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Range Report: TJ Custom SIG W. German P228

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Black Majik, Mar 12, 2007.

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  1. Black Majik

    Black Majik Member

    Sep 13, 2003
    Orange County, California
    Today I had the opportunity to try out a buddy's W. German P228 that he had worked over by TJ's Custom many years ago. He had a few years hiatus from shooting, so I never got the chance to try this gun out until now.

    I'm sure many are somewhat familiar with TJ Customs work. A little on the wild side, a little blingy to some, but I tried to keep an open mind.

    He didn't remember the details to the gun, but it looked to be:

    West German P228
    * Polished Barrel and jeweled barrel hood
    * Trigger job and polished internals
    * polished trigger and rounded trigger face
    * Purple anodized frame.
    * Green front sight

    TJ Custom P228 in the middle, German P220 nickel coated by Arizona Response Systems on the right

    There was a little slide to frame play, so I wasn't sure if there was a action job done to the gun. But the barrel lockup was still tight, abiet a stock barrel.

    I just had to see what this gun was all about! Admittedly, I'm not much into the finish but I can still appreciate a great gun when I shoot it. The trigger pull is nice, definitely smoother than stock and a little lighter. The slack is smooth, with the trigger crisp at around 3.5 - 4 lbs. No overtravel at all from this gun. DA trigger pull has been smoothed and lightened also. But what I really wanted to see if it differentiated was the reset. Unfortunately, I felt no discernable difference in trigger reset. I think a basic trigger job was done to the gun.

    The trigger felt different. It took some getting used to since the edges were rounded so the trigger felt noticeably skinner. I feltlike I had to concentrate more because the rounded edges fought against a smooth trigger pull.

    This may not be to everyone's taste, but it was still a great gun. Still very fun to shoot, the trigger job seemed to be pretty well done.

    I'm trying my best to give as unbiased review as possible. But since I've been fortunate to shoot quite a few SIGs by the crew at Grayguns, comparably the Grayguns trigger work still tops, especially with the reset. I've been spoiled early, so the standards have been set pretty high. But compared to a stock SIG, the TJ's Custom P228 is still much smoother to shoot!

    The owner with his TJ's Custom W. German P228

    Hope you enjoyed. :)
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