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This is a discussion on (A rant) I am SO MAD!! within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; In my experience if you are that unhappy with something you need to make it go away. A carry gun should be a loved and ...
In my experience if you are that unhappy with something you need to make it go away.
A carry gun should be a loved and trusted piece of hardware. Hardware, replaceable hardware. Wouldn't it be great if all our relationships were this fixable?
More than likely, even if you send it off to Sig and they fix it, this issue will still be in the back of your mind from now on. You have to be able to trust your carry piece, and if you cannot, find another one. Piece of mind does not have to cost a fortune: as others have stated, pick up a good revolver (S&W has a good rebate program right now on their .38 snubs). In the meantime, send this one off to mother for repair, and then trade it in on something you will feel comfortable with.
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Let SIG fix it, then sell it. Clearly you're tainted and distrust the gun now. Time to sell it and move on.
Get revolvers.......way less trouble.
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You could always get rid of the Sig and replace it with a Taurus. That is what I carry and haven't have a lick of trouble out of either of them. Besides their warranty is forever regardless of how many owners.
Sorry, I just couldn't resist.
It is a tool, all tools can or will break at some time. Find something to carry in the meantime, send it to Sig and when it comes back check it out, and decide then whether you can trust it again or not.
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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I'm one of the flawless Taurus owners (wow, it happens). They have a lifetime warranty that goes with the gun regardless of owner. I would have thought Sig would have better service. I've seen some negative posts lately about Sig CS. I can't speak to either as I have no experience with them. I say send it in, get it fixed, sell it, and get something else. About all you can do, really. It really inhales with great force...hope it works out.
Everyone does need a snub revolver...Ruger SP101 and S&W 442 are both great. Revolvers are about as simple and reliable as it gets.
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You've indicated in your earlier thread about your "P220 problems" that you were so upset that someone sold you a used gun with issues. Yet, you now say that you are going to turn around, and do the very same thing to someone else?
Last edited by rstickle; October 16th, 2010 at 11:20 AM. Reason: Complaint by third party
Go back in the forum and search for the thread "P220 Problems". He describes in depth in that thread what is going on.
The gun functions perfectly fine with any ammo with just 7 rounds in the magazines. It also functions absolutely fine with 8 rounds of 230 gr hardball in the magazines.
However, if he loads the gun with 8 rounds of a real short Starfire Hollowpoint load, the bullet nose dives and fails to feed when he tries to chamber the first round.
The gun is obviously not a "lemon", as he said that it was a law enforcement trade in. It clearly has had some use, though.
You gotta be able to trust your weapon 100% , if you dont trust it, sell it and get something else.
So all this is over the weapon not feeding with a certain brand of HP ammo or with mags loaded to capacity with HP but it works fine with ball?
New mags seem in order and don't use that brand of HP ammo. I have owned guns that did not like a certain brand of ammo. Anyone remember the Speer Flying Ashtray .45 ACP round? Many a gun was sent off for mods in order to fire this type ammo or dumped all together because the pistol would simply not work with it. I picked up a very nice Plaxco .45 because the owner claimed it was a lemon, he saw me weeks later carrying the gun and stated "Oh you must have sent it off for repairs" my reply was "No changed brands of ammo" the look on his face was priceless.
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