Sig P938---Happy, But A Small Problem...

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    Sig P938---Happy, But A Small Problem...

    What a cool little pistol. I have no doubt I'm going to be quite happy with it. Haven't shot it yet, but going through the familiarization process with a new pistol involves seeing whether I can actually take the thing apart and put it back together. This is a mini-1911, so it shouldn't be too hard....and in theroy, it's not...however....

    When I go through the takedown procedure, I get the slide stop out, but then I can't seem to get the slide off the slide rails. Anybody know what the problem might be? The manual says don't engage the safety wit the slide off. I left the safety off, of course. The slide simply won't move forward, and I don't want to use excessive force to get it off...

    Any ideas out there? It ought to slide right off....

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    Make sure the magazine is out.


    Not trying to be a jerk, but you'd be surprised how many of us have forgotten that part.

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    Wink

    No offense taken. That does sound like something I'd do...

    Not the issue, though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Make sure the magazine is out.


    Not trying to be a jerk, but you'd be surprised how many of us have forgotten that part.
    I did that once with my p-85:)

    hahaha, wish guns were universal on the take down. However the differences are also kind of the fun part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Make sure the magazine is out.


    Not trying to be a jerk, but you'd be surprised how many of us have forgotten that part.
    What JD said above. I've been guilty of it too.
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    Try youtube! Has helped me more than once.
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    The barrel is probably in its slightly lowered (unlocked)position, locking the gun up. Once the slide stop is out nothing is holding the barrel in its correct place. Trying jiggling the barrel in the ejection port or push up on it slightly with a pen or something through the mag well...good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doodle View Post
    The barrel is probably in its slightly lowered (unlocked)position, locking the gun up. Once the slide stop is out nothing is holding the barrel in its correct place. Trying jiggling the barrel in the ejection port or push up on it slightly with a pen or something through the mag well...good luck.
    Ah...that does make some sense...I'll see what that does and post back a bit later...

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    You have to let us know what the final fix is... Can't leave us hanging.

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    OK, that didn't work....no pushing up or down on the barrel....still can't get the slide off....off to youtube, I suppose....

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    On some pistols, you need to pull the trigger before you can take the slide off.

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    The same thing happened to me on my P938. I called Sig, they said it probaly had some burrs on the slide that would work themselves off after taking it to the range. I questioned if it would damage the slide, they said no. I haven't been to the range yet to verify that.

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    Update....

    The problem fixed itself. The gun was simply not broken in yet, as noted by brownsbacker. Actually, this didn't do anything but increase my respect for the little 9mm. This gun is built with very tight tolerances. Not a bad thing at all....

    Dang it. Now I want a 238 to keep this one company.......

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    Cool... Commence break in! (that means go shoot it... A lot!)

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    I picked up a P938 extreme today and I am experiencing the same thing..... Looks like I need some range time to break her in :-)...

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