Sig 238 " problem."

Sig 238 " problem."

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    Sig 238 " problem."

    For the first time yesterday, I went for the 6+1 load and had this problem: the gun jammed twice in a row. Here's what I did: loaded the mag and racked the slide to chamber one round; then I dropped the mag, topped it off, and re-inserted it. Again, I got a jam. no other problems, so... what am I doing wrong? Thanks for your input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philly Boy View Post
    For the first time yesterday, I went for the 6+1 load and had this problem: the gun jammed twice in a row. Here's what I did: loaded the mag and racked the slide to chamber one round; then I dropped the mag, topped it off, and re-inserted it. Again, I got a jam. no other problems, so... what am I doing wrong? Thanks for your input.
    I don't own that gun but have one very similar. Mine needs to be meticulously clean and well lubricated.
    I have seen posts on the net about them not cycling correctly after 25-30 rounds because the ammo was
    especially dirty and the grit gets in the "workings" of the slide or clogs the extractor. I've experienced that
    too.

    I can't be certain that is your problem but it is easy enough to solve if it is. Clean well and lubricate well. Use
    good quality ammo.

    Some ammo seems to have an almost grainy sand like residue that gums everything up.
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    Polish the feed ramp. What I do is take a q-tip, cut the end off and put it in my dremel, take some flitz or simichrome and polish at a low rpm.
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    Did you smack the mag into the palm of your hand to ensure the rounds were fully seated to the rear before inserting it into the pistol?
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    Re: Sig 238 " problem."

    i have 4 Sigs ... 2-238's & 2-938's. (ok, so the wife claims 2 of them :) ). they do work much better with a polished feed ramp and being greased on moving parts.

    remember, Sig suggests changing out recoil springs at 2000 rounds.

    6000 rounds down range so far with the four.

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    Re: Sig 238 " problem."

    With the topped off magazine you have more upward pressure on the bottom of the slide (cartridges have less room to compress in the magazine) and that can cause the slide to drag.

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    I owned a Sig 238 for awhile; it was a beautiful gun, but I never had a range session without FTF's or FTE's. I think Sig would have probably made the gun right, but I just didn't feel like fooling around with it. So I sold it.
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    I think Sig had some issues with magazines on early units, then they changed the top of them. Call Sig and see what they have to say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownsbacker View Post
    I think Sig had some issues with magazines on early units, then they changed the top of them. Call Sig and see what they have to say.
    Ditto! Also, doing the fluff and buff just like the early LCP offerings seem to have needed clears things up. Shooting ball ammo rather than bull (flat nosed) ammo for the first few hundred rounds makes a dramatic difference. I have a P238-380 Sport 12 that I cleaned and buffed on prior to shooting and it has been flawless. Mfg. 09/11/2012.
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