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

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  1. gandog56

    gandog56 Member

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    I think that was what was on my Sig P229. Hated the darned things. Couldn't get used to them to save my life. Finally went and put on some MMC night sights. I LIKE the three dots, and am pretty good at shooting with them.
     
  2. loplop

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    I used to be a huge fan of 3-dot, but since I have owned a few bar-dot SIGs, I have found myself actually preferring that setup. For defense-style shooting rather than bullseye, the bar-dot seems to work better for me.

    I'm seriously considering adding some XS big (or normal) dots to my carry guns.

    Have an old set lying around for cheap, gandog56? :D :neener:
     
  3. 1BLINDREF

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    NEW ADDITION!

    Just got back from my range. I walked in and went to the Sig display case and there she was - the P220 Carry SAS I've been lusting for! :D

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    I've been drooling over one of these for some time now. It was just traded in an hour before I got there. It was never shot :confused: - except at the factory. The original owner traded it in on a GSR. The spare mag was still in the wrapper. The barrel had only a slight smiley - I said had because it has a big smiley like the one on my face on it now :D :D. What a sweet shooting gun! I was planning on buying one at the up comming Sig show at my range at the end of the month. I always take my gun stash cash with me when I go "just in case" there is something there that is just too good of a deal to pass up on. The display case was full of Sigs tonight, but it wasn't a tough decision. It's my second Sig with the DAK trigger and I just can't say enough about how great it is. The only thing it doesn't have that I would have wanted is night sights. I'll deal with that down the road, gun stash is empty again.
    Back to the soccer fields to try to make enough for the show at the end of the month.
     
  5. loplop

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    Sweet pistola! That SAS should have a front SIGLITE. A sweet package, for sure.

    Thanks for posting photos, as they say, they're worth a thousand words! :D
     
  6. 1BLINDREF

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    Sorry - let me clarify, it has the Siglite on the front, but not on the back. The back has the white line sight. I might just leave it as I don't think I'm going to use this as a CCW - It's way too pretty :p

    Here's a better picture (sorry - I'm just a little excited!)

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  7. 1BLINDREF

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    18lb Wolff hammer spring

    Thanks to Baphomets range report on his P229 DAK, I decided to take his advice and install a 18 lb Wolff hammer spring on my P229 DAK.
    IMHO, it made an already great trigger even better. The trigger pull breaks a bit faster and feels lighter then with the stock spring. I ordered the 3 pack, 17,18,and 19 lb spring. I'm going to try the 17 lb spring to see how that feels and how reliable the gun is. If anyone is interested, here is the link to Wolff Springs
    http://www.gunsprings.com/

    I've put a total of 300 rounds through my P220 Carry SAS. All I can say is awesome!! :D I love the way the gun feels and handles. If anyone is interested, there is one for sale in the classified section for cheap!!
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=268297
     
  8. loplop

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    No there isn't ;)

    Nice gun for the lucky buyer.

    Aren't those grips great? They look like the same profile as my Equinox. Great grips, in my hands. That gun feels like it was made for me.
     
  9. 1BLINDREF

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    The grips are the best factory grips that I've ever handled.

    After reading your post loplop, I thought you were the lucky buyer of that P220 Carry SAS - :scrutiny: did you?
     
  10. loplop

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    Nope, not me, although I wouldn't toss that one out of the safe, she's a beauty :neener:

    Not sure what my next SIG will be. I'm considering a 225.
     
  11. D-Man

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    I've just ordered a P226ST in 9MM......should have it in my hands at some point next week. I was looking for a range gun, and narrowed it down to the new Elite models or the stainless ones, and decided on the stainless one since it's discontinued and will no longer be available.

    I can always get an Elite later on!

    Any comments or things to look out for on the ST model that may be different from my current 228 CPO?
     
  12. Wire

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    My boss ordered a Blackwater 226 awhile back...last week, he mentioned that the shop didn't have it in yet, but they did have 3 CPOs.
    Well, I've wanted a 9mm 226 for a long time.
    Turns out the pistols were .40 229s.
    I did a bit of research, thought about it for a day, and bought one.
    I haven't shot it yet, but I've dry-fired it a few thousand times, and it feels great.
     
  13. DAVE RICHARDS

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    My "family",
    1.) 220 factory Nickel.
    2.) 245 two tone. 14,000 rounds and still tight as can be.
    3.) 239 9mm.
    4.) 229R 9mm.
    Couldn't pick a favorite. Everyone has always shot everytime. All shoot like target pistols. Been carrying the 229 alot. Great combo of size and power. Makes a good holster or CCW gun. Seems to be the closest to a "do it all" gun. 239 worn when it gets warmer. 229R rattles something fierce. But hasn't affected accuracy or reliability. I just ignore it.
     
  14. Baphomet

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    #21 Recoil Spring??

