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P229

Discussion in 'The Sig Sauer Club' started by Scamp, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Scamp

    Scamp Geaux Tigers!

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    Any advice / info on the P229? Thinking about picking up a used one here locally and was wondering what to look for. Are they very reliable? Any known problems? Value of a used one?
     
  2. camaro_dave

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    sig p229 SAS is what i carried for about a year. being a bulky gun i still loved carrying it. never had any issues. didnt like shooting it at first. the rail sat higher than i was used to and the angle was a bit odd. but i got used to it.
    go for it. you wont regret it
     


  3. TACC GLOCK

    TACC GLOCK SEMPER FIDELIS

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    I agree with the weight issue, but I thought the extra weight made it a great shooter. Still have mine and would not ever get rid of it.
     
  4. tx787

    tx787

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    Great guns very reliable. Only thing better in that size is a p228
     
  5. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    They're most likely reliable since the United States Secret Service and Air Marshalls carry them.

    The Navy SEALs carry its big brother, the P226.
     
  6. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Unless you want it in .357 Sig or .40 S&W like this one. :)


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  7. Defender77

    Defender77

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    My P229r was bought brand new last yr and the frame rail on the left side has a gouge down to the bare metal, and now the right side is starting to form one too.

    Gun shoots fantastic despite that but I would have gotten a Glock had I known about the wear issue... disappointing for an $864 gun that only comes with one mag.
     
  8. Defender77

    Defender77

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    I go to the range once a month and fire about 50 - 100 shots for the Sig, less now that ammo prices have risen.
     
  9. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    There was a period of time where Sig left burrs on the slide causing the condition you describe.

    Some of the Sig pistolsmiths recommend checking for burrs and, as always, use grease (Slide Glide is my favorite) on the slide rails.
     
  10. My dept has carried them for the past 13 years. The first set we had for ten years and the only failure was one officer bent the slide release (Don't know how) about three years ago we traded in the orginal for new ones with rails and night sights and we have not had a single issue with the new ones. (There are 33 guys on my dept all carry the sig 229 on duty).
     
  11. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    The children should understand that the Swiss and German arms of Sig have been making combat weapons long before Gaston was even making plastic shower curtain rings. :supergrin:
     
  12. bigdollars

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    boo-ya u tell em cobra:number1::highfive::perfect10::elephant::bluesbrothers:
     
  13. Defender77

    Defender77

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    Thanks for the info! Wish I had used the grease sooner.
     
  14. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

  15. Defender77

    Defender77

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    Glock 17L *GLOCKAHOLIC*

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    SIG recomends the use of TW-25B on their pistols..
    They are a bit top heavy but that's the extra weight of the stainless slide as compaired to the P228s carbon steel slide..
    Also every SIG I ever saw came with "TWO" magazines or three on LEO pistols..
    There great guns & the TW-25B realy smooths the trigger bar, hammer & slide..
    And yes SIG came up with the design of the modified Browning breach block that Glock now uses as well on the P220..
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2010
  17. Defender77

    Defender77

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    For a while I think SIG was selling their guns with only a single mag...I read this on other forums too.

    Maybe SIG switched back to giving more mags.


    Either way if I could do it all over again I would have gotten a Glock 19 or something similar.

    Oh well....
     
  18. Defender77

    Defender77

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    My P229 also came with no gun grease on the rails, only lube.

    I also read the owner's manual front to back and cannot recall SIG ever advising that I use gun grease on the rails, instead of just lube.


    Also, my friend has a 100% German made SIG and the rails are PERFECT....no gouges in the rails whatsoever, not even a single scratch.




    Unlike my P229.....where part of it is made in Exeter New Hampshire and the other part in Germany.
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2010
  19. PAPACHUCK

    PAPACHUCK

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    My P229R in 9mm is the most accurate handgun I've ever owned. Period. For me, that is. I've owned it for a few years now and it hasn't done anything but run perfectly. My vote is..............................









    GIT-U-1.
     
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