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Old 09-16-2010, 09:42 PM   #11
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I have two (226 9mm & 229 40) and love them both. It's hard to go wrong with them. Yeah they are expensive but there are ways to save a few bucks. The CPO (Certified Pre Owned) pistols can be had around 450-550. I still see a lot of the P6's (German police trade in's) at gun shows and those can be had cheap (around 350-450). At the end of the day they do well to live up to the "To hell and back reliability" slogan. Smaller hands some times have troubles with them but most the time I've seen these have aftermarket grips on them. I bought a 226 with Houge grips on it and it was just a tad wide. I found a set of wood grips to fit it and it was a ton better.

I'm still a 1911 guy at heart but there is no denying that Sig Sauer makes a fantastic weapon. I carry the 229 about half the time anymore.

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Old 09-16-2010, 09:55 PM   #12
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When I bought my P229 .40, I could not shoot it very accurately. I tried a couple of boxes of different ammo, but could not develop any consistency.

The fixed sights require a special tool and/or replacement to accurize. I contacted the Sig factory gunsmith's, and they said that they could replace my sights with adjustable combat sights. They also offer a package to "workover" the pistol. Both items installed was about $260.00. When I received it back, it was like a whole different pistol. Now the groupings are nice and tight, and it just shoots better. When I received it back the bolt carrier had all of the bluing honed off of the top of it, which initially pissed me off.

There is nothing that I could do to make it any better, and now it is the best shooting pistol I own (but I don't have a 1911). It is my choice for my home self defense go to. Since it might be used at night I added the Crimson Trace laser, and it is outstanding. However I wish The CT had an activation below the trigger, rather than the grip side.

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Yours is the first time I've ever really heard about an inaccurate Sig. I have 5 right now and have had many others and I've never shot one that wasn't right on to POA. I'm especially amazed that it was a 226 as these are generally some of the best shooting and most inherently accurate guns the Sig makes.

Yes, the list price is high but as DrumJunkie said, the CPO option makes them very affordable. I don't have over $600 in any of mine as they were all bought (or traded for) used - even the like new 239 Tactical with threaded barrel & night sights...

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Never met a Sig that I didn't like....until I met the P250. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure that they are as reliable as the two that I own. I just don't like the layout and it doesn't seem to fit my hand as well as my other Sigs.

My preference is for the classic Sig platform with the DA/SA and decocker. As mentioned by someone above, it is just like a double action revolver for that first shot, the SA after.

I own a P245, P239 and am on the market for a P226. The 245 and 239 have never given me a single malfunction, even shooting outdoors in sub-zero temps with the pistols lying on the bench between uses when others that will remain unnamed would not cycle due to the cold. (Used to live in New Hampshire)

I have owned Colt 1911's, S&W autos, Ruger autos and Beretta autos but prefer the Sigs to all of them.

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You don't have to spend $600 for a good Sig. The SP2022 has been a great poly pistol with none of the problems of the P250. Do a web search to find out how good. $400+

Genitron.com: Comparing 3 Guns|P228|P250 Compact|PRO SP2022|

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You don't have to spend $600 for a good Sig. The SP2022 has been a great poly pistol with none of the problems of the P250. Do a web search to find out how good. $400+

Genitron.com: Comparing 3 Guns|P228|P250 Compact|PRO SP2022|
Agree--my Pro-9 (2022) has been a great gun and was around $500 new. Not sure they are still being made, but I'm sure there are lots out there to be had.
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They still have them on the Sig web site. Found mine slightly (09) used for for less than $400. To your point they are out there.

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I have three 226’s, a 9mm, .357 sig, and the .40 in the pic, also have a 220 in .45 acp and a 556 rifle.
They are all incredible guns.
I had never owned a plastic gun, so I bought a P250 in .40 (pictured) and was a little disappointed, others I know that have them have only good things to say about them, but mine has had numerous FTF and FTE issues, and when I grip it my L/H thumb rests on the magazine release. Am sending back to Sig to see what’s causing the malfunctions.
I absolutely LOVE the Equinox... totally drooling over here.
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You don't have to spend $600 for a good Sig. The SP2022 has been a great poly pistol with none of the problems of the P250. Do a web search to find out how good. $400+

Genitron.com: Comparing 3 Guns|P228|P250 Compact|PRO SP2022|
Apparently they did stop making the 2022, but then Sig changed their minds...

Sig 2022

After owning both, I prefer the all metal P229 over the poly mixes. It just feels like it will last forever. Plus even if you are out of ammo, swinging that much steel at arms length would leave an impression....

I do like the .357 Sig barrel in my .40. It has a very nice feel. I also tried the compensated Dragon barrel, but I kept shooting about 2" to 3" low at 7 yards, and gave up on it.
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I was cruising Gunbroker late last week and found one I had been looking for - a German-made P228. While the P226 is a nice gun, I prefer the size and balance of the P228 for a double-stack 9mm. (Not to mention I already have nice leather for my P229 which will work with this one). As luck would have it, I got a PM on a local GA forum from one of my trading partners that wanted to buy the P226. The proceeds from the sale completely paid for the CPO P228, including the FFL fee, and it's due in at my local shop today.

Now I have no guns with rails along with no plastic guns. I hope I get off early enough today to pick this one up...

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