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|06-04-2012, 03:57 AM||#1|
938 NIGHTMARE (the bad kind)
Good Morning! I picked up my Nightmare Saturday. my range testing was abysmal. of 40 rounds through (was of no frame of mind to put more down) I HAD 6 fte events. a 15% fail to ehect is not satisfactory. I'm not "limp writing" it either. the rounds are simply not coming out of the tube. they are nto sticking, either. In each case, I lock the slide, drop the mag and hold the pistol up, and the brass drops clear.
I'm not sure if it's an extrator issue, or what. maybe a bad batch of ammo. I have notices that when i too was racking rounds through, there were fairlly deep scratches on the brass, running the length of the rounds. I'm hoping some different ammo will cure the ill, or perhaps a thourough oiling.
I would appreciate thoughts
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|06-04-2012, 08:31 AM||#4|
Only ammo the range had was atlantic arms. Thier "house" brand. I'm thinking i will buy some remington later and try again. I was sparing on the oiling maybe it likes being a bit wetter than the othr pistols i have
|06-04-2012, 09:20 AM||#5|
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|06-04-2012, 02:24 PM||#6|
Here is a photo of the scratches I have been seeing. I don't know if it's a burr or the extractor or what
Edit. i did some checking, and i marked the top of the round with a sharpie. the pistol is scratching it on the top, about 1/8 inch to the left of center
Last edited by Vetteguy904; 06-04-2012 at 04:35 PM.
|06-06-2012, 04:50 PM||#9|
UPDATE: Ran 100 rounds of FMJ (WWB and Federal) without a misfire hang or nay other problem. on impulse, I bought a box of Hornaday Critical Defender and got a double feed on rounds 2 and 3. I think the Hornaday rounds are too sharp nosed. after then next 100 FMJs, I'll try Cor-Bons for a defense load
|06-08-2012, 04:10 AM||#11|
I'm resisting sending it out. I suspect another 100 rounds of FMJ and then a box of defense ammo that's not so sharp nosed and I think I'll be fine. I AM saving my pennies to get the old gilr sent to sig for a rebuild. only God knows how many miles are on her.
|06-08-2012, 10:48 PM||#12|
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Put another 100 or so rounds of FMJ through it, clean it, and then try some Hornady Critical Defense and Cor-Bon like you said. If it won't feed that ammo reliably, then it probably won't feed any hollow points reliably and will need to go back to SIG.
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|06-09-2012, 02:54 AM||#13|
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In his Guns and Ammo review of the P938, Sweeney describes the unique pickup rail design: "Interestingly, the pick-up rail of the slide (that’s the part that strips a round out of the magazine) has a top cartridge control bump. The lump you’ll see under there keeps the top round in the magazine in position, so the violence of the recoil doesn’t cause it to shift around and then cause feeding problems."
Could that "top cartridge control bump" be the source of the scratch?
Last edited by ThnkFrst; 06-09-2012 at 03:05 AM.
|06-25-2012, 09:48 PM||#15|
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I'm starting to notice a patern with the nightmare on all the posts I am reading.
Plus I noticed sigs web site does not have the nightmare shown anymore.
The ports I have read about the extreme have all been good.
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