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I just purchased a Sig 229 police turn-in which was in absolute new condition, complete with the cosmoline coating. I disassembled both the pistol and magazines and spent quite a bit of time cleaning them prior to use. On my first range trip, The pistol fired flawlessly---except for a couple of rounds that failed to feed. At close inspection, it was clear that the rounds were nose diving. Both magazines were very rough and difficult to load. In one magazine, I could only load nine rounds in it, then it would bind up. Even with mechanical leverage, I couldn't press the follower down any further. I disassembled the mags at the range and checked for dirt and grime, and I re-oiled them, but still, same problem. The follower seemed to get stuck partway down.

I did shoot 150 rounds with only the first couple of rounds that failed to load, otherwise, the pistol ran flawlessly.

I do have a 226 in 9mm and I shoot both Sig and Mec-gar mags in it with zero failures or issues.

When I got home, I disassembled the mags again, cleaned them again and lightly hit the followers with some fine emery cloth. Then greased them with weapon shield grease and reassembled. This seemed to help a little, But I still had to use the magloader to get those last 3 rounds in the mag and it still looks like the follower doesn't always push the nose of the round up.

Any ideas on how to get these mags to smooth out and operate normally.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Bob


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I would not lube a magazine.

Clean and dry for me.
 
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Ditto on dry mags. Make sure the mag spring is installed correctly. Seems simple enough, but I've seen them put in wrong.


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Originally posted by Chris Orndorff:
Ditto on dry mags. Make sure the mag spring is installed correctly. Seems simple enough, but I've seen them put in wrong.


I have checked and double checked spring orientation and I made sure the spring was fitting the follower correctly, but still no luck.

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