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  • Light primer strikes…

     Jessica updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 6 Posts
  • Jessica

    June 14, 2021 at 3:26 am

    So I’ve had my Sig P320 (.45) for about a year and a half. Maybe put about 1,500 rounds through it at most during that time.

    Last week I took it to the range and put 100 rounds of Wolf ammo, which I bought online for pretty cheap. I had zero malfunctions. Cleaned my gun afterwards like I normally do.

    I tried taking it to the range again yesterday with the same Wolf ammo and my gun would not fire the ammo. Seemed to be imprinting on the primer but not hard enough to fire the bullet. I would toss the round and try another and nothing. A few fired and then nothing again. I left my things at the lane and went to buy a box of PMC ammo/Bronze just to see if different ammo would work better, same thing happened. Imprinting on the primer. Started feeling like I was playing Russian roulette with my gun, not knowing which bullets would be fired.

    Also, another note, the last 6 weeks or so I’ve been dry firing a bit everyday. I thought with a centerfire gun that dry firing would not cause any damage to the firing pin but maybe it has? Just looking for some advice. I guess I might have to take it to the gunsmith or back to Sig if it seems to be a manufacturer problem. Thanks!

    Edit: thanks for the advice/comments. Took the gun apart completely today after some YouTube research and reviewing comments left here. Sure enough that striker channel was disgusting. Gunk build up was bad. Sig never advised that I take it apart and clean it like that but I couldn’t imagine anyone putting 2k rounds through it and not cleaning it. I guess I’ll have to do this more often given how dirty it was, really hindered performance despite me knowing nothing about taking the internal mechanism apart on the back. Thanks y’all!

  • Riker557118

    June 14, 2021 at 3:26 am

    Take the firing pin out, inspect it, and while you’re there swab the striker channel to ensure you haven’t gotten it clogged with gunk.

  • bangbangboomboom19

    June 14, 2021 at 3:26 am

    Yeah, most likely your striker channel is gunked up. Did you pour lube in it?

  • McGobs

    June 14, 2021 at 3:26 am

    I’m agreement with everyone here that the first thought is there’s lube in the striker assembly, and per the manual that should stay dry. It may be something else, but it’s definitely the first thing to check. Disassemble, wipe the striker assembly and channel dry, then try again.

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  • Lb3ntl3y

    June 14, 2021 at 3:26 am

    most modern striker fired firearms are dry fire safe

    with that being said you can always get a new striker incase the spring wore out on the current

    aside from that make sure the striker channel is clean, if its dirty it can cause light primer strikes

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