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Posted: 10/21/2001 4:52:32 PM EST
I love the platform for the 229, I call it the AR-15 of pistols. You can shoot everything from economical 9mm to hi-power .357 SIG.
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 7:05:31 PM EST
I agree the 229 is one of the most versatile pistols on the market .

It is also one of the most reliable!
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 1:51:48 PM EST
I like the 226..just feels right in my hand..

like it was made for me..
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 9:38:28 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 9:46:00 PM EST
Since I only have one Sig, it has to be my P220 in 38 Super  ......
Link Posted: 11/4/2001 2:16:05 PM EST
My favorite SIG would have to be my new P220ST.  
Link Posted: 11/6/2001 7:24:18 PM EST
I own only one Sig.  Guess which one.  The grip is almost too big for my hands, but of course I'm used to the new Kahr P9 I just bought for concealed carry.
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 6:31:07 PM EST
My favorite Sig is the only model I haven't owned (well, other than a P210).  A P225.  It seems to fit my hand perfect.  I really like my P228, and there isn't mcuh difference in the two to mention, but the P225 feels just a little bit better to the point of just perfect fit.  I'll keep looking, just haven't found the right one yet.  

Link Posted: 11/13/2001 2:01:28 PM EST
just feels like it was made for my hand, the 220 has the point too low and i don't like the way the 229/229's feel at all..
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 2:52:10 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 2:27:30 AM EST
I guess P239's don't rate !

Link Posted: 11/14/2001 1:03:43 PM EST

I don't own one, but I like the 226. Lately I have been looking at the Sig Pro.

Link Posted: 11/14/2001 5:03:08 PM EST
I vote for my P-225. Only made in 9mm.

"It is 100% German made and one the true "gems" to come out of Sig." said a gunsmith at Sig/Sauer USA. He also told me, "The German gun quality still surpasses that of the Sigs made in the USA."

The P-225 is now commercially available only to law enforcement in Europe. If you can get a hold of one with K-Kote and SigNight Sights...you'll fall in love!
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 8:24:47 PM EST
I love my 229 (.357 Sig). I had the slide bead blasted, so now it's a matte stainless finish. I got rid of my 220 because it had the worst trigger of any handgun I've ever had (double action felt like it was 20 pounds!).
Link Posted: 11/16/2001 6:35:46 PM EST
The P226 of course - it's the BEST COMBAT pistol in the world!

Jetflyer, I've a notion to pick up a 225 myself - CDNN has them listed at $499 in this month's catalog.  Can you say Merry Christmas?
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 3:16:33 AM EST
My favorite?? Well, it would have to be the one that says Sig on the slide.
Sorry I cant choose just one. I usually carry 2 on me. Have to rotate them all around.
Link Posted: 11/22/2001 6:28:24 AM EST
Hmmmm . . . no box for the 245.
Link Posted: 11/22/2001 12:13:29 PM EST
226 for me.
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 2:58:15 PM EST
What's this?  Discrimination against the compacts?  I don't see a choice for the 239 or 245?  Hmmph!!!
Link Posted: 12/3/2001 11:32:04 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/8/2001 12:53:19 PM EST
To answer a previous question:  H&K took the best of Glock and Sig, and rolled it into one pistol.  Sig has tried to respond with the Sig Pro, but it just hasn't caught on yet.

In all I have come up with the following observations:

The old Sig finishes (including the "blackened stainless") just sucked.  Any of the non-stainless guns would get a little scratch, and immediately rust in that area.  I've read that the finishes have been "updated" from when I was issued plain jane 220's and 226's, but I don't know... Incredible shooting guns and all are about the best made (read: machined) in the world.

When I chose to spend my own dollar out of pocket for a (on and off) duty gun:  I chose the 229 in .40 S&W.  A good all around size with a powerhouse round.

After some finish issues with the "blackened stainless" (it's worthless I say!  Get the two-tone if it's going in a holster!), I had Robar cote the whole thing in NP3 (a matte grey teflon finish).  Since then (about 10 years now)I've put countlss rounds through the thing.  The finish looks great still (you do get what you pay for with Robar).

