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Posted: 9/9/2002 7:20:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2002 8:21:44 PM EDT by clinth]
I'm looking at getting either a Sig 228 or 229 which would you get? I leaning toward the 228 so I can use my 226 mags as well. Do you know of any issues with the 228? I currently own a Sig P226 in 357 sig so I was think I would get a 9mm.

Thanks,
Clinth
Link Posted: 9/9/2002 8:16:57 PM EDT
If you strictly want a 9mm, P228! If you want three caliber gun, or something a little better in the ballistics category, P229 in 357SIG. I carry both, and I like them both, but If I could only have one of them, it would be a P229 in .357SIG.

You can still use P226 mags in a P229, too, same as a P228. I use P226 High caps to carry 12-13 .357SIG rounds in, and they feed flawless. Also, .357/.40 P229 high-cap mags have come down a little bit in the last year or so.
Link Posted: 9/10/2002 8:47:36 AM EDT
If you want 9mm, then the 228. If you plan on carrying it, the 228 is a little bit lighter than the 229.
Link Posted: 9/10/2002 8:55:52 AM EDT
Ditto with BigGuns. If you are going after a 9mm, then sure, go with the 228. If you are going with 40 or even the hotter 357 Sig.. Then 229 all the way.
Link Posted: 9/10/2002 9:41:16 AM EDT
You're still asking the WRONG question. RIGHT question = "Should I get the 228 or the 229 first?"
Link Posted: 9/10/2002 10:56:43 AM EDT
The P229 is a little more solid and ruggedly made, has a better finish (I love SIGs but K-kote really sucks), and has the advantage of being able to be easily converted into other calibers.

The only real advantage I see to a P228 is the availability of high-caps, and it is only two or three rounds (depending on caliber). Of course, I have a veritable s---load of legal, issued post-ban mags for my issued P229, so I may have a slightly different viewpoint.
Link Posted: 9/10/2002 11:26:59 AM EDT
I firmly believe that the P228 is one of the best 9mm compacts ever made. However, the P229 allows you THREE calibers, if you want them; 9mm, .40SW and 357SIG. The P229 is heavier, but the ability to swap calibers is nice. If you really only want a 9mm, go with the lighter P228, but good luck finding hi-cap mags. They are very pricey nowadays.
Link Posted: 9/10/2002 3:45:57 PM EDT
Both are fine weapons. The P229 will give you the ability to switch calibers if you get it in .40 S&W. The one I had I found to be a little top heavy did not balance very well for me.
The P228 I have is a wonderful pistol and has by far the best DA out of the box trigger of any Sig I have ever owned or shot. That one is a keeper no matter what.
Good LUck
Link Posted: 9/14/2002 5:32:30 AM EDT
228 slide is stamped metal vs a forged slide for the 229. Your choice.
Link Posted: 9/14/2002 5:43:05 AM EDT
Isn't stamping and forging the same thing?
The P229 slide is a milled from a solid billet of stainless steel.
Link Posted: 9/14/2002 5:47:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2002 6:37:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2002 4:12:28 PM EDT
229 all the way. I like the slide profile a little bit better.
Link Posted: 9/14/2002 9:54:42 PM EDT
Recently bought a p228, love it! have run approx 1000 rnds. thru it with not a problem one. The only bad thing about it is my wife likes it just as much.
Link Posted: 9/15/2002 7:20:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dilligaff:
Recently bought a p228, love it! have run approx 1000 rnds. thru it with not a problem one. The only bad thing about it is my wife likes it just as much.



Don't look at that as a problem. It's an opportunity to buy yet another handgun.
Link Posted: 9/17/2002 7:20:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2002 7:21:22 PM EDT by clinth]
Ok I got a sig P228 on the way. I couldn't pass up the deal P228 2 post ban mags 5 pre ban mags, holster, in excellent condition. For $700 what do you think? I just need night sights now. Does sig install them and sight in the pistol for you?

I will look at getting a Sig P239 later.

Clinth
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