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Posted: 8/23/2012 6:18:34 AM EDT
Just got the email.  228's back in stock, probably won't last long.  Not cheap ($465) but I doubt you'll find them for less.
Link Posted: 8/23/2012 6:37:09 AM EDT
[#1]
Dammit!  I'm broke.  
Link Posted: 8/24/2012 11:34:23 AM EDT
[#2]
I'm saving for something else but I'm very tempted to add another 228 to my collection.
Link Posted: 9/3/2012 7:03:43 PM EDT
[#3]
Have one incoming!
Link Posted: 9/6/2012 5:18:25 PM EDT
[#4]
Picked it up today ve ry happy with it, just as advertised decent holster wear but other wise great.
Link Posted: 9/7/2012 2:18:04 PM EDT
[#5]
Shit!

Buy 228 at great price

Or Ramen noodle again this month and october







What do the 13rd mag's go for nowadays?
Link Posted: 9/17/2012 6:30:21 PM EDT
[#6]
I just got mine in...beautiful condition.  Very little hosts wear and the night sights are good.   I think I might have to sell my 226
Link Posted: 9/17/2012 6:47:07 PM EDT
[#7]
Quoted:
Shit!

Buy 228 at great price

Or Ramen noodle again this month and october







What do the 13rd mag's go for nowadays?


If you prove up to the board that you bought one and are eating Ramen for the next month, I'll send you a factory 13-rounder gratis, just to make the deal sweeter.
Link Posted: 9/17/2012 7:26:21 PM EDT
[#8]
Quoted:
I just got mine in...beautiful condition.  Very little hosts wear and the night sights are good.   I think I might have to sell my 226


I was thinking of buying one of these.  Your post might push me over the edge.  Do you have pics?
Link Posted: 9/17/2012 7:28:23 PM EDT
[#9]
how do you post pics from an iPad..?
Link Posted: 9/18/2012 6:42:44 PM EDT
[#10]
I just ordered one.  I am really looking forward to it because I really like my P226R.
Link Posted: 9/18/2012 6:58:02 PM EDT
[#11]
Mine shoots more accurate than my 226
Link Posted: 9/19/2012 6:19:33 PM EDT
[#12]
I had the chance to handle one today.  The gun fits perfectly.  The only potential drawback is the caliber.  I'm trying to convince myself that 9mm is enough.
Link Posted: 9/19/2012 7:18:17 PM EDT
[#13]
Quoted:
I had the chance to handle one today.  The gun fits perfectly.  The only potential drawback is the caliber.  I'm trying to convince myself that 9mm is enough.


It is. Just use good hollow points.

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Link Posted: 9/19/2012 8:55:56 PM EDT
[#14]
Any import markings on these?
Link Posted: 9/20/2012 9:19:49 AM EDT
[#15]
Quoted:
Any import markings on these?


"PW ARMS REDMOND WA"
Link Posted: 9/20/2012 4:43:44 PM EDT
[#16]
One person has mentioned night sights.  The website doesn't mention night sights.  Has anyone else ordered one that came with night sights?
Link Posted: 9/23/2012 7:11:26 PM EDT
[#17]
I saw someone mentioned theirs was in good condition.  I saw another post on sigforum where the guy posted pictures and his has extreme holster wear.  Not sure if that matters to anyone, but it seems some are decent and some look really worn.  it would be nice if they had a handpick option.
Link Posted: 9/25/2012 7:18:24 AM EDT
[#18]
Received my 228 from Wideners last week.  Dead night sights.   Heavy holster wear on the top of the slide behind the ejection port.  It is hard to wear through the slide finish in a SIG, but mine has bare shiny metal showing.  Has an engraved  crest of some type on the top of the slide behind the ejection port, but the wear makes it hard to make out.  Frame, is perfect.   Numbers match.   Interesting to get so much holster wear on the steel slide and so little wear on the aluminum frame.  Shoots reliably and accurately.  Came with but one magazine.   I will order some from Mark at Summitt.  

Redmond Wa and PW Arms are just a few miles from me.  I am going to have to see if I can develop a little relationship there.  PW imported all those great P6s a few years ago.
Link Posted: 9/25/2012 9:03:51 PM EDT
[#19]
Anyone take any pictures they can add to this thread yet? Also, does anyone know who had these P228s before they were imported?
Link Posted: 9/26/2012 10:05:29 AM EDT
[#20]
Quoted:
Anyone take any pictures they can add to this thread yet? Also, does anyone know who had these P228s before they were imported?

This.
Link Posted: 9/27/2012 10:01:49 AM EDT
[#21]
I asked them and they said they were part of the Swiss Military and Law Enforcement.
Link Posted: 9/28/2012 4:39:49 PM EDT
[#22]
I ordered mine today Will ship out middle of next week

OH well... I guess I can wait

When I spoke with the lady who took my order, she said they had sold a bunch
Link Posted: 10/1/2012 9:29:39 PM EDT
[#23]
Picked mine up today. Looks pretty good. A few burs on the frames rails but it doesn't look like it is in a spot that touches the slide. I may take a fine file to it anyway. The night sights (front and rear) or very dim but visible in no light. Some holster wear on the finish but not much. Something had scratched the top of the slide pretty good. Nothing deep but there are several scratches. The barrel had a small amount of rust that came right off with some CLP and a brush. I don't believe this gun was shot much from the lack of wear but it was pretty dirty when I got it. Unbrunt powder, lube, lint and dirty were in the nooks and crannies of the gun. The gun also came with Sig marked Hogue grips.

Is there a date code anywhere on the firearm that will tell me when it was made?

All pictures are before I cleaned the firearm.













If anyone is interested I'll try and get some better pictures when there is better light.

