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New (to me) Sig P228 - I got an old friend back!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JDR, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. JDR

    JDR Well-Known Member

    I just picked up a nice Sig P228 at a decent price. I had one like it a few years back but had to sell it, and I regretted it ever since. But I have this one now and I plan on keeping it; shoots every bit as good as the 1st one and I even like the DA trigger pull on this one better than the first one!

    This one came with only one 13 rd. factory mag, I live in PA so I want to score a few more 13 round factory mags, CDNN had them for around $40, then I'm good to go!
  2. wojownik

    wojownik Well-Known Member

    Look at MecGar mags for your p228. MecGar made them for Sig anyway - same/better quality at almost half the price of factory mags. Plus the MecGar labeled mags are 15 round, while their Sig factory versions are 13 round.
  3. JDR

    JDR Well-Known Member


    Thanks for the tip on the MecGar 15 rounders, just ordered 2 of these from MecGar!
  4. wojownik

    wojownik Well-Known Member

    No problem. That p228 is one of my favorites, if not the favorite.

    My main complaint is that they are like Pringles ... you can't just have one :neener:
  5. wojownik

    wojownik Well-Known Member

    p.s. - you might want to check out Greg Cotes LLC or Top Gun Supply for good prices on MecGar items.
  6. JDR

    JDR Well-Known Member

    I just got the MecGar 15 rounders in the mail, these are the same as the Sig factory 13 rounder, except the factory mag is dimpled near the basepad to restrict 2 rounds. Now I'm good to go!
  7. LSCurrier

    LSCurrier Well-Known Member

    I have a Sig P228 West German version and could never part with it.

  8. snooperman

    snooperman Well-Known Member

    I also have a P228 and it is one of my favorite pistols. It is a classic SIG.
  9. Rob G

    Rob G Well-Known Member

    A few years ago I was able to purchase a German made P228 that was retired from the Swiss State Police. Not only do I love i but literally everybody I've ever let shoot it has loved it. You've just scored a fantastic gun OP now get out there and shoot it! :D
  10. JDR

    JDR Well-Known Member

    Over the holiday weekend, this P228 cycled some TulAmmo BrassMaxx ammo beautifully, and my G-17 choked on the same stuff. I'm not going to make a habit of using marginal quality ammo but it's good to know that I can use up the rest of this ammo with this gun! This P228 has a better DA/SA trigger than the first one I had, but this one has more holster wear on the slide; I thought about having it refinished but I'll leave it alone for now, it has character!
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2014
  11. kvtcomdo

    kvtcomdo Well-Known Member

    Congratulations on your find.

    The SIG P 228 is truly on of my favorite handguns.
  12. judgedelta

    judgedelta Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the tip on the MecGar Magazines. I've got a West "By God" German 228 that I've had so long that the lights have about gone out. It's time I got it out out and found out if it will still shoot...

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