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Old 03-15-2011, 11:18 AM   #1
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Hello, all! Brand new here. . . and with a problem.



I have a new P229 SAS Gen II. I took it to the range the other day and put just under 300 rounds through it. Today, I noticed a nasty little gouge on the magazine stop on the slide (not sure the exact name of the part - see pics).



Should I be worried about this/call Sig? It doesn't seem like normal wear and tear. What the hell would cause this?







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Old 03-15-2011, 12:33 PM   #2
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I wouldn't worry about it. I have the same exact little pit on my 226. I would imagine it has to do with the manufacturing of the slide. I'm fickle about cleaning my guns and keeping them well lubricated and my SIG has had nearly 2000 rounds through it with me being the only limitation. I haven't noticed any further wear of the pit on my slide.
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Are you refering to the "dot", if so, and I recall correctly, it is the result of a hardness test to insure the metal is the proper hardness.



My Sigs all have the "dot" and its in a slightly different location on each slide. No worry.



By the way, Welcome to the forum from Pennsylvania.



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I wouldn't worry about it. I have the same exact little pit on my 226. I would imagine it has to do with the manufacturing of the slide. I'm fickle about cleaning my guns and keeping them well lubricated and my SIG has had nearly 2000 rounds through it with me being the only limitation. I haven't noticed any further wear of the pit on my slide.


Thanks for the welcome! It's my first Sig, by the way. . .and it shoots great!



Yes, I'm referring to that dot (on the ramp, in the mid-upper-right of the pic). I don't recall it being there when I cleaned and lubed it before I took it to the range. . .but that doesn't mean it wasn't there.





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Yes, I'm referring to that dot (on the ramp, in the mid-upper-right of the pic). I don't recall it being there when I cleaned and lubed it before I took it to the range. . .but that doesn't mean it wasn't there.




It was probably there all along, you just had not noticed it.



Here are three slides all showing the same "pit", "dot", "mark" . Rest easy, it's not an issue.



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Thanks for the pics!



I can't wait to take it to the range again.





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Old 03-15-2011, 03:09 PM   #7
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You picked a great platform! My 229 has run flawless since 2005 (when I purchased it) and has been my 'go to' pistol for confidence building. Seems no matter what, I'm able to shoot it well. The more you shoot it the more you'll be impressed by the 229. Happy shooting!
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Thanks for the great info My new Sigs have the same marking on them & I never noticed until I read these posts,

It's nice to know that it isn't a manufacturing flaw.
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That's not the magazine stop - no such part is named that.



The part on the slide that you are looking at is the strip rail. It strips the round out of the magazine and loads it into the chamber.
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