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2much2do49
06-07-2011, 19:53
Hi everyone!

I currently have a Glock 21SF but am interested in getting a Sig 9mm. I shot my local range instructors P228 (circa 1989) and loved it! Very smooth. But I'm not sure which Sig to get?

A lot of folks love the West German P228's. I also checked out all the versions of the P226, but I'm completely confused. I'll mainly use the gun at the range, and plan to eventually move into some competitive shooting, but I don't have $1,500 to spend on a high dollar Sig. Does anyone have any suggestions for a Sig newbie? If I go used, what is a decent price for a P226 or P228? Are any years better than others?

Thanks!
Ken

86brick
06-07-2011, 20:11
I recently traded in my used 2nd gen Glock 19 for a new SIG P226 and so far I am very happy with it after 200 rounds. I purchased it with the same main intention (range gun) and it has been great for me. At the local gun store I seen one used mid 90's SIG P226 for $575. It seemed like a nice gun, but it had some wear marks and I had heard about some issues with the older slides rusting so I passed on it for a new P226. I think if you looked hard enough you could probably find a used SIG P226 in decent condition for around $500-$600 from what I have seen. I think the P228's are a little harder to come by because it is discontinued and as such will be more expensive (in the $700-$800 range in good condition).

fowler
06-08-2011, 04:23
I prefer the Sig 239 with slim grip for ccw. A pleasure to carry and shoot. In a Galco summer comfort IWB. I forget its there.

backbore
06-08-2011, 20:24
You can find good used 226's for $550.00 or so and 2022's for $450.00. Just keep your eyes peeled on Gunbroker.com.

pisc1024
06-09-2011, 04:40
I recently traded in my used 2nd gen Glock 19 for a new SIG P226 and so far I am very happy with it after 200 rounds. I purchased it with the same main intention (range gun) and it has been great for me. At the local gun store I seen one used mid 90's SIG P226 for $575. It seemed like a nice gun, but it had some wear marks and I had heard about some issues with the older slides rusting so I passed on it for a new P226. I think if you looked hard enough you could probably find a used SIG P226 in decent condition for around $500-$600 from what I have seen. I think the P228's are a little harder to come by because it is discontinued and as such will be more expensive (in the $700-$800 range in good condition).

If you don't mind me asking does your new 226 have the plastic guide rod? If so what are your thoughts on it?

86brick
06-09-2011, 08:38
If you don't mind me asking does your new 226 have the plastic guide rod? If so what are your thoughts on it?

Mine came with a steel guide rod, but to be honest I don't think the plastic guide rod is the worst thing. Have owned plenty of guns in the past with the plastic guide rod and never had any problems/failures. If you get one with a plastic guide rod it is cheap to replace if you are worried about it.

pisc1024
06-09-2011, 12:57
Mine came with a steel guide rod, but to be honest I don't think the plastic guide rod is the worst thing. Have owned plenty of guns in the past with the plastic guide rod and never had any problems/failures. If you get one with a plastic guide rod it is cheap to replace if you are worried about it.

Yea, honestly I was thinking the same thing, but you know how the hype can get to you. I will be in the market for a 229 soon, so I was just trying to think if I should get a new one, or look around for a used one.
Thanks for your reply.

grecco
06-09-2011, 13:18
I prefer the Sig 239 with slim grip for ccw. A pleasure to carry and shoot. In a Galco summer comfort IWB. I forget its there.

the P239 is a very nice pistol,
just wish the grip was a bit longer.

86brick
06-09-2011, 14:27
Yea, honestly I was thinking the same thing, but you know how the hype can get to you. I will be in the market for a 229 soon, so I was just trying to think if I should get a new one, or look around for a used one.
Thanks for your reply.

Yep I hear ya on the hype. Honestly I don't think you can go wrong with either one. The 229 is nice, my brother is looking at getting a new one in .40 S&W.

pisc1024
06-09-2011, 14:32
Yep I hear ya on the hype. Honestly I don't think you can go wrong with either one. The 229 is nice, my brother is looking at getting a new one in .40 S&W.

The .40 is what I'm interested in too. I need to expand the .40 collection.

2much2do49
06-09-2011, 19:06
Thanks everyone for the info! It looks like I've got some serious thinking to do!!

Speaking of which, does anyone have a X5 AR? I've seen a few on-line but wasn't sure. Pretty pricey.

