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Would you trade?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by pablo45, Oct 24, 2007.

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  1. pablo45

    pablo45 Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    I have a friend at work who wants to trade me a Sig p226 for my Sig p228. What is your opinion? Should I trade or just keep the P228? The Sig P226 does fit me better but the P228 is however not available any more. Please give me some of your input. Thanks for any opinions.
  2. AK103K

    AK103K Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    I'd keep the 228. 226's are a dime a dozen, well maybe $750. :)

    I have 226's and 229's and I know what you mean about the 226 fitting a little better. The grip is just a tad sweeter, but the 229's still aint bad either, and thats what I carry.
  3. Exmasonite

    Exmasonite Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    what's the round count/condition of the two guns?

    if my 228 had 3000+ rds and the 226 only had 2-300 rds through it, i'd consider it (esp. if the 226 fits my hand better)

    Actually... if the 226 fits your hand better, i'd probably go with that.

    take them both to the range and find out which one you shoot better with.
  4. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    Home Of The First Capitol Of The Confederate State
    No Way That I Would Make The Trade

    SIG P226: European grip angle, not for everybody - including me~!
    Larger, harder to carry concealed; and the new ones have stainless
    steel slides, making them a bit top heavy. :eek:


    SIG P228: Perfectly balanced, easily concealed, and out of production.
    Early, West German models are in high demand. Rolled sheet metal slides,
    making the gun lighter and a joy to carry all day long. This is MY basis
    for not making the trade~! ;) :D

    1BLINDREF Member

    Jan 10, 2007
    SE Pennsylvania
    What ^^^ and AK103K said.
    P226s are everywhere to be found. LE trade-ins can be had for cheap $350 - $450 and are a great value. P228s are getting harder and harder to find.
    If you did that trade, I think you'd be sorry down the road. It would be the gun that you wish you never got rid of.
  6. Navy87Guy

    Navy87Guy Member

    Apr 6, 2005
    Stafford VA
    It's great that everyone has their opinions about how wonderful the P228 is, but I think you answered your own question. If you shoot the P226 better and you like the feel, then make the trade. I see little value in holding onto a pistol just because Sig has stopped producing them. If you want it as an investment, then that's fine. But if you plan on shooting and using it, then you should go with the gun you like best. I'd consider a 226 a fair trade for a 228.

  7. Fumbler

    Fumbler Member

    Oct 28, 2004
    Rocky Mount, NC, USA
    The P228 is still in production and still can be found new, it's just that fewer are produced. That shouldn't affect your choice.
    Your choice should be based on what you want the gun for.
    If you like how the 226 fits you then get it.
  8. deanodog

    deanodog Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Trade if they are in equal condition. Do we buy them for any other reason other than to suit our needs and taste? Neither are scarce enough to be collector items. Get the one you shoot best and feels best to you. Boy it's easy to give advice when you are not directly involved.
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