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win
02-11-2012, 18:29
What are your thoughts on the Sig P6?
I understand its the same as the P225. I have shot a P226, which is a double stack gun. Looks just like the p6/p225 in pictures.
How much thinner is the P6/P225 than the P226?
Are the sight on the sig all interchangeable with each other?
Are mags hard to find? expensive?
I would like to try a sig but do not have $700+ to spend.
any other thoughts
thanks

m2hmghb
02-11-2012, 18:33
Mags are more expensive then for other Sigs. They're normally 30-50 dollars new. The sights are interchangeable. The mainspring on the P6 is heavier then that on the P225 so you'd want to replace that. The P6 is definitely thinner then the P229, but I can't say by how much.

got2hav1
02-11-2012, 18:38
They are a good bit thinner but the ergonomics are great. Feels really good in your hand. Mags are a little hard to find and pricey. I sold the one I had but would buy another for sure. Nice guns!:cool:

rhino673
02-11-2012, 18:39
I have one and love it! It is one of my favorite range guns and is very accurate. I bought some extra pro-mag magazines to go with it and have good results out of them. They are quite a bit cheaper then the factory mags. ( about half )

Javelin
02-11-2012, 18:41
I have one and love it! It is one of my favorite range guns and is very accurate. I bought some extra pro-mag magazines to go with it and have good results out of them. They are quite a bit cheaper then the factory mags. ( about half )

Ever had any issues with the pro-mags you bought?

Fragman
02-11-2012, 18:43
They are a good bit thinner but the ergonomics are great. Feels really good in your hand. Mags are a little hard to find and pricey. I sold the one I had but would buy another for sure. Nice guns!:cool:

Thinner than a P239?


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bac1023
02-11-2012, 18:45
I love the P225.

rhino673
02-11-2012, 18:45
Ever had any issues with the pro-mags you bought?

Not at all. I was a little worried . There are some bad reviews out there on aftermarket p225/p6 mags. I figured I would buy a couple and try them out. They functioned perfectly. I since have ordered 4 more and they also function without flaw.

D3S3RT_P3NGU1N
02-11-2012, 18:45
What are your thoughts on the Sig P6?
I understand its the same as the P225. I have shot a P226, which is a double stack gun. Looks just like the p6/p225 in pictures.
How much thinner is the P6/P225 than the P226?
Are the sight on the sig all interchangeable with each other?
Are mags hard to find? expensive?
I would like to try a sig but do not have $700+ to spend.
any other thoughts
thanks

Since you're looking at a P6 I'm assuming you're happy to go used. Mark over at Summit gets in used Sigs all the time, mostly police trade ins for very reasonable prices

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

If he doesn't have what you're looking for listed, give him a call, he should be able to give you an idea of what he expects to get in stock soon

Make sure to check out his CPO stuff too

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

rhino673
02-11-2012, 18:50
http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=100000455&dir=700|1012|1026

Wideners has them in stock with a extra mag and a holster

Andrewsky
02-11-2012, 18:53
I don't like how it feels in my hand.

toaddad
02-11-2012, 18:54
I bought a used West German police P6 severeal years ago. Made in Nov 79, but still worked fine. I sent it to Sig for reconditioning and new Sig night sights for about $130. Then sent it to Customized Creationz for a short action trigger, 17 pound hammer spring to resplace their stock 26 ounders, and a Sig black Cerekote finish on the gun and both magazines. It turned out to be a super single-stack 9mm hand gun. Flat, reliable and more accurate than I am.

win
02-11-2012, 19:01
anyone try a 2340? ops sorry 2022 9mm

I thought that the P6/P225 would be a great gun for the wife. Might be a little heave but recoil should be very light.

tc2129
02-11-2012, 19:24
I have one I bought for like $300. I love it. Feeds any ammo I have used in it. If I ever find another at a decent price I am going to pick another one up.

427
02-11-2012, 20:19
Wrap around Pychmayr grips change the handling of the 225/p6.

If anyone is interested the part # 03113

86brick
02-11-2012, 20:25
Jason Bourne uses one so it must be a pretty good pistol.

HKLovingIT
02-11-2012, 20:39
What are your thoughts on the Sig P6?
I understand its the same as the P225. I have shot a P226, which is a double stack gun. Looks just like the p6/p225 in pictures.
How much thinner is the P6/P225 than the P226?
Are the sight on the sig all interchangeable with each other?
Are mags hard to find? expensive?
I would like to try a sig but do not have $700+ to spend.
any other thoughts
thanks


I have a West German Police P6. I like it a lot. I ordered a spare parts kit from top gun supply and swapped out all the springs, etc. It's just a range plinker for me. It could make a nice single stack carry 9mm except I think you might be better off getting a used P239 if your intent was carry.

