Sigma 9mm problem at range yesterday!

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by armed1212, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. armed1212

    armed1212 New Member

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    So I went to the range yesterday and started have a problem wit mt sigma. It would not eject a spent round, then would double feed. i cleaned her jus before I took her out. Any ideas? Help!?!? dont wanna have to send back to smith unless I have 2
     
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Check you ejector & extractor -
    Tryed different ammo? (doubt thats it but....)
     

  3. mountainman13

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    Look forward to hearing the solution. Seems a lot of people want the sigma and a lot who have them aren't happy.
     
  4. JigSawer40

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    My Sigma 9mm had been 100% reliable after 600 rounds so far. Yours must have a defect somewhere so let S&W fix it.

    Also try different ammo though.
     
  5. armed1212

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    note:I do shoot this gun alot probally done atleast 1000 since ive own it . Found da problem, extractor broke. . . Again! This will be the second time I will have to send back to smith for the same repair.
     
  6. crazycharlie2

    crazycharlie2 New Member

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    Do you load from a full mag, or just drop one in the chamber and put it in battery?
     
  7. armed1212

    armed1212 New Member

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    Fill mag, rack slide n fire,
     
  8. therewolf

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    Where did the ammo come from?

    Has the barrel, especially the chamber end,

    been well cleaned and lubed?
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2012
  9. JigSawer40

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    He found his problem, see post #5.
     
  10. sbitter

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    Love my sigma I'm up to about 600 rounds now and haven't had a single jam or any problems at all. Great gun I really like it
     
  11. oli700

    oli700 New Member

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    Are you by chance shooting any steel case ammo?
     
  12. Zamzow

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    Does steel case ammo make a difference. Is it better to shoot brass.
     
  13. JigSawer40

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    I think the steel cases are harder to extract and yes it's better to shoot brass.
     
  14. oli700

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    Sometimes, depending on the amount you shoot and the firearm, extractors can get beat up or break from steel ammo…. steel on steel violence. Usually a quality hardened steel extractor is the fix and a lot of firearms come that way but some don’t so if I shot a lot of steel case and was breaking extractors I would get a good extractor or quit shooting steel case.
     
  15. Zamzow

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    Did not know that. Thank u. Does anyone know if the Springfield xd comes with a hardend extracter.
     
  16. oli700

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    I wouldn’t know for a fact but if I had to bet I would bet the XD is good to go. Aren’t they an Eastern Block made gun ?
    Steel case is used heavily in Eastern Europe and Russia. I think most reputable guns from the 90’s up to present should be fine and the XD is a quality pistol so I wouldn’t worry.
    I once had to replace one on a Mini 14 that was made in the 70’s and that was after a few 1000
     
  17. Zamzow

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    Well even if the steel casing is possibly ok. I'll burn up this box and go to brass. The brass looks better anyway. Lol.
     
  18. Zamzow

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    And yes the xd is a eastern block made gun.
     
  19. armed1212

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    Well I never shoot steal. I mostly shoot fed brass from walmart. I cleaned the gun about an hr before I went to shoot. But I keep her clean.
     
  20. oli700

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    well there goes that idea, just bad luck I guess