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bac1023
07-24-2012, 08:05
Last night I picked up a West German P225 with the box and all. I'm not sure exactly when it was built, but I'm thinking mid to late 80's. The P225 is probably my second favorite Sig after the P210. This example is in excellent condition with some very light handling marks. It doesn't show much sign of use, so I don't believe many rounds were fired through it. I never felt Sigs were the best looking pistols around, but I've always liked the P225's stocky, classic lines. These pistols are tough as nails and accurate.

I've been mildly searching for a nice West German P225 for quite a while and this one showed up at a local shop. I've been having a great year finding classic pistols in excellent to mint condition and I had to have it.

I'm not much for the new Sigs, but I really love these older models.

This is the first and only model I've ever owned. I never owned the P6 version either. I'm very happy to add it to the collection. Any P225 fans/owners want to chime in? Thanks.

Please enjoy the pics...


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/000_0002-8.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/000_0004-7.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/000_0007-7.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/000_0005-5.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_0003-7.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_0003_1-6.jpg

Rustin
07-24-2012, 08:19
Excellent find. Congrats. I'm not familiar with the P225. It sure looks like a great gun. And west German to boot!

Beanie-Bean
07-24-2012, 08:50
Congrats, bac! SigFTW is on the hunt for one of those, too. That one you snagged looks to be in great condition. Enjoy!

SigFTW
07-24-2012, 09:01
Gratz on a great find!

I don't have the P225, only the P6.

The main difference between the P6 and P225 is the feed ramp. The P6 does not like hollow points compared to the P255 that had a deeper feed ramp. Other than some cosmetic differences like the hammer notch, it's the same type gun. The P6 was a service (police) pistol and the P225 was a commercial design.

Both great guns.

SigFTW
07-24-2012, 09:03
Congrats, bac! SigFTW is on the hunt for one of those, too. That one you snagged looks to be in great condition. Enjoy!

That is one on my list, (my list keeps growing :whistling:). I need to call your guy, Mike. I'll let you know how it works out. :supergrin:

Here is a pic of my P6.
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg558/SigFTW1/IMG_0569.jpg

vetmedglock30
07-24-2012, 09:17
good luck finding additional magazines.

PzGren
07-24-2012, 09:24
good luck finding additional magazines.

They can be found still at very reasonable prices. Keep in mind that BAC owns a P210 and I am still recovering from buying my spare mags for it, they are northward of a hundred Dollar bill.

That is a nice P225 BAC, it just brought back memories. A friend of mine carried a P6 as an undercover cop on the Reeperbahn.

12131
07-24-2012, 09:28
Congrats! You finally join the P225 club.:supergrin:
Check the date code on the bottom face of the slide at the muzzle end.

12131
07-24-2012, 09:29
Next is the P228, right?:supergrin:

fnfalman
07-24-2012, 09:36
With that style of plastic grip, she's an oldie but goodie.

bac1023
07-24-2012, 10:03
Gratz on a great find!

I don't have the P225, only the P6.

The main difference between the P6 and P225 is the feed ramp. The P6 does not like hollow points compared to the P255 that had a deeper feed ramp. Other than some cosmetic differences like the hammer notch, it's the same type gun. The P6 was a service (police) pistol and the P225 was a commercial design.

Both great guns.

Thanks

The hammer is different on the P6 as well.

bac1023
07-24-2012, 10:05
Congrats! You finally join the P225 club.:supergrin:
Check the date code on the bottom face of the slide at the muzzle end.

Its KA

Could you tell me what date that is?

Thanks

12131
07-24-2012, 10:05
Thanks

The hammer is different on the P6 as well.
And the trigger pull weight difference. The P6 DA pull is very heavy.

12131
07-24-2012, 10:06
its ka

could you tell me what date that is?

Thanks 1990.

12131
07-24-2012, 10:12
good luck finding additional magazines. Huh? They are plentiful.

SigFTW
07-24-2012, 10:20
good luck finding additional magazines.

$26 at Wideners, in stock. I bought 4 and all work great. Some stamped Sig and some without any stamp.

http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=100000480&dir=625|629

fnfalman
07-24-2012, 10:30
good luck finding additional magazines.

Luck has nothing to do with it.

How many mags do you want? CDNN has as many as you can afford.

zackwatt
07-24-2012, 11:28
Very nice Brian!

bac1023
07-24-2012, 11:42
1990.

Thanks, my friend :)

dnuggett
07-24-2012, 11:57
Looks good, congrats.

dnuggett
07-24-2012, 11:59
Here is a link on dating German Sigs. http://www.ar15.com/mobile/topic.html?b=5&f=14&t=64283

Texas357
07-24-2012, 12:02
Mine cracked the breech block within 30 minutes of arrival. Was glad I always wear shooting glasses that day.