The P225 and P6 are almost the same thing. The P6 usually has the looped hook on the hammer spur and depending on year, the feed ramp was not designed for HP ammo. Some feed fine, some are picky. SIG later changed the ramp on the P225 and with the new barrel HP is no problem. For awhile you could order the P225 barrel from SIG or from places like Top Gun Supply. Seems the supply has dried up. I'm sure you could still find one somewhere.

Anyway, if you were looking for a single stack carry pistol like this I would personally look for a used or CPO P239 unless you just like the P6/P225 better. You can also get the P239 in .40 S&W and .357 SIG. The P6/P225/P239 are all really good pistols any way you slice it though.

Wurger
02-11-2012, 20:41
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I would like to try a sig but do not have $700+ to spend.
any other thoughts
thanks

Same reason I bought my P6. Wanted a P225 since I was a kid (long time ago). When I saw the surplus P6's for the first time, I jumped on it. It is a great pistol and well worth the $$. Mine came with extra mag, shoulder holster, owners manual and SIG factory box.

adamg01
02-11-2012, 20:53
The 225 is one of the few Sig's I would like to own. They are true German Sig quality when Sig truly was a top of the line brand. They are a throw back to Sig's glory days before all the greed, 25 different models of the 226, and rediculous marketing schemes.

I think Wideners has them with two mags. for $399.

win
02-11-2012, 21:53
Do you know of a year when they changed barrels for HP ammo? What would I look for?
Will the 239 eat up HP ammo?
Probably not a carry gun. Just a range gun. Something good to hand down to the kids someday.
A change of gears but what do you think of the 2022?
They seem to be cheaper than a P6 or P225.
thanks again

Javelin
02-11-2012, 21:54
The 225 is one of the few Sig's I would like to own. They are true German Sig quality when Sig truly was a top of the line brand. They are a throw back to Sig's glory days before all the greed, 25 different models of the 226, and rediculous marketing schemes.

I think Wideners has them with two mags. for $399.

:agree: One of the best SIG pistols ever.

win
02-11-2012, 21:55
Has anyone bought one from Wideners?
What kind of condition are they in? What holster do you get?
thanks

HKLovingIT
02-11-2012, 22:15
Do you know of a year when they changed barrels for HP ammo? What would I look for?
Will the 239 eat up HP ammo?
Probably not a carry gun. Just a range gun. Something good to hand down to the kids someday.
A change of gears but what do you think of the 2022?
They seem to be cheaper than a P6 or P225.
thanks again


I do not know the year they changed the ramp.

Yes the P239 will eat up hollow points.

If it's just for range fun a used P239 9mm or P6 or P225 is going to be a fun one.

adamg01
02-11-2012, 22:36
Has anyone bought one from Wideners?
What kind of condition are they in? What holster do you get?
thanks

I just picked up a 1,000rds of Golden Tiger 7.62x39 from their warehouse. They have a good repuation locally and on the net as far as I know. I wouldn't hesitate to do business with them again. They are a distribution warehouse so I didn't see any guns on display to help you out

win
02-12-2012, 08:52
Over xmas I bought a 5906 from them. I would and will buy from them again. Sent them a few emails on the P6.
Did the European all issue single stack gun? Seem like what little I know, I have seen more single stack LE turn in than hi cap gun. Probably just me.
What agencies carry sig here in the U.S. My uncle carry a P226 when he worked for the secret service. I though some military carried sig's but cann't remember now who.

Andrewsky
02-12-2012, 09:02
Over xmas I bought a 5906 from them. I would and will buy from them again. Sent them a few emails on the P6.
Did the European all issue single stack gun? Seem like what little I know, I have seen more single stack LE turn in than hi cap gun. Probably just me.
What agencies carry sig here in the U.S. My uncle carry a P226 when he worked for the secret service. I though some military carried sig's but cann't remember now who.

Your uncle probably carried a P228 or P229 rather than a P226.

The SEALs use the P226 and the M11 (P228) is used by various people (some pilots, investigators, etc.).

win
02-12-2012, 11:40
that could be. It was a long time ago. I would not know the difference between the 3. I just know it was a sig 9mm and I think high cap mag

win
02-12-2012, 12:23
P225 is a single stack 9mm and P226 is a double stack 9mm.
What is the P228 P229?
P220 is a single stack 45acp.
thanks

m2hmghb
02-12-2012, 12:50
P225 is a single stack 9mm and P226 is a double stack 9mm.
What is the P228 P229?
P220 is a single stack 45acp.
thanks

228 is a compact double stack 9mm. 229 is a slightly beefier version of the 228 made to fire 40 S&W as well as .357 sig in addition to 9mm. The 228 has been discontinued as such but they have been mounting leftover 228 slides and barrels on sig 229 frames. I believe the 228 slide is lighter then the 229 slide due to the fact it doesn't have to deal with 40 or 357.

fowler
02-12-2012, 15:38
The later ones can feed hp ok,but I don,t like the german welded carbon slides there not strong and rust fast. I prefer a USA made 239 with one piece stainless Nitron slide. The 239 feeds anything is rustproof and can handle +P ammo and feed them reliable. The 239 is smaller package. I keep away from German made Sigs.

got2hav1
02-12-2012, 18:20
Thinner than a P239?


