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G23Gen4TX
07-05-2012, 18:50
As above. What should I get? Budget is up to $600.

plouffedaddy
07-05-2012, 18:58
With that budget---A P6 with a bunch of ammo. Mine feeds anything except 147gr ammo (wasn't designed for it back then...) but otherwise is an excellent gun for the money.
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l178/tiffani33/Guns/IMAG1271.jpg

G23Gen4TX
07-05-2012, 19:03
Is that the same as the P229?

bigchuck83
07-05-2012, 19:04
a nice used west german p226 can be had for enough under 600 to leave money for ammo and spare mags. a sigpro 2022 can be had for $399

Trey83
07-05-2012, 19:08
I recommend the older West German Sigs. The newer Exeter Sigs aren't the same quality.

gocubs6
07-05-2012, 19:08
Got my 228 CPO for under $600 w/ two mags ($579 I think). Feels pretty sweet. I have a 226 as well, but the 228 just feels right.

bac1023
07-05-2012, 19:09
I'd go with a used P225.

bruzer
07-05-2012, 19:10
G17 of coarse. Haha
Mike

G23Gen4TX
07-05-2012, 19:11
G17 of coarse. Haha
Mike

Already have 4 Glocks and one is a G17 of course. I want something different.

WoodenPlank
07-05-2012, 19:12
Is that the same as the P229?

No. The P6 is the German police version of the P225. It's a single stack magazine, instead of the staggered mag of the 226, 228 and 229.

plouffedaddy
07-05-2012, 19:23
No. The P6 is the German police version of the P225. It's a single stack magazine, instead of the staggered mag of the 226, 228 and 229.

Correct you are sir. The barrel's slightly different than the 225 and the hammer spring weight is 4 lbs more (I replaced mine anyways :supergrin:). But, the guns are built like tanks and they're only $400 these days. Best SIG deal going IMO...

backcast88
07-05-2012, 19:34
I recommend the older West German Sigs. The newer Exeter Sigs aren't the same quality.

x2.

I have shot and handled the newer Sig's and they aren't near the same quality. Yes they are nice but I would much rather have my West German 228 then any newer Sig and I will never sell my 228.

G23Gen4TX
07-05-2012, 19:35
No. The P6 is the German police version of the P225. It's a single stack magazine, instead of the staggered mag of the 226, 228 and 229.

OK. It's an option although I would prefer a double stack magazine since this will be a range gun only.

raven11
07-05-2012, 19:41
OK. It's an option although I would prefer a double stack magazine since this will be a range gun only.

Sounds like you should look into the SigPro, PSA is running a deal on those

G23Gen4TX
07-05-2012, 19:46
How is the P229? My friend got one today and I like the feel.

Two Guns
07-05-2012, 19:48
I would go with a P228. I think they are the best that Sig has to offer in a carry gun.

WoodenPlank
07-05-2012, 19:56
How is the P229? My friend got one today and I like the feel.

I have a P229 SAS Gen. 1 that's been swapped to 357SIG, and I love it. The only complaint I have is the factory grips were beautiful, but crap for shooting (too wide). The rubber Hogues it wears now are an improvement, but not by a lot. Eventually, it will get a set of G10 Hogue grips, unless SIG gets their heads out of their rump and sells an E2 grip kit that deletes the decocker lever.

G23Gen4TX
07-05-2012, 19:59
I have a P229 SAS Gen. 1 that's been swapped to 357SIG, and I love it. The only complaint I have is the factory grips were beautiful, but crap for shooting (too wide). The rubber Hogues it wears now are an improvement, but not by a lot. Eventually, it will get a set of G10 Hogue grips, unless SIG gets their heads out of their rump and sells an E2 grip kit that deletes the decocker lever.

He got one with the wood grips. They are wide but I did like the feel.

WoodenPlank
07-05-2012, 20:04
He got one with the wood grips. They are wide but I did like the feel.

My SAS came with wood grips as well, but I'm not sure if SIG has changed the size of their wood grips for other models.

I really like the feel of the newer E2 grips, but seeing the empty decocker lever slot in the grips of a DAK gun drives me nuts.

12131
07-05-2012, 20:29
Plenty of Sig P228 CPOs on the market right now for around $600. I would go with that one.
Second would be the P225/P6.
But then, but I'm a little partial to these 2 models.:cool:

fnfalman
07-05-2012, 22:03
As the owner of the P226, P228, P225 and P239 in 9mm, I prefer the P225 the most. The perfect size and balance. Not too big, not too small.

stopatrain
07-05-2012, 22:13
How about the p225

Comedian
07-05-2012, 22:23
P226 is my favorite Sig. Gunbroker has quite a few CPO P226 Sig's at around $600.

