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Eat Dirt
07-25-2012, 11:17 AM
Just wondering .......................

Why are there always a few Sig Mosquito pistols in the market place???

And usually the seller is posting "" only XXX rounds down the barrel ""
( Didn't like it Or What ?? )

Or the seller is including extra mags and sometimes even throwing in some ammo in with the deal

So .. the seller had some intent of useing it if he spent the extra $$ for more mags . Gear ..Ect ....

( Sorry if this has been covered before )
But ...I'm wanting to know . Are these .22 pistols worth the money ??
Are there a Lot of jamming problems ??
Defects ??????

Input appericated........................

Chaos47
07-25-2012, 3:52 PM
They are jam-o-matics...
Plus they have one of the worst triggers I have ever felt.
My friend regrets getting his..

To break one in you are supposed to shoot CCI minimags for like 200 or 500 rounds cant remember which. Then they supposedly feed other rounds after that...
That is probably why you see round counts advertised.

socalbowhunter
07-25-2012, 4:02 PM
My buddy bought one used here on CGN. We took it to the range the day after he got it out of jail. It wouldn't feed anything. We tried CCI minimags, stingers, velocitors, remington, federal, etc. We tried 8 different rounds and nothing keep it from jamming, stove piping, failure to feed, failure to fire, failure to eject.
They are total POS.
One thing the Sig sales rep did say, is Sig doesn't make it. It is made by another company and SIG is just stamped on it.

MaHoTex
07-25-2012, 4:03 PM
Just wondering .......................

Why are there always a few Sig Mosquito pistols in the market place???

And usually the seller is posting "" only XXX rounds down the barrel ""
( Didn't like it Or What ?? )

Or the seller is including extra mags and sometimes even throwing in some ammo in with the deal

So .. the seller had some intent of useing it if he spent the extra $$ for more mags . Gear ..Ect ....

( Sorry if this has been covered before )
But ...I'm wanting to know . Are these .22 pistols worth the money ??
Are there a Lot of jamming problems ??
Defects ??????

Input appericated........................

Trigger sucks and it jams (FTF and FTE) on anything except CCI and Blazers.

You can forget ever using the bulk packs from Walmart.

Eat Dirt
07-25-2012, 4:28 PM
Thanks for All the input Guys

Saved me from making a Boo -Boo ........

I guess I'll stick with my '68 Ruger Standard

WoodenGun
07-25-2012, 4:44 PM
Mine has been flawless with cci mini mags or higher velocity rounds.

It chokes on bulk stuff - federal game shok for example. The Federal is definitely not shooting the same as mini mags despite federal printing 1240 fps on the box. No way. You can feel and hear the difference when shooting the federal game shok compared to mini mags.

fourXfour
07-25-2012, 6:00 PM
Crappy trigger. Double action prevents accidental and sometimes intentional discharges with new shooters. Single action isn't bad, kind of squishy. The gun feels kind of cheap. Mine prefers CCI Minimag. I can shoot about 200 rounds before it starts to fail to feed. I can shoot about one hundred rounds of Federal Bulk pack before it starts to fail to feed. I use it mainly with new shooters and it's great for that. Definitely not an all day pinker.

For some unknown reason I really want the new OD green model.

lgm118icbm
07-25-2012, 7:15 PM
I love mine. It is a great trainer for novice shooters.

JNunez23
07-25-2012, 8:45 PM
Because they're crap. Shouldn't even have the Sig name on it. And thats coming from a GSG 1911 owner (also crap)

Meety Peety
07-25-2012, 8:52 PM
Looks good on paper, feels great in the hand, price is right. Day after you bail it out of jail, you realize it's a jam-o-matic and list it for sale with whatever happens to be left in the bulk pack you bought and couldn't even get through.

GUNNTZ
07-25-2012, 8:57 PM
Annoying POS is the how I describe it. It had to go back to SIG and they supposedly reamed the breach and changed out the springs. They just so happened to include a new cleaning/lubing procedures sheet too.

rabagley
07-25-2012, 11:39 PM
I was looking at one. Found out the same thing you have. Ended up with a Beretta Neos (which I'm thrilled with).

