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TSAX
02-11-2011, 23:35
What is your favorite and/or preferred 229 or 226 version. For me its the Platinum Elite and then the Equinox.



http://www.sigsauer.com/Products/ShowCatalogProduct.aspx?categoryid=7

http://www.sigsauer.com/products/ShowCatalogProductDetails.aspx?categoryid=8&productid=216

http://www.sigsauer.com/Products/ShowCatalogProductDetails.aspx?categoryid=7&productid=215

Morgo
02-12-2011, 01:27
Sig P229 Sport

http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/P1030023.jpg

rfd339
02-12-2011, 02:09
P229/e2 for me. One of the best feeling and shooting pistol I own. The P226/e2 40sw is next for me. I gotta have both.

http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af199/rfd339/Sig%20229e2/sig220r102.jpg

rfd339
02-12-2011, 02:11
Sweet P229 Sport Morgo.

Morgo
02-12-2011, 02:18
Sweet P229 Sport Morgo.

Thanx mate, I'd like to get a P226 or P220 Sport as well :)

rfd339
02-12-2011, 02:29
Thanx mate, I'd like to get a P226 or P220 Sport as well :)

The P220 Sport looks like a winner . How did you fare with the weather ?

Morgo
02-12-2011, 02:50
The P220 Sport looks like a winner . How did you fare with the weather ?

The floods and storms were not a problem for me being quite a bit further down the coast. Up north certainly had a beating though.

rfd339
02-12-2011, 03:30
The floods and storms were not a problem for me being quite a bit further down the coast. Up north certainly had a beating though.

Glad to hear you made it ok. Hope the North get back on their feet soon.

lawdog734
02-12-2011, 07:44
I actually prefer the plain stock ones, of course that being said, that is one very nice looking sport.

TSAX
02-12-2011, 11:40
Sig P229 Sport

http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/P1030023.jpg


Thanks, I forgot about this one.

Snak3
02-12-2011, 13:02
P229/e2 for me.

What he said!

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt160/TeamJJ_2009/SigE2Zombie.jpg

ottomatic
02-12-2011, 18:57
1st choice:226 Elite two tone (stainless lower and black upper) in 9mm. Got one

2nd choice: 229 SAS. Want one

DLebowski
02-12-2011, 21:42
226 SCT for me. Nothing like being able to blast through nearly half a box of ammo without reloading.

JK-linux
02-12-2011, 21:49
Original P226 scent circa late 1980's/early 1990's. Stout ugly guns that weren't heavy and didn't jam. Awesome DA/SA triggers; super accurate and reliable. The Cadillac of the wonder-nines of the day.

8th SPS USAF
02-13-2011, 10:34
Mine is 220 SAS DAK Carry

backbore
02-13-2011, 13:56
Plain Jane, railed 229/9 DA/SA. I'd trade my 228 for one of those right this minute.

rfd339
02-13-2011, 15:29
Plain Jane, railed 229/9 DA/SA. I'd trade my 228 for one of those right this minute.

I'd keep the P228 , great pistol.

James Dean
02-13-2011, 18:37
P229 Stainless Elite. It looks like a work of art

Cobra64
02-13-2011, 20:03
Since I don't care for bling, the P226ST was the better option seven years ago.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P226/P1000567-PICASA.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P226/P1000564-PICASA-1.jpg

TSAX
02-13-2011, 20:09
226 SCT for me. Nothing like being able to blast through nearly half a box of ammo without reloading.

I'm glad they made these mags. Always nice to have the extra rounds :wavey:

James Dean
02-13-2011, 21:14
Since I don't care for bling, the P226ST was the better option seven years ago.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P226/P1000567-PICASA.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P226/P1000564-PICASA-1.jpg

Nice Very Nice

Cobra64
02-14-2011, 01:05
Nice Very Nice

Thanks.

It's holding up well so far with 20k on the clock. :)

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P226/P1010407-PICASSA.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P226/P1010574-PICASSA.jpg

James Dean
02-15-2011, 06:08
Thanks.

It's holding up well so far with 20k on the clock. :)

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P226/P1010407-PICASSA.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P226/P1010574-PICASSA.jpg

What grips are those. I'm picking up my 229 Elite stainless this week. ( Its in I'm waiting on my permit to pick it up) I read that some change out the wood grips to make it smaller.

The Retired Sarge
02-15-2011, 07:54
Stock 229 in 40 with SIGLites, DA/SA. Just plain works well. Bill

jamesbern
02-15-2011, 08:12
P229 Stainless Elite. It looks like a work of art

Agreed! I love mine!