Sig fixed it as if it was under warranty. I had them polish the feed ramp and install tritium sights while they were at it. They reminded me it wssn't designed for HP ammo, but included the box top from 147 gr federal they said functtion-tested 100% after the repair (I think it was a hint to use heavier ammo).

After that, 1 nosedive with hornady CritDef, but %100 funtion with Remington UHD, Speer Gold Dot 124gr, and even Federal Guard Dog. I also hear Golden Saber is a good round in the p6, and that 147 gr rounds are the next thing to try.

The only pistol I've ever had fire out of battery quickly turned into my favorite carry gun.

thisaway
07-24-2012, 13:33
Nice find, Brian!

March817
07-24-2012, 13:58
You're on a roll! Congratulations!

G26S239
07-24-2012, 14:44
Congrats bac. You should get a pic of that with your P5 and P7.

rhino673
07-24-2012, 14:53
Very nice find. The p225 is a great pistol. I have a p6 that I bought a few years ago and I love it!

bac1023
07-24-2012, 15:14
You're on a roll! Congratulations!

I'm just getting started, actually. :supergrin:

Bruce M
07-24-2012, 16:31
Very nice aquisition. But if you're just getting started, I am thinking some shortages...

ColdBlooded
07-24-2012, 17:16
I love my P6.

http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt230/Vgex/Free%20Arms/Sig%20P6/P1060732.jpg

checkyoursix
07-24-2012, 18:31
Congratulations, you should try carrying it to truly appreciate how incredibly good the gun is. I am carrying opt as I write this, and I find it amazing that after all these years it's still a first class carry gun, in my opinion way superior to the 239 which is top heavy and too small for me.

The combo 225-228 is authoritative and timeless.

A nice refinishing, like the one from ColdBlooded above, it's my next step. They look really fantastic when the job is done right.

bac1023
07-24-2012, 18:53
Congrats bac. You should get a pic of that with your P5 and P7.

Thanks

Not a bad idea :)

got2hav1
07-24-2012, 18:57
Congrats on a nice looking example. The P225 is a great pistol. Almost everyone loves the ergos on the P225. I have my P6 with me right now. Great guns, congrats again.:supergrin:

GlockinNJ
07-24-2012, 18:58
I'm just getting started, actually. :supergrin:

Love seeing the pics from your current buying spree - keep em coming!

bac1023
07-24-2012, 19:55
Love seeing the pics from your current buying spree - keep em coming!

More to come next week :cool:

glock2740
07-24-2012, 20:06
Congrats Brian. :cool: Good looking gun. :thumbsup:

glock2740
07-24-2012, 20:09
I really need to pic up a Sig and a CZ someday. :cool:

bac1023
07-24-2012, 22:17
I really need to pic up a Sig and a CZ someday. :cool:

Absolutely

bac1023
07-24-2012, 22:18
Next is the P228, right?:supergrin:

Not exactly...

It will be cooler than a P228. :tongueout:

You'll see very soon. ;)

bsg1
07-24-2012, 22:31
congratulations on a very nice example. the P225 is simply the most ergonomically pleasant handgun that bears the Sig Sauer name. i also have a KA (1990) example, and it's a sweet shooter that's been utterly reliable.

btw... should you want an extra set of factory grips for your P225 (identical to yours)... TGS (Top Gun Supply) on the internet currently has a sale on factory new P225 grips; $9.95 per set. i've made many purchases from TGS and never been disappointed.

bsg1
07-24-2012, 22:37
.....

12131
07-25-2012, 01:01
Not exactly...

It will be cooler than a P228. :tongueout:

You'll see very soon. ;)
Lemme guess, a uber rare stainless steel frame/carbon steel slide P228?:supergrin:

Texas JB
07-25-2012, 01:03
Happy shooting!

NEOH212
07-25-2012, 02:42
Any Sig pistol is a good score! Nice!

:cool:

grumpy1
07-25-2012, 06:53
Very nice!! I love SIG classic pistols. Enjoy.

bac1023
07-25-2012, 07:02
Lemme guess, a uber rare stainless steel frame/carbon steel slide P228?:supergrin:

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

bac1023
07-25-2012, 07:05
With that style of plastic grip, she's an oldie but goodie.

I think all the P225's had those grips. The pistol was introduced in the 70's and I don't think the grips were ever updated before production ended.

I could be wrong, but I'm sure someone here knows...

bac1023
07-25-2012, 13:04
I love SIG classic pistols. Enjoy.

Thanks!

Me too :cool:

silversport
07-25-2012, 13:11
I think all the P225's had those grips. The pistol was introduced in the 70's and I don't think the grips were ever updated before production ended.

I could be wrong, but I'm sure someone here knows...

I think you are correct...nice pistol and if they fit you they are one of the best from SiG...some get pinched by the magazine base plate but there is a guy who makes replacements that mate up with the edge of the frame...enjoy...

