Just got my first SIG SAUER!!!


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magjag
March 27, 2013, 08:00 PM
Hey guys! Just got back with my very first Sig, and I must say im pretty excited to shoot this rig! I have owned glocks, smiths, hks, etc, but i ALWAYS wanted to get my hands on a Sig... Well anyway i was in the Cabela's by my home and I came across this P229 DAK in 40 S&W in the Gun Library. Now i have never bought a used firearm before so i was a bit nervous, but the firearm looked to be in great condition with zero handling marks I attached some pics, my only real concern is that their seems to be a little mark on the edge of the slide where it looks like the finish wore off? Is this normal for a sig? Thanks for the info and wisdom guys, ill give you a range report hopefull this weekend!

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magjag
March 27, 2013, 08:02 PM
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Robbins290
March 27, 2013, 08:04 PM
Congrats man. Just be very careful. They tend to multiply. They are very, very nice handguns. Make sure you keep the rails lubed with grease

J2FLAN
March 27, 2013, 08:14 PM
Pretty sure you will really like the 229. I bought mine about 15yrs ago with both the 357 & 40 barrels. The gun has never missed a beat, still accurate, still looks good, just a little holster wear. I use 1911s for range work, the 229 to guard the house.

REJones
March 27, 2013, 10:11 PM
Horsemen your SIG is in excellent shape. Finish wear like yours is perfectly normal for a SIG (I have 3 and they don't look this good). It'll take a lot worse than that to damage a gun this tough.

OldBrownDog
March 28, 2013, 12:11 AM
Nice! I've been wanting a SIG when I get around to getting a 9mm.

9mmepiphany
March 28, 2013, 01:23 AM
Be sure you use grease on the rail, rather than oil, it minimizes wear and prolongs the life of the frame

bannockburn
March 28, 2013, 06:06 AM
magjag

Congrats on your first SIG. My first one was a P-226 and I bought it mainly because it had really great ergonomics and fit my hand perfectly. A couple of years ago I was looking for a home defense gun, preferably with a rail, and came across a LNIB P-229E2 that came with factory night sights and two extra mags. Loved everything about it, especially the price, and bought it. Picked up a SIG STL-900L laser/light module for it and it's now set-up just the way I want it for home defense.

OilyPablo
March 28, 2013, 06:35 AM
Where is your 357Sig barrel?

M-14 Warrior
March 28, 2013, 11:17 AM
I just picked up a Sig P226, 9mm,TacOps last week and am looking forward to giving it a try now that the weather is clearing up here. Local PD here carried the 9mm 226 for years adn had great service from them.

OregonJohnny
March 28, 2013, 06:05 PM
Congratulations. My first and only Sig is my current home defense gun - a P220 Carry Elite Dark. It's by far the nicest semi-auto I own, and I would buy another Sig in a heartbeat if I had the need and the spare cash.

I've never tried one of the DAK Sigs, but would like to someday.

Fremmer
March 28, 2013, 08:09 PM
Nice sig, looks almost new! Good find.

PS229
March 28, 2013, 08:27 PM
I have a P229 E2 in .40 cal also, and wondered if anyone can recommend a type of grease for the slide. I haven't shot it yet but am looking forward to it.

Thanks

OilyPablo
March 28, 2013, 08:44 PM
A light synthetic grease. I use Amsoil spray grease.

9mmepiphany
March 28, 2013, 08:50 PM
The usual recommendations are Slide Glide (med) and Lubriplate

Here (http://grayguns.com/lubrication-of-sig-sauer-pistol-rails/) is the ultimate lubrication guide for the SIG Classic P-series

Fremmer
March 28, 2013, 08:59 PM
Yup, I followed the grease advice and my new sig ran like a top. No noticeable wear on the rails after the first range session, either. I used tetra grease because that's what they had, and it worked just fine.

SigP229R
March 29, 2013, 03:18 PM
I have a 229 TT that I bought used (CPO) several years ago and a P6 used German police pistol the P6 doesn't look all that good but neither one has ever skipped a beat. You will not regret it and like someone else has already said iff-en yall ain't careful they will multiply.

wgsigs
March 29, 2013, 05:46 PM
I use Slide Glide myself, but I believe TW-25B lube in a Sig-marked tube is what usually comes with new Sig guns.

9mmepiphany
March 29, 2013, 08:31 PM
TW-25B is what I used when I carried a SIG as a duty gun. A heavier grease is a better choice when training or for serious practice

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