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Old 10-07-2012, 01:31 AM   #1
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Just Shot a 226 for the first time, felt great but a ton of misfires! I ran 250 rounds through it all different brands. And no kidding had about 50 misfires. It was a rented range pistol so it could be old and dirty. Told the range staff and they assured me that it "must be the ammo." Am wondering if this is a common thing with the sig P226 or not?

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Old 10-07-2012, 01:53 AM   #2
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Not from my experience. My nephews got one and I have a p229. Never seen a FTF or FTE from either. Not to say that others may have. But if its a range gun It may not get the attention it deserves.

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I have a Sig P226 9mm. I have had it for a little over 2 years and it spent some time as my regular CC and now rotates in occassionally just to be different.

When it was my CC I averaged 150-200 rounds/week. It still gets @ 100 rounds/month.

I have yet to have any issue with misfires. The only failure to feed I have had were related to the ammo, I roll my own and rarely miss a bad case, but it can happen.

I have purposely gone 1000 rounds without cleaning just to find out if it would take the abuse.....it did.

The range gun you shot may had more rounds through it than anyone can count and could have worn springs or who knows what else. Unless the range has a gunsmith on site to care for their rentals (the range that I work at does) the rental sometimes gets shot till they won't function before they are given a quick clean to get them back to the rental case. When cleaning no longer helps, well that's what equipment depreciation is for on business expenses followed by replacement.

Don't judge the P226 based on one bad rental, it is an extremely reliable pistol that I don't hesitate to depend on.

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I ran 300 rounds through a Rental 226 last December at Pop Gun's in Indianapolis IN, and had 3 misfires. But hey -- thats a rental gun

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Just Shot a 226 for the first time, felt great but a ton of misfires! I ran 250 rounds through it all different brands. And no kidding had about 50 misfires. It was a rented range pistol so it could be old and dirty. Told the range staff and they assured me that it "must be the ammo." Am wondering if this is a common thing with the sig P226 or not?
My first gun was a 226 Navy, I got it from an ex boyfriend, who I believe got it from his Dad. It's old and you can see the wear on it but it shoots anything and everything I feed it. I'm a poor starving college student so I buy the cheapest ammo I can find. I've never had a problem with mine.

Edit: I've had it for over two years
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I've run a thousand or more rounds through mine without cleaning just to try to make it sputter. Never had a stoppage of any kind.

The military issues it as secondary standard as the U.S. Pistol, cal 9MM, M-11.

IMHO, the finest service pistol ever made.

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They just added the m11 to their regular pistol line.

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I agree - P226. This thing eats everything I have put in it. P226 Combat with factory threaded barrel.

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It may be the mags, the only problems I've had are a bad follower, and bent feed lips. No problems with the firearm itself.

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I've put roughly 1000 rounds through mine and have had no misfires myself. My gf had one fte, but I suspect it was because of her grip. I also clean it after every range visit.

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