Sig Sauer P224?


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Vodoun da Vinci
October 19, 2013, 06:48 PM
I searched and found some reference to them but not much definitive information. Does anyone at THR have a Sig Sauer P224? I'm extremely attracted to the decocker styled SA/DA pistols which I believe the P224 to be.

Can anyone give me a quickie review or some impressions? My chances of handling one locally are about zip and buying an MSRP $1100 pistol to try it is a little extreme even for me.

Thanks in advance!

VooDoo

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righteoushoot
October 21, 2013, 09:17 AM
I picked one up at a recent gun show. As far as "Feel" goes, it took me only a few seconds to realize it would not be the right gun for me. For me it felt very awkward. I used to own a P229.

I can't speak to the reliability or craftsmanship, but I quickly realized I would not be getting one, and I had been interested in checking one out since I saw it on one of those gun shows on the Outdoor channel. Maybe a magazine lip would have helped. YMMV.

Madcap_Magician
October 21, 2013, 11:40 AM
I have picked one up as well, but not shot it. It's basically a grip-chopped P229. I didn't like it much- the grip is too short for how fat it is. Sigs are perfectly comfortable with a full grip, but when you have the Sig fat grip combined with only getting two fingers on it, I just don't think it works. It was worse than a Glock 26/27/33, although with the baby Glocks you can just get a Pearce +0 extension and everything's good again.

maddy345
October 21, 2013, 04:25 PM
The review out of Gray Guns Inc hasn't been favorable due the the short recoil system.

Fishbed77
October 22, 2013, 04:55 PM
The review out of Gray Guns Inc hasn't been favorable due the the short recoil system.

Huh?

Almost all modern 9mm (and up) auto-loaders use a short recoil system of operation (Glocks, SIGs, 1911s, XDs, M&Ps, Hi-Powers, Walthers, Kahrs, Berettas, etc., etc., etc.).

About the only examples (9mm and up) I can think of off the top of my head that don't use short recoil are the HK P7 and Desert Eagle.


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Vodoun da Vinci
October 22, 2013, 05:44 PM
I found one yesterday at Scheels near here...on sale for $946. I handled it and got jiggy with the controls. I was a little put off on the decocking lever and it's location. I have handled Sigs before and not felt this odd in the hand.

Then I went comparison shopping in the gun case and compared it in hand with respect to access to the controls and point ability etc. to the Glock 26 (which I already own), to the Springer XD-9 subcompact, and to the Beretta PX4 Storm Subcompact. I think the Sig is gonna get left behind and my next purchase is gonna be the Beretta.

The Storm felt like an old friend in the hand and just came alive for me. The XD-9 is so much like the G26 that I liked it but not more than my existing Glock. The Sig? Not so much. I liked the Beretta and the fact that I can buy 2 Storm subcompacts for the price of one Sig P224 seals the deal. I'm a lover of the Beretta pistols in general for over 30 years and the PX4 subcompact, if it shoots like it feels in my hand, may give my new G26 a run for it's money in terms of being my primary CCW pistol.

The Sig P224 is a distant 4th place for "feel" and ergonomics. FWIW, I handled a Sig P229 immediately after this revelation and feel that if I need and want a Sig Sauer *this* would be the pistol. I liked the P229 a lot better and have no idea why other than it just has all the ergonomics, balance, and feel of quality and ergonomics that the P224 does not possess for me, in my hands.

I'm now salivating over the PX4 subcompact.

VooDoo

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