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Old 02-02-2013, 23:49   #1
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"New" to me W. German Sig P228

Did a foolish thing today and bought another firearm. Shame on me.

A while back I got a SWISS POLICE TRADE-IN

It is "well worn" to say the least, but a great firearm. I love shooting it, even tho it is only a 9mm

But I really like the 228 platform, and have been watching for others, and found this one today.

This is a police/government surplus pistol, which came with 3 magazines, SIG owner's manual, and in the original serial matched box. It has factory night sights too, but they are fading to dark, just like my swiss miss.

It has a KC date stamp, indicating it is a '92 model.

I'm pretty happy with this purchase, she will proly be a safe queen.

I found a W German P226 in similar condition, but I'm hesitant to snap it up, I like the ergonomics of the 228 better, but it may be a good investment piece to keep in the safe. Torn, am I ... decisions, decisions.

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Old 02-02-2013, 23:51   #2
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Old 02-02-2013, 23:53   #3
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Congrats, bruno!
Saw and followed this one on GB. Great catch, man.
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Old 02-02-2013, 23:58   #4
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Thanks monkeyboy! I happened upon it 10 minutes after it was listed, called the guy, and bought it.

You know your Sigs.

I'm thinking about gettin a P220 next, as I'm a 45 guy, but only have Glocks and a Springfield in that caliber, no Sig, yet.

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Old 02-03-2013, 00:02   #5
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Congrats, you got yourself a truly great 9mm





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Old 02-03-2013, 04:03   #7
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Hey Bruno, I noticed your gun has allen screws on the grips.. My WG P228 has flat-head screws. What's the difference, if any, on the models?
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:09   #8
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Nice find! I found the P226 to be a more accurate shooter though for me.
I have a Mecgar 15 rd mag and Hogue grip id sell If your interested let me know.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:01   #9
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Very nice. I've owned an early 90s model since 1999 and its my favorite handgun over all.
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Looks great, congrats on a great find. " You called the guy and bought it" You mean you made a deal over the phone on a auction? Or did you mean you called and asked some questions? Then won the auction.
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Thanks everybodies!

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Hey Bruno, I noticed your gun has allen screws on the grips.. My WG P228 has flat-head screws. What's the difference, if any, on the models?


You are more detail oriented than I, as I didn't even catch that. So this is a "modified," not stock P228.

The only thing I can think of is at some point in time, the original grip was swapped with a Hogue and then put back on.

Or, according to this SITE:

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Some details that need attention are the soft metal used in the grip screws, and the tendency for these screws to come loose if not extremely well-tightened. Fixes to these shortcomings are: use an exact-fit screwdriver when loosening or tightening the screws, replace the grip screws with hexhead grip bolts or use a Hogue or Pachmayer slip-on grip to secure the grip panels.
That is just a WAG on my part tho.

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Nice find! I found the P226 to be a more accurate shooter though for me.
I have a Mecgar 15 rd mag and Hogue grip id sell If your interested let me know.
I'm fixin to go work dogs, but will shoot you a PM tonight, thanks Scrappy!

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Looks great, congrats on a great find. " You called the guy and bought it" You mean you made a deal over the phone on a auction? Or did you mean you called and asked some questions? Then won the auction.
He included his phone number in the auction, so yea, I rang him up to ask questions, chatted a bit, and bought it now.
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Got it. It sure is a nice one. I just got pretty much the same package on a P226 from 1991. Love Sigs from that era. Enjoy and let us know how it shoots.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:20   #13
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<3 The 228.

I used to have one until I got a case of dumbass back in '99 and sold it because I was into .45s at the time.
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Drool! I waited a day too late on a beat up looking W German P228 with a DAK trigger installed. Best feeling trigger DAO I ever felt :( Shouldn't put money down on it right then.
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You are more detail oriented than I, as I didn't even catch that. So this is a "modified," not stock P228.

The only thing I can think of is at some point in time, the original grip was swapped with a Hogue and then put back on.

Or, according to this SITE:



That is just a WAG on my part tho.[/QUOTE]

Actually I like the allen look better myself. I thought maybe Sig switched at some point or something?

Mine is still unfired NIB w/2-13 round mags and I can't seem to bring myself to shoot it..It's that nice!
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My German 228 didn't fit my hand, in hindsight I should of kept it and put a short trigger in it. I still hold classic Sigs in very high regaurd, they are well made and very classy.
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My German 228 didn't fit my hand, in hindsight I should of kept it and put a short trigger in it. I still hold classic Sigs in very high regaurd, they are well made and very classy.
Yes, older Sigs are great
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Congrats on a great pistol.

I need one of those myself.
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OK, which one of you aholes snapped up the 226?

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My used P228 didn't come with box, but did come with a sweet pair of wooden grips.
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I can't see the "well worn". The pictures make it look awesome!!!
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bruno, if you do get around to putting it through its paces, i'm curious whether the sig night sites will shoot point of aim for you, or whether you need to utilize the 'sig'-version of combat site picture. my 228 (equipped with same sites) is the later; however, my 245 (standard sites) is pretty much point of aim.
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Mine is still unfired NIB w/2-13 round mags and I can't seem to bring myself to shoot it..It's that nice!
I'd be glad to shoulder that responsibility for you



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I can't see the "well worn". The pictures make it look awesome!!!
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I was referring to the one in my linked post. It is pretty worn.

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bruno, if you do get around to putting it through its paces, i'm curious whether the sig night sites will shoot point of aim for you, or whether you need to utilize the 'sig'-version of combat site picture. my 228 (equipped with same sites) is the later; however, my 245 (standard sites) is pretty much point of aim.
It will be a bit before I get it. The guy had a 226 in the same condition and I ordered it as well. I'll post up results once I finally get it to the range nosuchagency.

Riddle me this guys - will having SIG replace the siglites be safe value wise for this? Just replacing the dead lamps should be no biggie, right?
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