ChrisTKHarris
07-25-2012, 11:59 PM
Get a Ruger SR22. :)

Socalman
07-26-2012, 8:10 AM
A few months ago I spoke with the gunsmith at my local gun shop and he felt that the NEW Mosquitos were ok, the older ones were to be avoided. I have no idea how to tell the newer from older, where the serial numbers begin on good ones. I got a Ruger Mk. III 22/45 for my .22 pistol.

indobos72
07-26-2012, 8:22 AM
Get a Ruger SR22. :)

+1
I bought the Ruger SR22 for my son and this thing eats everything. Definitely an all day plinker. I am tempted to buy myself one just so we don't have to share.

james758
07-26-2012, 9:30 PM
I am a Sig Snob.
I have a Sig 556 rifle and pistol, Sig 522, 2 P220's, a P226, a P6, and a P239. I love them all.
But the mosquitos and their 22 conversion kits are absolutely garbage. They are very picky with ammo and they are, as one of our brothers mentioned, "Jam-o-matics."
In fact, the 22 conversion kit i got for my 226 is acting as a very expensive paper weight right now. I mean, REALLY, its on my desk weighing down papers right now!
This is good to do with ANY gun you are thinking of buying. Go to Gunbroker.com and look for used whatever you're looking for and see how many are for sale. I just saw 42 used mosquitos on GB, with only 25 Ruger MKIII's.
There are 8 GSG 1911's and ZERO SR22's. Both of them are fairly new to the market so thats a good sign for Ruger and not so good for the GSG's.
So yeah! People are trying to unload them.
I guess you can't be good at everything all the time.
Ford makes a darn good F-150, but the Ford Escort didn't work out so well.
Good luck with your search and hopefully you find what is right for you.

Xtracrispy
07-26-2012, 9:33 PM
My mosquito it decent. Eats almost anything but bulk. Trigger and sights suck though.

NYsteveZ
07-26-2012, 10:04 PM
Because it's summertime...Mosquito season, duh :laugh:
On a serious note, seeing the other posters input on them, I see its a pesky, annoying gun to avoid-Like a mosquito. Glad I seen this thread.

shortyforty
07-26-2012, 10:33 PM
My experience with the Sig mosquito has been almost entirely negative. After making an impulse buy on the damn thing and doing no research on the quality, I found out the hard way that this p.o.s. isn't worth it's weight in pig sh#$t! I actually fixed the jamming issues with mine by polishing and mildly throating the feed ramp and chamber areas with my dremel. It would shoot everything after that. I also learned to spray a light coat of Rem oil on the rounds that I was going to fire. (all of this just to get the gun to shoot reliably) The gun is extremely accurate but the trigger is no good and I can deal with that. What I cannot deal with is Sig customer service. On my last range trip the safety mechanism broke in half and parts went flying every where. I immediately called Sig and they insist on charging me $55 for shipping to have the gun repaired since it no longer qualifies under their 1yr BS warranty. It's not that I can't afford the $55. It's the principle of it. I'm already into this gun for $350 after purchasing additional mags and I refuse to spend more money on it. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the gun at this point. I left a voice mail message with someone in managment a few days ago and have yet to hear back from anyone. Sig does not provide an e-mail address for CS. With all of the documented issues with this model it is my opinion that a recall is in order but good luck getting Sig to do anything to compensate it's customers for this lemon. Maybe they get enough revenue from L.E. and government customers to bother with trying to satisfy a guy like me. I say piss on Sig and buy a Ruger. I've learned a hard lesson and have basically thrown away some of my hard earned money. How can I, in good conscience sell or trade this gun? Simple; I can't. I'm pretty much stuck with it. Maybe some day I'll cave in and send it back to Sig but right now I'm waaaaaaaay too pissed!

DREADNOUGHT78
07-26-2012, 10:37 PM
I bought a pink one for my girl 3 years ago... Never shot it, sits in the safe and its always good for a laugh!

oppe4021
07-27-2012, 12:19 PM
A few months ago I spoke with the gunsmith at my local gun shop and he felt that the NEW Mosquitos were ok, the older ones were to be avoided. I have no idea how to tell the newer from older, where the serial numbers begin on good ones. I got a Ruger Mk. III 22/45 for my .22 pistol.

