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cheap Sig p6/225's...reliable???

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JackBauerWannabe, Jul 10, 2008.

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  1. JackBauerWannabe

    JackBauerWannabe Member

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    Ok so a local surplus shop is about to get a batch of German surplus 225/P6's next week....they are saying that they will be selling them off for $280 including two clips and a holster. If my dad purchased one of these pistols it would be used primarily as a target shooter/plinker but in the house it would be packed with hollowpoints and used (hopefully never needed) as a home defense weapon. will this pistol be strong and reliable if its ever depended on to cycle powerful hollowpoint rounds? i know these things are solid with FMJ rounds....
     
  2. redneckrepairs

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    They will be no more or no less reliable than any other sig and should as sigs do eat about any ammo . I am thinking of picking one up myself to go with my german police p7 HK .
     
  3. skinewmexico

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    Both of mine have run like tops so far. I did put a lighter spring in one of them, the DA trigger pull is a 1000 times better now. If you're really concerned, I think Sig will go thru it and replace anything that needs it for $79.
     
  4. ronnieevans40

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    I have a 229 and also own a glock 22 both are in SW40 and I love my SIG....It will eat anything I put in it is easy to clean and SIG parts are pretty cheap. Sounds like you have a good deal......Ron
     
  5. Tom Servo

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    The heavy trigger issue seems to vary quite a bit on the P225/P6. Mine came with a very good DA trigger, and most I've handled are good as well.

    I have come across a couple with Waltheresque DA triggers on P225's made in the 1990's, but I've no idea why they came that way.

    The surplus P6 specimens out there seem to be pretty good.

    And, yeah, they're reliable :cool:
     
  6. VHinch

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    As with any gun you may use in a defensive role, you need to ammo test for reliability with whatever ammo you choose as a self defense load.

    Specific to the P6, some of these have the older barrel ramp and do not feed certain JHP's well, but if you do reliability testing as you should, you will find a JHP that will work.
     
  7. JackBauerWannabe

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    thanks guys! www.aimsurplus.com is the place that will have them for $270...since i live close to their headquarters ill go down there and look through them when they get the shipment. Are there any tips you guys can give me on picking one out, or is it basically just about finding the one with the least amount of holster wear? i guess i need to do some research on choosing used guns....
     
  8. rcmodel

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    Holster wear seems to be about it.

    Apparently, the German Police are not big into shooting thier guns enough to actually ever wear them out.

    rcmodel
     
  9. Rinspeed

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    I've heard some of the 225s have issues with hollow points but I'm not so sure it's true.
     
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    I am a dyed in the wool CZ man, but I wish I had the extra $ to grab a P6. I doubt we will ever see a deal on SiG like this again in our lifetimes.
     
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    My P6 (1978) looks like heck, but it's been 100%. I only have about 50 hollowpoints through it though.

    Decent accuracy too.
     
  12. Ukraine Train

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    Definitely get one! I traded for one at a gun show recently. The guy said he would have sold it for $300, though. Mine came with two magazines and had very minor wear. Some of the others at the show were very worn and some others looked as good as mine so try to get a handpick or if you're there in person ask to see a bunch of them and pick a good one. Magazines and spare parts are hard to find, that seems to be about the only issue with them. I shot mine yesterday for the first time. Around 60 WWB with no issues. The DA trigger is heavy but SA is nice. Just a little takeup and then a crisp break.
     
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    Don't be afraid to dry fire the heck out of that 225. All my Sigs have seen thousands of dry fires with no problems. Not only does it help you to become a better shot it will smooth up the action nicely over time.
     
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    +1. I got one at a gunshow in the spring and I'm not even a big fan of sigs. But that gun at that price just can't be beat.
     
  15. JackBauerWannabe

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    sounds good!!! i just found out that pro mag sells spare 225 clips for $30....both the normal 8 round and some extended 10 round one. and i guess if i needed anything else i would have Sig take care of me. sounds like i gotta be first in line when the shipment comes in!!!:D

    ooh by the way....there really is no difference between the P6 and the 225 besides the fact that the P6's were just dedicated to the German cops...right??
    i know the P6 has that little notched hammer but other then that they both are exactly the same? :rolleyes:
     
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    Not exactly the same. P6 has a (much) heavier double action trigger. You may actually hate it, but it's solved pretty easily. I haven't changed mine out, and I still CCW it. But I might change it for a 225 spring at some point. Single action pull is excellent.

    Oh and do a little research on the promags. Heard some bad things about one of the aftermarket mag manufacturers and it may have been promag; I can't recall .
     
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    Pro Mags are junk.
     
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    P25/P6 grips and mags are hard to find. otherwise, a great gun.
     
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    Thinking of picking up a P6 but I have some questions. I owned a 229 for a while but ended up getting rid of it because the grip was just a bit too large for my hands.

    Is the grip of the P6, being a single stack, any smaller? Would you say the P6 carries better than a 229?
     
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    Yes, smaller grip, should therefore for you carry better. The only "issue" then is the P6 sights are all black, no white dots or anything. Easy to fix, tho'!
     
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    Hi-Viz has front sights on closeout.
     
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    My P6 sights are the standard Sig dot-bar arrangement. Mine was made in 1992.
     
  23. rcmodel

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    I took my white-dot stock SIG P6 sights off and put Meprolites on.

    I would have much rather had all black sights on mine in the first place, because the white-dots just wash out the sight picture in bright sunlight.

    rcmodel
     
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    I examined literally dozens of them and all had black sights. These were all 1985 and older models, though. Maybe I overgeneralized. Apologies!
     
  25. rcmodel

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    No apologies necessary.

    Mine has an 11/97 BOD, and came with standard white-dot sights.

    rcmodel
     
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