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Another SFX not cycling

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:18 am
by Matteo
Knowing full well of the internet buzz about the cycling issue that's "fixed" by running 500 rounds of 124gr then assessing the problem, I still wanted to get in on the cheapest entry level red dot combo available on the market.
Pictured is 3 different FTFs and what the ramp looks like. I don't think it's a coincidence that each FTF leans to the left where the bigger ramp gouge is.
Getting about 4 FTFs per mag using Winchester and Blazer 124gr, for about 400 rounds now
I will be contacting Canik for this, and it seems like they will be very helpful.
But my overall opinion at this point is that if this issue has been out there for at least 8 months now that I can think of, it should've been corrected in production by now. unless they just keep pumping them out, hoping for the best.

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Re: Another SFX not cycling

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:13 pm
by Gemoose23
Simple things.. it isn't mag related.. happens with all of your magazines?

Crazy your bullets are nosediving under the feedramp.

Re: Another SFX not cycling

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:37 pm
by Matteo
Yes, all 20 rounders, all Canik

Re: Another SFX not cycling

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:12 pm
by Retiredtrooper
Maybe try a stronger mag spring?

Re: Another SFX not cycling

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:50 am
by Matteo
Retiredtrooper wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:12 pm
Maybe try a stronger mag spring?
Canik should be emailing me back today (11/5) but in the meantime, how much stronger can you get than new 20 rounds springs?
I've gone the custom route, and it seems the more I tinker, the worse things get. I get worried that if this happens to be the gun I end up using in self defense, it gets presented to the jury as a bunch of evil modifications intent on destruction. We all know that things will get all twisted to what they shouldn't be. I just really like this gun and was hoping for out of the box reliability, like the top manufacturers.

Re: Another SFX not cycling

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:25 pm
by Matteo
Maybe I shoulda called, seems as though with a phone call they just send parts.
So they wanted the whole dam thing, but I figured what the hell, they sent a shipping label, so it's on it's way back

Re: Another SFX not cycling

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:16 am
by Broxson
I sent my SFx back for feeding and cycling issues. In my case they replaced the pistol with a new one. This took four weeks or so. The new one shoots/cycles/etc. like a dream.

Good luck, YMMV.

Re: Another SFX not cycling

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:42 am
by Matteo
Broxson wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:16 am
I sent my SFx back for feeding and cycling issues. In my case they replaced the pistol with a new one. This took four weeks or so. The new one shoots/cycles/etc. like a dream.

Good luck, YMMV.
Wow a whole new one!
Was their some kind of registration or paperwork, since you got a new serial number? Or how does that work?

Re: Another SFX not cycling

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:52 pm
by Broxson
In my case, Garrett (the best representative ever) and I went back and forth for a couple of weeks trying to troubleshoot the problem. When nothing fixed it he authorized a replacement. I really dont know how all that works, but there was nothing required on my end. I mailed them my gun and they mailed me a new one. And honestly, I was very surprised that there wasnt some kind of procedure required to get the new serial under my name. Maybe they contacted the agencies required and got the serials switched in their records.. No idea.

And thanks for reminding me. I have to register the new serial on their website for warranty purposes.

Re: Another SFX not cycling

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:36 pm
by Matteo
I don’t know if it differs by state, but in AZ, the paperwork sits at the dealer for 20 years unless something nafarious goes down with the said firearm, then they come looking. So there’s really no agencies to contact

Re: Another SFX not cycling

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:44 pm
by Matteo
So just got a tracking number from CA only 9 days later.
But they dont say what they did, at least not in the email....

Re: Another SFX not cycling

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:57 am
by Weapon
Matteo wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:44 pm
So just got a tracking number from CA only 9 days later.
But they dont say what they did, at least not in the email....
There will likely be a work order that says what they did included with the pistol when you get it back. If it was blazer brass and Winchester white box (non-nato) having issues, probably a new (lighter) RSA and polished up the feed ramp.