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Old 05-18-2012, 09:32   #1
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New Sig P226 Mk25 having rust issues?

I've been contemplating picking up the new MK25 to go along with my older German P226's and did a google. I found a thread on another forum regarding rust issues with the spring in the grip.

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Now, from my understanding Sig did fix this for the guy. The date on the box was March 18th and he bought it April 3rd or so.

I'm sure this was either a messing when coating the spring with the phosphate or they used an older spring from a non-Mk25.

In any event it is disheartening to hear that a $1,000 firearm can come from the factory like that.

Any thoughts or opinions?

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Old 05-18-2012, 11:25   #2
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Over the past couple of years - I have been seeing a lot of rust complains on Sig pistols
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:39   #3
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I know of at least two Sigs without issues, including rust, my Sig 226 Navy and 2022
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Old 05-18-2012, 13:57   #4
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Dont let that one picture influence you too much. Sig is making a quality firearm. My most recent Sig is a December 2010 P220R and it has been perfect from day one.
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Old 05-18-2012, 14:06   #5
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Phosphate has never been a very good firearm coating. Just because it's "Navy Seal Spec" doesn't make it good. There are dozens of better finishes for rust prevention. Just wait til Sig brings out the next super ultimate version of their 30 year old 226.
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Old 05-18-2012, 14:12   #6
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Over the past couple of years - I have been seeing a lot of rust complains on Sig pistols
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Dont let that one picture influence you too much. Sig is making a quality firearm. My most recent Sig is a December 2010 P220R and it has been perfect from day one.
Sig makes great pistols and the P226 is one of them. However recently Sig has had complaints on a variety of things like rust. Not on all guns but enough to make some hesitant like whats happen to the Gen 4 Glocks for some people. This is primarily a Glock site so you dont hear about it as much.

Some/Many people have not had issues with the new Sigs but the Sig P250 (they have since slightly changed/make a new version) and a few recalls in other pistols are just a few examples of some issues.

I would buy a Sig but if something did arise I would be surprised but I would hope Sig takes care of the issue. If you bought a brand new one chances are it'll be fine.







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Old 05-18-2012, 14:28   #7
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I will probably still buy one. But it will be the outcast of my German beauties. I think I'm in love...
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Old 05-18-2012, 19:13   #8
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I think that spring fell out of the hopper on the "rinse and oil" treatment after the parkerizing. Somebody picked it up, went back into the finished batch and got installed.

If thats the only thing wrong with one gun out of a couple thousand that week, well, it happens.
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Old 05-18-2012, 19:49   #9
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Bought 4 new sigs in the last two years and there perfect inside and out. New Sigs all new parts no rust or defects,just %100 reliability and fit and finish top of the food chain. Our local gunshops can,t keep the MK25's in the store . They sell as fast as they come in for near $1000 of perfection ,gone out the door. You snooze you lose one of the best combat 9mm's out there and considered the best by many.

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Old 05-19-2012, 01:14   #10
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Sig did take care of this for him. IIRC he posted the pictures before he contacted Sig. When he did, most of us said to call them. It's unfortunate, but not catastrophic. If I wanted a MK25, I wouldn't let this deter me from buying one. They paid for him to ship the gun back to them and they did some extra work at no cost to him. While it's unfortunate that it got by QC in the first place, you really can't ask much more of them.

My personal opinion is if I owned an NSW serial numbered P226 and one of the last version of the P226 Navy, and both were still in the box unfired, I might consider buying one to complete the set as a possible future collecter set. However, other than that, I'm not sure why I would choose this over any other P226. Of course just wanting one is a good enough reason in itself.
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:16   #11
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Don't buy American-made SIGs, problem solved.
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:35   #12
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I have German and American made sigs, and never a problem out of any of them. Even the p250.

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I have German and American made sigs, and never a problem out of any of them. Even the p250.

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I also have American SIGs. They sit in the safe because I don't trust them.
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:22   #14
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You get alot of people who have sticker price shock that will knock the better best made pistols like the Sig ,because they won,t belly up and pay for the best. You hear alot of excuses like Colt AR,s are no good,HK stink,the old ones are better and Brownings are overpriced . You pay you play or just stick with old worn out cheap guns. I,ll take a new USA Sig everytime over a older Sig German made used or surplus older weaker inferior generations. A new MK-25 is on my nitestand and holster.

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Old 05-19-2012, 04:37   #15
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I also have American SIGs. They sit in the safe because I don't trust them.


Then why have them? I think I've seen your "germany>exeter" comments before. If you don't like them then why not sell them and use the cash for something you trust and like? Just curious.

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I also have American SIGs. They sit in the safe because I don't trust them.
Can I have them?? I'll pay the importing fees and licenses and give them a new home.
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Can I have them?? I'll pay the importing fees and licenses and give them a new home.
No kidding, I'll take them. I have three US made Sigs and they have all been great and have a high round count.
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I have my Sig pistols at the range weekly many times in the rain, snow, sometime even mud and I've never had one rust or corrosion issue to speak of.

I say it's just a defective part. It does happen from time to time. It's the exception and not the norm with Sig.
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I also have American SIGs. They sit in the safe because I don't trust them.
There isn't anything wrong with the American made Sig's.

It's all in your head.

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I guess if you listen to enough BS on the internet you'll eventual start to believe it.

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Then why have them? I think I've seen your "germany>exeter" comments before. If you don't like them then why not sell them and use the cash for something you trust and like? Just curious.
Sometimes when you come across a good deal, you simply can't refuse. If anything they'd make for good trading materials later.
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I guess if you listen to enough BS on the internet you'll eventual start to believe it.

Sad.
Go ahead and buy the rainbow titanium checker plate abortions that come out of SIG USA.
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Can I have them?? I'll pay the importing fees and licenses and give them a new home.
I'll sell them to you for ONE MILLION DOLLARS.

A man's gotta make a profit.
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There isn't anything wrong with the American made Sig's.

It's all in your head.

Righttt...it's not like SIG 556's parts falling off or the 7.62X29 can't use AK mags or steel cases without chipping the receivers. But oh wait, those SIGs aren't made in the USA, right?
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I'll sell them to you for ONE MILLION DOLLARS.

A man's gotta make a profit.
How's 300 crisp US dollars for an American made P226?
Since they're not very good...
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