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Posted: 8/22/2003 4:31:29 PM EDT
I've noticed over on various gun sales boards that the P228 in 9mm Para seems higher in price compared to it's big brothers. I was interested to know the various reasons this might be the case? (popularity, supply and demand, etc.)
Thanks for your response.
Randy
Link Posted: 8/23/2003 4:16:13 AM EDT
For a long time the supply of 228s in the civilian market was limited because they were all going to fill LE and Military contracts. A second reason is that it is a very balanced gun, almost as natural a pointer as the P-35.
Link Posted: 8/23/2003 4:16:27 AM EDT
The same as the alternate US service auto, the M-11 may play a part in it.
Not being in the more recent Sig catalogs, just the 229, may be another reason.
Some of the later production runs were dedicated to LEO/Govt. contracts causing the supply/demand situation.
And the stamped slide is lighter on the 228 than the solid 229's, which some say points better.
Link Posted: 8/23/2003 10:04:18 PM EDT
They're awfully nice. SOG has them used for $399 with night sights, in their latest flier.
Link Posted: 8/24/2003 8:04:43 AM EDT
Shorter bbl. for CC, accurate for range use, balanced.
Link Posted: 8/28/2003 5:43:55 AM EDT
Pure unalderated quality...second to none!
Link Posted: 8/28/2003 10:52:04 AM EDT
My factory Two-Tone 228 is a beauty. Quality is top notch.
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