Sig P230

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by rferguson61, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. rferguson61

    rferguson61 New Member

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    So I just bought a sig p230 yesterday and took it out todsy. I put at least 75 rounds thru it. It jammed 3 times. 2 times it jammed when I pull the slide back and let it forward so load the pipe. The round didn't want to to into the barrel and I had to clear it. The 3rd time it did it in the middle of the clip. Any idea why or how to fix it?
     
  2. CipsterX

    CipsterX New Member

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    Well not to offend but it sounds like user error.

    New pistols should always be field striped cleaned and lubed prior to first shooting.

    Use only hi quality new ammo federal, umc, and so on.

    Make sure your rounds are well seated in the magazine and rack the slide violently in order to chamber a round properly.

    Sigs have a very strong braided recoil spring and will be very stiff at first.

    Make sure your grip is proper and no limp wristing the piece.

    I own a sig and its never jammed on me not saying they can't but they are not known for it.

    Good luck
     
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  3. rferguson61

    rferguson61 New Member

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    No offense taken. I was just so excited to go shooting (along with being busy from the time I bought it until I shot it) that I forgot to clean it first. Usually as soon as I get a gun I fully disassemble and clean it.

    I was using federals and herters.

    What was happening is it was like the round had troubles coming out of the mag. (totally assuming as I dont kmow pistols much) The way it jammed the round was in the chamber at almost a 45° angle with the bullet just above the back of the barrel. If it happens again ill take a pic.

    Not to be argumentative, but the newer model of this gun, the P232, is famous for jamming.
     
  4. UrbanNinja

    UrbanNinja New Member

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    Theres your problem right there... :)

    All kidding aside, is this a new pistol or used?
     
  5. Bear304inc

    Bear304inc New Member

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    Just a thought, try slapping the magazine into the palm of your hand to insure all rounds are uniformly seated. That way they contact feed ramp at the same angle not staggered.
     
  6. JackofTrades

    JackofTrades New Member

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    As everyone above said, give it a good cleaning, and then re-oil it and give it another try. What kind of ammo were you using. Sometimes guns can be a bit picky on the ammo they want to use, so I would recommend next time you go get a few different types of ammo and try and see if any of those work better.
     
  7. rferguson61

    rferguson61 New Member

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    yeah this is my first

    Thats a good idea I never thought about that thanks!


    Federal 95gr fmj
     
  8. UrbanNinja

    UrbanNinja New Member

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    If its not the ammo.. just wait until you put a few hundred more rounds through it. It may just need to wear itself in. Or it could be a combination of each other.
    Personally ive never had problems with federal ammo.
     
  9. CipsterX

    CipsterX New Member

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  10. rferguson61

    rferguson61 New Member

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    Tho im not saying it doesn't need cleaned cuz it probably does but its a used gun. Im usually pretty good about cleaning my guns after each use I haven't gotten to clean them yet
     
  11. caveman60

    caveman60 New Member

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    To rferguston61: I just finished working on my P230. It also was "jamming". My problem was caused by a slight "lip" between the frame ramp portion and the barrel ramp portion, going into the chamber. Where the frame and barrel meet, there was a slight difference between the two heights. The barrel portion of the ramp was higher that the frame portion, causing some types of ammo to "hang-up", by actually getting caught in this "lip" !!! (A Gentleman on another thread, explained the procedure, on how to "remove" this lip.) Take a VERY CLOSE look, at where these two portions of the ramp meet. Hope this helps... It certainly helped solve my problem... T
     
  12. rferguson61

    rferguson61 New Member

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    Hey thanks for that! I really appreciate it. Unfortunately i had to sell it to pay rent a couple months ago.