I think Sig is working out the problems and the newer Mosquitos are better. I have a sqeeter made in Nov '11 with 900 rounds (CCI Mini Mags) through it without any problems.



The only thing I don't like is the DA trigger pull. Otherwise I love it.

I find it comical when people complain about it being picky with ammo other than Mini Mags. That's like someone complaining that their diesel truck doesn't run on regular unleaded! Use what Sig says to use.

Chaos47
07-27-2012, 12:46 PM
That's like someone complaining that their diesel truck doesn't run on regular unleaded! Use what Sig says to use.

Not really, that is apples and oranges.

Its a 22LR it should fire 22LR.

Its more like getting a car that says it runs on middle grade gas but then when you do that it has a nock and runs horrible. It only really runs fine on premium...

BTW this is what the manual says about ammo:
5.2 Ammunition
• For your pistol, use only commercial grad ammunition
in its original packing for which corresponds with the
caliber of the pistol. The correct caliber is imprinted on
the pistol.
• Never use reloaded, “refurbished”, hand-loaded, nonstandard ammunition or ammunition of a different caliber.
• Never use dirty, wet, corroded, bent, damaged or oiled
ammunition.
• Never leave the ammunition lying unattended.
Warning
Information:
The .22 ammunition spectrum ranges from very light
loads for single loader guns to sport load, utility load and
on through to high speed rounds. Unfortunately, however, it is not possible to adjust a semi-automatic gun to
all loads. (Oh really? Then how do Rugers and Brownings work fine) We have therefore decided to make an adjustment to the loads that have priority for use with the
MOSQUITO, which are the two major groups, utility and
high-speed rounds. So to increase the round compatibility, we provide two slide springs for every pistol. The
bigger bored version is designed for high-speed loads
and is fitted in the pistol with delivery. The simple coiled
smaller spring (marked white) is for standard loads and
is supplied with the pistol.
http://pdf.textfiles.com/manuals/FIREARMS/sig_mosquito.pdf

I see no mention of Minimags in the manual.


From their Website under customer service we get this:
Please try these basic trouble shooting tips before requesting service: *Please make sure the recoil spring is installed correctly. The narrow end of the spring MUST be on the guide rod first...pointing towards the rear of the gun. If it is not, this will cause feeding, extraction and firing issues. *The longer (light power – some are painted white) spring should be used with Standard or High Velocity (1000+ fps) ammo. Use the shorter (heavy) spring for Hyper-Velocity (1400+ fps) ammo. *Like many .22 LR’s, Mosquito’s can be sensitive to ammunition used and to cleanliness and lubrication. Be sure your Mosquito is cleaned and lubricated regularly and before the first use. *There is a lubrication port on the right side of the slide for the extractor, be sure you add a drop of lube in this hole every hundred rounds or so. Make sure the gun is very clean. *Some Mosquito's benefit from a break-in period. *Be sure to use factory recommend ammunition - CCI Mini-Mags. Winchester Super-X, Remington Golden Bullet, Federal High Velocity etc...also usually work well.
http://www.sigsauer.com/customerservice/faq.aspx

Izzy43
07-27-2012, 1:24 PM
Not really, that is apples and oranges.

Its a 22LR it should fire 22LR.



Exactly. Check out the review of the Ruger SR22 on Gunblast.com by Jeff Quinn. He fired 19 different .22lr ammos, from standard velocity to hyper velocity without one single failure.

Firearms that require certain brands of ammo to function properly are poorly designed and not worth owning in my opinion.

Aldemar
07-27-2012, 2:07 PM
Bought one for the wife about 4 months ago. Perhaps I've got one of "Good Ones". There was a coupon for CCI Mini-Mags in the case and the salesman mentioned to only use them or it would choke. 600+ rounds and not one failure. Goes bang every time she pulls the trigger.

oppe4021
07-27-2012, 3:07 PM
Not really, that is apples and oranges.

Its a 22LR it should fire 22LR.

Its more like getting a car that says it runs on middle grade gas but then when you do that it has a nock and runs horrible. It only really runs fine on premium...

