SIG P320 AXG Scorpion Problems and Solutions

SIG P320 AXG Scorpion is a highly levelled-up compact 9mm handguns. Although it is based on the P320X, its frame is made of metal instead of polymer.

The well-crafted slide accepts a mini-red dot optic. Another thing to note is a flashlight rail.

Despite the perfect set up of a handgun, this gun is not perfect. The most common problems with the SIG P320 AXG Scorpion are FTF issues, ejection and extractor problems, slide rattle issues and RSA issues.

In this article, you will find the fix to these problems. Additionally, you will find what the users currently experience with this product. Read the entire article to find out!

Features & Specifications of SIG P320 AXG Scorpion:

Cartridge9mm Luger.
Capacity10/17 rounds.
Barrel Length3.9 inches.
Weight31.3 ounces.
Length7.4 inches.
Width1.3 inches.
Height5.5 inches.
SafetyNo manual safety, uses skeletonized trigger safety.
SightsXray 3 day/night.
Common SIG-P320-AXG-Scorpion Problems

Common SIG P320 AXG Scorpion Problems and Solutions

The owners deal with many common SIG P320 AXG Scorpion problems. Here are some of the issues and how to solve them.

Quick Overview of the Problems and Solutions

FTF IssuesTroubleshoot.
Ejection and Extractor ProblemsTroubleshoot.
Slide Rattle IssuesN/A (Design issue).
RSA IssuesTroubleshoot.

1. FTF Issues:

There may be multiple 3 point jams on any ammo. Especially with a relatively narrow bullet shape such as Hornady or Precision 180g. Even with the Winchester FMJ or 170gr Fiocchi.

The mag follower is not anti-tilt. So that may allow the back of the case to dip down when feeding causing it to hit the top of the chamber at a steeper angle. The .40 has more issues than any other cartridge.

The Fix:

Field strip and lube the gun before dry firing. A recoil weaker spring might be another option to try. If it is over-sprung, remove a few coils or the entire P320.

The issue might be caused by both magazine followers and bullet form. Take a piece of sandpaper with a grit of 600 or 800 (or finer, although that will take longer). Place it at the chamber’s entrance edge and give it a slight rounding. Round until the .40 caliber round can be inserted into the chamber without getting stuck on that point.

With LSWCs that have the bullet shoulder even with the case mouth, the case mouth frequently stubs on the little ridge on the chamber mouth. Due to wear, it can be striking the front of the magazine rather than the chamber opening.

Use proper ammo too. The gun feeds WWB, Federal aluminum case, Ranger’s and so on just fine. If nothing else works, call SIG.

2. Ejection and Extractor Problems:

The pistol may eject empties straight back to your head. The problem is prone to get worse over time, and now you may get Type 3 failure to extract malfunctions.

The slide may be coming back behind the subsequent round in the magazine trying to pick it up but having nowhere to go. The discharged case is either partially removed or stuck in the chamber.

The Fix:

There may be carbon buildup in the extractor. But cleaning and returning to the range may worsen the problem. Brass case ammunition tends to perform better than steel ones.

Low slide velocity is typically the cause of ejection failures. So if you’re only having issues with one kind of ammunition, it might be underpowered.

Failures in extraction are typically caused by issues with the extractor or sometimes the ammo. The steel casings’ tendency to hang up after being shot may somehow impede the slide from smoothly moving. That could also result in ejection failures.

Or extraction failures could be caused by the case’s features. The case rim’s tiny modification could make a difference. Such ‘chipped’ extractors are quite common.

A chipped filling in a tooth can be caused by eating something tougher than the filling substance. carefully examine your extractor. It’s best to swap it out and see if it solves the issue.

3. Slide Rattle Issues:

Jiggling the gun from left to right, the slide rattles. Sometimes when you move the slide around a little, it would seem like something clicks into place and the rifle would stop rattling.

The Fix:

The slide-to-frame fit of vintage P-series SIGs has some amount of play. Many of them tremble when you shake them from side to side. Particularly if they are greased with oil as opposed to a relatively thick grease.

Dimensional variations are allowed by design tolerances, which affect fit to varying degrees. Even in challenging operating conditions, loose tolerances can increase reliability.

However, the locking of the barrel to the slide is crucial for accuracy. Therefore, there should be no change in the performance.

4. RSA Issues:

RSA Issues:
RSA Issues:

You may see problem with the guide rod being off-centered. The finish will wear off and the guide rod will be snagging on the slide (as in the pictures). It may also fail to return to the battery by a millimeter.

djacent to a straight edge, the guide rod’s “sleeve” may appear to bow to one side. Only the side that seems twisted outward displays finish wear.

RSA Issues:
RSA Issues:

The Fix:

SIG often uses a poor quality RSA in their models rathr than the one shown on the website (see picture). The RSA secures the slide.

braided spring-built
braided spring-built

The Classic and Scorpion AXG Pistols should include this RSA. Purchase the newer, braided spring-built RSA for the AXG Compact.

User Feedback on SIG P320 AXG Scorpion

Customers adore their AXG Scorpions. It’s a delight to shoot with the aluminum grip model, and the trigger is excellent ( 2 pounds 9 ounces ). The best SIG handgun ever made, without a doubt.

The GoGun gas pedal takedown lever, Romeo 1 Pro, Sig X-Ray 1 and Olight PL Mini 2 rail light are frequently added by users. A holster designed to suit the alterations is also enjoyed by them. MIE Productions make good holsters, just so you know.

The redesigned frame has less flex than the standard P320 frames, which is one of its benefits. For rapid-fire strings, it is amazingly precise. Any misses are the operator’s fault rather than the weapon’s.

Very sturdy and quick-firing frame. The trigger also pulls nicely and is smooth.

However, users often fail to shoot fully automatic. Although they can quickly empty the magazine. It holds down the recoil leap fairly nicely.

Now to throw some shade on all the sunshine. A bunch of malfunctions in the form of failure to eject is quite common. Additionally, the ones mentioned in the article is included.

Moroever, the price seems quite high for a P320 with an alloy frame and a 320 Legion trigger.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Does the new P320 AGX Scorpion have holes drilled that are a direct fit for a Holosun 507?

No. The AXG is milled and drilled for Leupold DPP, Romeo 1 Pro, and Trijicon.

What is the AXG on the Scorpion?

The new AXG (Alloy XSeries Grip) metal grip modules as a foundation of the gun.

Will a P320 AXG Carry Medium Grip Module fit with the P320 AGX Scorpion?

Yes. Everything should work nicely with the AXG grip module including the standard 17, or 21 round magazines.


All in all, the gun receives mostly love from the users. The grips on the AXG are great. Additionally, they look awesome. The slide feels just like ball bearings.

It is very smooth to pull back. The trigger is just about perfect. However, the 17 rds style of the gun may give you some issues.

But it really is a compact gun and users love the weight of it. Especially those who frequently use 225s, 229s and 226.

In my opinion, SIG P320 AXG Scorpionis one of the easiest strikers to shoot good groups. So you can opt for this one although the price is slightly more.

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