Thanks,
Ken

HKLovingIT
06-09-2011, 19:25
I have a P6 and a P239 that I like very much. I enjoy shooting the P6 a bit more. It's bigger and fits my hands better.

bac1023
06-10-2011, 21:54
X-Five :supergrin:


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/099.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/102.jpg

86brick
06-10-2011, 22:48
^^^ That is a thing of beauty!!!:cool:

Scott3670
06-10-2011, 23:08
I just bought a brand new SIG 226 Enhanced Elite for $799. It'll be here on Wednesday and I am already drooling. I might try to carry this pistol once or twice but it will most likely serve its duty as a home defense weapon.

PAPACHUCK
06-11-2011, 05:11
I have a P229R in 9mm and a P225/P6. Both are fine shooters.


I would post a pic of my P229R, but BAC has just placed the bar way too high. OMG, that Sig of his is beautiful.

Warhorse
06-12-2011, 07:30
Yep I hear ya on the hype. Honestly I don't think you can go wrong with either one. The 229 is nice, my brother is looking at getting a new one in .40 S&W.

The .40 is what I'm interested in too. I need to expand the .40 collection.
The P229 was designed, and manufactured for the .40 cartridge.

pisc1024
06-12-2011, 07:40
The P229 was designed, and manufactured for the .40 cartridge.

Yea, that's why I decided on the 229 over the 226. Plus I already have a 226 in 9mm. I'm just trying to decide if I want to look for a used one, or just go with a new one. Sigs are one of only a few semi autos I'll consider buying used. Decisions decisions decisions...

Gary1911A1
06-12-2011, 08:30
Maybe I'm just getting old and stuck in my ways, but I still think the 228 is the best Sig 9MM ever made and since the OP has already shot one and loved it, I'd recommend he looked for a good used one or one of the newer ones with a rail.

ImpeachObama
06-14-2011, 18:41
Ditto with Gary's comment. The P229 in 40 is nice as I have one.
That X-five is porn and should not be allowed on here. It makes me want to spend too much money.

Defender77
06-18-2011, 14:06
I have the SIG P229r (with rails) in 9mm.


Fantastic gun but keep in mind if you plan on carrying it, it is a bit heavy and mine doesn't hold anywhere close to what a Glock can hold.

Four Knives
06-18-2011, 15:48
Love my Sigs

Have owned 239, 226, P6 x2

Not sure of the 239, but the 226 and 228/9 models (and some others) have .22 lr conversion kits available that are a lot of fun, cheap to train with and a great way to introduce new shooters, if any of that is important to you.

I wouldn't dissuade you from getting a Sig, but if you haven't, you may want to also shoot a CZ 75B sometime. Bought my W German Sig in 1991 brand new, been shooting it for years, love it, but just recently picked up a Stainless CZ75B and it is IMPRESSIVE.

CZ grip is not as thick in my hand as the 226, therefore feeling more ergonomic, ability to carry cocked and locked if desired, or hammer down DA like my 226, and has one of the best (arguably) .22 conversion kits made. CZ is significantly less expensive than Sig, but seems every bit as well made.

Good luck in your search and pics needed!

Cobra64
06-18-2011, 17:49
Yea, honestly I was thinking the same thing, but you know how the hype can get to you. I will be in the market for a 229 soon, so I was just trying to think if I should get a new one, or look around for a used one.
Thanks for your reply.

I have a few Sigs and all have been 100% reliable.

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





A solid stainless steel guide rod, while not necessary, should be standard in a Sig.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P226/P1010402-PICASSA.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P226/P1010397-PICASSA.jpg

holesinpaper
07-05-2011, 23:35
But I'm not sure which Sig to get?

A lot of folks love the West German P228's.

Good choice. ;)

PAPACHUCK
07-10-2011, 08:38
I have a P229R in 9mm and a P225/P6. Both are fine shooters.


I would post a pic of my P229R, but BAC has just placed the bar way too high. OMG, that Sig of his is beautiful.

OK, well, I changed my mind.:tongueout:

My P229R in 9mm with my wife's P6;

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h11/PAPACHUCK/IMG_2263.jpg

backbore
07-11-2011, 16:28
I love all my Sigs but the 229R/9 is the one I'd like to have. Great pistol.

RottnJP
07-18-2011, 20:09
If you want a used 226, check out summitgunbroker.com

http://www.summitgunbroker.com/USED_SIGS.html

The column on the left has his current stock. You can also call Mark and tell him what you are looking for, and he'll give you an idea if it might be coming anytime soon.

