Sig P225/P6 questions


April 16, 2008, 11:37 AM
Im turning 21 on Monday and I was thinking about ordering one from AIM for a first pistol. I would like to at least like to handle one before I buy it. Is there any other frames that are similar to the 225? How does the 226 compare besides being a little thicker?

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April 16, 2008, 11:41 AM
The P225/P6 is similar in size to the P239, but is not quite as top-heavy. The P226 has a longer grip frame and slide/barrel.

April 16, 2008, 11:44 AM
OK thanks. Where in Texas are you from? Im in DFW. Is there any local stores around here I should look at?

April 16, 2008, 01:27 PM

I just got mine from dan's ammo. Good shape overall.

One thing about that firearm: It is big and heavy. It holds only 8 rounds. It is not perfect for CCW.

The trigger is very heavy in DA mode. In SA mode, it is still a lot heavier than my S&W 5906.

Thank you

April 16, 2008, 01:34 PM
I wouldn't say the P6 feels like a 239 at all - in my hands it feels most like a 226.

The 229/228 with the stock smooth plastic grips feels much slimmer in my hand, and the 239's grip is much shorter.

I've had my P6 for a few months and have put a 1000 rounds of WWB through it with no issues, and it's far more accurate than I am.

April 16, 2008, 01:36 PM
I already own a 228 and am wondering if the size difference merits buying a 225. Does anyone have any specs such as weight, length, etc. for the 225.

April 16, 2008, 02:45 PM
I wouldn't say the P6 feels like a 239 at all - in my hands it feels most like a 226.
To my hands, my P226 feel larger and my P239 feels about the same as my P6. The P6 is a little more butt-heavy than the P239, but their overall dimensions are really fairly similar.


The backstrap of the P6/P225 is longer than the P239, but with the mag in place the grip frontstrap is about the same length, the width of the grip is very similar, and the overall length and height are pretty close.

April 16, 2008, 03:57 PM
OK, here you go.

The P225 or P6 is a single stack 9mm. It is no longer made by Sig for US import. It is made with a stanped slide (or folded slide). It uses a single stack magazine that holds 8 rounds. The grip angle is the same as a P220. The P225 is a smaller 9mm version of the full size P220.

The P239 is the newer (still made) Sig sub-compact. It comes in 9mm (8 round magazine), .40S&W, and .357sig (7 round magazine). Its' slide is milled out of a solid block of steel.

The P239 is on the left.

The P228 and P229 are Sigs compact models. They are the same size and use the same holsters (non railed versions of the P229).
The P228 (no longer made for US import, but every now and then some new one come over :scrutiny: ) uses a double stack 9mm. The mags hold 13 rounds. It is made with a stamped slide.

The P229 uses a double stack magazine. It is available in 9mm (13 round mags - uses same mags as a P228), .40S&W and .357sig (12 round mags). Its' slide is milled out of a solid block of steel.

The only picture I have of a P228 and P225 together is this one. The size is very comparable. The main difference is the width of the grip due to the double stack magazine.

The P225 is on top.

The P226 is the full sized Sig. It uses a double stack magazine and is available is 9mm (15 round mags), .40S&W and .357sig (12 round mags). The older ones were made with stamped slides, the newer ones with solid milled slides.

The P229 is on the left.

The P220 is the full size Sig. It uses a single stack magazine and is currently available in only .45acp. It uses either a 7 round (old) or 8 round (new) magazine. It is the same size as the P226 and uses the same holsters. The grip angle is slightly different and the P226 grip is a little bit wider due to the double stack magazine.

The P220 is on the left

Hope this helps! :)

April 16, 2008, 05:40 PM
Thanks for all the info. I held one today at a local shop and really liked it. He was asking $485 but it was refurbished by SIG. I think Ill go with AIM because of the two mags it comes with.

April 16, 2008, 05:53 PM
1BLINDREF - that was superb. Thanks! :)

April 16, 2008, 06:53 PM
Military Gun Supply in Fort Worth was the first place I saw these.

April 16, 2008, 07:22 PM
I ended up buying mine at a gun show here in Houston from Military Gun Supply. You can probably order it cheaper from AIMSurplus or Dans, but they have them in the DFW area.

I was thinking of getting a P229, but I keep thinking another P225 would be just as good. Decisions, decisions.

April 16, 2008, 07:30 PM
I just talked to MGS. I can order it on the net and go there and pick one out. $320 out the door isn't bad for a SIG

April 16, 2008, 07:35 PM
I'm kindof contemplating the possibility of one for carry, though I fear it might be too large. That being said, when else am I going to have the opportunity to get a Sig for $300?

I'm essentially planning to buy it, get a set of replacement parts, then make two upgrades as I can justify the money: a) get the slide/barrel refinished by Robar with their NP3 finish. ( and b)

April 16, 2008, 07:41 PM
To whomever posted about having a 228 and thinking about maybe getting a 225.

Don't. They are the same size. The 228 has better capacity and the grip is more comfortable (for me anyway.)

I am telling you this, because I own a 225, and I wish it was a 228.

Don't get me wrong. I love the 225. It is my carry gun and a sweet range gun as well.

But the 228 is better.

Janos Dracwlya
April 16, 2008, 08:27 PM
I have a P225 and it has been my carry gun for almost seven years, both in a fanny pack and IWB holster. I love it, and it has never given me any problems. I would like to get another while they are out there at such good prices; I paid $400 (with three magazines total) in 2001, and counted (and still count) myself very lucky.

I've also owned a P226 and it was a fine gun too, though not so good for CCW.

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