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best 9mm ammo for sig 228

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by kave, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. kave

    kave

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    hey guys. just got a sig 228 that appears to be from 1991. wandering what ammo works best in an older sig. thanks.
     
  2. bucky_925

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    ANY! it will feed anything. I love mine.
     

  3. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    The new ammo will shoot just fine in "older" SIGs.
     
  4. SPIN2010

    SPIN2010 Searching ...

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  5. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    Whatever is cheapest. All of my Sigs eat cheap ammo just fine. Would recommend a new recoil spring.
     
  6. plouffedaddy

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    [ame]http://youtu.be/0YtWT9IwhhA[/ame]


    Skip ahead to 9:18 for some real world chrono data for a couple carry/defensive loads. (the barrels of the 229/228 are virtually identical)
     
  7. dnuggett

    dnuggett PRO 2A

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    I personally shoot only brass, but your Sig will handle everything you can find on the shelf. Well accept for shotshells. I wouldn't do that.
     
  8. fowler

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    Any standard factory 9/m is fine,just don,t shoot +P or +P+ other than for carry ammo. A mag of +p or +P+ won,t hurt your 228 to test feed. No body blast high$$ for target practice ,it's for defence only. Nice pistol.
     
  9. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    I personally wouldn't shoot Tula or Wolf through it, and I'm a big tula/wolf fan in my Glocks. I'd shoot the brass cased ammo. Federal or whatever your local big box has.
     
  10. CBennett

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    124 grain gold dots
     
  11. Apetrulis01

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    For range work work I would shoot anything through it (Tula, Wolf, Federal). As for defense 124gr +p speer gold dots. Speer Gold dots do there intented jobs very well.

    Adam
     
  12. Novocaine

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    Older 226 had problems with hot ammo, 228 is fine.
     
  13. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Any decent ammo will work fine. I use WWB for cheap practice and 124gr +P Gold Dots for carry. Same as all my 9mms.
     
  14. 12131

    12131 Monkeyboy CLM

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    What kind of problems?
     
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    Cracked slides. Kinda funny when people bash early Berettas for slides that couldn’t handle the diet of proof rounds and say the military should’ve gone with SIGs when early SIG slides would crack on occasion even with normal NATO rounds.

    Anyway, SIG started machining scallops into the slides to relieve the stress in strategic places and alleviate the problem. I have one of those early scalloped 226s and wouldn't dream to feed it with +P. Then SIG found more permanent solution. Not sure what it was, suspect it had more to do with metallurgy than with design per se. Pretty sure those changes were carried over into 228.
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    12131 Monkeyboy CLM

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    ^^^ Figured that's what you were referring to. Yeah, they're also affectionately referred to as "mud rails".
     
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    A SIG made in 1991 isn't old. My handles everything.

    Shoot the cheapest ammo you can find for practice and load it with the best ammo you can find for carry.
     
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    It should all be fine.

    Just shoot it. :)
     
  19. SigFTW

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    Congrats on the P228!