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New Sig P6 (225)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Detachment Charlie, Feb 28, 2008.

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  1. Detachment Charlie

    Detachment Charlie Member

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    Just got my Sig P6 (225) 9mm from CDNN. WOW!!! I paid the extra bucks for hand-select and this pistol looks virtually NIB.
    The only ding on the finish is on the forward tip of the trigger guard and is probably honest holster wear. Even the plastic grips have their sharp checkering. The breachface shows that at least one round was fired and there was a slight brass mark on the mag follower, but that’s all folks.
    A single “smiley” is on the top of the barrel, but not a mark on the top of the breach block.
    Other than these, NOT ONE SCRATCH...amazing.
    Even more amazing is shooting this thing. As our buddies the Brits say, “Spot on, mate.” The sites are simple, but perfectly regulated for social situations. The double-action trigger pull is stout (~ 12# SWAG), but smooth with a crisp break, sort of like a heavy old S&W. The double action feels more like its rolling with no stacking or staging.
    Single action was about 3.5 – 4# (SWAG), again featuring a crisp break and almost immediate re-set.
    Fired about 200 rounds, 50 were Speer Gold Dots. Only one failure to go into battery with the GDs. The piece was born in March `81, so I don’t know if it has the “later – will feed H-Ps style” barrel or whether I just got lucky. I’ll re-check photos of the new ramp style and compare.
    The piece is slim, light and fills the hand well. It’s a single stack, 8 rnds. It has one of those squared-off trigger guards that were in fashion at the time, and this one’s long enough to accommodate a gloved finger. Regardless, it seems to fit quite well in a Don Hume I have for my XD45 Service.
    So, for about $350, I have what appears to be a virtually new, if earlier generation, Sig.
    Who can complain? Not me.:neener:

    Pictures to come – if you want them.
     
  2. 12many

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    Congrats. I broke down in a fit of bordom and ordered on. I help one at a gun shop a while back and it is thin and had a good feel to it. Seems like a good CCW items. I have semi-big hands and it still felt good. I dried fired it and the SA pull seemed good.

    Mine should arrive in early March.
     
  3. biscuitninja

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    Welcome to the club! I wish i could get another one, but I live in ********** and nobody wants to sell here.... :( I forsee a day when I will move out...
    -bix
     
  4. col_tapiocca

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    Yes, the DA trigger pull is very heavy!
    My P225 (a former Swiss police service pistol) has a lot holster wear too. But it was cheap and fit my small hand well.

    Get one when it's still available and cheap.

    @detachment charlie
    Did you get one with "heel spring magazin release" (Or what is the english name for it) or has it a release button on the left side?
     
  5. Detachment Charlie

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    Pics of the P6

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    100_0017.jpg :neener:
     
  6. Lightsped

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    Why does PW Arms have to put such a crappy line of text on the gun? That is the one thing that has prevented me from getting a P6....
     
  7. strat81

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    Dude! No joke, that does look brand new. Nice score!
     
  8. 12many

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    I hope mine from AIM looks as nice as yours.
     
  9. rcmodel

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    Sounds like the one I got from Dan's Ammo a couple of months ago.
    Mine was made 11/97.

    I call it my Barny Fife gun, because it apparently had only one "bullet" shot through it!
    The frame rails didn't even have any black rubbed off until I shot it.

    So far, it has been 100% with several JHP factory loads, Hornady XTP & Berry PHP reloads, and even the floor sweepings from under the loading bench!

    I have since added some "used" mags from CDNN.
    They were also brand new in SIG factory packaging!
    Also added a set of Meprolites.

    Better get'm while you can, cause there won't be anymore when these are gone!

    rcmodel
     
  10. AK103K

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    Nice looking PP6! :)

    A little black magic marker, like a sharpie, makes that import mark pretty much disappear, and blends real well with the finish.
     
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    AIMs will have a lot more wear - the CDNN ones are Da Bomb. I got my wife one for Valentine's Day, and it literally came in looking like a new pistol.
     
  12. 12many

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    That would explain the $100 difference in price. Oh well. I can make up an exotic story about how it got the wear.
     
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    Actually, the CDNN versions are only $50 more at this point - $300 (CDNN, in stock) vs. $250 (AIM, not in stock).
     
  14. AK103K

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    Just curious, but how can you know what any of them will look like from gun to gun, without actually looking at them?

    Are the different distributors buying specific guns in a specific condition, or is it like most, just luck of the draw?

