When Sig Sauer came out with their first ever subcompact pistol, the initial run had problems. Sig Sauer initiated a call back, due to reported problems. A company that demands excellence resolved the problem and the second run ran into no problems.
However, a couple of months after the “Gen 2” (as many Sig fans call it) came out, a couple of users started posting thingson social media and forums claiming that the was “primer drag.”
Primer drag is where the face of the firing pin drags across the primer when the barrel unlocks during the firing sequence. This can cause damage and over time, cause the firing pin to break.
While it’s a bit impossible to verify the validity or severity of posts on social media, Phil Stader, the Product Manager, responded on both Sig Forum and Sig Talk to address the so called social media postings. Basically, he reported that after the Gen 2, there have been minimal issues with the striker and trigger return springs and thus the Gen 2 fixed all problems.
Below are specifics to his response:
- “The number of fractured striker tip returns account for 0.08% of the P365s shipped” (which is well below industry average)
- “It was found that an extremely small percentage of strikers were out of spec due to start-up issues. This has been resolved.”
- “[Primer Drag] is completely normal and has absolutely no effect on striker endurance.”
So, with that, anything you see about the Sig Sauer P365 having a firing pin problem or issues is either false or has been resolved. Having fired my P365 hundreds of times and never seeing any problems with it, I’ll have to whole-heartedly agree.