Should I lubricate my pistol?
YES! All firearms require lubrication. Please follow your owners manual for instructions on proper lubrication. SIG SAUER recommends that you use lubricants specifically designed for firearms applications.
What kind of ammo can I shoot from my SIG SAUER pistol?
SIG SAUER recommends the use of only newly manufactured ammunition meeting SAAMI (www.saami.org) and/ or NATO specifications.
How often should I service my pistol?
Sig recommends a service interval of once per year or every 5,000 rounds which ever comes first. This keeps your pistol in top operational readiness and is the same standard we recommend to all our law enforcement customers. Sig's custom shop offers a variety of service plans for both new and pre-owned pistols. Talk with one of our customer service group reps. today to help decide which service plan works best for you.
What is SAAMI and SAAMI-compliant ammunition?
SAAMI = Sporting Arms and Ammunitions Manufacturers Institute. For information on their regulations or to see if your ammunition selection is SAAMI compliant, please go to http://www.saami.org
Can I use +P or +P+?
+P Ammo manufactured to SAAMI/CIP/NATO specs is fine to use as a defensive round or for occasional range use. Continual use of this round will make it necessary for more frequent service on the pistol. Sig does NOT recommend the use of any +P+ round. This may void your warranty.
Can I use reloaded or hand-loaded ammo?
No. The use of any ammunition that is not an American factory loaded, SAAMI approved round could be dangerous and will void your warranty.
Can I add after-market parts to my gun?
Adding after-market parts or accessories to your pistol could be unsafe, result in failure and may void your warranty. Please contact Customer Service before adding any non-OEM part or accessory to your gun.
Why doesn't he slide on my pistol lock back on the last round?
Lock back issues can be due to a variety of reasons. Sig has listed a few for you to check*: Be sure the inside of the magazines are thoroughly cleaned of any grease or lubricant. Be sure the gun has been cleaned and has plenty of lubrication on the slide/frame rails, outside of barrel and the hammer/spring assembly. Some guns benefit from a break-in period give the gun a few hundred rounds to break in and work smoothly. Try different ammunition. If the lower powered ammo is used in a new gun, it may cause feeding, extraction and lock back issues until the springs are broken in. Do all the magazines have the same result? Check your hold to be sure your thumb is not contacting the slide catch lever. A weak hold limp wristing can result in cycle / lock-back issues Does the slide lock back manually with an empty mag inserted? If so, it is most likely due to one of the tips above.
Is it safe to dry-fire my pistol?
It is safe to dry-fire our center fire pistols. You would want to use a snap cap or plug if extensive dry-firing is done. Always count your dry-firing in your live fire count to be sure all springs and pins are in top condition.
The outside of my barrel and the slide rails on my frame are showing wear should I be concerned?
No, finish wear on the barrel and frame rails (or anywhere that metal is in contact with metal) is normal and to be expected. Always be sure your pistol is clean and adequately lubricated. For more information on maintaining your pistol please visit the Owners Manuals section.
There is a square-shaped area of Nitron missing from inside the slide of my pistol. Is this a QC issue?
No. This is normal. This area is where a fixture holds the slide during the application of the Nitron. This will NOT affect the function, quality or longevity of the metal, slide, frame or any of their components.
My SIG SAUER pistol is not accurate. Why? What should I do?
All SIG SAUER production duty/combat pistols are set up to use a combat sight picture. This is where the front sight completely covers the bullseye of the target. Using a six sight picture will result in low impact. SIG SAUER, Inc sights in all non-sporting and non-target pistols for 2.5 inch groupings @ 15 yards. If you are still having trouble please contact Customer Service for further help and instruction. Please have your serial number ready. There are also very helpful free Internet sites that cover pistol group analysis.