BTW this is what the manual says about ammo:

http://pdf.textfiles.com/manuals/FIREARMS/sig_mosquito.pdf

I see no mention of Minimags in the manual.

My point is simple, use what is recommended.

The manual does not state CCI Mini Mags but when you buy a Mosquito Sig includes a white card stating CCI MM is what is recommended, it's what Sig uses to test them and a coupon is included as well.

JackRydden224
07-27-2012, 3:12 PM
I would never buy a .22 gun that's picky on ammo. It defeats the whole purpose of cheap shooting. My AR-22 eats junk. I expect my MK III to eat all kinds of ammo after I get it out of jail.

mif_slim
07-27-2012, 3:21 PM
I had one....They live up to their name. They annoy the crap outta you until you sell it...

Rider1k
07-27-2012, 3:22 PM
Honestly haven't had a single issue with mine. I have shot CCI mini mags and blazers thru mine without a hitch. I keep it clean and only use the metal mags. I hear there is a feeding issue with the composite mags

Eat Dirt
07-27-2012, 5:22 PM
Exactly.

Firearms that require certain brands of ammo to function properly are poorly designed and not worth owning in my opinion.

Words from a Wise man right there !!............:oji:

donw
07-27-2012, 6:02 PM
ummmmm...methinks i'll stick with my 22/45...;):D

shortyforty
07-28-2012, 2:29 AM
One other issue that I forgot to mention is that when racking the slide to chamber a round, the inertia genernerated causes the saftey to move foward into the fire position. Its a real shame that sig has released a gun like this and then fails to do whats right and repair it at no cost to the owner. I seriously doubt that I will ever pay the $55 dollars that they want for shipping.

Rob_G
07-28-2012, 9:26 PM
I'm not selling mine, makes a great training pistol. Have been using Blazer bulk packs for the past 4000+ rounds. About the right number of failures for a trainer (1/100).

That said I wouldn't buy a used one without shooting it and if you are just looking for a plinker there are better choices.

There are way more glocks in the marketplace than mosquitos. To each his own.

SLO1911Fan
07-29-2012, 4:32 AM
I bought one when they first came out. It was an impulse buy and it was a heck of a deal. After months of headaches, minimags, and $45 magazines I sold it during a range trip. The gentleman had more money than sense and offered me full retail for it even after I explained the issues. Needless to say I was divest of that gun fifteen minutes later and fifteen minutes after that I was filling out paperwork on a Ruger MKI. Even my smith who does amazing things with Sigs couldn't do enough to one to be happy with it.

ltdanicecream
07-30-2012, 1:28 AM
Sig claims that they've fixed the issues with the Mosquito when I asked them at SHOT show this year. They still seem to be having issues however.

MaHoTex
07-31-2012, 12:48 PM
I see no mention of Minimags in the manual.

I am sure my manual says CCI minimags...

advocatusdiaboli
07-31-2012, 5:30 PM
Too each, his own. I wanted a .22LR pistol that was close in weight, feel, and dimension of my Sigs for training and the Skeeter fills the bill. I know it's finicky on ammo because it has a heavy slide but that is part of the reason I wanted a 22—the feel of a .40 pistol over the other pure 22 design models. So I feed it ammo that can move that heavier slide reliably and I like it.

Center Fire
08-05-2012, 8:57 AM
My Two Cents...:thumbsup:

Owned a Mosquito Sig for more then 5 years. Experienced many if not all of the already mentioned initial problems mentioned above. However, after breaking it in (500+) rounds AND using the highest FPS rounds, all A-OKAY.

When it was new, I called the customer service line. Explained the problems to him. He sent me a new clip to resolve the stove piping issue and advised me to set the original clip to the same top round holding down distance as the new one he was sending. Sure enough, that worked.

Only long term complaint has been the excessively Heavy trigger pull. Now resolved. Gunsmith friend did a "Trigger Job" on it just two weeks ago. Prior I was about to sell it. Not any longer. IMO, now that it is operating and functioning properly and the trigger pull is much lighter, I'll keep it.

