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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Sechott, May 20, 2020.
It came with 15 round mags, 9mm.
I have the exact same Sig, same numbers and date on the box. I purchased it new this summer, 2020, to compliment my Sig P229 .40 S&W purchased in 2000. Not sure if the slide is stainless steel - not engraved on the slide as is the case with my .40 S&W 229. It is my understanding that at one time the 9mm slides were stamped rather than stainless. At the time the stamped slides did not work well with the advent of the .40 S&W cartridge so were replaced with SS slides??
Regardless, I love my TF2378779 Special Config variant P229.
All P229 slides are stainless, P228 were stamped steel until they started making them in the US. There isn’t much difference between a modern 228/229
Good to know. Thanks!
The P229 was the first Sig designed for 40S&W. It used a P228 frame, but had a stainless steel slide.
2. Stainless slide P228: Only 2 examples are known, from a production run of two, in Sept 2007. The slide is machined stainless legacy slide of the P229 style. The guns were officially rollmarked P228s and released as such. They were supposed to have been evaluated by the NJ State Police for possible adoption at the time.
I wonder who owns them now? Might be worth something.
What's a W229? What's the W mean?
Nice, I feel that the 229s with short extractor are more reliable too. Ive read many reports of fte on the new long extractor 229-1 and have experienced it myself. No issues with the legacy and don’t really hear about it
Too bad they don't make those with the thinner frame of the early 229s and the 228.
Just that little bit thinner grip makes all the difference to me (and no, I don't like the E2, too rounded for my tastes).
I guess it mean “custom works”, since it isn’t a cataloged item. Instead of “custom shop” Sig uses “works”.
The W means it was a produced from one of several special pricing programs such as government or LE sales.
Thanks for the info, guys! That's really awesome.
OP, beautiful gun!
Sweet gun! I bought mine in '93 (still have it). The only thing I did was switch out the short reach trigger for the longer one. Enjoy!
ETA: Mine's the .40 cal
Nice a 228 frame with 229 marks. Rare bird and a nice find. Seems like a law enforcement contracted overage.
A good friend of mine has a 229 in .40. The SP2022 and that 229 are the best shooting .40s ive ever shot. Sig seems to find a way to mute the snappiness of 40. Like an all steel 1911 to 45. Makes it a lot softer and more fun to shoot.
nice pup btw.
Thanks he's a Bernese, 7 months old. Your's looks like a Sennenhund too?
GSMD, 8 months old. Very cool.