Stay AWAY from the Sig Mosquito!

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by AZL, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. AZL

    AZL New Member

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    I bought my daughter a "Raspberry" Sig-Sauer Mosquito for her 8th birthday.

    It was the one she picked out...I was steering her toward a Browning BuckMark, or a Ruger MkIII.

    Anyway....the day came, we took it out to the range on the back 40 acres of my home, and with 6 different types of .22lr ammo....the pistol would NOT fire through one magazine without multiple failures. FTF, FTE, FT-Fire....the whole gamut of stoppages and failures.

    This was with EVERY type of ammo. I cleaned it repeatedly. I made sure it was properly (not overly) lubricated.

    I was not terribly concerned at first, figuring that it would take a hundred or so rounds to break in....but after well over 250 rounds....it only got worse.

    I contacted Sig...and got a big bunch of BS about "Sig quality....horse **** horse **** horse ****...."

    So....I took it back to the shop where I purchased it (new), and the owner who loves me as I have bought literally tens of dozens of firearms from them over the years. She took it back, and swapped me out for a minty 6" Smith & Wesson 622.....which functions PERFECTLY.

    So, in speaking with people whop have purchased the Mosquito all say the same thing...IT SUCKS.
     
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Well, you haven't spoken to me & i owned two :confused:
    BOTH ran perfectly with CCI Mini Maqs :cool:
    FWIW i relly don't think you should tell everyone to stay away from anything just because you had a bad experience with whatever------You can most certianly express your opinion tho :)
     
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  3. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    There is at lest one bad apple in every bag.
     
  4. Blade

    Blade New Member

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    I, like Hossfly have ran CCI Minimags through my wife's "raspberry" Mosquito and 200 rounds later still no issues. She loves the gun as do I. Sorry to hear your experience sucked with yours.
     
  5. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    A bad one can get out, regardless of manufacturer. It's how they take care of it that counts & Sig ignoring your problem is the worst part of your story. Sounds to me like if you buy a Sig & get a good one, as many do, you are okay. If you get a bad one, should have bought a Raven.
     
  6. JonM

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    Ive got one of the pink ones too while mine runs everything fine its just got an aweful trigger.

    They ship with two springs and need to be cleaned before shooting the first time.

    The chambers of 22lr guns need to be free of oil grease and debris.
     
  7. mdemotte

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    AZL.. I have had mine for 3 years now.. I love it! The break-in period was around 500 rounds. CCI mini-mags are pricey for .22s but well worth it. I have a ftf or fte maybe once every 100 rounds.. Well in the norm for a .22 semiauto. Sorry you had such bad luck!
     
  8. AZL

    AZL New Member

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    I am glad some of you got good ones. This one was JUNK...and one gun, this bad, with that kind of hestafoit (horse ****) from Sig (whose pistol I carried on duty for several years)will make ne say STAY AWAY. If they would have even made a second rate attempt at customer service, I would have been better about it. 23 years as a cop, 5 of those as a primary, and advanced firearms instructor...I have run just about every type of firearm that ever came up for evaluation...and even so-called "junk" pistols with horrible reputations ran better than this one. IF you could call being a non-working POS "running" at all. It's just really sad when a Mfr like Sig will be that bad at CS and production. So, I stand by it...I will STAY AWAY FROM the Mosquito...or get a can of RAID. I can't wait for Glock to bring out their own darned .22 (which is a dream like the Glock carbine...LOL)
     
  9. kryptar19

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    Had the same problem with my friends. It would only run if it were dripping wet. I tend to stay away from them, and I here the same from others.
     
  10. losack

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    I purchased a SIg Mosquito with a threaded barrel and night sights in anticipation of my suppressor which is forthcoming as the NFA crowd checks and rechecks me. Go ahead nothing to hide!

    Anyhow, I take my lovely 17 year old daughter with me to the range the previous week she shot my Walther P-22 with several different brands no problems at all a few duds you know .22lr. Well I get a box of Tactical .22 lr and show her the new guns she starts shooting. FTF, FTF, FTE, DBLFD, you name it. So I pick up the pistol. 2 mags no failures, jambs runs perfect. She starts again FTF, FTF, FTE, same same same. So I watch her closely. Her hand was positioned a little low and her thumbs were placed nonchalantly on the sides. I teach hands high, thumbs up on the slide. She grips the gun correctly no problems at all. Great lesson in detail.

    My point if the proper grip is used it allows even a finicky pistol every opportunity to run to its full potential. That being said all brands these days produce some lemons. I had a SR-9 I absolutely loved how it felt in my hands but I could not reach an understanding with it for reliability. Traded it, I won't own a gun big or small I don't trust. So it's all choice.

    One last point. My mosquito had two sets of springs did you swap out the springs? Just wondering. I am not exclusive to one brand but I have had good success with lesser known brands and been burned by some favorites. To each his own.

    Sorry for the dissertation!
     
  11. BlueTurf

    BlueTurf New Member

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    One of my friends bought a Sig Mosquito and had the same problem. He did some online research into this and discovered that this gun shoots just fine with the CCI Mini Mags. He bought some of this ammo and sure enough, his gun cycled just fine. My Ruger MarkII has never had a problem shooting any ammo I have tried in it.
     
  12. Cshooter

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    I have put around 800 rounds through my Mosquito. They are definetly picky on ammo. CCI minimags have been flawless, federal auto match as well. I had one FTE in 50 rounds of Blazers I ran through it. I have had a few stove pipes and a few FTE's with federal bulk. So total I have had about 8 malfunctions of some sort with the cheaper ammo out of 800 rounds. Not bad IMO.
     
  13. rickyp8888

    rickyp8888 New Member

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    if you limp wrist this 22 it will fte all day long and you def need to change out the spring
     
  14. homelessguy01

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    I think the point of a .22 is economy shooting. It defeats the purpose having to choose certain ammo for it and changing springs etc.
    I've had no probs with my ruger mk2 for thousands of rounds and will prob never buy another .22 pistol that isn't ruger. Or maybe the buckmark.
     
  15. rickyp8888

    rickyp8888 New Member

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    yeah but the springs come with the sig so its not like you have to go out and buy anything
     
  16. p35bhp55

    p35bhp55 New Member

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    I have no time on the mosquito, one reason for that are the poor reviews on the net. I put a rail on my Ruger 22-45 and never looked back. I do have the Sig rollmarked GSG 1911-22 and did have to replace the mainspring housing and springs to get it running the way I wanted to. Stock 1911 parts from Brownells made it a shooter. Remember a friends HK4 with the .22 conversion was a problem also, maybe the Germans just don't get .22s.
     
  17. utf59

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    The newer Mosquito models run well from what I hear. A friend of mine has one and it's been great for him. I have an older one and it's a piece of crap. No ammo I have tried, including MiniMags, runs well. If I run it wet, it averages 1 malfunction per magazine. It gets worse from there. I'm keeping my eyes open for a gun buyback program that doesn't exclude .22s. :mad:
     
  18. rickyp8888

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    local shops wont take it on a trade? I mean I have a Raven 25 and one of the shops here said they would give me 100 towards trade for that lil pos
     
  19. kycol

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    Can't stand a piece that I have to buy certain brand of ammo for. Got last once for saying this but it is how I view firearms. If it won't feed everything then something is wrong with it. I guess I have been lucky all mine feed great, yes I have had the occasional jam but few and far between it's gonna happen sometime just shouldn't be all the time.
     
  20. rickyp8888

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    the only thing that should never jam is a wheel gun and if it jams just walk away and never pick up another gun lol