P226 Stainless Elite vs P226 standard alloy
Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:52 AM
Posted 17 June 2012 - 11:44 AM
Posted 17 June 2012 - 12:19 PM
and I paid some attention to the hook area before refitting.
Posted 17 June 2012 - 12:26 PM
Posted 17 June 2012 - 12:29 PM
ah that is to bad to hear that. has the factory corrected the problem on new production units or is it still ongoing?
Mattwaage--Trader and I are talking about the X-5 in 9mm which is known to have extractor issues. Trader has had gun luck tuning the latest SIG extractor for his gun and I am trying to duplicate his success on mine.
Posted 17 June 2012 - 05:33 PM
Trader--I think I found the problem. When I bent the extractor "up" I lost some tension. When I checked it in the shop just a minute ago, there was clearly not enough tension. I increased the tension by bending the extractor in the middle a little and then tried it with snap caps. The snap caps will load and extract just fine if I let the slide go, but the casing drags some as it climbs the breech face when I move the slide slowly. So now, I bet it will extract fine, may not chamber if I have the tension a little high. Will check it on Wednesday.
I also lost tension after I tweaked it upwards, sounds like you are now on the right path.
Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:57 PM
Next I changed the recoil spring to a pink one, a lot stronger than the 12 lb variable I had been using. I also changed to a stronger magazine spring to help force the case up in to the breech against the tight extractor. With these changes, I ran three different kinds of ammo through the pistol, without any problems at all. No failures to extract, no failures to go in to battery, no hang ups, nothing. So far so good, last 165 rounds with no additional changes. I will continue to shoot the pistol as currently configured. If I can go a total of a 1000 rounds without a problem, I will declare victory. If I still have some problems and can't adjust it any more, I will go through the same exercise with the Gray Guns extractor next.
Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:35 PM
Good! I think you found the spot. I shot gun # 2 (AA) this evening 300 rounds. Mostly reloads, both of my guns
are still at 100 %.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 03:35 AM
I appreciate your help. Last night was the first time I had shot the gun when I was finally liking the darn thing. I've spent too much time jumping from one gun to another. All the other SIGs and the one CZ run 100%, shoot well, and were less expensive than the X-5. After spending nearly $1000 with Gray, I had a rather expensive X-5 that I wouldn't use for IDPA matches. Might get there yet. Too early to tell for sure, but I should know in the next month how this one will turn out.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:51 PM
Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:46 PM
Next I decided to try the gun standing at 50 yards, so I put up a 9" plate and loaded 10 rounds. Hit the plate well with 5 rounds and got 2 more on the plate for a total of 7 out of 10. I've done better with the 22 but this is good for me.
I am very happy with the Stainless P226 and am glad I decided to get one. I may be selling an X-5 and one alloy P226. More ammo. More ammo.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 06:54 PM
Good success with the X-5 extractor, one fail to extract in 500 rounds, and I am not sure what the problem was on that one, maybe a reloaded casing, not sure.
Near as I can tell, I have 3 good SIGs right now and the CZ, that's enough 9mm for me.
Posted 14 July 2012 - 12:02 PM
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