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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 1BLINDREF, Mar 8, 2007.

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  1. AK103K

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    I'm suspecting that you wont be able to get the bars on the V to stay in place over time, if they are up on the edge where you want them, and they would be susceptible to damage from impacting things.

    If you havent seen the red sights, I'd look at them first. Green is really the best color as its the brightest and I believe it lasts the longest. The green rear doesnt over power the front at all, and the all appear the same on my sights.

    If they wont build what you want, how are you going to do it? Sounds like an interesting project, but starting to get expensive. Then again, you may be onto your money maker. :)
     
  2. Mr. S

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    hrgrisso: Have you considered just using a 3 dot night sight with different colors?
    I have meprolights on my Sig 220 with a green dot front and orange dots for the rear and I am very pleased with this setup.
    Also I have never tried and am not endorsing them but I believe PT night sights have a variety of different configurations.
    www.ptnightsights.com
     
  3. hrgrisso

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    Further Explanation

    I guess I could have explained myself better. I want a fast and ugly up close sight system for my SigP239 as I intend to carry it as a backup to my carry gun. That being said if I have need of it, it's "probably" going to be fast/close and very ugly.

    That being said I thought a front sight big dot, along with a rear sight V to drop it in makes perfect sense. See XS Sights ads for a visual.
    http://www.xssights.com/store/handgun.html

    Here's a more detailed description of what I'm looking for. I like most everything about the XS system, except that along the edges of the "V" I want to put Red Glow to retain the V in low light/no light.

    AK103K: While I agree "bars" would get knocked off. Again I apologize, I wasn't very clear before. My thought was to use an engraver and etch a line just below the top of the V and then color it with Red Glow.

    Anyways, Thanks all for the input to make my sig what I hope it will be!
     
  4. AK103K

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    I kind of figured thats what you meant. I know from experience over the years that sooner or later, if you carry your pistol in a holster at around 4:00, that rear sight is going to hammer something. :) I think the problem is still getting the vials close enough to the top to be of use and not subject to breakage. With the vertical post, its really not an issue.

    Maybe since they dont seem to want to accommodate you, you should just give the front sight a try with a plain, no light rear. For something that close, I dont think it will matter that the rear isnt lit, and your eye will still be drawn to the big front dot. Muscle memory will take over for most alignment and I doubt you'll be far off if at all.
     
  5. 1BLINDREF

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    I just handed off my P220 (SSP and Nitron job) and my P226 warranty issues :cuss: to my UPS man.
    I don't know about anyone else, but I HATE putting my guns in a box and sending them away. I'll feel better when I check the tracking number and see that they arrived at Exeter tomorrow.
     
  6. 1BLINDREF

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    I came home from work and check my mail. I got a set of Hogue Kingwood grips for my P228 that I've been waiting for. They picked up my mood from from the above post. :D

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  7. D-Man

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    A P228 and wood grips are a nice combination:

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  8. 1BLINDREF

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    Nice Nills D-Man :D
     
  9. Smithers

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    mrgrisso,

    I have a p220 with the XS sights. The key to using the sights is "dotting the i." I don't think having a glow in the dark v-notch will help you much.

    One of the advantages of XS, is the uncluttered sight picture. All you have is a big dot and a single vertical bar. I've seen sights with front green dot, red bars and orange rear dots...I don't want to see a friggin rainbow when I'm trying to aim my pistol. :scrutiny:

    Btw, don't let the claims that XS sights are inaccurate fool you. It's just as accurate as my novaks.

    Good luck!
     
  10. Ops Officer

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    I have XS Big AO on my P245. They are terrific for quick, follow-up shots. The large white contrast surrounding the Tritium front sight in daylight is better than anything else I use. I would say the XS for a compact is not a bad way to go. Sight alignment is not as precise as the pinpoint fiber optic or Tritium, but it certainly is faster.
     
  11. ScotZ

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    Where are some places to get a nice set of wood grips for a SIG 229. I only have a couple of hundred rounds through mine but I am "in love":what:
     
  12. loplop

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    I am having a hard time deciding which grips to buy for my P228. I have always loved Nill's, and have settled on those for my P239 (and the mythical P232 that is too sexy for THIS planet that I do not own).

