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Old 10-12-2012, 06:04 PM   #11
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Had mine for a couple years, had one failure to eject the first trip to the range with it. No other issues or failures. I'll bet someone did a "trigger job" on it and went too light on the hammer spring.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:16 PM   #12
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By "fail to fire" I assume you mean droping the hammer on a live round with no boom...

Did you look at the primers? Were they dented?

Many auto pistols, even well maintained ones, can get a heavy build up of brass shaving inside the firing pin channel. These will eventually put enough friction on the firing pin to impede it's forward movement.

Striker guns like Glocks and XD's are more prone to suffer from this than hammer guns like the 226 but being a "range gun" certainly makes it a possibility.

I've owned a 226 .40 since 2004. It's trusted as my quick access HD gun because it's the only auto pistol I've ever owned, "and that's a respectable list", that's never malfunctioned on me.

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Old 10-13-2012, 07:20 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by TerminalE3
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?
I've had a P226 since January and have put 3,500 rounds through it with one misfire and it was due to the ammo. Rental guns at many ranges get superficial cleaning. Get dropped. And handled many times by beginners. If you look at the abusive testing of most quality guns and particularly the 226 before theSEALS began to carry it. You'd understand how reliable a weapon it is. If you want to get to the bottom of the issue go back to the range with high quality ammo and try again. If problems then the gun needs a major cleaning or major overhaul. JMHO
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:13 PM   #14
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I have carried a Sig P-229 and a 226 for over 12yrs and the only problem that I have ever had were magazine related. Other then that I love the way the Sig handles and how natural a pointer it is. Other then the price the Sig is a great pistol, but you pay for what you get. I guess that is why I have 5 Sigs.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:20 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Cinderocka1989 View Post
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.

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I'vehad my 226 for about three years and I've fed it everything from steel Russian rounds to high quality PDX1's with never an issue.Then again I probably take better care of my sidearm than a rental range.
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I've put over 2000 rounds through my P226 9mm. I can remember 2 failures. 1) A failure to eject that was probably due to a light load or a limp wrist. This was with the 1st box of ammo I shot. 2) A failure to feed which was due to a damaged cartridge. I do take good care of my guns. With rental, you have no idea ... may be dirty, insufficient lube, weak springs, etc.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:56 PM   #18
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I'd love to get a look at that sig to see what has happened to it. My sig's have yet to give me any FTF or FTE and rolling my own most of the time. A careful examination may show the obvious. (chamber deposits? or other?) Interesting. Range guns sometimes get a spray of brake cleaner and then more oil than needed when its time to close. Just like to see it for myself.(a sig 226 malfunctioning that is)
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