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Jamming TCP (correction)

My apologies for mislabeling this Taurus TCP as a P238 earlier. Must have a been a brain f__t. Corrected post follows.....

Any flat nose or hollow point ammo that I've tried usually jams when first racked with this almost new TCP. Once firing it's fine and hasn't jammed when in use. So, I'm thinking that round nose ammo will be fine but that limits the gun to less lethal use. I have a buy a box and try that.
It appears that it wants to be racked VERY hard to be successful. In an emergency this thing would not be at all dependable. I've practically pull the skin off my hand trying to satisfy it. Too much! What to do???
 

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The smaller the semiauto, the more finicky it can often be. If it's almost new, I'd say put 200 or 300 more rounds through it and then try hollowpoint or flat nosed.
 

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Any flat nose or hollow point ammo that I've tried usually jams when first racked with this almost new P238. Once firing it's fine and hasn't jammed when in use. So, I'm thinking that round nose ammo will be fine but that limits the gun to less lethal use.
It appears that it wants to be racked VERY hard to be successful. I've practically pull the skin off my hand trying to satisfy it. Too much! What to do???
are you speaking of a Sig Sauer 238?
if so then that's a true abnormality. I own one for many years now, know lots of friends that own them, no complaints. how does it run as you fire through the magazine?
if it feeds and fires fine after you rack the slide with the same ammo then you are the fault.
don't baby that semi auto or any semi auto for proper function.
let another experienced shooter try the gun and see how it works. I have ran (heres a few that I remember) , hydra shok, Gold Dot, Barnes, COP, hornady, federal, Remington, my standard range load is a 100 grain plated RN, my normal carry round is a Hornady XTP reload.
they all run perfectly through my Sig.
I would imagine that I am well above 1000 rounds through mine but likely under 2000 rounds by a bit.
if all else fails contact Sig , they will trat you right.
 

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Are you pulling the slide back and letting it go to chamber the first round? If so, try locking the slide to the rear, inserting the mag, and activating the slide release. I've had that same behavior in a pistol before. Should get better over time - but the thing to watch out for if you DO get the first round shoring up against the ramp, is bullet set back. If it happens again, drop the mag, eject that round, and compare it to an unchambered round to see if it's getting pushed back significantly.
 
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I know that the same model pistol varies in operation from gun to gun but honestly my Sig 238 is about the smoothest weapon that I own.
the first time that someone new shoots the gun they often look at the gun like they broke it when they rack and release the slide.
its just that easy and smooth.
but a bad apple can slip through occasionally so it could be a mechanical issue, but it should run like a Swiss watch.
 

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I'm with olfarhors on this one. No problems with my 238, it eats all the ammo.

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A friend gave me some FTX that wouldn't run through his 43 because of the plastic tip. It was flawless through the 238.
 
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