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Pinoy Photog
04-27-2011, 16:46
I bought the new E2 grip kit for my Sig 228 and now it feels like an entirely different gun!
No more screws to come loose, too! A bit aggressive texture, IMO, but it's OK as I don't
intend to tuck this rather bulky (to me) gun in my waist so no risk of skin abrasion...hehe!

[As a backstory, Sig used to offer a special promotion to upgrade existing Sig 226 or 229
to the new E2 enhanced grip for $99. Then they began offering "E2 Kits" that included a
shorter saddle, a thinner strut and a decocker with a smaller (shorter) knob, but only to
authorized Sig armorers. But in a capitalist society, that is counter-productive so the kits
started "leaking" in the internet (mainly on eBay, of course). Now you don't have to be a
licensed armorer to modify your P226, 288 or 229]. :P

I couldn't believe it only took me five minutes to install this! (not counting the time it took
to unscrew the old grips and remove the old strut and saddle, of course). :P

Here's the composite photo showing the E2, broadside and from behind (showing the backside
and the palm swells:

http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab44/Pinoy_Photog/Sig228withNewE2Grips.jpg

Snak3
04-29-2011, 20:20
The grip will become less abrasive after it comes in contact with your hands more and more. I had the same concern to the point where it was literally irritating my skin and making it feel just from an average trip to the range. After several hundred rounds and fondling, it became less rough.

bac1023
05-05-2011, 19:42
Very nice. I much prefer the older Sigs.

cgfitch
10-18-2014, 19:19
I know this is an old thread but, I'd like to install an E-2 grip kit on my older P228 but cant find a kit. Are you guys using the P229 kit? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

grecco
10-19-2014, 10:39
I believe the p229 grip will work.
You always contact top gun suppy, they stock the parts and our good people to do business with, as a side note, if i remember correctly, you will need to order a new hammer spring, the hammer strut is shorter.

cgfitch
10-19-2014, 12:47
I believe the p229 grip will work.
You always contact top gun suppy, they stock the parts and our good people to do business with, as a side note, if i remember correctly, you will need to order a new hammer spring, the hammer strut is shorter.


OK will do. Thanks for the info!

grecco
10-19-2014, 13:00
You might as well do a polish job and install the SRT kit, well worth it.

cgfitch
10-19-2014, 13:06
You might as well do a polish job and install the SRT kit, well worth it.


Well, this is an older 228 which has had a lot of rounds through it. The trigger is perfect as it is. You couldn't make this gun run any smoother. Its my favorite gun, hands down but, I bought another Sig that came with the E2 grip and found it to feel a lot less bulky in my hands. That's always been my only complaint with this gun.

grecco
10-19-2014, 13:12
My lgs is a leo sig dealer, i picked up a well used p228,should have gotten 2! I did a trigger job, and installed the short reset kit, it allows for faster follow up shots, i just cant leave things alone :)
Enjoy your 228,any questions feel free to message me.

DonGlock26
10-20-2014, 16:58
I know this is an old thread but, I'd like to install an E-2 grip kit on my older P228 but cant find a kit. Are you guys using the P229 kit? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Yep. I did it to mine.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/DonGlock26/p228dp2_zpsa6337356.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DonGlock26/media/p228dp2_zpsa6337356.jpg.html)

I got the kit at Top Gun Supply.



Sig Sauer E2 Grip Kit for the P229 pistol. This kit includes all of the required parts to convert to the E2 grip. The ergonomically designed, reduced circumference makes the shooters grip much more comfortable and will especially help those with smaller hands.

Requires use of the new style mainspring 34280454. If you pistol has the long mainspring with a metal seat, you will need to also order the new mainspring. If you have the black plastic mainspring seat, you already have the correct mainspring.

Also requires the new style trigger bar spring with the coil in the middle. If you have the plain curved trigger bar spring, you will need to replace it. Check out our Trigger Bar Spring Page to see photos for comparison.

http://www.topgunsupply.com/sig-sauer-e2-grip-kit-p229.html