Sig grips

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by NGIB, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Sig makes a nice double stack pistol but my real gripe with them is the factory plastic grips. They are very slick and just aren't great for shooting. Many I see have the Hogue wrap around style and while these negate the slippery part - they are kind of "chunky" and can make operating the DA trigger difficult if you have smallish hands. The wrap around style works very well on the single stack P239 and mine wears a set, but on the common double stack models like the P226, P228, and P229 they ain't that great. A cost effective solution is to go with the Hogue rubber panels that leave the front strap uncovered. They fix the problem with slippery yet don't add much thickness to the gun at all. I ordered 2 sets this weekend for my 228 & 229.

    Topgunsupply has them in stock and this is a great place to buy all things Sig: Hogue Rubber Grip Panels Sig P228/229 - Top Gun Supply

    The panels I speak of came on my P220 ST and they are very comfortable...

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  2. JonM

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    Very wise to replace the factory plastic grips. If you crack the left grip panel it can cause the gun to stop functioning as the grip panel is all that holds the trigger return bar spring in. Really bad for a duty or defensive gun your relying on.

    The hogue rubber panels are what's on my p220. The devolp a tackiness over time which is really good under sweaty hands but they don't bind on clothing or holster. Superb grip choice.
     
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  3. NGIB

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    It's absolutely necessary to have spare grips on hand for exactly the reasons you mention. That's the reason I shied away for the surplus P6s that were originally available (about 4 years ago) very cheap. Nobody had spare grips...
     
  4. Gojubrian

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    I think I'll be ordering some hogues for my new 239.
     
  5. NGIB

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    A wise idea as the 239 in .40 needs something besides the factory grips. My 239 wears Hogue's and they work very well...
     
  6. sweeper22

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    My P226 and BHP both wear Hogue wraparounds....fits me like a glove. A great $15 addition.

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  7. Gojubrian

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    Midwayusa has them for $18 and change. I think I'll get them there and an extra magazine. :)
     
  8. sweeper22

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    I recommend Mec-Gar mags for your Sig. They cost less than the Sig factory mags, and are as good...and often better than Sig's.

    I've paid $15-20 less per mag (P226) on mags that I honestly consider "upgrades" over the facotory versions.
     
  9. Gojubrian

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    Ok, thanks!!
     
  10. kdog

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    I prefer the Sig E² grip conversion on mine, since I have smaller hands.
     

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  11. Gojubrian

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    Can you describe those? Where do you get them?
     
  12. kdog

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    I bought them here in germany.
    Sig came out and offered the conversion grip for older Sig P226 and P229`s. In the US they only seem to sell to LEO`s, but Sig also had an offer running for $99,- for the kit including installation.

    The shop I bought the kit from, also sells internationally, but there is a cusoms fee of € 70,- to the normal shipping costs.

    The E² grip kit ist fairly simple. A new hammer strut and hammer strut seat, aswell as a new decocking lever ist supplied with the grip. If you have the ol style hammer strut with the long hammer spring, you have to buy a new hammer spring aswell.
    Installation is about 15 to 20 mins and pretty easy. I made up a manual with pictures, how to install the kit.

    Accordign to the shop I bought the kit from, a dealer in Texas shold also have the kits. But you won`t find them on the webshop. You have to cann them and ask, if they have them.
    We are the leading distributor of SIG P210,Hammerli pistols, grips and accessori - Roco FirearmTechnology, LLC

    All in all, if you have smaller hands and tehrefor slight problems gripping the double stack P226/P229`s, the E² grip is a very nice alternative.

    Here ist the manual:
    http://files.kensmith.de/Manual_for_installing_the_P226_E2_Grip_Kit_EN.pdf
     
  13. NGIB

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    The Hogue panels came in today and I already put a set on my 228 - they're about perfect. Not much thicker than the factory plastic grips but they feel 1000% better in the hand. Highly recommend these for anyone searching for something less slippery than the stock grips while not increasing the grip size by much...
     
  14. Gojubrian

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    I'm going to add the hogues to mine. How about mags? Where's the best place to get an extra mag or two?
     
  15. NGIB

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    I buy 98% of my mags at CDNN. If they don't have them my 2nd choice (and for all things Sig) is Topgunsupply.com...
     
  16. sweeper22

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    I browsed around just out of curiousity...and it doesn't appear P239 mags are sold under the MecGar name. Truth be told, the Sig-labeled P239 mags are almost certainly made by MecGar.

    Anyway, just something for folks to keep in mind. Be it BHP, Beretta M9, or various Sig or CZ models, MecGar always offers at least equal quality (to factory name) mags at a savings of what seems like 40%. This applies to pretty much every mag they make, save 1911's.
     
  17. Gojubrian

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    Yeah, I couldn't find anything but Sig 239 mags. I did find some for $31 though.
     
  18. NGIB

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    As an update, I put the Hogue grips panels on both my P228 and P229 and I shot the P229 last night at the action shoot. I am extremely pleased with these grip panels as they provide a nice grip and good feel but are not nearly as bulky as the wrap around variety. I highly recommend these if you're looking for something better than the stock plastic grips...
     
  19. armsmaster270

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    Hogue on my 220 and Crimson Trace on my 226/357Sig
     
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