W. German Sigs versus new ones?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Hauptmann, Feb 9, 2008.

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  1. Hauptmann

    Hauptmann Member

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    I have three stamped slide W. German Sigs which I have been very happy with over the years. A P226, P228, and a P220 .38 Super. However, I'm thinking of getting another Sig and I was debating if I should go for the newer newer models, or find myself another W. German make. For all you Sig experts which would you all consider to be a better overall pistol......the old W. German models or the newer ones. Thanks!
     
  2. legion3

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    First of all nothing is made as good as the older versions of it. However, newer stuff is not made any worse either. Older guns seem to have more handcrafting to them, even if they don't, often fit, finish seem better.

    Frankly West Germany was a better country, less problems then modern Germany but I am sure a new sig won't let you down.
     
  3. PO2Hammer

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    New Sigs are made in the USA from German parts and an American made frame.

    Even with the rail issue aside, they don't have the same look as the old ones, but they seem to shoot as well.

    My latest one is a P239 9mm (made in USA). Nice little pistol. No complaints, other than the plastic guide rod.

    My other is a P226R Navy with a German frame. Incredible shooter. Fantastic accuracy, better than my first W. German P226.

    My next is going to be a P220. I was considering searching for a W. German model, but decided to go new American instead.
     
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    One question... do you all mean that the German models are better than the US models? why?
     
  5. rcmodel

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    A buddy just bought a new 229 last week.
    We were somewhat aghast to find sharp rolled over milling burs on the slide rails, forward of the frame.

    Just a few full slide cycles broke them off, or wore the finish off the remaining ones so they were showing bare metal.
    And don't even dare run your finger over them, because you are gonna bleed if you do!

    Also bare metal showing on the rear sight, apparently from when it was pressed into the dovetail.

    I have never seen anything like that on a new German SIG!

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  6. OH25shooter

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    Whether a gun is made in Germany, Italy, America or China, if the quality control inspection is crap, then the gun will hit the market as crap.
     
  7. AK103K

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    I have a few of both, and never had any issues with any of them. They all work and all are accurate.
     
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