New Jersey Sues SIG SAUER For “Malfunctioning” P229s

New Jersey Sues SIG SAUER For “Malfunctioning” P229s

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    New Jersey Sues SIG SAUER For “Malfunctioning” P229s

    The New Jersey State Police chose the P229 in 2014 and started placing it in service. Almost immediately there were reports of “failures to extract” or “FTE” malfunctions. That’s a situation where the handgun is unable to remove the spent cartridge from the chamber of the firearm. This causes a subsequent round to be fed behind it, locking up the firearm and requiring the operator to clear the malfunction before the firearm will work.

    There are three primary causes for a FTE. The first is a bad extractor or extractor spring, typically worn out after thousands of rounds of use and no longer able to grab the rim of the cartridge properly.

    The second usual suspect is a rough chamber which applies too much friction between the chamber wall and the cartridge and won’t allow it to come free.

    The third is using crappy ammunition — either the cartridge is too rough and will stick in the chamber, or the rim is too soft and will tear off before the extractor can apply enough force to remove it.

    wow, you have real problems when they want to change out all the guns for an older model


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    Seems unlikely that SIG would have those issues

    Remove / replace operator...I will take a LE trade-in P229 for $400!
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    New Jersey = Garbage State

    They're probably using that fake tan oil as lube and crap reloaded ammo.
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    Seems we have not heard the whole story !!!

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    The p229 has a reputation as solid as the Glock 19 and 23.

    There's something afoot at the Circle K.
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