KiltedSoule
07-19-2011, 15:49
I'd look into getting a used p226 or p229 (depending on which feels better for you), possibly a used p239 if you want something even smaller and single stack mag. you may want to check into the SP2022, which you can get for $400ish (some places are higher, some lower). best thing, as with any handgun, see what feels best to you and meets your needs!

The Highlander
08-02-2011, 07:45
I foolishly traded away a 239 years ago. Or maybe not so foolish, it went for the G17 I've carried, competed with and so forth for about 15 years now!

Any rate, it has been replaced with a CPO 225 that I actually like better. Feels better, shoots amazingly well for my wife, almost as well with me at the wheel.

Sticking with a 9mm, my next SIG will be one flavor or the other of 226. Probably a basic model that I'll send to Bruce Gray for smoothing up. I also would love to have an
X5 or X6 eventually.

While I LOVE my Glocks, if it ever came down to one gun, it would be a SIG P220 in .45 ACP with a .22lr conversion kit.

Wonky
08-09-2011, 18:32
you don't have to spent $1500 for a SIG. I just bought a new West Germant 228 for $689.00 and a new SiG 220 for$649.00 on Gunbroker.
Bill

statistic6
08-12-2011, 13:57
+1 for the 226. Possibly the best 9mm out there.

3rdgen40
08-14-2011, 09:20
I prefer the Sig 239 with slim grip for ccw. A pleasure to carry and shoot. In a Galco summer comfort IWB. I forget its there.
Same here.Mine rides in a DeSantis Speed Scabbard holster.:cool:

fowler
08-15-2011, 16:17
I like the 226 for House and military holster carry and 239 for ccw in 9mm.

JK-linux
08-19-2011, 20:37
+1 for the 226. Possibly the best 9mm out there.

+2 I bought mine new in 1993, carried it on and off duty for 7 years, and fired 10's of thousands of rounds through it with no issues. If I could only keep one pistol to last the rest of my life, it would be the P226. Great pistol.

bp6180
08-24-2011, 16:01
Scott3670, where were you able to get an Enhanced Elite for such a good price?

Brad737
08-24-2011, 20:02
P226...

Gun Shark
08-24-2011, 20:23
P226


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ottomatic
08-27-2011, 20:50
I agree with what "Four knives" said: My 9mm 226 Elite stainless is as good a gun as I can imagine, BUT my CZ 85 is so close behind it. And it cost a little over half.

Two Guns
09-07-2011, 21:10
I love the Sig P228 and I wish I still had mine. I do have a P229 in 357 Sig and 40 S&W with out a rail and it is a fine handgun. But it is not a P228.

steelvipersedg
09-08-2011, 00:11
P226 with E2 grips and a 20 round MecGar mag.... aww baby.

azbuckeye
09-17-2011, 19:12
I've been lusting over a P226 Navy but don't need another range/house gun. So my next Sig will probably be a P229 in 9mm.

Currently own a 9mm P239 and have been debating getting a Cross Breed IWB holster for CCW carry. Sigs are just enjoyble to shoot and easy to add to one's 'wish list'

Nutt51
09-20-2011, 12:10
My first Sig will be delivered tomorrow.
P226 night sights, SRT, E2 grips. I may not sleep tonight.
I handled both the 226 and 229 where I shoot and I could not be
persuaded to buy the 229, it's 3/4 of an inch shorter in the slide and
a little shorter in the grip, and I wanted a P226 full size anyhow.
Not that much difference to me in size, and the 226 felt so damn good.
It will be a range and some time carry or SHTF go to weapon.
I'll still carry my G19 or G26 for SD.
You can find good deals on used Sigs, and if you know what you want
if you keep your eyes open, you can snag a good deal on the
GunsAmerica or Gunbroker auction sites.
A fellow the other day won a brand new Sig P226 Extreme with the
black/grey hogue grips for $705.00.

dpadams6
09-22-2011, 16:32
I have a few Sigs and all have been 100% reliable.

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





A solid stainless steel guide rod, while not necessary, should be standard in a Sig.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P226/P1010402-PICASSA.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P226/P1010397-PICASSA.jpg


thats simply, beautiful.....

Scott3670
09-22-2011, 23:10
Scott3670, where were you able to get an Enhanced Elite for such a good price?

Gunsamerica. I got mine from Florida Gun Exchange. Call and speak with Laura in internet sales. She's good people and will treat you well.