Glock40man
07-06-2012, 00:55
Another vote for either a 228 or, a 225/P6.

bunk22
07-06-2012, 06:59
Get a brand new Sig Pro 2022 for slightly under $400. It is a damn good gun for the price.

countrygun
07-06-2012, 12:45
Get a brand new Sig Pro 2022 for slightly under $400. It is a damn good gun for the price.


For any price.

The Sigpro is IMO the best choice on a budget because it leaves more room for ammo. I am wearing a 2022 right now. IDespite the grousing from some about its having a Browning-like takedown, you have to actually remove the slide stop (oh the horror) you get the advantage of having almost full acces for cleaning when you slide the grip panel off without further disassembly. Also the frame rails are steel.

You get all of the Sig accuracy, a great trigger (IMO mine were better than most out-of-the-box P sries triggers these days) and with careful shopping you can bering one home for a tag price of less than $400.

Cobra64
07-06-2012, 13:30
x2.

I have shot and handled the newer Sig's and they aren't near the same quality. Yes they are nice but I would much rather have my West German 228 then any newer Sig and I will never sell my 228.

This (http://www.sigsauer.com/catalogproductdetails/p226-x-five.aspx)is out of the question then?

http://www.sigsauer.com/upFiles/catalog/product/P226-XFIVE-detail-L.jpg

KalashniKEV
07-06-2012, 14:07
P226.

It's a great pistol.

Cobra64
07-06-2012, 14:23
P226.

It's a great pistol.

:agree:

Yes it is, and the Navy SEALS seem to like 'em too.

s&wfan
07-06-2012, 14:48
summitgunbroker has P226 in .40 cal for $495, and today is a special sale where you pick a gun and he cuts you a deal. I'm not affiliated with the site at all, but there's a head up if you want to check it out.

s&wfan
07-06-2012, 14:49
I know you said 9mm, and I apologize, but you can buy a barrel after you've shot the .40 for a while and have two guns for the price of one new Sig.

Gregg702
07-06-2012, 15:05
P239.

86brick
07-06-2012, 15:06
P226 or P225. My favorite is the P226.

cowboy1964
07-06-2012, 15:48
Agree on the 2022, for the money it's a deal.

cowboy1964
07-06-2012, 15:49
I know you said 9mm, and I apologize, but you can buy a barrel after you've shot the .40 for a while and have two guns for the price of one new Sig.

Plus mags.

63bmechanic
07-06-2012, 15:52
i agree with the 2022, just know its a pita to find holsters. full size XD holsters fit great though

harleygsb
07-06-2012, 16:24
I just got back from the local range and rented a P226, P229 and M&P, all in 9mm. I have big hands and the P226 felt better in my hand than any, including my G17. Really nice gun! I think I will be picking one up in the not too distant future.

Trey83
07-06-2012, 16:33
This (http://www.sigsauer.com/catalogproductdetails/p226-x-five.aspx)is out of the question then?

http://www.sigsauer.com/upFiles/catalog/product/P226-XFIVE-detail-L.jpg

That one doesn't count.:supergrin:

Aren't the X-Fives still made in Germany along with the re-released P210

checkyoursix
07-06-2012, 19:23
I own a 228 and would not part with it. Either that or a 226 based on my direct experiences.

Would be very interested in the 2022 which seems a very well made and well priced pistol, but I haven't shot it so not a direct endorsement.

G23Gen4TX
07-06-2012, 23:31
I think I'll look for a 226/228/229. Not interested in the pro.

427
07-07-2012, 00:01
I think I'll look for a 226/228/229. Not interested in the pro.

I think the best deals are the police trade-ins. I have a 228 and a P6. Outside wear, but not so much on the inside.

Aurora
07-07-2012, 04:17
Another vote for the P228. Big enough to be a good range gun but small enough to carry. Best all around choice IMHO.

All of the classic, P-series SIGs are a good bet; P220, P225, P226, P228.

V.

MarcDW
07-07-2012, 05:02
Since the budget puts you into a used Sig Sauer anyway, I would get something out of the glory days: P225/P6 or P228.

HKLovingIT
07-07-2012, 06:28
P6/225 9mm

or a used P239 in caliber of your choice.

I have both. Would personally go with the P239 if I could only have one.

soggy_spinout
07-07-2012, 12:15
P228, preferably an old W German proofed one. Solid shooter that one; well-cared ones feeling they're made like from a single billet. Among the SIGoholics, it's one of the Holy Grails. More recent one: P229R a close second, though I prefer the older railess versions, and ones with the so-called "Legacy" slides (short extractor, not the long MIM monstrosity that they mostly use these days).

jhmayhem
07-07-2012, 12:37
For any price.

The Sigpro is IMO the best choice on a budget because it leaves more room for ammo. I am wearing a 2022 right now. IDespite the grousing from some about its having a Browning-like takedown, you have to actually remove the slide stop (oh the horror) you get the advantage of having almost full acces for cleaning when you slide the grip panel off without further disassembly. Also the frame rails are steel.

