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Blood Ocean
01-12-2010, 4:34 PM
So I bought a Sig P239 at Turners in Redondo for a great price (maybe too good) and I haven't been to the range yet but I noticed that the hammer doesn't strike the firing pin when dry-firing. Now every other gun I have whether it has a safety mechanism (Ruger Cross-Bar, etc.) the hammer still at least touches the back of the pin. This gun drops the hammer about halfway and clicks strangely (hard to describe but just not right). I'd like to get this looked at without sending it back to SIG, any suggestions?

Jonathan Doe
01-12-2010, 5:31 PM
The Sig's have rebounding hammers. When it strikes the firing pin, it bounces back to "1/2 cock" type position. Put a pencil in the barrel, point up at the ceiling and pull the trigger. See if the pencil is forced out a little.

ditmeus
01-12-2010, 5:36 PM
Do you use snap caps? I just bought a sig p226 navy and noticed the same thing, but when I finally used a-zoom snap caps I could tell that the firing pin was hitting the primer even though I could see it. If you do use snap caps don't see the primer being hit then disregard my post. Well hope ever thing works out for you.

Napalm Bulldog
01-12-2010, 5:44 PM
MY friends Sig Equinox looked the same when we first brought it home. After pulling the trigger it looked like it never fully came down. It would look partially cocked. I not knowing Sig thought something was wrong also. We took it to the range and it fired perfectly. I think its like what the poster stated above. It has a rebounding trigger. Weird when your not use to it.

M47_Dragon
01-12-2010, 5:52 PM
Yes, rebounding hammer. My P220 and P6 both do it and work fine.

kduly
01-12-2010, 6:08 PM
One of the design features that recent SIG SAUER pistols incorporate is a rebounding hammer that automatically retracts to a position about a quarter of an inch back from the firing pin when at rest. This is a feature that runs through the different DA/SA and SAO models regardless of trigger type used, and it’s designed to be a positive and automatic safety system to avoid accidental discharges if the pistols are dropped. Any time the hammer on any of the pistol variants is forward at rest, it’s in that retracted position off the firing pin, and any time it’s dry-fired the hammer returns to it. Your Sig is just fine.

kduly
01-12-2010, 6:08 PM
One of the design features that recent SIG SAUER pistols incorporate is a rebounding hammer that automatically retracts to a position about a quarter of an inch back from the firing pin when at rest. This is a feature that runs through the different DA/SA and SAO models regardless of trigger type used, and itís designed to be a positive and automatic safety system to avoid accidental discharges if the pistols are dropped. Any time the hammer on any of the pistol variants is forward at rest, itís in that retracted position off the firing pin, and any time itís dry-fired the hammer returns to it. Your Sig is just fine.

JosephP
01-12-2010, 8:30 PM
The Sig's have rebounding hammers. When it strikes the firing pin, it bounces back to "1/2 cock" type position. Put a pencil in the barrel, point up at the ceiling and pull the trigger. See if the pencil is forced out a little.

+1 for that.
:)

longarmshortlegs
01-12-2010, 10:21 PM
Sounds like the "problem" is "solved", but for poops and giggles, is there a SIG gunsmith in LA/OC?

Serious question, because I've asked around and everyone refers me to NH.

esskay
01-12-2010, 10:41 PM
Sounds like the "problem" is "solved", but for poops and giggles, is there a SIG gunsmith in LA/OC?

Serious question, because I've asked around and everyone refers me to NH.

Not in LA/OC but other than Sig itself, Bruce Gray is a renowned master of the Sig!

Oldnoob
01-12-2010, 10:54 PM
Don't know if there is one, but just from my bad experience, DON'T take it to Bolsa Gunsmithing.

longarmshortlegs
01-12-2010, 11:01 PM
Don't know if there is one, but just from my bad experience, DON'T take it to Bolsa Gunsmithing.

Well, aren't they S&W peoples? Since when do they touch SIGs?

eric2063
01-12-2010, 11:24 PM
Go on to the Sig Sauer website and ask/email customer service about factory authorized armorer's in your area for non govermental agencies. They're good people there and will help you out or get your question to someone who can. Good luck

9mmepiphany
01-13-2010, 12:00 AM
i'd send it to Bruce Gray before i'd return it to the factory...unless it was for warranty work.

if you want to stay in CA, Scott at Apex Tactical in Morro Bay did his apprentice work with Bruce and recently returned to CA.

either gunsmith can take the Sig action to a whole other level

a factory armorer can fix the common things, but if you want your action tuned, you should send it to a specialist

randy
01-13-2010, 12:32 AM
I don't know if he's still doing work but tjcustom did some great work for me on a 229. I think Randall knows him.

Blood Ocean
01-13-2010, 9:26 AM
Thanks guys, you'd think SIG would've included a simple statement about this in the owner's manual...

Black Majik
01-13-2010, 9:47 AM
I've shot SIG P-series overhauled by both Grayguns and TJ Customs, the work isn't comparable. Scott @ Apex (formerly Grayguns) is who you want to work on your SIG.

Jonathan Doe
01-13-2010, 9:47 AM
Sounds like the "problem" is "solved", but for poops and giggles, is there a SIG gunsmith in LA/OC?

Serious question, because I've asked around and everyone refers me to NH.

I went through Sig factory armorer school last year.