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New Sp2022 vs. Used P6/P225

Discussion in 'The Sig Sauer Club' started by drumr04, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. drumr04

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    With part of my tax return this year I'd like to get a 2nd Sig. Bud's has new 9mm SP2022's for $399. Centerfire has police trade in P6's for the same price. Which would you guys recommend? This will mainly be a range gun however I usually end up getting a holster for every pistol I buy so it may get carried even if it's only to the range and back...

    Is $400 even a good price for a P6 in the condition centerfire has pictured on their website? It seems like a lot of wear but as long as the gun functions properly I don't mind. I just don't want to pay $400 for a worn out gun that may only be worth $350...
     
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  3. backbore

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    That 2022 is a good gun. I had the same choice and went with a pair of P6's. The magazines for the P6 are pricey (about twice the price of a mag for a 2022) and the triggers are heavy (yes you can change the hammer spring like I did). I love my P6's but if you have both pistols to choose from I say go with the 2022.

    Sample magazine prices: http://www.cdnninvestments.com/sigsauer.html
     
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  4. drumr04

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    Thanks for the input. There's a gun show like 5 mins from my house next month so I think I'll see if they have any deals on either gun there. If I can't find anything there I think I'll go for the SP2022 from Buds...
     
  5. fowler

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  6. SIGSAREBETTER

    SIGSAREBETTER Teh Pieman

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    I have a p6 and a 2009. Love both, but in your shoes I'd go the new SIG route.
     
  7. BailRecoveryAgent

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    As the proud owner of a SIG SP2022 in 9mm, I can highly recommend it. I chose to implement it into the role of everyday carry gun over my Glock, thats how much I like it. (I've since sold the Glock, shhh, don't tell nobody.)

     
  8. NoJoy

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    Both are great guns. I have the SP2022 in 9mm and the trigger is great. If you want a gun that holds 15 rounds go with the SP2022, if you want the single stack gun for a smaller grip, go with the P225.
     
  9. fowler

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    The early 225/P6 will not feed alot of HP bullets ,but the later will. Allso the welded carbon slides are not as durable as the one piece stainless slides of the 2022 auto,s. When the Navy Special Warfare Center wanted the Sig 226 they wanted the one piece stainless Nitron slides for there better rust proofing and stronger one piece slide for hotter 9mm ammo. For collecters most want safe queen carbon welded slides and German Proof marks,but in the real world there not as strong or durable as the new guns. I don,t want weaker auto,s or ammo sensative feeders. I want a strong combat auto. The Sig 2022 is very good.
     
  10. backbore

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    Durability of the carbon steel slides is not an issue. Stainless is not rust proof. Pick the one you like best and shoot it a lot and enjoy it.
     
  11. domindart

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    the 2022 is what IM picking up.... there is a video on youtube of a group shooting the 2022 5000 times straight.
     
  12. Gimp

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    I flat love my P6...and have never seen the 2022. But the answers in this thread seem to throw this in the "all other things being equal" barrel, and all other things being equal, new with a warranty probably tops used in good condition with a history.

    My tuppence
     
  13. I love the P6/225. I've got a P6 and just bought a Montage Suisse 225. So far as not being able to reliably feed HP ammo, like Fowler said, it's pretty much hit and miss. I've put plenty of HP's through my P6 with the older style feed ramp (newer style came out in '89 I believe) and not had issues, others have, so if you plan to use it for defense, make sure you test it with your load. These guns are also said to have feeding issues with 147 grain bullets as well, so it's typically recommended not to go heavier than 124. I've fired 124's through mine with no issues and that's the weight I use for my defense loads.

    So far as hot loads go, SIG says these guns are ok for +P, just not a lot of it. That being said, I've read on the interwebs that the standard load for many of the European PD's carrying this piece was 124 grain NATO standard which is basically +P. Again, this is the internet and a lot of what's said is heresay.

    You can find alot of info on these on the sig forum and there's a decent write-up here http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/Critical Look at SIG Sauer P225.htm

    Whichever one you buy, I don't think you'll be disappointed. And don't forget, POST PICS! :)
     
  14. fowler

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    One has to remember that the 225-P6 have the welded German carbon slides that the service life is rated at 50,000 rds and the 2022 can and has run 460,000 rds in the test guns for military LE trails. Plus no rust or slide failure & cracked frames. The 2022,s onepiece stainless slide rides on hard steel rails.
     
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  15. fowler

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    Youtube has a neat video of a Sig Sauer SP2022 firing 5000rounds at once. What a brutal test for the shooter. Sig worked like a champ.
     
  16. LDNN

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    You can't beat a P225...ergonomically and aesthetically. The 2022 is a beast in either department. Go for the classic.
     
  17. stopatrain

    stopatrain Lifetime Member

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    I like both and have both, glad I don't have to choose.
     
  18. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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  19. fowler

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    looking good P6/225 phased out of service, working&feeding good and longer 2022,phased into service current.
     
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  20. grecco

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    I prefer the sig 225/P6.
    They are both very good guns.
    I suggest try shooting both and see which one is more comfortable.
    You can not go wrong with either.
    IMHO...its are to compare metal v.s. polymer/single stack v.s hi cap.