No it is not new, I have had it for quite a few years. No those are not +P cases. The cases are partially ejected but catch as they are on their way out. They are not stove piped but are caught lenthwise between the slide and the barrel.
P238 about every 5th round will jam the case between the slide and the barrel end causing this distruction of the case. Happens with +P and any other rounds. Have changed the springs. The ejector is not damaged in anyway that I can see.
I'd pull the slide off & slide a new cartridge under the extractor to check tension & spring. Also check the chamber & maybe give a good clean & polish. Other than checking that the ejector is function correctly I can't think of anything else if it happens with different rounds & magazines.
Lets speculate this: The slide is already closing when the case is at that point of ejecting and it stops the case bending it.
A number of different things could be making it do that: Low power ammo causing the slide to "short cycle," ie not run back fully on the rails; a stiff recoil spring not being fully compressed; rough chamber wall and slow extraction; dry slide rails with high friction; soft brass which doesn't release well, a sharp extractor hanging onto the brass, weak ejector action, any combination.
This leads to trying it with higher power ammo - maybe even up to +P to see if a different cycle speed changes it. If a stock recoil spring is available, switch to that while using the same ammo used previously. Checking the chamber wall for roughness, using a different rail lube, and using a completely different ammo that would have reputedly harder brass.
Hello everyone. Yesterday, I shot my Sig P238 at the range. I shot 174 rounds (American Eagle 95 gr. and PMC Bronze 90 gr.) There were zero malfunctions of any kind. It was troubling, however, when I noticed, after picking up some spent shell cases off the ground, that some of them were severely...
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