Bill

bac1023
07-25-2012, 13:53
I think you are correct...nice pistol and if they fit you they are one of the best from SiG...some get pinched by the magazine base plate but there is a guy who makes replacements that mate up with the edge of the frame...enjoy...

Bill

Thanks Bill :wavey:

oldnoob
07-25-2012, 18:46
I enjoy my 225 very much. Not till I have my hand on my S&W 39, it was my favorite compact 9mm.

oldnoob
07-25-2012, 18:47
Uh, and congrats. :wavey:

bac1023
07-25-2012, 18:47
I enjoy my 225 very much. Not till I have my hand on my S&W 39, it was my favorite compact 9mm.

I just picked up a 39 as well. :tongueout:

bac1023
07-25-2012, 18:48
Uh, and congrats. :wavey:

Thanks noob :wavey:

RyanSBHF
07-25-2012, 18:49
Beautiful. :wow:

got2hav1
07-25-2012, 19:05
My P6 (1981) and my P225 have that same style grip. I like the factory grips. The ones on my P6 are worn down and probably should be replaced, but they feel so good I don't want to mess with them.

bac1023
07-25-2012, 20:56
Beautiful. :wow:

Thanks Ryan.

I'm not sure I'd quite call it beautiful, personally. However, they do have a real classic look to them. They feel awesome in hand. :cool:

While I rarely post there, I've been a Sig Forum member as long as I've been a GT member and I've always loved the way the P225 looks on the home page.

Its certainly one of the coolest looking Sigs of all time. :cool:

http://www.sigforum.com/

G26S239
07-25-2012, 21:36
Thanks Ryan.

I'm not sure I'd quite call it beautiful, personally. However, they do have a real classic look to them. They feel awesome in hand. :cool:

While I rarely post there, I've been a Sig Forum member as long as I've been a GT member and I've always loved the way the P225 looks on the home page.

Its certainly one of the coolest looking Sigs of all time. :cool:

http://www.sigforum.com/
I used to think Sigs are homely. Then I bought my first Sig, a 9mm 239, and shot the heck out of it. After months of great accuracy and reliability it started looking pretty darn good. :cool:

bac1023
07-25-2012, 21:40
I used to think Sigs are homely. Then I bought my first Sig, a 9mm 239, and shot the heck out of it. After months of great accuracy and reliability it started looking pretty darn good. :cool:

:rofl:

Yeah, they can grow on you. :cool:

itstime
07-25-2012, 21:43
Very nice. Congrats.

steve1911
07-26-2012, 00:19
Very nice P225.

Congrats!


1911club#410

bac1023
07-26-2012, 09:58
Thanks everyone :cool:

grecco
07-26-2012, 19:27
Very nice,
Sig makes very nice single stacks.

bac1023
07-27-2012, 00:33
Very nice,
Sig makes very nice single stacks.

:agree:

Comedian
07-27-2012, 00:55
There is just something about Sig's. My favorite is the P226 in 9mm.

bac1023
07-27-2012, 08:14
There is just something about Sig's. My favorite is the P226 in 9mm.

That's certainly a great pistol too.

fnfalman
07-27-2012, 08:49
I know that it's anecdotal evidence and all that, but my West German SIGs (P220, P225, P226, P228) are tack drivers. Meanwhile my American or hybrid SIGs (P239, P229 .357 SIG, P229 .40SW, P220) ain't all that in the mechanical accuracy department.

bac1023
07-27-2012, 10:03
I know that it's anecdotal evidence and all that, but my West German SIGs (P220, P225, P226, P228) are tack drivers. Meanwhile my American or hybrid SIGs (P239, P229 .357 SIG, P229 .40SW, P220) ain't all that in the mechanical accuracy department.

I don't buy American Sigs. They just don't appeal to me.

I only one I own is my Sig 1911.

fnfalman
07-27-2012, 10:32
I don't buy American Sigs. They just don't appeal to me.

Sometimes the prices are too low to refuse and sometimes you just gotta go hoggin'.

bac1023
07-27-2012, 10:33
Sometimes the prices are too low to refuse and sometimes you just gotta go hoggin'.

The new production Sigs are ridiculous in price.

Glock40man
07-27-2012, 12:09
Congrats bac!:cool:

bac1023
07-27-2012, 15:29
Thanks! :wavey:

Rick Melear
07-27-2012, 16:10
Thanks! :wavey:

Love the 226 and 239, the others leave me cold.

bac1023
07-27-2012, 16:45
Love the 226 and 239, the others leave me cold.

I'll take the P225 over either of those, actually.

pat701
07-27-2012, 18:50
It's a beauty looks new.

bac1023
07-27-2012, 20:13
It's a beauty looks new.

Its got some light marks, but its in great shape overall.