BTW: CCI ammo is recommended and it functions perfectly with it. Not so with pistol (Revolved nor target) rounds. Simply not enough power to properly operate the slide nor over come the springs tension. Fired thounds of rounds with it. And will continue to do so since the trigger job resolved the final problem.

yelohamr
08-05-2012, 5:01 PM
Had mine for almost 4 years and once I figured out which ammo it didn't like, I've had no problems. The ammo it doesn't like, my 10/22 does.

The people getting rid of them:

A) Never had to figure out things for themselves.

B) Don't know how to fix a problem alone.

C) Believe everything they read in a gun forum.

D) Listened to too many people in the above categories.

Rider1k
08-05-2012, 5:13 PM
Love mine.

Shoot-it
08-05-2012, 6:56 PM
My experience with the Sig mosquito has been almost entirely negative. After making an impulse buy on the damn thing and doing no research on the quality, I found out the hard way that this p.o.s. isn't worth it's weight in pig sh#$t! I actually fixed the jamming issues with mine by polishing and mildly throating the feed ramp and chamber areas with my dremel. It would shoot everything after that. I also learned to spray a light coat of Rem oil on the rounds that I was going to fire. (all of this just to get the gun to shoot reliably) The gun is extremely accurate but the trigger is no good and I can deal with that. What I cannot deal with is Sig customer service. On my last range trip the safety mechanism broke in half and parts went flying every where. I immediately called Sig and they insist on charging me $55 for shipping to have the gun repaired since it no longer qualifies under their 1yr BS warranty. It's not that I can't afford the $55. It's the principle of it. I'm already into this gun for $350 after purchasing additional mags and I refuse to spend more money on it. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the gun at this point. I left a voice mail message with someone in managment a few days ago and have yet to hear back from anyone. Sig does not provide an e-mail address for CS. With all of the documented issues with this model it is my opinion that a recall is in order but good luck getting Sig to do anything to compensate it's customers for this lemon. Maybe they get enough revenue from L.E. and government customers to bother with trying to satisfy a guy like me. I say piss on Sig and buy a Ruger. I've learned a hard lesson and have basically thrown away some of my hard earned money. How can I, in good conscience sell or trade this gun? Simple; I can't. I'm pretty much stuck with it. Maybe some day I'll cave in and send it back to Sig but right now I'm waaaaaaaay too pissed!
In order to mine to run i had to lightly sand the chamber and polish the feed ramp and take out the lip between the ramp and chamber now i can run threw federal bulk or gold dot.I wanted a ruger buck mark but both gun shops i visited were out so i bought the mosguito with out checking out the reviews.I also drop some some gun oil in the chamber after 100 rounds it runs better wet.

Shoot-it
08-05-2012, 10:19 PM
don't forget this video of it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg-MpDS95co&feature=plcp

advocatusdiaboli
08-06-2012, 12:29 AM
People, the Sig Mosquito was designed for a specific purpose not as an all-round .22LR pistol. It was made to mimic the full-size semi-auto large bore pistol but in .22 LR. That means it has heft and a heavy slide. And that means it needs ammo that has the power to move that slide back to recycle. It's not a pure 22 LR pistol like the Buckmark. It wasn't designed for that. It's a large bore training platform that is fun to shoot as long as you use rounds with enough powder to rack the slide. Shame on Sig for not making that clear, but the rest of you should know better by now. I enjoy my Skeeter with Mini-mags. It's perfect for its design criteria. Perfect.

Chaos47
08-06-2012, 1:09 AM
People, the Sig Mosquito was designed for a specific purpose not as an all-round .22LR pistol. It was made to mimic the full-size semi-auto large bore pistol but in .22 LR.

Sorry I don't buy that for one second. It's a micro-nized pistol, the reason it isn't full scale is to make its weight work for a smaller round. Not working with all 22LR ammo is not a design feature its a design flaw.

I highly doubt anyone would accept a 10/22 or Marlin 60/795 or Ruger MK - 22/45 or Buckmark etc to only function with Minimags.
So why should this pistol get away with it just because it's stated that its the preferred ammo...