I have a threadded .40 S&W barrel, all the Sig 229 Sport accessories and a .357 Sig conversion barrel.  A set of Hogue rubber grips make it fit like a glove in my hand.  A set of Trijicon sights and a LazerMax internal laser (repacing hte guide rod) round out the package.  Last but not least a modified (to fit the .40 S&W) Knights supressor for, well... whatever.  It's just a great gun.

I've seen posts about the 9mm barrels availible, but I can't figure out how the breech face would match up correctly.  If anyone has any specific info in this, please send it to me.

Link Posted: 2/17/2002 7:44:16 AM EST
1st - P225, mine's getting close to 20 years old now (not on poll)
2nd - P245, a lot of power in a fairly small package (not on poll)
3rd - P226, was my duty gun for several years
Link Posted: 2/17/2002 7:58:49 AM EST
Sig 226 equipped with $239 Crimsontrace lasergrips. very way cool. activation trigger is in perfect place for middlefinger to turn it on.

dont like the lasermax type system. do you really want to have to reach beyond the trigger to the takedown lever and flip a switch to turn it on? besides with the lasergrip i can shut the laser off in a instant to hide.
Link Posted: 2/17/2002 9:03:51 AM EST

The P226 of course - it's the BEST COMBAT pistol in the world!

nuff said, love the P228 too though!
Link Posted: 2/18/2002 12:33:43 AM EST
P226 - period.
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 6:18:34 AM EST

Since I only have one Sig, it has to be my P220 in 38 Super  ......

Kaliburz, obviously you're a person with both exquisite and refined tastes !!  

(I too only have one Sig - a P220 in .38 Super.)
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 12:09:44 PM EST
I love my 220 in .45 ACP ( a real mans caliber!) lol
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 4:50:36 PM EST
The Sig P245 its a shame it is Sig's readheaded step child.
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 4:55:19 PM EST
This will probably come as a real surprise but my favorite is the ...
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 6:17:23 PM EST
What no opition for the P225? I guess I have to go with my P228 instead.
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 6:56:29 PM EST
Well....since Sig don't build a 1911, it'd have to be my one and only SIG.......{so far}

P 220
Link Posted: 5/27/2002 12:17:30 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 12:53:00 PM EST
I only own one SIG, a police trade-in P225. Very nice pistol, excellent condition, with 3 factory mags, $394 out the door. Don't know how to post photos, if you want to see it email me. I'll send ya a pic that you can post here. This pistol shoots sweet!
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 3:10:03 PM EST
P226, great gun in a fairly great caliber
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 4:58:37 PM EST
I wouldn't even try to choose between my 229 & the 220,the 229 is better to conceal,but you can't beat the .45....
Link Posted: 5/30/2002 4:33:36 PM EST
Here is my first attempt at posting a pic, my Police trade-in P225.........


second attempt!
Link Posted: 5/30/2002 4:47:11 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/30/2002 4:49:31 PM EST


You have your brackets backwards.

Link Posted: 5/30/2002 4:49:50 PM EST
I give up....................help?
Link Posted: 5/30/2002 4:52:14 PM EST

I give up....................help?

It looks just fine to me... :D
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 1:28:57 AM EST


I give up....................help?

It looks just fine to me... :D

So that was it.....I had the brackets backwards? The first time I tried to post that pic all I had was a red X.
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 3:12:44 AM EST



I give up....................help?

It looks just fine to me... :D

So that was it.....I had the brackets backwards? The first time I tried to post that pic all I had was a red X.

You also had a : instead of the . before jpg
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 2:11:53 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/13/2002 4:37:34 AM EST
It's hard to decide.  Whichever I am carrying.  Mostly my P220's lately!

Link Posted: 6/13/2002 5:36:13 AM EST
What's this? Discrimination against the compacts? I don't see a choice for the 239 or 245? Hmmph!!!

I agree,  I love my 239

Link Posted: 6/17/2002 1:47:29 AM EST

It's hard to decide.  Whichever I am carrying.  Mostly my P220's lately!


My, my, aren't we getting a bit sloppy. Time to tidy up the vault.

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