You get all of the Sig accuracy, a great trigger (IMO mine were better than most out-of-the-box P sries triggers these days) and with careful shopping you can bering one home for a tag price of less than $400.

Countrygun basically summed up what I would say about the SigPro. My SigPro can do everything my Sig P229 (also an excellent option) can do for half the price.

got2hav1
07-07-2012, 12:52
P229 is a great gun. I have one in 9mm and I shoot it better than any of the other Sigs I own. All that have been mentioned are great though and you couldn't go wrong with any of them.

G23Gen4TX
07-07-2012, 14:01
Did anyone send his gun to sig for refurbishment? What do they run?

What should a used P226 cost? US made and W. German made? I see different prices on gunbroker.

barth
07-07-2012, 14:49
Shop around for a used P226, P229 or P239.

I have a pristine P239/357 that I picked up for $550.
https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/thumbnail/photo08/e9/80/3bad9d35bd74__1338593179000.jpeg?tw=0&th=720&s=true&rs=false

mr00jimbo
07-07-2012, 19:30
How about a p220 chambered in 9?
I have one and love it, though parts availability and me preferring a bigger p226 grip is making me want to sell it.
But such a freaking well made gun.

Scott3670
07-07-2012, 20:27
P226 is my favorite Sig. Gunbroker has quite a few CPO P226 Sig's at around $600.

Gotta agree with you. I got this beauty BNIB for $699.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h71/Scott3670/100_1354.jpg

DEADEYEGUY
07-08-2012, 09:23
A few years back I got a like new CPO 229 9mm with nightsight for $550.00 out the door including tax. Which is almost 10% here. It was a police trade in. they were switcthing from 9mm to .40. The gun is simply a joy to shoot.
Smoothest out of the box DA trigger I've felt and the SA breaks at 4 lbs.. Laser accurate. Has never not fired is thousands of rounds. It has the railed frame which I could take or leave but it is a favorite. Lots of folks argue the 228 is a better feeling gun. Not to me.
Besides the 229 was designed from the ground up to fire the .40 so I figure it will take forever for 9mm to wear it out. Also the satinless slide and single block of steel seems like a better proposition to me than the 228's blued, welded, pinned in locking block slide.
In the military version of the 228 (M11) they replace the roll pins every 5000 rounds. At least that's the guideline. So I'd rather have the 229. And the size is of the 228/229 is just right. Can be open carried or ccw'd. You can get 15 round mags for them that work great from Mec Gar. I think it's a better all around gun than a 226. Plus I put an E2 grip on mine that makes it much more freindly for smaller hands. Hope yoou can find a good one.

hsprincipal
07-08-2012, 10:13
Get a brand new Sig Pro 2022 for slightly under $400. It is a damn good gun for the price.

I agree. And you'll have $200 for accessories or ammo or toward your next gun purchase.

elde
07-08-2012, 12:59
I picked up one of those P229 ("Hello Kitty") Diamond Plate 9mm's with night sights and Hogue aluminum grips for $579 at a show a few weeks back. About $200 less than the same gun w/o the Diamond Plate slide. Shoots great, I don't mind the bling and it has the new E2 grip as well.

Thing shoots just as good as my 226 and 228.

Here's a pic of the 226 version:

http://sigsauer.com/CatalogProductDetails/p226-diamond-plate.aspx

gbanker
07-08-2012, 22:12
A month ago I picked up a 226 E2 bnib off gunbroker for 640.00. Saw one go for 615.00.

bac1023
07-09-2012, 01:00
How about the p225

That was my recommendation, West German, of course. :)

MikeG36
07-09-2012, 01:14
My favorite Sig is the P228. I'd look for a good deal on a used one or as others have said CPO. Good luck!

fowler
07-09-2012, 07:16
A 226 is a fine 9mm and the new Navy Mk25 would be my first choice. I like the newer American made Sigs for there one piece stainless slides which are more rust proof and way stronger with a longer service life and you can use +p or +P+ ammo with out worry. The older weaker welded 3 piece slides with the pinned breach plug are way weaker and there service life is shorter. They are more prone to rust and the slide can spread when the breach plug is driven back . The German is weaker is more like it not better.

G23Gen4TX
07-09-2012, 11:34
Well, here you go. Just picked this one up from a fellow GlockTalk member for $475.

It's a 1993 W. German P226. It's used but I buy my guns to shoot. I will not be carrying this one around anyways. This is for the range only.

I assume I would like to install the short reset trigger (the sig upgrade). Is it possible to do it without special tools? Where can one get the kit?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v633/zoti/72839a75.jpg

G23Gen4TX
07-10-2012, 11:15
I did some research and this is a JK stamped model which means it's a 1989. The box does say 1993 on it. Maybe it's the import date.