GUN Sig P228 9mm

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  1. Artyboy

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    I found one used for $565. It looks to be in good shape and it's got trijicon night sights. Should I jump on it? :noes:
     
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    local? if so, yes
     
  3. Artyboy

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    sounds like a good deal, go for it... it's a great weapon, I love mine, it's very accurate.
     
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    not a huge fan of 9mm, but the 228 is a great one. Does it have the rail?
     
  6. Artyboy

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    That's a good question. I forgot to look. Does it come standard with a rail? :hs:
     
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    They usually designate them with an R - P228R. Not sure about the 228, but the 229 does not come standard with a rail.
     
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    Did they ever make a 228 with a rail? Up until this year rails were an option but I don't remember seeing one with a 228. Now they are standard on most models.
     
  9. silversilvia

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    i believe the p229 replaced the P228. might be wrong tho, so i don't think they come with rails
     
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    I don't think so. 229 is .40 and 357 sig. I have one and want a 228. I'd buy that one if i were you.
     
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    I never could get used to the trigger reset on the sig, but the price doesn't seem too bad as long as the sights are still bright. If the sights are burned out I'd stop at 500.

    The 229 was available in 9mm, .40, and .357sig. The 228 came first and was only offered in 9mm because of its stamped steel slide.
     
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    no sir, the 229 was available in 9mm as well. there are no new P228's as the p229 replaced them i believe. I might be wrong but i am fairly certain. i was looking for a P228 in 9mm a while back and came across a lot of P229, but couldn't settle. some people tend to like the 228 over the 229. and in fact they are hard to find and kinda pricey.
     
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    I don't think replaced is the right word since they were both in production for at the same time but they were essentially the same pistol, the big difference being the 228 has a stamped steel German slide and the 229 has a US made milled stainless slide. Sig USA has phased out the imported stamped steel slide pistols in favor of milled stainless slides made in NH, at least for consumers (don't know how the military contract was affected by that).

    And yes, the 229 is available in 9mm.
     
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    local guy is selling CPOs P228 for $550 :wiggle:

    But he's a business, so tax ftl@
     
  15. Artyboy

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    This is a business, too. Tax sucks :wtc:
     
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    That's not too bad of a price i'd buy it for that. I just picked up my 228 about 2 months ago for 565 out the door with a box of ammo. No night sights though. This was just a regular used. if you can get fresh CPO's i'd go that route, see if you can talk him down a little. The thing is the 228's are getting harder and harder to find. I by chance happened to find one. and they are getting phazed out or at least on the civilian market anyway. The 229 does essentially the exact same thing, with two other callibers available.

    The only thing i had wrong with mine is there are specs of rust on my slide, and it came with 10 rnders. I'm thinking of sending it off to sig and getting it coated in Nitron and having night sites put in(anyone have any idea how much this would cost?). For the mags i just bought some 15 rnd flush fit mec-gars for $20/each from CDNN. It's a great shooting pistol and the balance is almost perfect. I was bouncing around a water bottle at 25 yds no problem. Accurate, small, light, reliable. Hard to find a better shooting compact 9mm.
     
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    The P228 is still in limited production for the US Military. Like Beretta with the M9, Sig is contracted to produce the P228 which is designated as the M11.

    http://world.guns.ru/handguns/hg60-e.htm
     
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    My mistake. I had never heard of the 229 chambered in 9mm.

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    :drool: DAK. I love my DAK. Had a chance to shoot it yet?
     
  20. Artyboy

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    The plan was to sell my Glock 27 so that I could buy the Sig but some guy just offered to trade me a SigPro 2009 9mm. I might just end up going with that. I poked around and couldn't find anything but good reviews on them. Does anyone have any experience with them?
     
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    I have the newer model (2022), and I love it. Haven't heard anything bad about either model except from the poly haters.
     
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    The Pro's are OK but for the price I'd grab the 228. If anything they are no longer being produced for the civilian market and they are somewhat popular with Sig enthusiasts, so it should hold its value pretty well.
     
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    hey, buy the CPO instead then. Better condition, and also, you will probably pay less.
     
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