    But I have really enjoyed shooting my P220 Carry Equinox; the grips on the Equinox are made, I believe, by Altamont. They have a different heel profile than Nill's. You can see a similar difference in 1BLINDREF and D-Man's photos above. The Altamont (and Hogue, apparently) grips have a swell down towards the heel, the Nill's are more in the palm. Since I really enjoy shooting with the P220 Equinox grips, it follows that I should buy a similar pair for my P228.

    But the Nill's are prettier to my eyes, and I haven't shot a gun with them so I don't know if they might even fit better.

    I'm considering the Altamont grips SIG is selling now:
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    1BLINDREF: I, too, have 2 SIGs at the mothership. Fingers crossed that they return home safely, and swiftly.
     
  13. GrooveHolmes

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    :what: OOOOOHHHH! I've been waiting for sig to offer some wood grips online for my 226! I may have to snatch a pair of those!
     
  14. hrgrisso

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    Blindref: Keep a stiff upper lip, we all feel your pain. And you have some very nice grips to keep you company till your regulars return. Good luck with that!

    LopLop: Those altamonts are very nice. That may be the things which pushes me over the edge into a grip SPLURGE! I must admit that out of the box Sigs are the one brand that doesn't need anything. Of course great looking/functional grips don't hurt. And I don't mind experimenting with various sights.
     
  15. 1BLINDREF

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    hfgrisso-
    Thanks for the encouragement.
    I checked the UPS tracking number, and they arrived at Sig today.
    So far, so good!

    I just had a thought - :scrutiny:
    I work at a car dealership, and we give loaner cars out for just about anything. I think upon receipt of any guns sent in for service, especially warranty service, Sig should send you a loaner gun until they fix yours.
    Just a thought :rolleyes:
     
  16. J-Dog

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    Does anyone know where to buy thin grips for the 226? A friend of mine is trying to make the grip as small as possible....
     
  17. loplop

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    1BLINDREF: sounds great until you hand a loaner to one of your customers and he shoots someone with it!

    One of the gunshops I frequent has been advised not to give out free ammo with purchase... Seems the liability is too high if a customer uses it to kill someone.

    Whatever happened to personal responsibility :banghead:

    I am leaning towards the Altamont's. I really do like the grip shape on my Equinox.
     
  18. Baphomet

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    I don't think they come any thinner than the factory black-plastic panels. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think as far as "bulk" goes the hierarchy is something along the lines of:

    Factory or Hogue wood (thickest)
    Nill wood (still kinda thick but more anatomically correct so they feel thinner)
    Hogue rubber (thinner)
    Factory black plastic (thinnest)
     
  19. loplop

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    I thought SIG offered "thin" grips at one point. Maybe that was for the P220?
     
  20. hrgrisso

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    Just a thought, I know that Hogue is now doing Aluminum Grips for Sigs (found them on SigForum)

    http://sigforum.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/430601935/m/189108608/p/2

    [email protected] on Sigforum confirmed that they are a touch thinner and actually shorten the grip length by a fraction of an inch.

    So as for getting yourself some nice looking Grips that slim things a bit, there you go!
    (I don't know that I recommend the green grips...)
     
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  21. prolanman

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    There's nothing like Nills. Here's my P226 Navy and P229 wearing Nills.

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    I did buy a pair of the of the Sig Rosewood grips recently off Ebay for my P220 Carry. I have to see how they feel when I get them. If I don't like the feel I'll have to sell them and get a set of Nills for my P220 Carry
     
  22. 1BLINDREF

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    prolanman-
    Two very sweet looking guns - a very nice pair :D
    The Navy looks like such a classic. I'm going to order Nills for my P229 DAK. Looks like they won't be available for some time. I see them pop up from time to time on the Sig Forum, but they sell pretty quickly.
     
  23. prolanman

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    Your best bet on the Nills is to order ahead of time so you can get in line for when the shipment comes in. That's what I did. I think this is the way they should feel coming from the factory. I wish SIg would offer Nills as an option.
     
  24. loplop

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    I've settled on Nill's for my P239. I guess I better get in line.

    I'm probably buying the Altamonts for my P228. Still vacillating on that one.
     
  25. Chem Geek

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    How do you guys clean with the Nills, just clean them like you would teh rest or do you remove them? That Navy looks awesome, my wallet is crying in the corner, something about being abused enough this month.... :neener:
     
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