Need Input on P938

Discussion in 'SIG Sauer Forum' started by jj11b3v, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. jj11b3v

    jj11b3v New Member

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    I'm looking for comments and experiences with a P938.

    I've always carried .45 weapons as i like the cartridge and don't mind the weight. However, there were times when i couldn't carry a large(r) framed .45 so i purchased (on a recommendation) a P938. Now i've only put 100 rounds or so through it but my experience to date is that it has an almost frightfully regular tendency to jam after the 2nd or 3rd round out of the magazine.

    Ultimately at this point i don't have a lot of confidence in the piece and have gone back to a 9mm Glock.

    Depending on who i've talked to this is either a break-in issue, bad ammunition or a defect in the weapon. At this point i'd just like to hear from other P938 owners and get their experiences.

    Thank you.
     
  2. connectegr

    connectegr New Member

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    I had issues with the first box of ammo. But, more than 250 flawless rounds since. I have tried to mix the practice ammo, Tula, Federal, Winchester, and 6 rounds of Hornady Critical Defense. Everything after the first box works great. I did clean the gun thoroughly after the first box, a little concerned. I manually cycled the slide 50-100 times before my second trip to the range.
     

  3. connectegr

    connectegr New Member

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    I wish I could provide more feedback. But 9mm ammo is like finding Bigfoot around here.
     
  4. jj11b3v

    jj11b3v New Member

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    i appreciate the feedback. I'll take her to the range and give her a little oil and then give it another try. It's a nice piece and not inexpensive so would like to get these issues in the rear view mirror.

    Thanks Again.
     
  5. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton New Member

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    Mine has only failed to extract one time, and that was in the first magazine and I caused it with a limp wrist. I've run about 300 rounds through it since without a hitch
     
  6. bigbomar4

    bigbomar4 New Member

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    Im up to 1k rounds on mine. Had one failure to feed on the first range trip but nothing since. If I could afford ammo the count would be alot higher but with current ammo prices and trying to buy a house right now all range tripps have stopped.
     
  7. zeke4351

    zeke4351 New Member

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    When was your gun made? Only the latest serial numbered guns do not come with the problems you are having. You need to send back to Sig for the latest fixes. They have been sent out with bad mags and extractors and some have to have the feed ramp polished. Sig just started getting it right on the P938 in very late 2012.
     
  8. winchester23

    winchester23 New Member

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    400 rounds and no issues so far. Mid 2012 production. I did treat the gun with Tetra lube which is SOP for me on all my handguns
     
  9. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton New Member

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    I'm up to about 500 rounds at this point, still no failure since my limp wrist.
     
  10. Mick3411

    Mick3411 New Member

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    I have two minor nits with my 938. First, the trigger has a sharp edge which I had to fix (yes a nit) - I literally was getting open sores from shooting it. Second, I always used the Corbon 100gr +P in my short barrel guns as a defensive round. Well, the Sig refused to fire it. 2 rounds out of 7 fired. Went to HST and Gold Dot and had no problems. Needless to say I just shifted what ammo I carry, but I thought that was strange. I had used the Corbon in my Taurus 709, the Kahr CW9 and the XDSC with no problems.

    Other than that it has been very reliable.
     
  11. Threetango

    Threetango Audentes Fortuna Iuvat Supporter

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    Not one problem from my P938 after about 200 rds thru it.
    The main problem from what I've come to understand is "limp wristing".
     
  12. Cinderocka1989

    Cinderocka1989 Well-Known Member

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    I've put around 500 rounds through mine the only problem I've had were the last 50 rounds I put through it I had a 4 FTFs, but I hadn't cleaned it and it was super cheap ammo. I'm going to probably take it to the range again this week and see if it does better now that I've cleaned it good.
     
  13. Cinderocka1989

    Cinderocka1989 Well-Known Member

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    How did you fix the trigger?
     
  14. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    If I plan on shooting a dirty firearm, I add few drops of lube in all the right places. Get a bore snake and run it thru the barrel after you fire it. It takes 40 seconds and makes good use of that time.
     
  15. Cinderocka1989

    Cinderocka1989 Well-Known Member

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    I'll keep that in mind, I usually clean them I was just being a slacker.
     
  16. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    I hear it. It was a ritual for me when I was only shooting 1 pistol at the range. Now with 3 kids and 4 pistols when I get home I have more pressing things to attend to. But I just run a bore snake through them all when I get home. I will then clean them when I can get to them. But if I can't and the next range session comes I have a needle applicator that I use for hoppes oil and give them a few drops where they need it.
     
  17. CTChief

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    I had a P938 for 3 months. All I can say is that it would have been perfect but for the fact that it would fail to feed or extract with too much regularity. I sent it to Sig twice for warranty work. The first time I put 300 rounds through it to break it in. I would say 30% of the rounds failed to feed or extract. Another 10% I had light primer strikes. Sig replaced the extractor and the firing pin and shot 50 rounds with no issues. They sent me the flap from the ammo box as a subtle suggestion to use 124 grain FMJ. I did use 115 grain for that first 300 rounds. Upon receiving it, at great expense and pain I searched he'll and high water for 124 and 147 grain 9MM ammo. As most of u know its hard as hell to find 9MM ammo right now let alone a specific grain. But I persevered and took it to the range. The light strike was resolved but the failure to feed and extract continued although with much less frequency. I sent it back to Sig and they returned it with a report that they shot 100 rounds with no issues and that it must be an ammo or a shooter issue. I spent over 20 years in the Navy working security and own many guns. I would consider myself an experienced shooter. This gun just has unresolved issues and I can't trust it with my life so I sold it. I'm sure many will have a great experience with this gun but I didn't and got rid of it.