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j98/jamesbernatchez/Photography/b76323cc.jpg

Cobra64
02-15-2011, 10:28
What grips are those. I'm picking up my 229 Elite stainless this week. ( Its in I'm waiting on my permit to pick it up) I read that some change out the wood grips to make it smaller.

Those are just the standard stock plastic grips. I don't think there are any wood grips that are thinner. I put Nill grips on my 229 and found they are too fat for a double stack and replaced with the standard ones.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P229/P1010231.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P229/P1000610.jpg





Now, I only have wood on the 232 and 239

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P1000556-PICASSA.jpg





And Crimson Trace on the 220...

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P220/P1000576-PICASSA.jpg

Cobra64
02-15-2011, 10:29
Agreed! I love mine!

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j98/jamesbernatchez/Photography/b76323cc.jpg

Very nice James!

ottomatic
02-15-2011, 10:59
What grips are those. I'm picking up my 229 Elite stainless this week. ( Its in I'm waiting on my permit to pick it up) I read that some change out the wood grips to make it smaller.

I took off the (beautiful) wood grips off my 226 Elite and replaced them with Hogues. I thinking now of getting the new E2 series grips. They feel AWESOME! Very similar to a CZ75.

James Dean
02-15-2011, 11:04
Very nice James!
That has to be one of the best looking Auto's I've ever seen.

James Dean
02-15-2011, 11:06
I took off the (beautiful) wood grips off my 226 Elite and replaced them with Hogues. I thinking now of getting the new E2 series grips. They feel AWESOME! Very similar to a CZ75.
Is sig going to make the stainless elite with E2 grips?

Two Guns
03-14-2011, 19:28
I like the P229 Gen 2 SAS . I don't like rails or bevertails on my Sigs.

Warhorse
03-18-2011, 06:04
In P226 I prefer the W. German folded steel slide models.

James Dean
03-20-2011, 08:58
I like the P229 Gen 2 SAS . I don't like rails or bevertails on my Sigs.
Thats my next Sig

Cobra64
03-20-2011, 11:17
In P226 I prefer the W. German folded steel slide models.

Were the West German folded steel slides superior to the German steel slides?

Did the German reunification in 1989 have an effect on the slides?

Why is a formed and welded carbon slide superior to a CNC machined stainless steel slide?


http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P226/P1010575-PICASSA.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P226/P1010590-PICASSA.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P226/P1010596-PICASSA.jpg

Warhorse
03-20-2011, 12:24
Were the West German folded steel slides superior to the German steel slides?
I never knew that they milled carbon steel slides, I was under the assumption they were all folded and welded.

Did the German reunification in 1989 have an effect on the slides?
I have no idea, my JK stamped (1989) slide was folded and welded, stamped "Made in W. Germany".

Why is a formed and welded carbon slide superior to a CNC machined stainless steel slide?
I just like the feel, and balance better, I guess it is just personal preference, and it just "seems" to exude quality craftsmanship to me.

I do not claim to be a Sig Sauer expert, these answers are just my opinion.

Glock 17L
03-20-2011, 12:53
I prefer the older, In my case 1993 SIG Sauer P229 in 40 & 357 SIG.
I haven't handled one of the e2 SIGs yet but think the slimmer grips could be great..

backbore
03-20-2011, 17:52
=Cobra64;17076504]Were the West German folded steel slides superior to the German steel slides?.

No.

Did the German reunification in 1989 have an effect on the slides?[

No.

Why is a formed and welded carbon slide superior to a CNC machined stainless steel slide?

It's not superior. It's different. carbon steel slides are lighter and only came with internal extractors. Stainless milled slides are heavier and the newer ones have external extractors, the older ones internal.

Cobra64
03-21-2011, 15:50
No.

No.

It's not superior. It's different. carbon steel slides are lighter and only came with internal extractors. Stainless milled slides are heavier and the newer ones have external extractors, the older ones internal.

My comments in post #34 were rhetorical. The images shown are that of my all stainless steel P226ST. I cannot notice the 1.5 ounce weight differential between the carbon vs. one piece, CNC machined, stainless slide. Sig went to stainless in the new 229 to accomodate .40 S&W and .357 Sig pressure requirements in the 229 which later migrated to the 226.

Regardless, I prefer stainless. :)


http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P1000554-PICASSA.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P1000553-PICASSA.jpg

backbore
03-21-2011, 19:10
Hey Cobra, I didn't realize those questions were rhetorical. I thought it was a newbie asking them. I shoulda taken the time to see who posted and I would have known better, :) .
One more thing. I never get tired of your pics.