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Old 04-25-2017, 06:48 AM   #16
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My P239 had a case of light strikes. It turned out to be too much frog lube in the firing pin channel. Cleaned it out and it was good to go.
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Old 04-25-2017, 03:43 PM   #17
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Update:

Last night I scrubbed my 239, it was pretty nasty since I fired it without an initial cleaning.

I took3 boxes of Fiocchi and 1 bkx American Eagle 115 gn. Put a target at 7 yards. My intention was just break in so I was mainly focusing on function. I just aimed COM.

150 rounds and not one issue like before, all rounds fired and no out of battery. I did have two failures to hold slide open on last round but that doesn't bother me nearly as bad as the other issues I was having. I checked multiple empties and they looked good including the primer dimple. I think the last round hold open will settle itself after some more break in.

I will clean it and put some more ammo through it and then if all is well I'll start carrying it.
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Old 04-25-2017, 03:59 PM   #18
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I love stories with happy endings! My P239-40 SAS, purchased lightly used, has been flawless since the 1st round.
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:01 PM   #19
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I love stories with happy endings! My P239-40 SAS, purchased lightly used, has been flawless since the 1st round.
Mine probably would have been if I cleaned it first.
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Well now, that's is good news.

I've found that with my grip on the P239 in particular, trapping the slide catch lever when I'm shooting is very easy, resulting in failure of the slide to lock back on empty.

I've pretty much resolved that issue my other SIGs with grip adjustment, but on the 239 I went as far as modifying the catch lever tab. Something about the 239 shape seemed to make it more susceptible. Here's the mod details: http://sigtalk.com/sig-sauer-gunsmit...lever-mod.html
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Wasp, I'm glad everything settled in for you, this last session. Those failures to lock open could be from the ammunition. If your ejected brass stays close by, it means it's not ejecting with authority! In most cases that is because of slide velocity... the "weaker the ammo" the slower the slide.
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Wasp, I'm glad everything settled in for you, this last session. Those failures to lock open could be from the ammunition. If your ejected brass stays close by, it means it's not ejecting with authority! In most cases that is because of slide velocity... the "weaker the ammo" the slower the slide.
I'm at an indoor range with a wall really close so it's hard to read how far it's going. Recoil is light but I'm used to shooting a G19, not an alloy frame. I really can't tell a weight difference but it kinda feels lighter actually but that's likely due to round count differences (G19=15 - 239=8), but I'm sure design and frame weight does help.

I may try some 124 gn and see what happens, I don't have any on hand. I bought some 149gn golden saber that I haven't tried yet. I normally shoot GD or PDX1 in my guns, those have a little more punch.

The inherent almost natural accuracy of this gun is great. Should have gotten one years ago. (Sigh)
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Well now, that's is good news.

I've found that with my grip on the P239 in particular, trapping the slide catch lever when I'm shooting is very easy, resulting in failure of the slide to lock back on empty.

I've pretty much resolved that issue my other SIGs with grip adjustment, but on the 239 I went as far as modifying the catch lever tab. Something about the 239 shape seemed to make it more susceptible. Here's the mod details: http://sigtalk.com/sig-sauer-gunsmit...lever-mod.html
You did pretty good at leaving it normal looking.

I know I'm not hitting the leaver, I don't know what it is yet but it may just need some more tlc (ie shoot time). If it keeps it up I'll ask Sig to send me another slide stop spring.

Funny thing is I'm usually shooting hicap guns, so when it didn't open I thought maybe there was still a hot round in there, so I pulled the trigger again and then left it pointed down range for thirty seconds after. Lol The second time I had a better idea. It only happened about three times out of 18 3/4 mags, so I'm not crying over it yet.
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