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Sig 225

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Dobe, Aug 30, 2010.

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  1. Dobe

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    I am seriously thinking about a Sig 225 for summer carry, and was wondering how many of you have this Sig, how it shoots, maintenace issues, finish issues, and do any of you have a high round count with the 225/P6?

    The one I'm looking at is new, and has Sig's tritium sights on it.

    Also, I need your recommendations on a good CCW holster.

    I'm not interested in a high cap handgun for this purpose.

    Thanks
     
  2. rellascout

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    Milt sparks makes a nice IWB holster. I also like high noon products.

    The P225 is a nice single stack 9mm. IMHO its a little bigger than it needs to be but in the right holster with the right belt it will disappear.
     
  3. Dobe

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    Thanks,
    I'm not looking for the smallest single stack I can find. I am really looking for the biggest I can carry under a T-Shirt-type-of-gun. I generally shoot better with the larger handguns. The 225 seems to be a decent sized single stack.
     
  4. BAE984

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    My P6 has become my only carry gun anymore. It's 100% reliable and shoots straight. I have plain sights, but will probably get tritiums soon. Mine rides in a Crossbreed Supertuck, and disappears under a T-shirt. I picked out one with a near pristine finish, but it's wearing the finish pretty good from being carried and practiced with. I like the well-worn look, though. Maybe the commercial P225s have more durable finishes? I figure if mine looses most of it's blueing I'll just have it hard chromed or something.
     
  5. Dobe

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    Or NP3ed.
     
  6. 9mmepiphany

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    It isn't a good idea to have the alloy frame hardchromed or NP3'd. Anything that removes the surface finish on a Sig frame weakens it and can throw tolerances off. Check with CCR, they really have down refinishing Sigs without compromising the gun.

    I have a couple of P6s and was surprised to find that they are about the same width as my 228...the grip panels are thicker
     
  7. AK103K

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    I thought the same thing, and thinking realistically about it, why bother with the single stacks, when the double stack isnt really any larger and you get the extra on board ammo, and now, cheaper and easier to find mags.
     
  8. Fumbler

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    The lower and middle part of the grip on a 225 and 228 may be around the same width, but the biggest difference is the lack of a decocker hump on the 225.
    I own both and love the 225 more because of this. It fit my hand better and the decocker hump on the 228 tends to push the butt of the gun outward when carried IWB. The only advantage the 228 has is capacity.

    To sum up the 225...it's just like every other classic Sig. It shoots wonderfully, doesn't need any special care, the slide finish on Sigs has never been a strong point, but it's not bad. I've got maybe 1k rounds through mine but it was a police trade in, so there's no telling how many rounds it's got. It must have at least a few thousands of rounds but it's still going strong and is more accurate than my 228, which has probably close to 10k rounds.
    That's not really a lot of rounds.
     
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    I enjoy my single-stack Sigs for carry- the P225/P6 and P239 are carried more than anything else. I like Don Hume holsters, the JIT Slide specifically. The guns are darn near indestructible, accurate, and I never felt like I didn't have enough ammo, especially compared to J-frame S&Ws. I like the single-stack because it is lighter than a double stack, a little slimmer, but big enough to fill your hand and get good control when firing.
     
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    How do the P6/P225 Pachmayr grips compare?
     
  11. 9mmepiphany

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    To what?
     
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    To stock grips. I generally like the feel of their grips but I wouldn't want to fatten a P6 too much. The slimness is the main appeal.
     
  13. 9mmepiphany

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    The Pachmayr grips are a lot thicker than the plastic grips. With their "thumb rest" they are almost as thick as wooden grips.

    You might check if Hogue has come out with their aluminum or G-10 grips panels yet
     
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    Among certain 'factions', SIG's P225 is THE sign of a dedicated pistolero. The P225/P6 is EXTREMELY underated in today's world of 'hi-cap wundergunz'. For such a 'classic', I'd prefer a quality LEATHER holster, preferrably something along the lines of an 'Askin's Avenger'.
     
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    I've considered a 225 also because I don't like the blocky grip on the double stack 226.
    I can't find one to hold. What is the reach to the trigger like? (I think the 226 has a long reach)
     
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    The trigger reach on most SIGs can be addressed by installing a short OEM trigger. FWIW, if you've ever held an S&W M39 or Walther P38, then you have a pretty good idea of how a P225 will feel.
     
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    Going by memory when I last handled both, the 225 felt pretty much like the 226, just thinner and not as nose-heavy.
     
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    At least give correct credit :)...the Askin's Avenger is a copy of Bruce Nelson's Professional which was licensed to Milt Sparks to be produced as the 55BN

    Be careful and try the short trigger first. While it may feel more comfortable with the trigger forward, many have found that they run out of finger travel as they near the end of the stroke and end up jerking the trigger
     
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    You might want to give the new E2 models a "feel". The changes in dimensions are subtle but significantly enhance the handling imo-and I have fairly large hands.
     
  20. Dobe

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    I will make a decision by Friday. Right now, I'm 50/50.
     
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    I loved my P225 and regret selling it. It was one of the few semis that I've liked.

    The P226 leather would sometimes work for it, but I believe there are outfits selling leather for it specially. GREAT shooting semi. Very very accurate and very natural. More like a good revolver than a semi.
     
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    i bought a p6 and for the size/weight difference between the p6 & the p228/p229 is minimal. p6 length 7.1" height 5.2" width 1.3" wt. 28oz. p229 length 7.1" height 5.4" width 1.5" wt.30.5oz. when you look at them side by side it just makes more sense to get the extra rounds for the small differences. i carry kimber pro carry .45 but i think if i were to carry something else it would be the sig p228/p229. but you cant go wrong with a non polyomer frame sig.
     
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    Yeah, I meant just the steel parts. No wear whatsoever on the frame....

    CCRs stuff looks good, but I wonder about how quickly that finish wears. Hardchrome wouldn't look as good, but it'd certainly be tough. Anyway, not really relevant to the OP's post....
     
  24. 9mmepiphany

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    On the steel parts, I can recommend the Cera-Plate...it is very hard...it isn't a spray and bake like Cera-Hide.

    What sets CCR apart is their attention to detail in the surface prep
     
  25. Dobe

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    Would there be a problem with NP3 on the steel parts, since it is self lubricating?
     
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