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New P365 Quality Control Issue?

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Purchased a brand new p365 yesterday 5/20/22 from Cabela's. Took the slide down and found two pitted holes in the slide. Looks like they've attempted to polish the imperfection down? Has anyone seen this before is it something I should contact sig about? Don't know a lot about these. What would you even call this part of the slide, stripper bar lol?

If anyone has a picture of what a brand new one should look like that would be great.
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It鈥檚 fine ..
Clean,lube and shoot
Have fun 馃槅
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Shoot it.....love mine. Carry it more than anything else.
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While there are usually only one, those are locations where the factory tested the hardness of the stainless steel, to ensure it meets the standards.
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Mine shoots great, holes & all.
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While there are usually only one, those are locations where the factory tested the hardness of the stainless steel, to ensure it meets the standards.
Oh thats awesome info! Thanks everybody who replied, Im glad I dont have a defect haha.
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While there are usually only one, those are locations where the factory tested the hardness of the stainless steel, to ensure it meets the standards.
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Purchased a brand new p365 yesterday 5/20/22 from Cabela's. Took the slide down and found two pitted holes in the slide. Looks like they've attempted to polish the imperfection down? Has anyone seen this before is it something I should contact sig about? Don't know a lot about these. What would you even call this part of the slide, stripper bar lol?

If anyone has a picture of what a brand new one should look like that would be great.
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It's a great idea to remove the striker assembly and thoroughly clean it and the striker channel on your new P365. This area should be clean, dry and free of any and all grease/oil. Unfortunately these pistols are notoriously filthy when delivered from Sig and it's a known issue that can cause or lead to light primer strikes. It's a very simple task and if you have any questions there are several good videos on YouTube that show and explain the process and reasoning behind it.

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If the striker moves freely, and without any gritty feel, leave it the heck alone. The plastic parts don't profit from being taken apart excessively.
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It鈥檚 posts like this that kept me lurking on Sig Talk for the last decade before joining鈥.
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If the striker moves freely, and without any gritty feel, leave it the heck alone. The plastic parts don't profit from being taken apart excessively.
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An initial one-time cleaning of the striker and channel to verify cleanliness and ensure long-term reliability and to gain familiarity with your new pistol isn't what I would call excessive and the plastic pieces can definitely survive the process, if you have even limited competence with the proper tools.

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Most factories tend to overlube weapons to prevent rust during shipping and storage at the dealer. The amounts of swarf left by machining can vary, and getting it out of areas where parts are moving will definitely remove any scoring or damage.

Many makers used to dunk the parts in solvent during the manufacturing process to clean them as they moved down the line, however the volatile chemicals were a hazard for workers to use and even worse when disposed improperly, which increased costs significantly for their use. Locally we had a ball bearing plant where barrels of cleaner were simply dumped in the back lot and after it showed up in the water most wells had to be shut down and those homes put on bottled water until lines could be added to the streets. It took years. The cleaner showed up miles away as it drifted with the acquifer - which extends thru Missouri thru Oklahoma and further.

The owner cleaning it once at home is far less toxic and why we no longer get them as nice as we'd like straight out of the box. Its one of those "be careful what you ask for" things in factory production. Getting a "unclean" firearm means less impact to the environment, lower costs, and living outside the metro you can trust your well water a lot more. Nobody wants to discover you've been drinking cleaners for years and it's why all the older folks died off and the cancer rate skyrocketed.
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