ETA: added another picture
Link Posted: 10/1/2012 10:13:36 PM EDT
[#24]
Is it German ?

Under the slide, look for a 2 digit date code. IE: JK = 89

A=0
B=1
C=2
D=3
E=4
F=5
G=6
H=7
J=8
K=9

If you can't find a date......
From Sig's Web Sight

I would like to know the age of my gun – how do I get that information?
If the gun was manufactured or imported by us, we can get the date of manufacture from our Records Department. This is offered as a service: SIG OFFICIAL DATE OF MANUFACTURE CERTIFICATE $49.95 To order, please call customer service @ (603) 418-8102 with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Please allow 2-3 weeks for research, printing and shipping

Link Posted: 10/2/2012 7:48:46 PM EDT
[#25]
Mine looks a little different than KaBar3's, I do not have the white logo he has on the left side.  I have light holster wear.  The tritium sights are visible, but appear dimmer then my other Sig.  The only date code I could find was on the left side of the barrel, AE, so 04, I am guessing.  I will post pictures if I get a chance.  Overall I am satisfied with my purchase.
Link Posted: 10/2/2012 8:45:34 PM EDT
[#26]
I don't see any date code but thanks for that Sidd. There is no way I'm paying that much just to find out what year it was made. That's ridiculous.

Shot the P228 today. Very accurate and soft shooting. I shoot 45 ACP so I can't compare to any other 9mm but I did find it pleasant to shoot. I also found myself holding down the slide release and causing the slide to not lock back after the last round. Overall I'm very pleased with the gun and look forward to getting some more trigger time with it.
Link Posted: 10/3/2012 7:38:14 AM EDT
[#27]
Date Code decoder:
Link Posted: 10/4/2012 4:17:37 PM EDT
[#28]
Did the 228's from Widener's come with a manual ?

Mine might/should be in tomorrow
Link Posted: 10/4/2012 7:05:57 PM EDT
[#29]
Quoted:
Did the 228's from Widener's come with a manual ?

Mine might/should be in tomorrow


Mine came in that H&K box that you see in one of my pictures and the gun was wrapped in bubble wrap. Nothing else was there.
Link Posted: 10/5/2012 1:08:45 AM EDT
[#30]
Darn.. well here is a PDF version, it's not on the american Sig Web site, but it is available on the German one.


http://www.sigsauer.de/files/p228_01gb.pdf

Link Posted: 10/5/2012 11:57:38 AM EDT
[#31]
I cannot pass on the chance to post pictures of my new (to me) handgun.  I shot it at the range yesterday without any issues.



Link Posted: 10/5/2012 12:37:46 PM EDT
[#32]
West German ?

Mine did not show up today

Widener's shipped it Postal service..
Link Posted: 10/5/2012 9:40:23 PM EDT
[#33]
Mine says "Made in Germany" on the right side, but I don't know how to tell if it is West German.  It came from Widener's in a plain white box wrapped in bubble wrap with one 13 round magazine marked Leo only.
Link Posted: 10/5/2012 10:53:26 PM EDT
[#34]
Quoted:
Mine says "Made in Germany" on the right side, but I don't know how to tell if it is West German.  It came from Widener's in a plain white box wrapped in bubble wrap with one 13 round magazine marked Leo only.


if it West German it would say West German on the slide

Link Posted: 10/6/2012 4:40:54 PM EDT
[#35]
Got mine today.. Excellent shape like the others. Mine did come with a German Sig case, that was nice and unexpected

Here she is


Here is a Pic of the top with a shield ?




The first 13 rounds @ 7 yards


ThisP228 is so much nicer than I could have dreamed.
Link Posted: 10/6/2012 4:57:26 PM EDT
[#36]
I found the police department in Switzerland who's crest is on the Slide




http://www.repolagsued.ch/_iu_write/cms2011/index.php
Link Posted: 10/6/2012 9:32:38 PM EDT
[#37]
How you guys like the stock grips? How close are they to the Hogue grips? I was thinking of picking up a set of stock grips that say P228 just to have or switch with my current Hogue Sig grips.
Link Posted: 10/7/2012 6:40:44 PM EDT
[#38]
Quoted:
How you guys like the stock grips? How close are they to the Hogue grips? I was thinking of picking up a set of stock grips that say P228 just to have or switch with my current Hogue Sig grips.


My 228 (bought it several years ago), had both the wood and regular plastic grips with it. The wood ones are alright, but the standard plastic grips make it easier to hold on to. The stipling molded into them gives a decent grip.

Although, one of these days, I want to either swap them out for either G10 grips or Sig E2 grips.
Link Posted: 10/8/2012 11:41:42 AM EDT
[#39]
Quoted:
How you guys like the stock grips? How close are they to the Hogue grips? I was thinking of picking up a set of stock grips that say P228 just to have or switch with my current Hogue Sig grips.


I bought a W. German 228 a few years ago (love it!) and it came with the plastic Sig grips that we see in some posts above. I bought a set of the Hogue rubber grips for it. They feel great, but they are fatter in the hand than the factory grips. I love the texture/feel of the Hogues though.

Anyway, I put the Sig plastic grips back on it,, as they better suit my small ass hands. I think they look better too.
Link Posted: 10/8/2012 11:56:53 AM EDT
[#40]
I only have experience with the factory plastic grips.  I have never felt like I was not able to control the pistol, but they don't eat up my hand either.
Link Posted: 10/8/2012 5:50:29 PM EDT
[#41]
Quoted:
Got mine today.. Excellent shape like the others. Mine did come with a German Sig case, that was nice and unexpected








ThisP228 is so much nicer than I could have dreamed.


Looks good, Sidd.  The slide on yours looks nicer than the one I got from Widener's.  I like the Swiss canton mark on the top of the slide.
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