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Thinner than P226. I don't think there's much difference in width on the P239 and P225. I have had both and both fit my hand well.

win
02-12-2012, 18:39
6-89 was the year change for the barrel change for the P6.
Has anyone noticed any difference in the gun that where made 100% in Germany and the guns that are made in the U.S. and Germany? in quality, would one be worth more than the other?

Myke_Hart
02-12-2012, 18:42
The P6 is awesome. The most accurate 9mm in my collection. I have a ton of 9mm's.

The only drawback for me is that it is single stack and just as wide as a double stack.

Sig P6
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll264/myke_hart/Handguns/IMG_3051.jpg
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll264/myke_hart/Handguns/IMG_3053.jpg

Same as a P225

win
02-12-2012, 18:44
whats with the hocked hammer?

Myke_Hart
02-12-2012, 18:46
whats with the hocked hammer?

It is so an armorer can tell if the gun has been dropped on the hammer.

The little peice will break off and let the armorer know to replace some parts before it goes back out for duty.

nutty_one
02-12-2012, 18:59
I just bought a P225 from an LGS for $400 with two mags (no holster) that was a police trade in. They were issued for years by a local agency to their female officers and smaller stature men who couldn't handle the thicker grip of the 226 or 228. It's got some holster wear on the slide and controls, but the barrel is in super shape, the gun was clean as a whistle inside, and everything function checks A-OK.

That shop also goes over all their trade ins to make sure they function (they have a will-fire guarantee), and it looks like they might've thrown a brand new recoil spring in this one.

Mags and holsters are seeming to be hard to come by - I wound up buying a leather pancake rig for a 228. Since they're basically the same gun, with the exception of trigger guard shape and double vs single stack - it fits fine. It probably won't see a LOT of carry (have a Glock for that) - but I do plan to carry it at least once in a while.

I'm toying with the idea of sending it somewhere to get refinished - maybe two tone look (maybe NP3 the slide and controls, leave the barrel, frame, and hammer black for a factory two tone look) - or maybe jump on the band wagon and do it up in tan/olive/fde or something.

I do have to say with the old school checkered grips (no Sig logo on them) it is THE best fitting Sig I've ever had for me. The only downside - if you want to call it that - is that it is dimensionally almost identical to a Glock 19 but holds 1/2 the rounds. That's not necessarily a bad thing - especially for a gun meant mostly for range duty. It will do double duty as a spare night stand gun though. My wife tried the grip out when I got it home - she says she likes it more than her Bersa 380. If she shoots it well, I'm sure she's going to call dibs... but I'm sure there'll be plenty more floating around to get my mitts on should the need arise :)

Glock40man
02-12-2012, 19:14
I really like my P6. They are great pistols IMO. Very acurate and 100% reliable.
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1sgranger75
02-12-2012, 19:20
Great pistol I love mine, especially the trigger. Mine was also a used West German Polizei issue firearm.

win
02-13-2012, 20:13
Do the P6/P225 have a stamped slide? Any rusting issues with them?
thanks

win
02-15-2012, 20:03
can you shoot cast bullets out of the older sigs? Like the P6/P225.
The newer one have barrels like glock and HK, correct?
thanks

Myke_Hart
02-16-2012, 04:46
Do the P6/P225 have a stamped slide? Any rusting issues with them?
thanks

can you shoot cast bullets out of the older sigs? Like the P6/P225.
The newer one have barrels like glock and HK, correct?
thanks

Yes they say they are stamped slides, but they say they only started milling them for 40S&W. These are tried and true 9mm's. Nothing to worry about. The slides are way beefy for 9mm.

No rust issues, not a spot, mine is dated 1979 in the pics. 90% of the lower frame is aluminum so, they really can't rust a whole lot. Mine has been carred a ton judging from the wear on the plastic grips.

Lead is fine, as it has standard grooves and lands. A lot of people say you can not shoot hollow points out of the P6, due to steep feed ramp, but I have never had a issue and I only shoot HP's.

It is very accurate and reliable pistol. Built like a tank.

I reload and it handles those fine too.

rhino673
02-16-2012, 20:07
I like them so much I just bought another one today.:cool:

win
02-16-2012, 20:15
I just ordered one from wideners. I will post some pic with it get here.