Originally Posted by seanjonsean
hello all , i just bought a 9 mm sigma bout 2 weeks ago and i have fired bout 200 rounds of winchester luger thru it , after the first 50 i cleaned it then cleaned after the other 100 and then today i had a misfire didnt jam just didnt fire and i pulled the slide back thinking the shell would come out but insted it was the the round itsself and i looked at it closely and noticed the striker had been hit bot never went off so i backed away quickly ! lol , well then i cheked my gun and reloaded and fired bout 10 shots with no prob , what gives ????
First off, welcome to TFF. This is a great place to learn, chat, and just hang out. We're glad you're here.
It sounds to me like you experienced a dud round. This happens from time to time, and it's less frequent with better ammo. You used the Winchester stuff in the white boxes, right? This stuff is usually OK, but you'll have a dud every now and then.
However, do be careful when you think you have a dud round. Sometimes a primer ignites slowly or ignites the powder slowly, which can cause a round to stall for just a bit before firing. This is called a "hang fire," and though it is rare, it is something to be aware of. If you have a round that does not fire when you pull the trigger, keep the gun pointed in a safe direction and wait 30 seconds. If it still doesn't fire, eject the round and examine it. If the primer has been hit solidly, then it's just a dud round. If it hasn't been hit or has been hit lightly or off-center, there might be a problem with your gun.
did i not pull the trigger so quickly? i did notice i was pulling very slowly,......
Pulling the trigger does not actually push the striker on your Sigma to hit the round. Sigma's have a double-action trigger, so your pulling the trigger does two things: (1) it pulls the striker back, and (2) it releases the striker to come back forward and strike the primer, thereby firing the bullet. No matter how slowly you pull the trigger, the spring on the striker will make the striker come forward very quickly as soon as the trigger is pulled far enough to release the striker.
It sounds like you're pretty new to shooting. That's OK; I was new to handguns two years ago, and now I own a couple and quite frequently carry one (licensed to do so, of course). Shooting is a great hobby, and it's a ton of fun, but there is inherent danger involved. I think all of us here would recommend that you take firearms safety course. It'll cover all the safety basics, and it's a good way to meet other people to like to shoot. Your local shooting range should be able to help you find a class, or you can check here
for NRA classes in your area.
Again, welcome to TFF!