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As the title days i just purchased my first sig suaer after doing alot of reasearch on all the various p22 types guns i came across a used p224 sas i stripped it and it looked like it didnt have to many rounds through it for $550 so i picked it up and after taking it out today it turns out it fails to feed about 1 in 10 rounds

Now im debating beacuse the store will credit the price on uses guns if returned in 30 days on if i should get the brand new m11-a1 for $880 or if i should go back to what im more familiar with and get a a compact 1911 from them not sure witch they have a few but thats beside the point

Ive only ever herd good things about these sigs just have some natural feelings of discouragment

I know im not asking any real question but any feedback would be appreciated

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The P224 is a discontinued model that I never wanted. I think I'm in the apparent majority because it didn't last long in production. Sig took forever getting the bugs worked out and getting the 224 to market in the first place. Sig just has IMHO better options in the compact category (239 or 225). The M11A1 on the other hand is one fine weapon. My advice would be take the 224 back and get that M11A1, it's really more midsize though.
 

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It didnt come with a box just 2 mags problem occurs with either mag

Its a shame i was really happy with how accuarate it was even considering i was at a 25 yarf range shooting a compact with no where for my pinkie
 

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Im guna try and figure how to date it the serial is 50e002786 but no matter what i find even if theres apparent ways to fix it i gota jump right on returing it because i have that option
 

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Call SIG, it likely needs an extractor fix. This was a common problem with the 40cal guns built in 2013 and maybe 2014. There are some good threads here about the 224 40 cal issues. Either way call SIG they'll likely fix you up for no cost. I love my 224's but there is no denying the early issues.
 

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I have 7 Sigs, anywhere from an all German P226, stainless sigs, American sigs, polymer sigs, you name it. My P224 is my favorite! I had to send my brand new P224 .40 back to Sig on day 1. I got it back in less than two weeks and it has run 100% since. Never a failure of any kind since I got it back. A lot of haters on this forum on the P224, but a lot of us love them. Seriously, my favorite sig! Send it back to Sig asap, chances are you"ll have it back in 14 days, then you decide on what to do.
 

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Thanks everyone i took it back and got a p220 with a folded steel slide im taking it to the range asap so we will see if i have better luck
 

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As the title days i just purchased my first sig suaer after doing alot of reasearch on all the various p22 types guns i came across a used p224 sas i stripped it and it looked like it didnt have to many rounds through it for $550 so i picked it up and after taking it out today it turns out it fails to feed about 1 in 10 rounds

Now im debating beacuse the store will credit the price on uses guns if returned in 30 days on if i should get the brand new m11-a1 for $880 or if i should go back to what im more familiar with and get a a compact 1911 from them not sure witch they have a few but thats beside the point

Ive only ever herd good things about these sigs just have some natural feelings of discouragment

I know im not asking any real question but any feedback would be appreciated

Thanks everyone
You could have saved yourself trouble if you consulted this forum before buying. Sig p224s, particularly made in 2013 (mostly second half of the year), tend to have this problem. I had it too. Before I fixed it, there would be certain ammo types that it did no like: the truncated cone bullet, but worked reasonably well with round nose flat points. It can potentially be fixed by replacing the extractor with a new one. The one that it was shipped with could be moved by pressing behind the long extractor pivot pin, but not easily, creating resistance to the cartridge as it moves up the ramp. I knocked out the pin on which the long extractor pivots, took out the old extractor, which did not want to come out of the channel and had to be knocked out. That extractor was shaped incorrectly. The new extractor dropped in easily, and now pivots easily around the pin. Now the gun feeds EVERYTHING, regardless of how crappy the ammo is. The p224 is a very nice gun if it works, but the old versions definitely had problems.
 

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I think you are very correct about not being able to have too many SIGs. I am an older shooter who comes from revolver land. I am not try to start a flame war here but when I was young the 1911s from Colt needed a lot of work to even function reliably. I just stuck with revolvers but always wanted "more bullets". Glocks and such didn't do it from me. Not saying they aren't good. They are.

Then I found SIGs, high quality, relatively generous magazine capacity and a manual of arms that totally makes sense to me. I have said this numerous times, but the P224 is the size of a Colt D.S. but holds twice ammo and has better sights and trigger right out of the box. It is a great carry gun. I would not sell mine if I was the O.P.
 

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I know nothing about P224's, in fact I keep forgetting SIG made a model with that name, and I'm sorry to hear about your issues.

But problem number one is that you said you shot WWB through it. WWB quality has gone completely out the window in recent years. No gun, and I mean NO GUN, should be blamed for issues until ammo besides WWB has been run through it. If someone sent me cases of WWB I would throw it in the garbage can or give it to someone who didn't care about their firearms. That is not an exaggeration. I won't even use it for plinking ammo. If I were king, ISIS would carry WWB as their standard issue ammo.
 

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Sorry to hear you are having issues with your P224. I also have a P224 in .40 and use WWB. I have never had a problem with mine. I know not everyone likes it, but really like it.
 
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