For example straight from the Marlin 60/795 manual it says:

NOTE: Our testing has shown that the
following types of 22 L.R. ammunition
produce the most consistent functioning
and the best accuracy in our self-loading
22 rifles:
• CCI Mini-Mag
• CCI Mini-Mag Hollow Point
• Federal Classic High Velocity
• Remington High Velocity
(Not Thunderbolt)
• Winchester Super X High Velocity

Marlin states that Minimag is one of their "most consistent functioning and the best accuracy" rounds.

Does that mean it only functions with them? Nope, I have never had any type of failure with any ammo put thru my 795...

oppe4021
08-06-2012, 1:35 AM
Too each, his own. I wanted a .22LR pistol that was close in weight, feel, and dimension of my Sigs for training and the Skeeter fills the bill. I know it's finicky on ammo because it has a heavy slide but that is part of the reason I wanted a 22—the feel of a .40 pistol over the other pure 22 design models. So I feed it ammo that can move that heavier slide reliably and I like it.

I purchased mine for the same reason. Perfect trainer for my P226 which I picked today.

People, the Sig Mosquito was designed for a specific purpose not as an all-round .22LR pistol. It was made to mimic the full-size semi-auto large bore pistol but in .22 LR. That means it has heft and a heavy slide. And that means it needs ammo that has the power to move that slide back to recycle. It's not a pure 22 LR pistol like the Buckmark. It wasn't designed for that. It's a large bore training platform that is fun to shoot as long as you use rounds with enough powder to rack the slide. Shame on Sig for not making that clear, but the rest of you should know better by now. I enjoy my Skeeter with Mini-mags. It's perfect for its design criteria. Perfect.

100% agree!

Occams Rasor
08-12-2012, 4:26 PM
I have had a SIG mosquito for about a week and put 800 rounds thought it. So far my experience has been quite positive. For a rim fire, the malfunction rate is on the low side.
I am benchmarking against Ruger Mark II and Buckmark. Both great iconic guns.
I did notice that the gun came from the factory bone dry. Before even firing it, I lubed it up. Also, I am using metal mags, not plastic. Don’t know is that makes a difference.
Accuracy at 25Yards is respectable. Not as good as Ruger long barrel, but I did not expect it to be either.
The ammo I have used is listed below with results.

CCI Mini-Mags. No real problem*
Blazer bulk pk. No real problem*
Winchester X No problem
Federal Lighting All sorts of problems. Could not even get thought 1 mag.
Slide would not cycle.

*No real problem means a couple miss fires and a couple failure to feed.
For 800 rounds that is not bad.

Remember: Happiness is a warm gun.

Mr_Fastbucks
08-16-2012, 9:37 AM
Got my Mosquito in June. I must have 1,000 rounds through it so far. Have tried a half-dozen different types of ammo with the factory-installed spring. As long as I feed it ammo 1260fps or faster the gun functions well. I have not tried the light spring they included in the case yet. My Ruger 10/22 is also fickle with ammo. I have to feed it high-velocity stuff as well or it gives me fits.

I love the design of the Mosquito. It more closely resembles the functionality of bigger duty pistols than the SR22 or Walther P22. The trigger is more than adequate for a $350 pistol. If it falls apart on me I'll be back here to curse it just like everyone else. But so far, so good.

E Michael
08-18-2012, 5:07 PM
I have one, some jams but ive also had jams on the ruger 22. If i keep it clean and lubed and use HIGH velocity ammo its fine. Not a gun you would really use for anything but target shooting.... but $6 for 100 rounds of CCI mini mags and you get to shoot for a while. I think a lot of people are just impatient.

astyles
08-20-2012, 2:42 PM
well I am with everyone else on the mosquito being crap......It takes 20 trigger pulls to get 10 rnds down the pipe with cci mini mags........I am hoping to get a sr22 soon in the mean time my H&R 622 does the job pretty well.

mkane
08-20-2012, 2:52 PM
Ours works

AR22
08-20-2012, 7:34 PM
Its a piece of CRAP as testified to here by many. I agree if it will not function with all brands of Ammo it was designed for it was poorly designed and not worth 10 cents. Why they continue to allow their name to be used completely baffles me. Scrap the Damn thing and start over already. Very bad for a Companys reputation to keep peddling a piece of CRAP when they know what it is. Would never buy anything again made by Sig.

