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Old 12-01-2012, 08:47 AM   #1
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938 Pass in born on date July 30?

Looking at a new 938 Equinox with a born on date of July 30 2012. Actually it's on hold and paid down payment.

I've read that 938 made after Oct 1 have all the fixes made and running great. ejection spring, trigger, sights/point of aim. Maybe all rumors, I don't know.

Should I pass and wait for a newer made gun? Or get this and expect a good chance ill have to send it back to factory? Does sig have us pay inbound shipping?

interesting that it was made 5 months ago yet just made it to the store shelf.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:06 AM   #2
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There's definitely some mixed experience with the 938.

Personally, I have a 938 extreme. I've had no FTF/FTE. I'm now about 300 rounds in.

The only problem I've seen is (twice):
When I load up a mag, put one in the chamber, and then drop the mag to add another round, a bullet came loose from the mag (and dropped out with the mag). I'm no gunsmith, but it seems that the new mag spring is really aggressive and pushing out another bullet. It should get better once worked in.

I've had no problems with firing it though, it's super accurate, and a great gun. I trust this gun.
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Somehow I don't think it can be an Equinox from July. I didn't see the 3rd version untill Sept. and it was just a two tone. Thru the summer Nightmere and Extreme was all there was.
My choice would be a HD version, but no sign of one even planned right now.
My thoughts from the forums was about mid October got the bugs out.
Even used Sig will fix the problem ones. I got mine two weeks old in a trade with a guy who did not like the kick. I was 200 rounds in before I had problems. Once thru Sig got it all straightened out. Document your problem in detail, and Sig will send a shipping label. If you work and can't recieve it at home well. Once Sig gives you a tracking number. A visit to Fed ex website and you can tag it will call at a open late Fed ex terminal. Mine was just a few miles away, and with two guns, it was easy. Sig worked on a used 1911 I had also. The lifetime warranty is real.

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Old 12-01-2012, 10:11 AM   #4
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I promise its an Equinox. Name engraved on the slide and green from night sight. The case has a label of July 30, 2012. I'll bet thy made all these models and holding off on release of prettier models like car companies do. Or maybe its the first one they made. No one else has one for sale in stock.

I think I'll just get the dang thing and send back for extractor if a problem. I lived through a Diamondback start up, I can live through this! Haha.

I fed dummy rounds and it eject fine tacking by hand.

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Old 12-01-2012, 10:23 AM   #5
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You can call Sig service and confirm the born date.

Good luck with it, and Sig will back it up
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i'd wait for a later one.
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I hope you are correct KyWinFan on the production date. Purchased a P938 with a production date of 10-03-12. Last time I purchased a gun was a Charter-Arms Spl.38 out of a guy's car trunk.
Didn't know much about the auto pistols and took a co-worker's and salesperson's recommendations about the Sig P938. Salesperson said the Sig was the "Mercedes" of hand guns.
Haven't fire the gun yet, hope to do that next week. Will keep fingers crossed.
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Didn't know much about the auto pistols and took a co-worker's and salesperson's recommendations about the Sig P938. Salesperson said the Sig was the "Mercedes" of hand guns.
I'd say Sig is the BMW of guns. Always in the shop, but wow
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Thank you to all! And bearone2 you are right, I should pass and then wait....

But I didn't wait. I couldn't wait. So dang good looking. So I claimed it (it was already partially paid to hold). I like the looks of it enough, it may just stay in a glass case.


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Somehow I don't think it can be an Equinox from July.
DWG, first thank you for the reassurance on shipping, etc. I've done this factory tweaking drill with every new gun- broken trigger spring, broken ejector, bad cam and firing pin block, primer printing and and and...

I hope you are right about the date...wish you were right. I'll be thrilled if I made a stupid date assumption. Looks like it was made in July and sat at the factory for 4 months to be released. It arrived at the LGS 10 days ago. I see an extra ?inspection? sticker on top of another, so I'm wondering if there was a second inspection done. I'm wondering if the extractor update and some other updates were made just prior to shipping out. Has a lot more powder residue than I expected. All the parts matched up to a very recently dated Extreme and the EQ trigger is the same so the trigger is current. Rear sight height is the same. (no way to check springs though.) Dummy rounds hand cycled great and spent casings shot out either forward or to side, never back. Removal of mag did not spill a loose round.

It's a great looking gun (to me!!!). I posted a pic of the pistol on the other "938 Equinox in the Wild thread". Here is the case label and date. Serial number partially hidden, of course.

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My first recoil spring was 3 5/8" Sig replaced it with a 4 1/2 spring. That should be an indicator for you.
As with others, 938 wear in some so load up the mags and leave em awhile. Get 300 rounds thru it. Sometimes issues work themselves out. I put a drop of oil on the trigger bar, and after 300 it feels just fine to me.
Enjoy
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I hope you are correct KyWinFan on the production date. Purchased a P938 with a production date of 10-03-12. Last time I purchased a gun was a Charter-Arms Spl.38 out of a guy's car trunk.
I'll bet you're perfectly safe. About the same made day as my friend's 938 extreme and he can't make his fail and loves it. He says the boards claim the extractor change started August.

And FYI, every new gun I've ever bought failed within the first 20 rounds and returned for broken part repair. And every used gun I ever bought runs great. WTHeck???!!!!

Again, thank you all for your input. And thanks especially to Craig if he ever reads this.
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My first recoil spring was 3 5/8" Sig replaced it with a 4 1/2 spring. That should be an indicator for you.
Great info- thank you.

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..load up the mags and leave em awhile.
Wow, that is a first. For every other gun manufacturer I replaced mag springs with longer and stiffer mag springs. Good to know.

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I put a drop of oil on the trigger bar, and after 300 it feels just fine to me.
Enjoy
Yeah the trigger has sand and glass shards in it, but everyone says that is short lived and burrs smooth out quickly. I planned to polish all the internals and do a trigger overhaul, but I read a warning the 938s are hard to get back together. I'm looking for dis/assembly links. I love perfecting actions to my specs, but this time I may have to pay a real gunsmith.

Thanks again everyone for the input.
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Wow, that is a first. For every other gun manufacturer I replaced mag springs with longer and stiffer mag springs. Good to know.

All summer across all the posts everyone talked about the stiff mag springs. My Extreme born 8/1/12 was very stiff. They feel good now. They fumbled the last round at first. More with the 7 round. Mine do just fine now.
I recently read advice given to lock open the action to compress the new recoil spring, the same idea line.
I had never heard of that, and have wondered every since.
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nd thanks especially to Craig if he ever reads this.

you're welcome. glad to help.
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Rear sight height is the same.

It's a great looking gun (to me!!!).
I agree, it 'is' a great looking pistol... Now about those sights.

The two-tone I have (01OCT2012 bod) has a #8 rear sight and a #6 front sight. Do you know if they changed to 8/6 configuration? was it ever 8/8?I'd think a #8 front sight would be taller and shoot lower..
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