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SIG-SAUER "Classic P-series"

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Ala Dan, Apr 11, 2007.

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  1. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Greeting's All-

    With all the new hardware available on new SIG's these days, I was just
    wondering what flavor (with-without rails, SAS triggers, etc) you like
    your SIG's in? I still favor just the standard, old blued West German
    SIG's (P220A and P228), without the rails and trigger mechanisms of
    today. These world class semi-auto's have worked for me right out of
    the box; so I see NO need to change a thing a'bout them~! :scrutiny: ;) :D
     
  2. Matt King

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    The Sig Sauer P228 is a wonderful firearm. It is right up there with my Smith and Wesson 39-2, as my favorite 9mm.
     
  3. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Oops~! I posted this thread in the wrong forum; moderators please move
    accordingly, sorry for the inconvenience~! :eek: :uhoh: ;)
     
  4. HammerBite

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    No matter which forum you post in, I agree with you about the new SIGs. I have three old ones, all with the old folded slide. Not one thing they have done to change them has been of any interest to me whatsoever.
     
  5. Doug Add

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    KA code P228 on my hip even as I type. Only other one I want would be a matching (or similar W. German) P220. Local shop has one, but they are holding it hostage for an ungodly price.
     
  6. gandog56

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    Just aquired a Bi-Tone P229 with both a .357 Sig and 40 S&W barrels. Love the pistol with either barrel.
     
  7. nero45acp

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    P220 9mm and P225, single-stack 9mm perfection....



    nero
     
  8. loplop

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    I'm new to SIGs, so forgive my lack of nostalgia for stamped slides on these newfangled autoloaders (I cut my teeth on 1911's). My SIG P220 Carry Equinox is just as well crafted, operates as flawlessly, and even groups a bit better than my W. German SIG P228.

    My P239, IIRC of 2005 manufacture, is slightly inferior to both; but still operates flawlessly and shoots well.

    Most of the stamped slide P220, P225, and P228's I see are pretty shagged out. Rattly slides, worn-off bluing, etc. Every once and awhile I handle a real gem, like the 1993 P228 I bought. Tight as a drum, and even though it was indeed used in its previous life as a LE weapon, it makes me think maybe there's something to the hubbub about the German-made SIGs.

    Then I shoot my American-made P220, and wonder what the hubbub is about.

    :scrutiny:
     
  9. outofbattery

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    Any DA/SA SIG with no rail is fine by me.My West German 226's are rattletraps with very little finish left,to be honest my unclassic P239 and SIG Pro are considerably better made and finished.Overall,the classiest SIG to me is a blued alloy P230 or stainless P232 with Nill grips.Have the former,would like one of the latter but mostly just fer lookin' at.

    And why is this in the revolver section?:neener:
     
  10. The Law

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    I love my Sigs. Now I want more. :D

    Anyone have the Short Reset Trigger on theirs? Do you like it?
     
  11. Trempel

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    For me, traditional DA/SA, without rails. Like my P225, although I can understand going to a milled stainless slide to better handle high pressure rounds. For winter carry, I'll probably pick up a used P229 in .357 SIG
     
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    I love my WG 228, 230 & 225. would'nt trade them for anything.
     
  13. Baphomet

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    Same story here... I'm an old hand with 1911's but new to Sigs, so I don't know stamped slides from forged, or milled, or whatever my new 229 EQ has on top. It's a rock solid shooter and that's Priority One for me. I had it converted to DAK, swapped a couple springs, and couldn't be happier with it. The rail is a total non-issue in my book: I don't use it, don't look at it, and really don't care about it one way or the other.
     
  14. HorseSoldier

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    They should bring back the 228 for American markets. The P229 just doesn't feel the same in the hand.
     
  15. 1BLINDREF

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    I like them all :D :D
    I prefer the older ones, but the new ones are nice,too.
    I have some of both:
    P220, P220 Carry SAS, P226 PME, P228, P229 DAK, P239, and a Trailside. Only one with a rail - P226 PME
    I almost came home with a P239 SAS 9mm last night, but I was a little short on cash :(
     
  16. Black Majik

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    I've shot many SIGs, including some worked over by Bruce Gray. I love SIG pistols, but I'm still only at one SIG Sauer, my German P226. None of SIGarm's offerings has caught my eye, though I do spend a lot of time over at SIGForum. I just don't feel their quality is what it used to be. For me, if another itch comes for a SIG pistol, I'll be getting a CPO

    I'll get a P220 someday, but all my 1911s hog all the .45 ammo, so I'm still stuck with one SIG and haven't had the itch for a new SIG in years :evil:
     
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    I am buying a P226 from my shooting buddy. I shot it when he first bought it and told him if he ever decided to sell it to give me first chance. My finance officer gave me the thumbs up and I am picking up my first Sig tomorrow.

    RH
     
  18. 10-Ring

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    I have not become the SIG fan I thought I would. I've just found other guns to tickle my fancy better :scrutiny: But in a purely asthetic sense, I like the blue classic West German guns like the P220, P226, P225 better than what they have evolved into...maybe I'm old fashioned, but in my eyes, they just lost something in the translation when production moved to the US
     
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    I like the DAK, I didnt think I would but I do, but that SIG single action is very sweet.
     
  20. never_summer

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    I just found a sad p220 west german at the local shop today. It looked like a normal west german p220 until i asked to look at it. The trigger, hammer, slide release and decocker had been sanded and polished. The slide also looked like it had been attempted to be polished and then had a very bad reblue job. It was a mess for 450

    I love to shoot my p220 though :cool: almost thought i could get another one for cheap
     
  21. loplop

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    Keep looking. I scored my sweet P228 for $450.
     
  22. cslinger

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    220ST for me. But as a rule I like my SIGs.
    traditional double action/decocker.
    No rails.
    Two Tone/Stainless but I really love all the ones that come with a trigger :neener:
     
  23. full metal

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    SIG P220

    Today i went and bought a sig p220 police trade in 45ACP its a W.GERMANY model this is my first sig i ever owened.I wanted a p229 for carry but you can't beat the price,$339 with tax out the door $369 the slide has holster wear about 70 percent blueing left on it and might need repainting but other then that the gun is good,the barrel looks real good and it feels like they might have put new springs the gun feels tight.I can't wait to go shooting on sunday,they had one that had a hammer like a 1911 A1.i asked the guy at the gun store and he said it was a early model.I passed on it any info?that gun was $10 dollers more.
    Well happy shootin over and out.
     
  24. 270Win

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    +1 West German P228...:)
     
  25. 1BLINDREF

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    You suck full metal :neener:
    I've been looking for one of those. I'd send it to Tripp for a Hard Chrome job and put a set of Nills on it :D
    Good luck with it, I bet it shoots perfect - If not, I'll take it off your hands. :evil:
     
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