4 Most Common Sig P225 Problems And How To Fix Them

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I’ve put the Sig P225 through its paces, and yep, I stumbled upon some stubborn hiccups – the Sig P225 threw me some curveballs like failure to eject, a sticky slide issue, an unwieldy double action, and troubling night sight problems. 

In this piece, I’ll pull apart these Sig P225 Problems and give you the solutions I discovered. So buckle up because I’ll dive deep and show you how to troubleshoot like a pro. 

Top 4 Sig P225 Problems & Solutions for the

1. Failure to Eject

Oddly enough, the first snag I hit with the Sig P225 was a failure to eject the magazine between rounds. Quite a pain, if you ask me.

Every time I chambered a round, the top one in the magazine would push far forward, keeping the mag from dropping freely. I was out there, repeatedly having to strip it manually, and that’s not how you want to spend your time.


After a good head scratch, I took a closer look and spotted a jagged edge at the bottom of the frame feed ramp – a real pain point where rounds were getting caught. 

It was clear as day – bits of bullet fragments were wedged in there. Good-quality ammunition helped solve this problem but made a dent in my pockets.

2. Slide Locking Issue

I found an inconsistent behavior with the Sig P225’s slide lock-back mechanism. Despite using the firearm with brand new Sig Sauer magazines, the slide failed to consistently lock back after the final round. 

This happened sporadically, causing some interruptions during my field testing. Such inconsistency might pose an issue when reliable firearm operation is needed.


My initial suspicion is that the thumb could have been resting on the slide catch lever, which might have been causing this issue. 

I recommend testing the firearm by shooting with your non-dominant hand as a quick solution. While it might seem unorthodox, it’s a useful technique to determine whether it’s a user-related or mechanical problem.

And send the P225 back to Sig if this issue persists. 

3. Double Action Weight Issue

Another challenge I faced during my testing was the excessively heavy double-action trigger pull. While some level of resistance is expected, the Sig P225 required an unusually high level of force to operate. 

This made it somewhat cumbersome to use, especially for extended periods.


My recommendation for overcoming this issue is to install an 18-pound spring in the firearm. 

With this modification, the heavy trigger pull issue was significantly mitigated. This relatively straightforward solution can vastly improve the firearm’s handling and usability.

4. Dim Night Sights

Lastly, I noticed that the night sights on the Sig P225 did not perform up to my expectations. 

For a firearm of this caliber, I anticipated highly visible night sights. However, I found them to be rather dim, which could potentially compromise accurate targeting in low-light conditions.


For this issue, I reached out to Sig Sauer’s customer service. By providing them with pictures of the dim sights, they were able to assist me in remedying the situation. 

While it does require a bit of communication and patience, this approach should lead to a satisfactory resolution of the issue.


After a thorough field test of the Sig P225, I found that it does come with a unique set of quirks. Issues such as the failure to eject, slide locking inconsistencies, heavy double-action, and less than optimal night sights were encountered. 

However, I also found practical solutions to these problems. 


How accurate is the Sig P225?

The Sig P225 has demonstrated exceptional accuracy. Its compact size and great trigger contribute to better control and precise shooting.

Does the Sig P225 have safety?

The Sig P225, as a DA/SA handgun, does not have a manual safety. It’s designed to be carried in Condition 2: full magazine inserted, round chambered, hammer down.

When was the Sig P225 made?

The Sig P225 was designed in 1978, while the P225-A1 was produced from 2015 to 2019.

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I'm Micheal, an avid shooter and hunting enthusiast from Texas. I'm a recreational shooter who loves to spend time at the range and enjoy learning about new firearms and gears. I love to write about guns and share my passion for shooting with others.

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