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Old 04-26-2012, 04:18 PM   #1
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Nervous 1st day with new P220

So, I went to the range today to send the first rounds through my new Sig.

First of all, I was very pleased with how well I shot with it, and I'm looking forward to getting better as I get used to the gun.

However, I had TWO failures to fire! I was surprised, given the Sig Sauer legacy of reliability. I have some ideas, but I'd like to get some feedback from experienced folks like yourselves.

1. The first was with 230 gr .45 ACP out of a non-Sig tactical mag.
2. The second was after I switched to .22 LR

I am a first time gun owner, and there may be a simple solution that I just don't know about. Resources for rookies like me would be handy.

Thanks!
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You may need an updated 22mag,the are a problem with the conversions. The 45 is another story and maybe the wrist got a bit limp.
Anyhow work it you will not be disappointed, and reward are comming.
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TWO failures to fire!
Thanks!

When you say this, do you meant the firing pin hit the primer, or in the case of the .22 the rim, and the round did not fire?

Or is this an Issue of failure to feed, which is where the round is not picked up properly by the mag and put into the chamber.
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I've found that Sig mags work well with Sigs others don't always work well. The only other mag that I have used in my Sigs besides Sigs are the MEC-GAR, and I've had no problems with them.
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I can't remember the name, but I bought some non-Sig mags once for a P220 I had years ago. Since then, it has been nothing but Sig mags for me. Those mags looked like quality mags, felt like quality mags, but they continuously cause FTFeed's.

I'd suggest that your .45 failure was either mag or limp wrist induced, just as everyone else has said.

I have nothing to offer on the .22
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Can give more details as to "failure to fire"?
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:24 AM   #7
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After market mags are jam prone. Use Sig mags and 22 conversions are not reliable period. Theres nothing wrong with your 220 or its reliability.
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Okay, so it was definitely a failure to feed, not to fire. Another friend suggested I oil and clean the gun.
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Ok if it was a failure to feed, its probably about a 99% chance that it is mag related and not gun.

Pic up some Sig mags and enjoy.
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Okay, so it was definitely a failure to feed, not to fire. Another friend suggested I oil and clean the gun.
Try that and make another trip to the range. Keep in mind conversion kits usually aren't as reliable as the original slide, etc. Try using original SIG mags in place of the aftermarket one. It sounds like a magazine issue.

Also make sure you aren't limp-wristing when firing.

I just took my 220C3 w/beavertail and factory mags. to the range today and put 50 flawless rounds of .45 through it.



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