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Unhappy Sigsauer 365 magazine trouble

Elaine picked up a Sigsauer 365 on Thursday, and we got to the club with it on Sunday.

We also picked up a Sigsauer 12 round mag in addition to the two 10 round which are standard with the gun. None of the three magazines can be loaded to capacity, two will load six, and the 12 round will only allow 10 to be loaded before it becomes far too difficult to even force another round in.

A call to Sigsauer this morning about it got a response that the magazines need to be cycled about 150 times each, and that I should load each one as much as possible allowing it to sit overnight in an effort to "break in" the VERY stiff spring. If unsuccessful after several attempts I should call back.

Has anyone else run into a similar issue? What was your solution?
This is our third Sigsauer, the other two are fine, and we havent encountered any similar issues in the past with any of our other guns.

Thank you in advance for your input.

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An issue with new mags, you can wear a glove to push them in until you get an UpLULA which makes it easy. Use gloves to fill them and keep them that way, they loosen up in time.

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An issue with new mags, you can wear a glove to push them in until you get an UpLULA which makes it easy. Use gloves to fill them and keep them that way, they loosen up in time.

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Thank you! I will try the glove, and Im
going to order the UpLULA right now.

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I hope you can resolve your problem. Expect little or no help from Sig. They are the only manufacturer of firearms I have ever had no help with when there was an issue with a new firearm.
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I hope you can resolve your problem. Expect little or no help from Sig. They are the only manufacturer of firearms I have ever had no help with when there was an issue with a new firearm.
OUCH! that is about the impression I got on the phone with them this morning.

I sort of expected either, "return the magazines for replacements that will work properly", or "there is a minor defect and we will be forwarding you new springs".

This surely isnt right when you need to develope blisters on the thumbs to fix the problem. Elaines third and last Sig sauer.

(The glove idea suggested by Tundragriz is a major help by the way)

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I have a 365 and have 12 rd mags for it too.

Load as many as you can. Let it sit overnight like that.

Unload, then reload.

One overnight sit was all mine needed.

Now they load and function just fine.

And... love the 365. It’s a great subcompact IMHO.
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When others couldn't they fit 10 or 12 9mm rounds and a spring into a micro compact magazine. One has to think part of this design is to keep it reliable even if a full magazine has been loaded and stored for years. Not unlike an expensive pair of good boots that might give you blisters until they break in. I load mine now with just bare fingers, though the last 2 are still stiff.
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Sig mags are always hard to load when new. Get the UpLULA or one of the cheap knockoff from Amazon for about $20. I have a real one and a knockoff and can't tell the difference.

They will loosen up after a few loads sit in them for a few days. My 365 mags were stiff and now I can load them by hand.
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I work at a local gun shop/pistol range.....

We hear-d the same complaint from buyers about there mag's....


Sig told us the same thing to do, to relax the spring tension.....


We tell our customers to load and reload the mag's a couple times, then fill em and let sit over night.


My wife can load her 365 without gloves or a reloading tool.....No issues after break in...


Problem solved.....
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