One of the last NIB P228's....


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ny32182
March 14, 2006, 05:17 PM
...is heading my way this month. I'm happy about it.:D

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Black Majik
March 14, 2006, 08:18 PM
Mmm... sweet.

Shoot the bejeezus outta it. Oh yeah, pics! :)

ny32182
March 15, 2006, 08:07 AM
Yeah, they are discontinued in the USA. There are still a few left at dealers NIB, and of course they will be on the auction sites for reasonable prices for a while, I think...

Rob96
March 15, 2006, 08:16 AM
They are no longer available to the US civilian market.:(

ny32182
March 15, 2006, 11:48 PM
The stamped slide 228 was considered obsoleted by the milled slide 229 that is similar in size, and can be had in 9/.357/.40.

The 226 will be around for some time to come, though only in milled slide configuration. I have one in .40; it is a great gun. I've ccw'd it for a while, but now I'm ready to move on to something a little lighter for that purpose.

silverlance
March 16, 2006, 12:28 PM
with the milled 229, though, is that it is no longer a german-made gun.

well, at least, not completely.

the frame is still german-made, but the slide is now made in exeter, NH.

the coloration is also different between the two.

i personally believe that the 50/50 229 is inferior in construction to the 100 228.

i should know - we have both.

that said, the 229 is still a very fine gun.

Radjxf
March 16, 2006, 02:37 PM
For those of you who have a P228 and P229, are there any differences in the grip size and feel? I also posted this ques on the SigForum and so far have gotten mixed opinions.
Used pricing already seems kinda high, since they've been discontinued.

TomN
March 16, 2006, 08:56 PM
Actually they are making some Sigs completely in the US now. I've seen this in the P220, P226, and P229s. I miss the all-german models.:(

jaysouth
March 16, 2006, 10:40 PM
Sez who?

I have heard this many times in the past, only to find that they are being imported again.

Sig has even abetted the rumor by deleting them from their catalog for a spell now and then.

If they have been discontinued, there must be millions in inventory. Every time I go to a gun show, I see new ones on tables.

Ditto for the Browing HP. According to errornet BS and Gunshow vendor BS, they have been discontiured for several years. But eveytime you go in a large gun shop, there are two or three new ones that they just put out.

By the way, a dealer near here just got in two brand new Sig 225s. One with, one without factory nightsights dated 05. Errornet BS has these guns being discontiured seveal years ago.

Rob1035
March 16, 2006, 10:53 PM
So if the 228 is no longer available in the US, what does that mean for the folks issued the M11 (or whatever the official 228 is called)?

mmike87
March 16, 2006, 11:43 PM
The stamped slide 228 is definitely a better feeling, better balanced weapon than the top-heavy P229. I also own one of each. I like my 229, but the 228 does feel better and point better for me.

XLMiguel
March 16, 2006, 11:50 PM
As jaysouth said, this happens from time to time as SIG hustles to fill military or LEO contracts, the commercial supply of 228's dries up for a while.

They will likely continue to be available on the auction sites and at gun shows, though some sellers will try to take advantage of the perceived shortage. Be patient, shop around . . . .

I agree that the 228 feels better in hand than the 229 (which I fnd a bit top-heavy), but both are fine handguns.

dsk
March 17, 2006, 12:42 AM
I think SIG should be chastised for dropping the P225 from the US market also. :fire:

Rob96
March 17, 2006, 06:04 AM
So if the 228 is no longer available in the US, what does that mean for the folks issued the M11 (or whatever the official 228 is called)?


It is no longer available to US civilians.

ny32182
March 17, 2006, 09:14 AM
Does anyone with a 228 have a set of Hogue rubberized finger groove grips on it? I have a set on my 229ST (the package is marked for the 228 and 229). I ordered an extra set yesterday, but I'm not sure if I'm actually going to install them or not.

Pilot
March 17, 2006, 10:24 AM
Does anyone with a 228 have a set of Hogue rubberized finger groove grips on it? I have a set on my 229ST (the package is marked for the 228 and 229). I ordered an extra set yesterday, but I'm not sure if I'm actually going to install them or not.

I have a set of the Hogue rubber grips on my P228. I don't really like them as I think it makes the grip to thick. It came with the Hogues from CDNN when I bouth it. I'm looking for a set of the regular Sig plastic grips to install. I'd be willing to trade the Hogues or purchase the Sig grips if anyone has them.

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