A few weeks ago I purchased a new Sig P238 Nitron .380. I was very happy with it, and found it to be extremely accurate. It is a pleasure to shoot, and small enough for a IWB holster.
But I have a problem with the reliability of the weapon. After shooting about 100 rounds, I had a failure to eject with my new Sig P238. The empty shell would get stuck about 1/2 way out, stuck between the slide and barrel. It crushed the mouth of the empty shell and caused the pistol to malfunction until it was cleared. This seemed to happen about 2 or 3 times every 100 rounds.
I called Sig and told my story to them and they had me send it in to them. I just got it back after only 10 days, and took it back to the range. Same problem. Nothing has changed. The tech said that he changed the recoil spring and ran 30 rounds of Speer Gold Dot through it with no problems.
I have not been using reloads, since Sig says that will void the warranty. But I have run Winchester White box and Remington Golden Saber through it. I also shot some Speer Gold Dot, but I cannot afford to run 200 rounds to test it out. My price at a local sporting goods store is about $25 for 30, making 210 cost about $175 plus tax.
Today, I ran about 60 rounds through it with no problems. Somewhere around 73 rounds it failed. Then again around 96 rounds it failed, and finally it failed again at about 112 rounds.
I neglected to take a photo of the first fail, but I have photos of the other two:
My question is, do I sell it? I can ask Sig to exchange it for a P232, but will they do that? I am definitely sending it back again. And I will post my results here when it is returned (each time!).
Any other advice? Anyone else having this problem?