don't understand these sights...how do they work?

Line up the three dots... there are only two dots he said.

Front sight gone.

Never dropped the P365, run just under 2000 rounds of standard ammo thru it.

Called the mothership and it should be there by now.
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Old 06-24-2020, 06:12 PM   #2
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I had a Kahr pull a similar stunt.
Soak the original sight base with penetrating oil; it will make tapping it out (with a brass drift, and the slide in a leather jawed vise).
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Aftermarket supplier had some issues !!
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I had a Kahr pull a similar stunt.
Soak the original sight base with penetrating oil; it will make tapping it out (with a brass drift, and the slide in a leather jawed vise).
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It's back at Sig. They are fixing it under warranty.
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It’s the new 2.dot sight system.
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Last week I was at a friends house in a remote area. He's been wanting to shoot my P365 (built in spring of 2018). I loaded up the mag with some FMJ rounds.

He fired two shots and said I don't understand these sights...how do they work?

Line up the three dots... there are only two dots he said.

Front sight gone.

Never dropped the P365, run just under 2000 rounds of standard ammo thru it.

Called the mothership and it should be there by now.
Some holsters are known to have trolls living in them. Most of them are rust devils but there are a few that are sight pushers.
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Just got mine back from service too. Only my insert fell out. Serviced and repaired under warranty. Turnaround was about a week there and back. I never dropped mine either. Just normal range time, cleaning and holster.
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Slide came back yesterday with a new sight on it. Turn around time was a hair over a week from MN to NH and that included it sitting at a FedEx depot 10 miles from me for 2 days.

My pistol was built in the spring of 2018 just outside the "window" where a few strikers were manufactured that had issues. I asked the Sig Customer service person if they could take a look at the striker too, since it would be in their possession. My P365 is now sporting the chisel tip striker.

Very pleased with Sig CS.
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It’s the new 2.dot sight system.
And very hard to use at that.
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Sig Customer Service does an excellent job.
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But apparently their production line for the p365 doesn’t. These issues should not happen. This forum line dedicated to the p365 is full of help needed for “this broke, that broke, this fell off, that won’t cycle, rusting etc”... can’t tell me Sig has the issues worked out with this particular pistol. So glad I sold my p365. My XCompact however will never leave my arms stable.

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But apparently their production line for the p365 doesn’t. These issues should not happen. This forum line dedicated to the p365 is full of help needed for “this broke, that broke, this fell off, that won’t cycle, rusting etc”... can’t tell me Sig has the issues worked out with this particular pistol. So glad I sold my p365. My XCompact however will never leave my arms stable.
Like any other machine sold in the millions, there are bound to be those .05 percent of acceptable (as long as manufacturer corrects) QC issues.

Some of the issues are from new gun owners not understanding how pistols cycle. Rusting is generally from people not properly maintaining their firearm and happens to all makes of guns.

I have 4 P365s, counting my XL RX, with several thousand rounds of a dozen different brands/weight/type of ammo through them combined. Not one functional issue. No rust...I keep them clean. Only issue was SAS front sight was dead on arrival. Sig fixed and returned in a week and has worked perfectly ever since.

No one has yet answered this question for me - “What gun manufacturer has only manufactured and sold 100% perfect guns with none of their brand of guns ever being returned for warranty service?” When I get that questioned answered, I’ll hold Sig to a higher standard!
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Like any other machine sold in the millions, there are bound to be those .05 percent of acceptable (as long as manufacturer corrects) QC issues.

Some of the issues are from new gun owners not understanding how pistols cycle. Rusting is generally from people not properly maintaining their firearm and happens to all makes of guns.

I have 4 P365s, counting my XL RX, with several thousand rounds of a dozen different brands/weight/type of ammo through them combined. Not one functional issue. No rust...I keep them clean. Only issue was SAS front sight was dead on arrival. Sig fixed and returned in a week and has worked perfectly ever since.

No one has yet answered this question for me - “What gun manufacturer has only manufactured and sold 100% perfect guns with none of their brand of guns ever being returned for warranty service?” When I get that questioned answered, I’ll hold Sig to a higher standard!
Coming from a Glock family I’ve witnessed plenty of FTF/FTE and other random issue pop up. While I believe Glock is one of if not the most reliable pistols from the factory. They all have issues.
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Guys don’t get me wrong. I know all manufactures have issues. ALL machines have and will break at some point. I understand that. And I really like Sig! The p365 was just not for me for many reasons. Each to their own. I am very, very happy those of you that have p365’s with zero issues and total reliability are enjoying them! Great to hear. Just seems like this particular model has had way more of its share of teething issues especially from such an admired manufacturer like Sig. just one guys observation. I’ll shut up now. Enjoy your 365’s!
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No one has yet answered this question for me - “What gun manufacturer has only manufactured and sold 100% perfect guns with none of their brand of guns ever being returned for warranty service?” When I get that questioned answered, I’ll hold Sig to a higher standard!
It's not so cut and dried. There a lot of room between "a few problems" and "problem plagued" and a huge distance between a few and 100% perfection - even our space program and Hubble, could not achieve that!

That front sight, like many parts in SIGs, since about 2006 or so, are metal injection molded. MIM can have undetected faults that will fail later - you don't get to pick time or plade. MIM is good until it isn't. But it's cheaper and more profitable for the mfg, so that's what you get. You can hold SIG to whatever standard you like. Me? If there's a choice between a new SIG and one made before Cohen, I'll take the 2005 or before relic please.

I do have a few newer SIG's, but no Legends, no plastic, and no strikers.
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