I was in a local gun store last week and saw the Sig Sauer van outside. I took that as an opportunity to ask some questions about a Sig I have. During the conversation I asked if the store had any 10mm ammo. We checked the shelf but there was none. There was some Sig 9mm and 45 ACP V-crown Elite Performance on the shelf. The Sig representative said if I buy a box of the Sig V-crown Elite Performance on the shelf (about the going price) he would give me a free box of Sig 10mm V-crown Elite Performance. So I bought a box or 9mm and he went out to his van and gave me a free box of 10mm V-crown Elite Performance! Made my day along with the info he had shared that relieved some concerns about my Sig.
can you return that box you bought?
When I could not get the .380ACP V-Crown to feed reliably* in a Kimber Micro, Sig swapped me two 50s of round nose JHP for each 25 of V-Crown and paid the freight both ways. I was disappointed to lose the terminal ballistics I saw in some testing of the .380 V-Crown, but I thought the adjustment was more than fair. Reflected well on the company’s customer service, even if I couldn’t take a shine to the product.
*I think the conical bullet profile was bouncing off the feed ramp and jamming at the barrel hood — round nose practice ammo functions fine.
<Stops playing with his wooden alphabet blocks and stares child-like, drooling…
You lucky person! Congrats!
That’s awesome. I’m glad you were able to 1) find some ammo, and 2) get some extra ammo for your purchase.
As much as I think of Kimber as a fairly expensive high end gun it seems some of the micro’s have had problems. You might check the Kimber forum as I see some references to getting an upgraded (stronger) spring from Kimber that may help feed problems with hollow point ammo.
Regarding Sig swapping out your V-crown that’s another nice story about how Sig takes care of business.
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Thanks for the tip. The V-Crowns seemed to jam pretty hard in that position, which is hard to imagine being overcome by more force. I suppose heavier springs might affect timing in a favorable way.
I had prior failures with other truncated cone HP bullet profiles. Just put it down to a geometry problem and moved to another product. Maybe I’ll re-explore that when it’s time to change out springs.