Sig 228?

Discussion in 'SIG Sauer Forum' started by WannaBeVagabomd, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. WannaBeVagabomd

    WannaBeVagabomd New Member

    So I got to my tech school and spend the first three days getting briefed on stuff I more or less don't remember. The only thing I really recall is a funny OSI (office of special investigation) with a SIG p228. I usually know SIG models by heart. Not so much here. What's it about?
  2. sparky80

    sparky80 New Member

    It was basically the original 229. It was chambered in 9mm only and has a stamped steel slide.

  3. nosaj

    nosaj New Member

    I have an Astra. Very similar to a 229.

  4. kvtcomdo

    kvtcomdo New Member


    My favorite Sig.

    When production was still in Germany and around the time of the Service Pistol change to the Beretta the Sig P226 was actually in a tie with the Beretta but didn't offer the USA production and the bid was more expensive so we went with the Beretta.

    Sig began offering a compact P226 as the 228. Many government agencies really liked the pistol and it gained a following as a Compact 9mm.

    All pistols from Sig while in Germany had the Stamped Sheet Metal Slide @ that time: P220; P226; P228 etc. when production of the slides moved to the US is when SigUSA began using the Stainless slides on a Aluminum Frame and the P229 became the new pistol which was strong enough to handle the 40S&W and the Sig357.

    I have both the 229 and the 228 and absolutely love the P228 the best. Great compact version of the P226, IMHO.

    BTW, your making me feel old.
    Last edited: May 10, 2013