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I have 2 semi-auto pistols, Glock 26 and Sig p238. No probs at all with the Glock, but the Sig occasionally jams,. Any ideas on the cause of the problem?
 

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The question is analogous to "there's something wrong with my car, what do you think it is?".
It's impossible to even guess at the cause without more detail.

What sort of jam / malfunction? Failure to feed, 3-point jam, failure to extract, failure to eject, double-feed, etc., each with subvariants.
Is it always the same kind of malfunction?
Is it only with one specific magazine or with all magazines?
Is it always the same round (eg, last round in the mag, etc.)?
Is it completely random in type and frequency?

There are more questions, but that will get us started. Pix are usually helpful, too.
 

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I think my problem is a failure to feed when using the extended mag. No prob with the mag that came with the 238. Thursday I'll shoot paying attention to the way the pistol performs using each mag.
 

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On Thursday I used both mags and as long as I grip the slide and push it forward a round will feed. Prior, I was releasing the slide to engage a round. A range officer said that using the slide release decreases the pressure on the mag spring and makes it hard to send a round into the port.
 

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On Thursday I used both mags and as long as I grip the slide and push it forward a round will feed. Prior, I was releasing the slide to engage a round. A range officer said that using the slide release decreases the pressure on the mag spring and makes it hard to send a round into the port.
Newbie to the forum here, but that doesn't sound right. The slide should NEVER have to be assisted to chamber a round.

If for some reason the round does not chamber using the slide release --and I am NOT getting into a 'never use slide release' discussion -- doctrine holds to pull the slide back all the way, then completely release:slingshot.

I have a few Sigs in various calibers, but I don't have the 238.

Depending on age of weapon, you may want to look at the recoil spring. If a new weapon, you may want to look at the mags, esp. if you have non-Sig mags.

If a brand new Sig, you may want to give it a few hundred rounds to settle in.
 
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