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Favorite P226 or P229 version

Discussion in 'The Sig Sauer Club' started by TSAX, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. James Dean

    James Dean

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    Nice Very Nice
     
  2. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Thanks.

    It's holding up well so far with 20k on the clock. :)

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  3. James Dean

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    What grips are those. I'm picking up my 229 Elite stainless this week. ( Its in I'm waiting on my permit to pick it up) I read that some change out the wood grips to make it smaller.
     
  4. The Retired Sarge

    The Retired Sarge "The Sarge"

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    Stock 229 in 40 with SIGLites, DA/SA. Just plain works well. Bill
     
  5. jamesbern

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    Agreed! I love mine!

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  6. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Those are just the standard stock plastic grips. I don't think there are any wood grips that are thinner. I put Nill grips on my 229 and found they are too fat for a double stack and replaced with the standard ones.

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    Now, I only have wood on the 232 and 239

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    And Crimson Trace on the 220...

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  7. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Very nice James!
     
  8. ottomatic

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    I took off the (beautiful) wood grips off my 226 Elite and replaced them with Hogues. I thinking now of getting the new E2 series grips. They feel AWESOME! Very similar to a CZ75.
     
  9. James Dean

    James Dean

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    That has to be one of the best looking Auto's I've ever seen.
     
  10. James Dean

    James Dean

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    Is sig going to make the stainless elite with E2 grips?
     
  11. Two Guns

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    I like the P229 Gen 2 SAS . I don't like rails or bevertails on my Sigs.
     
  12. Warhorse

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    In P226 I prefer the W. German folded steel slide models.
     
  13. James Dean

    James Dean

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    Thats my next Sig
     
  14. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Were the West German folded steel slides superior to the German steel slides?

    Did the German reunification in 1989 have an effect on the slides?

    Why is a formed and welded carbon slide superior to a CNC machined stainless steel slide?


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  15. Warhorse

    Warhorse

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    I do not claim to be a Sig Sauer expert, these answers are just my opinion.
     
  16. Glock 17L

    Glock 17L *GLOCKAHOLIC*

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    I prefer the older, In my case 1993 SIG Sauer P229 in 40 & 357 SIG.
    I haven't handled one of the e2 SIGs yet but think the slimmer grips could be great..
     
  17. backbore

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    No.

    No.

    It's not superior. It's different. carbon steel slides are lighter and only came with internal extractors. Stainless milled slides are heavier and the newer ones have external extractors, the older ones internal.
     
  18. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    My comments in post #34 were rhetorical. The images shown are that of my all stainless steel P226ST. I cannot notice the 1.5 ounce weight differential between the carbon vs. one piece, CNC machined, stainless slide. Sig went to stainless in the new 229 to accomodate .40 S&W and .357 Sig pressure requirements in the 229 which later migrated to the 226.

    Regardless, I prefer stainless. :)


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  19. backbore

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    Hey Cobra, I didn't realize those questions were rhetorical. I thought it was a newbie asking them. I shoulda taken the time to see who posted and I would have known better, :) .
    One more thing. I never get tired of your pics.