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WE Sig P226 magazines

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Hey guys

I have a WE P226 with several magazines, I've had it for several years now, the gun itself works fine however the magazines barely get through half the magazine before the gas just doesn't provide enough force, is it down to age? faulty valves? or something else? Any advice would be great! Thanks.

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Try swapping out the valves. After a long time they may be releasing too much gas on the first few shots and not having enough inside to cycle the slide. Or it could be the other side of things where the valve just isnt providing enough gas to cycle the slide in the first place. Id say do some general maintenance, replacing valves and oiling the o-rings.

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If the gun's struggling with every magazine, I would say the problem is more likely to be in the gun than the magazines. The magazines barely have any parts and the ones that go usually do so very audibly - if the seals are damaged the magazines leak, loudly. You can pull the exhaust valves and check they're undamaged (look for damage to the O-rings) but it would be unusual for all the magazines to go at the same time.

 

How much gun maintenance - cleaning and lubrication - has the pistol itself had? Is the slide sticking on the rails or hammer? Have springs worn out or snapped? Have you stripped the slide and BBU completely apart, cleaned everything, checked the O-rings in the BBU and the piston head etc.? Is the nozzle cracked, or the rocket valve or its spring damaged or missing? IME 95% of the time a GBBP's not running right you can trace the problem to the BBU.

 

I would start by stripping the gun's slide completely apart, cleaning it with isopropyl alcohol (even warm soapy water would do the trick as long as you wash the soap off afterwards) and inspecting the components for damage very carefully. Hairline fractures in the nozzle might not be immediately apparent, as might damage to the rocket valve. If everything appears OK (refer to the TM manual), relubricate the seals with silicone oil and the friction points with a gun lubricant that's not silicone oil (I like Froglube). Then try shooting the gun. If that doesn't change anything, let us know.

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Wow, this is more advice than I thought I'd get :) thanks guys, I'll give this all a shot! Weapon first, then magaznies.

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