GUN P228R or P229 9MM?

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  1. Fox800

    Fox800 Fear Boner OT Supporter

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    So I've got the Sig bug. Something new to add to the collection. I've always admired Sig's ergonomics and I'm looking for either a P228 or a P229 (9MM). It looks like the P228 CPO's are pretty much gone. I see some of the Zurich Police used P228s...the finishes are questionable at best. They're listed in "very good" condition. Far from excellent. I can get a "very good" P228 from Top Gun Supply for $499.
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    I also see that there are some new P228R's out there, at a premium price...the best I can find is $795 with night sights and one magazine.
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    Or I can get a P229R in either DAK or DA/SA for $729 with a $100 mail-in rebate from Sig...bringing the total to $629.
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    So what would you pick? Is the P228R worth the extra $170?

    This gun will be for personal protection and occasional CCW. I also have a Glock 26 and 19 that I carry.
     
  2. jeepilot

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    if you're going for 9mm, then the 228 is the better gun. Better balanced, and feeling.
     
  3. Paul Revere

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    the 228 is very sexy. why not a p226? i have one and it is epic :bowdown:
     
  4. Fox800

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    It'll be used for CCW.
     
  5. Paul Revere

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    oh. then why even pick a steel framed gun to begin with?

    i'd pick the new P228R, only cause they're tits.
     
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    Is the P228R just a P228 slide slapped on a P229R frame?

    If so, fuck that, I may as well get a surplus 228 or a new 229R for $629 after the rebate.
     
  8. ZCP M3

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    I like my 229 SAS Gen2 for carrying. Bought it for the night-sights, non-rail frame & blended slide, and SRT trigger.

    Basically the closest I could get to a new P228. :hs:
     
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    i dont know why you would ccw a 228... its not exactly small
     
  10. johnson

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    Yeah.

    The P228 balanced a little bit better and maybe better internal parts but the P229(R) has a stronger slide due to it being designed for the .40 S&W.
     
  11. sickmonkey44

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    I still would like a 226.

    Pretty cool little gun if you want a single stack 9mm and cheap.
     
  12. Paul Revere

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    p226 is double stack :confused:


    you mean the p225?
     
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    evidence?

    my 228R does well. of course it is still has a very low round count
     
  14. johnson

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    Nothing official but they're surplused slides on P229R frames. Some came with night sights, some without, some with short triggers, some with normal, some with two mags, some with one, some with metal guide rods, some with plastic. What does that tell you? At least itll have a warranty.

    Frame and slide are from Germany and assembled in Exeter. Earlier ones had M11 markings etched out.
     
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    this is the one I have
     
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    I've been looking for another Sig as well. Bought a P220 Carry and a surplus P6/P225 and now I want another. Everything I read on sigforum says to go with the P228. Most of those guys refer to it as one of the best 9mm handguns ever made. I don't know about that, but I'm pretty impressed with my Sigs so I'm probably going to take the plunge. I'd like to find a CPO P228, but may settle for a surplus one and have the slide refinished.... or not. The finish on my P6 doesn't bother me the least bit.

    I'm thinking I may even sell one of my Glock 19s to fund the P228 purchase. :eek3:
     
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    Too heavy to carry either way
     
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    ya thats it. German police gun, less then $400 and small enough to carry everyday.
     
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    P6 is less than $400 now but it used to be $260 when they were first imported. The P225 (commercial) is double that.
     
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    How would you know? What exactly do you carry in California?

    I carry my P220 quite comfortably. From the time I've spent handling P228/229s I don't think it will be a problem, especially with winter coming and clothing allowing for numerous carry options. And I guess, worst case, the TS and myself both have our wunder-Glocks to fall back on when this midsized Sig becomes too much of a burden.
     
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    Didn't know you were planning on carrying. I have carried mine in an MTAC, and it is very comfortable, but you will know it is there. It is a big gun for the compact class, so don't plan on just throwing a T-shirt on over it and expect it to be fine.

    It is a big, but, but nothing significantly larger than a G19 or something. The weight may be a little more, but with the proper belt and holster that can be distributed around.
     
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    A 228 is the only Sig I've wanted back (well.... maybe besides a 6" X-5)
     
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    I like mine.
     
  24. Ry-Ballz

    Ry-Ballz This sucks, change the channel

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    I've got a Sig 228 with nightsights, 2 mags, a 226 mag (which sticks out the bottom a bit) hogue grips (and the originals) holster and mag pouch that I'd bundle up and ship you for $600.
    I bought it used a few years back. I'd rate the condition as very good, the finish still has the 'roughness' that goes away with a lot of holster wear and use.
     
  25. ZCP M3

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    There's a used P228 at a local range for $400 with triple-serials, German proof marks, some holster wear, and a well-done import marking.

    Kind of want even though I have a P229 SAS. :hs: But then I know I'd be getting the P228 refinished, have new springs & night sights installed, a SRT trigger installed, et al. :o
     

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