    I'm always suspicious of "hand picked" too. Whos doing the picking and how many are they picking against to make the choice? At least some are honest enough to tell you, but most dont. The ones I've seen who admit it, usually pick from a random five, and not necessarily the cream of the crop.

    The ones I actually got to look at over the last year or so were all at two Gander Mountains near by. They varied from rough to spotless, and also varied between the euro style mag release and the preferred American type. When I finally got around to deciding I wanted one, the first batch I got to choose from were three they had left, all pretty well worn, but all serviceable. I picked what I though was the best of the three. The next batch was better, but I only had two to choose from. One was again worn, the one in the case, and the one I took, which was in the back, which was in real good shape, with only minor finish wear and looked to have been fired little, if at all.

    They never seemed to care what was in the case, and more often than not, the one in the case wanst as nice as one in the back. I think they just grab the next one off the shelf and throw it in the case. Same goes for the Walther P1's they sell. I went through the same routine with them, and the one in the case did turn out to be the nicest.

    The way those P6 boxes are to open, I dont think they bother looking through them. They are to much of a PITA to open to go through many, unless you were personally looking for your own.

    Another thing I've noticed across the distributors is, what you get for your money. Some give you the gun and one mag, nothing else, not even a box, while others give you the gun, two mags, a box and holster. Gander gives you everything for $350. I even got an extra third mag with the last one I bought.
     
  15. Hokkmike

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    There may be few places to go....
     
  16. MechAg94

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    I got mine at a gun show. The guy had a row of well used types and a row of almost NIB types. There was only a small difference in money and I got 2 mags. The 2nd mag alone was worth the difference.

    It is a great shooting gun. I can shoot a few rounds almost as accurately with my Kahr P9, but I was much more consistent with this pistol.
     
  17. Deputy25

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    I bought two from AIM, one for myself and one for my daughter. They are in fine shape, with minimal holster wear. They functionally perfect, and extremely accurate. A true pleasure to shoot. This is my first SIG, and my daughter's first auto. We weren't to concerned about holster wear as both P6s will be carried and fired often. They seem up to the task. Mine has the date 4/79 on right side forward part of the slide. It has fed every HP that I've put in the mags, 115-124-147 grains. For 259.99 they are hard to pass up.
     
  18. skinewmexico

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    I got mine from CDNN, and it's now my Uncle Mike's computer briefcase pistol. But someone here needs to be the first, and change out the mainspring, and see if that fixes that nasty trigger pull. I read on the Sig forum that it really helps.
     
  19. AK103K

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    I changed out the mainspring on both of mine with a P225 mainspring from Top Gun Supply. You end up with the nice DA trigger that the newer guns have. They get $4 for the spring, and its a fairly easy switch once you understand how to do it. They also sell the armorers CD for $23. It walks you through a total tear down and reassembly and covers doing the mainspring too. They also sell a "parts kit" for $25. Its basically a spring kit, with some grip screws and roll pins for the breach block.
     
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    Hey Biscuitninja,

    The P6 was added to the California approved handgun list on Feb 20th, so you are now good to go. Most sellers I believe are now aware that it has made the list.
     
  21. KNOTHEAD64

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    Sig P6

    Anyone get one from dan's sporting goods?
    He has them for $300 in very good cond. with extra mag, holster, and cleaning kit.
    How does it compare to the ones from CDNN?
    I've dealt with CDNN before and I like them. Bought a couple of guns from them.
    I need to know who to order one from.

    thanks
     
  22. azhunter12

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    Nice! These p6s have been tempting me for a first 9mm forever. I think I might order one from Dans ammo soon.
     
  23. blkbrd666

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    I ordered one from Dan's and it's like new, 2 mags, holster, and two different style mag holders. It was an afterthought to order it as I was actually on the phone with him ordering sequential serial Walthers. I will definitely order from Dan again!!! Below is a link to a "not so clear" pic.

    http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=78742&d=1211580482
     
  24. atblis

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    However, CDNN only gives you one magazine. AIM two.
     
  25. NGIB

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    I had a P6 and sold it when I got a great deal on a real P225 with Nill grips. They are really great guns for sure. Grips are a problem as they're very hard to find and mags are scarce right now.

    For grips I can very much recommend www.marschalgrips.com

    I had a set of black walnut made ($75) and they are beautiful and fit perfectly. Delivery time (from Hungary) for me was about 1 month from the date of the order. Now I can put the Nill's away so they don't get dinged up...
     
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