rplusplus
08-22-2012, 5:53 PM
I really worried about it when I read the *Advise* of others that it was a POS... but then I also tempered it with the experience of others who thought it was a good .22 semi auto. I purchased mine on sale at the local gun store with the knowledge that it loved CCI Mini Mags. I put 2k of mini mags through mine (after a good initial cleaning and oiling) and it didn't have one FTFeed, FTFire, FTeject. Then on a sale at Turners I picked up two boxes of Federal Bulk and while it did have two stove Pipes it has always been a champ. I got mine to take up that extra hour at the range when I had already blown 200 rounds of expensive 9mm or .223 down the lane and wanted some more sight time. While I agreen that the sight picture ( Like a hot dog down a hallway) compared to my CZ75) makes tight groups a bit harder to obtain... It's a fun little gun. YMMV. I definitely would not use mine for HD or anything other than plinking at the range... but for the price and the feel... it was worth the price of admission.

A-J
08-26-2012, 4:56 PM
I just took my new one to the range today for the first time. I had a few of the problems noted by others (several FTE, 2 stovepipes) but I am reserving judgment for now. I put approximately 150 rounds through it today, so I've got a long way to go before it's broken in. I was using some 1260FPS 36 grain Federal long rifle rounds.

Socalman
08-27-2012, 9:16 AM
Does anyone know if the Mosquito is even built by Sig? I had heard somewhere that Sig has these built for them and just has the name put on them? Anyone know for sure? Inquiring minds want to know.

I don't really care, I am happy with my Ruger 22/45 for cheap plinking.

jaebunz
09-01-2012, 3:42 PM
I like mine... it eats anything except federal bulk. I usually shoot remington bulk without any problems. The people with issues probably didn't switch out the spring on their mosquito before they first take it to shoot.

INDABZ
09-01-2012, 4:50 PM
HHMM....

I use 4 Sig Skeeters on a routine basis....

They work all the time....great for training people...

But I have seen people who say theirs don't work.....usually just clean it...lube it...and it runs just fine..

The above goes for SR-22 and P-22s....and a ton or 22LR clones of whatever.....99 percent of the problems are cuz of failing to clean and lube...

Ruger MK series seem to have the fewest problems...;)

OF COURSE get a 22LR REVOLVER and ur feeding issues are solved.....:43:

usmcchet9296
09-02-2012, 11:27 AM
Exactly. Check out the review of the Ruger SR22 on Gunblast.com by Jeff Quinn. He fired 19 different .22lr ammos, from standard velocity to hyper velocity without one single failure.

Firearms that require certain brands of ammo to function properly are poorly designed and not worth owning in my opinion.

well Izzy sell your AR
my AR wont cycle the cheap Wolf ammo and some other brands too
its not the gun its the ammo same for .22
Im not a sig fan but my Kimber 1911 .22 wont fire crappy bulk and most 33grn ammo. Does that make it a bad gun .....not at all infact is better than most but I know its limitations and shoot it accordingly

Dead*Reckoned
09-08-2012, 5:32 PM
well Izzy sell your AR
my AR wont cycle the cheap Wolf ammo and some other brands too
its not the gun its the ammo same for .22
Im not a sig fan but my Kimber 1911 .22 wont fire crappy bulk and most 33grn ammo. Does that make it a bad gun .....not at all infact is better than most but I know its limitations and shoot it accordingly

Something is wrong with your AR

Izzy43
09-08-2012, 6:27 PM
well Izzy sell your AR


I don't own an AR. I prefer my M-14.

mjmagee67
09-08-2012, 9:31 PM
I've come to embrace my Skeeter!! Yes it is a finicky little gun, kinda. It will eat Mini-Mags right up! It also loves the Remington Cyclones and Golden Bullets, so thats all I shoot in it. If you keep it clean run the right ammo it will work just fine. I have gone through a box of 500 Cyclones in one day with 2 of 3 ftf/fte's. It also like to be clean and a little on the wetter side.

One thing I will say about it is, it's not the gun for those who are not mechanically inclined, don't have the ability to figure things out, or who are just no that intelligent. It's not a simple gun at times, but neither is the AR. Both guns take a little maintenance.