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Which 9mm Sig?

Discussion in 'The Sig Sauer Club' started by 2much2do49, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. 2much2do49

    2much2do49

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    Hi everyone!

    I currently have a Glock 21SF but am interested in getting a Sig 9mm. I shot my local range instructors P228 (circa 1989) and loved it! Very smooth. But I'm not sure which Sig to get?

    A lot of folks love the West German P228's. I also checked out all the versions of the P226, but I'm completely confused. I'll mainly use the gun at the range, and plan to eventually move into some competitive shooting, but I don't have $1,500 to spend on a high dollar Sig. Does anyone have any suggestions for a Sig newbie? If I go used, what is a decent price for a P226 or P228? Are any years better than others?

    Thanks!
    Ken
     
  2. 86brick

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    I recently traded in my used 2nd gen Glock 19 for a new SIG P226 and so far I am very happy with it after 200 rounds. I purchased it with the same main intention (range gun) and it has been great for me. At the local gun store I seen one used mid 90's SIG P226 for $575. It seemed like a nice gun, but it had some wear marks and I had heard about some issues with the older slides rusting so I passed on it for a new P226. I think if you looked hard enough you could probably find a used SIG P226 in decent condition for around $500-$600 from what I have seen. I think the P228's are a little harder to come by because it is discontinued and as such will be more expensive (in the $700-$800 range in good condition).
     


  3. fowler

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    I prefer the Sig 239 with slim grip for ccw. A pleasure to carry and shoot. In a Galco summer comfort IWB. I forget its there.
     
  4. backbore

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    You can find good used 226's for $550.00 or so and 2022's for $450.00. Just keep your eyes peeled on Gunbroker.com.
     
  5. pisc1024

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    If you don't mind me asking does your new 226 have the plastic guide rod? If so what are your thoughts on it?
     
  6. 86brick

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    Mine came with a steel guide rod, but to be honest I don't think the plastic guide rod is the worst thing. Have owned plenty of guns in the past with the plastic guide rod and never had any problems/failures. If you get one with a plastic guide rod it is cheap to replace if you are worried about it.
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2011
  7. pisc1024

    pisc1024 AASG

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    Yea, honestly I was thinking the same thing, but you know how the hype can get to you. I will be in the market for a 229 soon, so I was just trying to think if I should get a new one, or look around for a used one.
    Thanks for your reply.
     
  8. grecco

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    the P239 is a very nice pistol,
    just wish the grip was a bit longer.
     
  9. 86brick

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    Yep I hear ya on the hype. Honestly I don't think you can go wrong with either one. The 229 is nice, my brother is looking at getting a new one in .40 S&W.
     
  10. pisc1024

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    The .40 is what I'm interested in too. I need to expand the .40 collection.
     
  11. 2much2do49

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    Thanks everyone for the info! It looks like I've got some serious thinking to do!!

    Speaking of which, does anyone have a X5 AR? I've seen a few on-line but wasn't sure. Pretty pricey.

    Thanks,
    Ken
     
  12. HKLovingIT

    HKLovingIT Resident Evil

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    I have a P6 and a P239 that I like very much. I enjoy shooting the P6 a bit more. It's bigger and fits my hands better.
     
  13. 86brick

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  14. I just bought a brand new SIG 226 Enhanced Elite for $799. It'll be here on Wednesday and I am already drooling. I might try to carry this pistol once or twice but it will most likely serve its duty as a home defense weapon.
     
  15. PAPACHUCK

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    I have a P229R in 9mm and a P225/P6. Both are fine shooters.


    I would post a pic of my P229R, but BAC has just placed the bar way too high. OMG, that Sig of his is beautiful.
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2011
  16. Warhorse

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    The P229 was designed, and manufactured for the .40 cartridge.
     
  17. pisc1024

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    Yea, that's why I decided on the 229 over the 226. Plus I already have a 226 in 9mm. I'm just trying to decide if I want to look for a used one, or just go with a new one. Sigs are one of only a few semi autos I'll consider buying used. Decisions decisions decisions...
     
  18. Gary1911A1

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    Maybe I'm just getting old and stuck in my ways, but I still think the 228 is the best Sig 9MM ever made and since the OP has already shot one and loved it, I'd recommend he looked for a good used one or one of the newer ones with a rail.
     
  19. ImpeachObama

    ImpeachObama Fuhgettaboutit

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    Ditto with Gary's comment. The P229 in 40 is nice as I have one.
    That X-five is porn and should not be allowed on here. It makes me want to spend too much money.