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Been off the forum a long time. In a moment of madness, I took a full grad school load last semester in addition to a full time job. For six months no range time and no exercise. Lost tactical edge, gained weight. Ugh.

I expect I will be righteously flamed on this. I just hate shooting expensive self defense ammo at the range. So, Sunday, I decided it was time to shoot up the ammo that has been in my edc mags for...a long time. Yes, I know full well that we need to change out our tac ammo regularly, but I'm guessing eight years is a bit long.

Shooting up that ammo, my P30 jammed for the first time - ever. And, boy, did it make up for lost time. Shell casing stuck between muzzle and breach. Had to literally bang the slide just to get the breach open. Then, a cleaning rod down the barrel several times to dislodge the shell casing. And this was the ammo that sat in my mags for years that was between me and my life. Stupid!!!

I thought, for sure, that the gun would have to go to the smith. Nope. Shoot super pretty after that. The first hour on range was a nightmare. We do not pick up where we left off. By the end of the day I was doing much better but far from comfortable. I had several other firearms there as well but nothing takes the place of my P30. What a keeper!

Not sure this is the forum to talk on this. Mods, please let me know. I have been seriously considering trading my Sig 232 for another BUG in 9mm to have the same ammo available. But I was pleasantly surprised that that little 380 stayed on target and offered some nice grouping for such a small weapon. Changed my mind. It's a keeper as well.

Ps. Have you hugged your P30 lately? :wink:
 

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I hugged mine yesterday for 200 rounds, and my .45c for another 150, very good evening
 

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If you cycled that ammo many times you may have loosened the bullets in the cases and had bullet setback which caused your jam. This is why I taper crimp all my factory and handloads

If the bullet is loose it can set back as it hits the ramp taking energy out of the cycle and causing a jam
 

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I've always like the 232... a little large by todays standards, buy definitely a keeper
 

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Your experience does make one wonder about SD ammo quality control. What was it?

If you like small Sigs, look into the soon to be available P938- 9mm.
 
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