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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 6/14/2001 9:25:13 AM EDT
Well I have a chance to pick up one of these up. They are described as: Sig 228 stock with two Hi-cap mags approx 150 rnds, The other is a Sig 229 with Sig nite sights, 3 high-cap mags tuned up by a local gunsmith and approx 500 rnds thru it. I have not shot them but have seen them they are well taken care of. The guy selling them is moving. What do you think they are worth. He is asking $500 for the 228 and $700 for the 229. He was told to sell them with 10 rnds and sell the Hi-caps separately? Is this a agood price? and what do you think they are worth? Thanks for the help
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 9:29:02 AM EDT
I recently saw a bare bones 229 for mid-600's. I'd say that is a GREAT price, with nite sites and 3 hi-caps.
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 9:38:48 AM EDT
Good prices. I have a less used P229 factory nickel'd with three Hi-caps, and I wouldn't let them go for less than $900.00 as a package. New P228's with NS can be had for around $500.00, so a decent price for one with hi-caps. P229 hi-caps are going for $85.00 - $100.00 around here, and P228's slightly less than that. So figure from there. YMMV [8D]
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 9:39:19 AM EDT
The 229 you're comparing is also a 9mm correct? Which gun feels better to you? If the 228 felt better I might would choose it because a set of NS would be approx. $70 +/- and same goes for a 228 hi-cap.
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 10:13:08 AM EDT
My 229 came in 357 sig. I later bought a 40 s&w barrel for it.
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 10:15:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 10:46:10 AM EDT
good price for that 229...I would snagg it up. 229 has been my carry gun for over 2 years now and love it. my .1/2 cents Riz
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 11:46:29 AM EDT
You would be crazy not to pick up the 229. I repeat crazy. The hi-caps are worth about $250. If you didn't want them you could sell them and have a 229 for $450. That is a good deal. If it was me I would even make an offer of say $650......You never know.
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 11:58:05 AM EDT
Gotta luv them thar SIG's!!! [:D] P229 12rd factory mags in .357SIG or .40S&W should start at about $80 each. No clue how much 9mm mags for P229 would be.
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 12:40:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sigman: Gotta luv them thar SIG's!!! [:D] P229 12rd factory mags in .357SIG or .40S&W should start at about $80 each. No clue how much 9mm mags for P229 would be.
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[i]I'm not a Sig guy so the below may be incorrect -[/i] I'm not sure there are 9mm 229 pre-ban hi-caps? I think the 229 was originally chambered in .40 & .357 Sig at the time of the ban. After the ban Sig dropped the 228 and just started building a 9mm variant of the 229. The 229 can use 228 9mm hi-caps though.
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 5:15:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/14/2001 5:13:52 PM EDT by Sons_of_Liberty]
My P228 is my favorite! If you ever read that I no longer have it, then you know I must be dead. It is reliable as hell and very accurate. Last week I clover-leafed 3 shots at 30 feet and I'm not a great shooter. A P228 with 150 rounds through it is not even broken in yet. Only $500? Buy it! The hi-caps (if factory) are worth about $80 each. Another nice thing is it will take the cheaper (about $60) P226 15 rounders. I carry mine with a 13 rounder (loaded with 12 and one in the chamber) and a P226 one in my mag holder. I don't have a P229 but they are equally as good. "Sig... there is no substitute!" Regards, SOL
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 7:32:43 PM EDT
The 229 is probably the better buy. Can be barrelled for 357 Sig and has a machined slide while the 228 is stamped metal.
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