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My new to me 229R in 9mm was built in 2016. It will not load reliably any type of ammo I've tried. The bullet nose dives on the ramp and I have to pull it up with a paper clip while dumping the mag in order to clear it. It does this with both of the 15 rd mags that came with it and with all types of ammo from HP to FMJ. It seems to be worse on a full mag but will hesitate through all 15 rounds when dry cycling. It does it when I slingshot or when I use the slide release to load. This is the first time I've ever had a Sig do this. Thoughts?
 
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Factory (Mec-Gar) magazines?
If so, the first thing I would do is disassemble the magazines and ensure they are assembled correctly.




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Factory (Mec-Gar) magazines?
If so, the first thing I would do is disassemble the magazines and ensure they are assembled correctly.


Yes, factory mags. I've already taken them apart and cleaned them and reassembled (properly) and still have the same problem.
 
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Can you take a picture or the mags and post them here?
 
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Can you take a picture or the mags and post them here?


Too late. I ended up shipping back to Sig. After looking all over the internet without much luck, I called Sig CS and the guy walked me through all the symptoms and he concluded that it was something in the gun. For $55 Sig sent me a shipping label and I got a FedEx home pickup on a Friday afternoon.
 
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Please post an update when you get it back. Smile
 
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Please post an update when you get it back. Smile


will do
 
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Tagged. Want to see what happened.
 
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Got my 229R back yesterday (less than two weeks in the shop) and it now works like a charm. Work order says they polished the feed ramp, lubed the gun, and test fired. I do recall that when it was nosediving, the feed ramp was blued. I had polished it some with Flitz but it did not remove the bluing. I had also oiled the feed area. The factory tech polished it down to white metal so that must have made the difference.
 
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I've never heard anyone "oil the feed area".

Some guns work just fine with a factory finish on the feed ramp (ammo dependent) and others work best being polished. I've experienced both situations. Glad you got it fixed.


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I've never heard anyone "oil the feed area".


Before the factory work, the feed ramp was blued but not shiny or slick; almost a flat dull finish. Even after I used the Flitz on it it still wasn't slick like I'm used to seeing so I put a few drops of oil on it to see if that helped. It didn't. That's when I gave up and called Sig for help. I wouldn't normally oil that area either.
 
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I've never heard anyone "oil the feed area".


Before the factory work, the feed ramp was blued but not shiny or slick; almost a flat dull finish. Even after I used the Flitz on it it still wasn't slick like I'm used to seeing so I put a few drops of oil on it to see if that helped. It didn't. That's when I gave up and called Sig for help. I wouldn't normally oil that area either.


glad it works I was watching for the result.


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I had a similar problem with a Walther. Took some 600 grit sandpaper, cut it into a 5/5" square and used the eraser end of a pencil to polish the ramp.. Worked great.
 
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Glad to hear that SIG took care of you. Failures to chamber can be difficult to fix and sometimes we hear here of continuing frustration even after the gun is serviced.

It’s also good that you tried to diagnose and fix the problem yourself, but as a general comment, oiling the chamber ramp should not ever be necessary. Even if it helps, it’s going to stop helping after a few shots because the oil will be gone by then. Also it’s a general rule that ammunition should never be oiled.




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