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Posted: 2/12/2006 6:45:42 PM EDT
I have a Sig 229 that I bought new last Spring. Since then I've been reading a lot of posts from people who say the 228 is better. I have considered trading it to a 228 before they go out of production. Is the 228 really that much better that I should trade my 229 in? I have heard some say that the 229 has a better DA trigger pull, is this true? Please tell me why I should or should not trade in my 229.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 7:58:11 PM EDT
Is your P229 a 9mm or a 40/357? I've got a P229 357 and a P228 (which is only 9mm). The trigger on the P229 is a bit nicer, but thats more to it being a newer gun (different spec on the mainspring) than the model number. P228's will be availiable for a long time, there are tons of them out there. Unless you have to have NIB, don't sweat it. Get a P228 for your 9mm needs, and a P229 for 40/357, thats what I did!
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 8:12:24 PM EDT
Yep the 229 is a 9mm and I bought it NIB. If I traded the P229 I'd want a NIB 228 so it'd cost me a little boot.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 11:12:07 PM EDT
Keep the 229 it is the better gun. The slide is one piece vs. the 228's stamped slide. To me that is a huge difference in long term strength and durrability. In 9mm the 229 is a little over built but you are getting a stronger gun in trade for a little more weight.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:05:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 7:07:02 AM EDT by ARer]

Originally Posted By SkagSig40:
Keep the 229 it is the better gun. The slide is one piece vs. the 228's stamped slide. To me that is a huge difference in long term strength and durrability. In 9mm the 229 is a little over built but you are getting a stronger gun in trade for a little more weight.


+1
And the 229 slide is in stainless. The 229 is my favorite..
I would still like to get a 228 some day.. but I would Never sell my 229!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:18:25 PM EDT
I'll keep my 229. Thanks guys
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 4:06:00 PM EDT
Keep the 229, it won't rust.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 11:09:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Specter1975:
I'll keep my 229. Thanks guys



Wise choice!
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 5:58:17 AM EDT
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