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West German SIG-SAUER P228 in 9mm, Anyone~?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Ala Dan, Nov 16, 2012.

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  1. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Greetings All-

    Why is there no basic discussion going on concerning perhaps the worlds
    best balanced pistol; the sheet metal slide, West German SIG-SAUER P228
    in 9mm. As I said, it "tops the charts" in balance [at least for me]; and does
    not have the "top heavy" milled stainless slide of this companys P229. Maybe
    German engineering has done it again~? And, believe it or not; these fine
    pistols are still in use by several agencies, within the American Federal
    Government~!!!;) :D :)
     
  2. Devonai

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    Probably because a pistol like the P228 pretty much ends the discussion! :D

    I'd like to get one made in each of Sig's various locations: West Germany, Herndon, VA, Tyson's Corner, VA, Exeter, NH, etc...
     
  3. Onmilo

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    You mean like one of these,
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    They are fine pistols.
    I have one of each W. German 226 & 228. I like them much better than the three P220 variations I owned.
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  4. FuzzyBunny

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    I'll offer you $200 for it. As long as it is in good condition
     
  5. Bovice

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    The balances of all the sheet metal SIG pistols are different. The muzzle doesn't feel like it weighs anything, the heft of the gun is in the grip.

    I have some sheet metal SIGs and some milled ones. The 229 merits the heavy slide in the more powerful 40/357 configuration. I've never shot a 9mm 229.
     
  6. Old Dog

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    I actually have a two-tone 229 in 9mm ... compared to my 228s, it does in fact feel less-balanced, more slide-heavy and just doesn't seem to point as well. Probably because my first SIG experience was with the 228, otherwise, I'm sure I'd be more of a fan of the 229.

    Yes, Dan, I'm pretty sure that you and I have agreed several times in the past that the 228 is about as perfect a blend of size, ergonomics and firepower as can be had in 9mm ...

    P-228 and its bigger brother, the wonderful W. German 226 ...(wife holding the "W. German" marked 228 hostage, this one more recent vintage)
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    I've got a P6, a 229 .40/357 Sig, and a 239 .40/357 Sig. I ve nothing but good things to say about my Sigs.
     
  8. SharpsDressedMan

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    Standard issue on NCIS (the TV show). Do you need a better endorsement than that?!!!!
     
  9. NavyEngineer

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    I used to own a West Germany-made P228 until my wife shot it about 15 years ago. It somehow became hers, and stays in a pistol safe under her bed to this day. I added Crimson Trace laser grips a few years ago, and she still loves shooting it. Oh, I did get to spend quite a bit of time shooting them in Afghanistan - the Army CID guys had to leave their .40 Glocks at home and deploy with the 9mm SIG M11s. I greatly preferred them to the Beretta the Army issued me!
     
  10. rskent

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    A great gun. I very rarely shoot it any more. Maybe I’ll take it out to the range this weekend.

    Thanks
     
  11. Rubber_Duck

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    A West German P228 is at the top of my list of guns to buy if I come across. An Israeli surplus model with the Star of David on the frame would give me more cool points.
     
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    There you go.:evil:
     
  13. rhinoh

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    My P228 West German was the first Sig I owned, will never part with it. It was also the first pistol I carried when SC started CWP permits. At that time you could only carry the gun you qualified with, thankfully they eventually dropped that.
     
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    My P228 was not only my first Sig, but my very first handgun...purchased in 1993, the year I graduated and received my Army Commission. I won't be parting with it either...

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    I used one my brother left with me when he was in the Army and didn't want to keep moving his guns around all the time. The gun was amazing in that it would feed any ammo I loaded into it, including some reloads that were a bit pn the long side and wouldn't work in any other 9mm. I had on hand. The gun had a great feel to it, great balance, great ergos, and really great reliability.
     
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