Is your Sig 1911-22 picky about ammo?
Ive put about 1000 rounds through it since I got it a few weeks ago and Im starting to notice that im having problems with certain ammo. American Eagle, Remington Thunderbolt and Golden Jacket dont function very well in it. I put 100 rounds of Federal 40 grain High Velocity stuff through it that performed flawlessly. For those of you that have one of these, Is your gun picky about ammo like mine?
Mine doesnt seem to be too pick but ive only tried a handful of ammo, remington gold bullet, federal bulk, cci standard, wolf match, and gemtech subsonics made by cci.
So far, I've only used the bulk Federal 550 packs. Less than 300rds so far. But multiple FTF on the 2nd round. Fail to feed. The slide just misses the 2nd round out of the magazine. When I rack the slide to load, the chamber is empty. This happened like 10 times. Also had 1 FTE.
I bought some CCI High Velocity Mini Mags. Hopefully try that next week and see what happens.
Some but not all .22LR is significantly dirtier than others. Keeping your chamber and free ramp area clean minimizes problems with dirty ammo..I make up a chamber brush by bending a standard .22LP brass brush 90 degrees..and use that and an old toohbrush works for me.
My SIG 1911-22 has not been ammunition sensitive..to date.
My gun is brand new (hasnt been cleaned yet) so I figure another 500 rounds and ill give it a cleaning and start all over again to see where things shake out.
So I shot another 2-300rds today. This time, I mixed in 100rds of CCI HV in. I had 1 FTF on the 2nd round with the CCI. There were 2 FTF with the Federal on the 2nd round also.
So it appears the issue is slowly working itself out. I now have 3 magazines. Original "Sig" marked and 2 "GSG" mags. FTF happened with the one of the new mags too. Don't know what the deal is with that 2nd round.
I got my Dad one of these for Christmas, cant wait to go with him to shoot it. I got him 200 of Mini Mags to start on then will try bulk.
bulk ammo is bulk and cheaper for a reason -higher volumes of production, looser quality conrol perameters. Most likely to succeed is going to be non bulk ammo in the majority of guns- some will do well with bulk but NEVER judge a guns performance on its performance with cheap ammo alone. My experience is that remington bulk is about the worst you can buy.
All of the GSG-made 1911-a1's are picky after a few hundred rounds, it seems. Mine has decided that it will NOT eat Remington ammo, and it will burp on 'Chester. So far, the only reliable ammo I've found is Federal.
I went to the range today and put nearly 400 rounds of Federal (WM Value pack) through her without so much as a hiccup. Which is a big sigh of relief because its the same stuff that the rest of my 22 pistols and rifles run on.