    Was it someone in this thread that suggested I install a Wolff #21 recoil spring in my 229?

    Someone did, somewhere, but I can't remember who it was.

    If the person who did so is reading this post; I want to thank you, whoever you are!
     
  15. 1BLINDREF

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    I went to the range last night and they had a new, hard to get P239 SAS 9mm. What a sweet gun!! I held it and it felt just right. I've been keeping an eye open for a P239 9mm DAK for a while now. I was hoping to find either a clean used one or a CPO. The price for this little gem was $750. If I had it saved up in my gun stash, I'd have had another new addition to the "family"
    I'm going back tonight to shoot an M1 Carbine (my sons 18th birthday wish). I hope someone bought that SAS today.
    The temptation is too much :uhoh: :( :banghead:
     
  16. loplop

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    I would really like one of those, and $750 is a great deal. If you don't buy it, ask them if they'll do it 750 shipped to my FFL :evil:
     
  17. GrooveHolmes

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    It's good to see I'm not the only one that had that experience when I first held the P239 SAS. It does feel just right! :D
     
  18. Falconeer

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    The mailman brought me a surprise yesterday!!

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    Milt Sparks VM2 & Sig P220C SAO
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    Evidently Milt Sparks doesn't tell you when they've finished your holster; they just ship it. :p Ordered 12/6/2006, shipped 4/5/2007.
     
  19. loplop

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    Sweet! Can't wait to get mine. I have a bunch on order from Milt Sparks, including a W6 for my P220C, and a VM2 for my P228. I think I'll get it somewhere in the June/July timeframe.

    You can "see" when MS is about to ship your stuff if you watch your credit card statement closely. One day a charge will appear... And your holsters will shortly follow :D
     
  20. hrgrisso

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    I'm actually hoping to go on my "every couple of years" absolute gun splurge here in the next 6-8 weeks. I've decided on my first two purchases. I'm replacing my "lost" 229 and 220 with the Elite's of both, but the 220 is going to be a 220 Carry Elite. I'm all AFLUTTER!

    Third I hope to buy a Semi Auto .223 AR style rifle. I still WANT to WANT the Sig 556. But I have yet to read a "real" range report. I spent an hour this morning searching for one. So are any members of the club members of the 556 family? If so will you post your range report? Previously I was just curious but now that I'm about to be in the market I really want to know.
     
  21. Sigdude

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    I've just sent $28.00 to Buffer Technologies

    for their recoil buffer kit for my pet Sig p220st.
    I'll keep you posted next week on how it feels to shoot at the range.:)
    I also just bought the Hogue Rubber Grip for the handle.
    It should be less of a kick.;)
     
  22. 1BLINDREF

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    DAK

    If anyone is thinking about getting a Sig with the DAK trigger - GET IT!!

    I've shot my P229 DAK and now my P220 SAS DAK almost exclusively for the past two months. Each time I shoot it, I can't believe how great the DAK trigger is. I'm still thinking about sending my P239 to Sig to convert it over to a DAK trigger but they still have my P220 (ssp and Nitron) and my new P226 (warranty work). There is NO WAY I'm sending them something else before I get those two back!
    The P229 is perfect since I put an 18lb Wolff hammer spring in it and a set of SAS grips on it :cool: I'm planning on shooting it in my ranges IDPA session tomorrow night. I'm very confident with my ability to get good hits quickly out to 15 yards.
    The P220 is still too new to change things on. I want to shoot it in its stock form for a few morre range sessions. The balance of the gun along with the SAS grips make it a natural. It's the sweetest .45 I've ever shot - except for maybe my WG P220 :D
     
  23. loplop

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    Quick P239 update: I received it back from SIG with a note attached... "Rail wear is within spec and normal."

    Sure wish the gunsmith wouldn't have made me send it in, but I'm happy to have it back. The P239 in my Milt Sparks VM2 reminds me how comfortable concealed carry can be.

    I picked up 2 cases (1000 rounds) of Speer GDHP 124gr +P. Put a box through the P239 yesterday, it ate it up. A fun round to shoot, fairly snappy and a bit loud in the P239. I liked it.

    EDIT: I just noticed a USPS box in my mailbox... Nill Grips for my P239! Sweet. Can't wait to put them on. They're darker than I would have liked, but they sure are made well. I'm leaning towards Nill's for my P228 now...
     
  24. 1BLINDREF

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    Congrats on getting back your P239 - any word on your P228??
    Let me know how those Nills work for you at your next range session. I'm still searching for some wood to put on my P239. I'm leary of putting something too nice on any of my carry guns. I'm worried that they'll get beat up.
     
  25. DirksterG30

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    1BLINDREF - you might also want to look at Eagle Grips - they make some nice checkered wood grips, probably not as nice as the Nills, but not as expensive, either:
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