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08-24-2012, 16:47
hey guys. just got a sig 228 that appears to be from 1991. wandering what ammo works best in an older sig. thanks.

08-24-2012, 16:59
ANY! it will feed anything. I love mine.

08-24-2012, 17:02
The new ammo will shoot just fine in "older" SIGs.

08-24-2012, 17:02
ANY! it will feed anything. I love mine.


08-24-2012, 17:53
Whatever is cheapest. All of my Sigs eat cheap ammo just fine. Would recommend a new recoil spring.

08-24-2012, 19:05

Skip ahead to 9:18 for some real world chrono data for a couple carry/defensive loads. (the barrels of the 229/228 are virtually identical)

08-24-2012, 22:02
I personally shoot only brass, but your Sig will handle everything you can find on the shelf. Well accept for shotshells. I wouldn't do that.

08-25-2012, 11:25
Any standard factory 9/m is fine,just don,t shoot +P or +P+ other than for carry ammo. A mag of +p or +P+ won,t hurt your 228 to test feed. No body blast high$$ for target practice ,it's for defence only. Nice pistol.

08-25-2012, 17:45
I personally wouldn't shoot Tula or Wolf through it, and I'm a big tula/wolf fan in my Glocks. I'd shoot the brass cased ammo. Federal or whatever your local big box has.

08-25-2012, 18:31
124 grain gold dots

08-26-2012, 07:19
For range work work I would shoot anything through it (Tula, Wolf, Federal). As for defense 124gr +p speer gold dots. Speer Gold dots do there intented jobs very well.


08-26-2012, 12:13
Older 226 had problems with hot ammo, 228 is fine.

08-26-2012, 12:29
Any decent ammo will work fine. I use WWB for cheap practice and 124gr +P Gold Dots for carry. Same as all my 9mms.

08-26-2012, 15:27
Older 226 had problems with hot ammo .
What kind of problems?

08-26-2012, 17:13
What kind of problems?

Cracked slides. Kinda funny when people bash early Berettas for slides that couldn’t handle the diet of proof rounds and say the military should’ve gone with SIGs when early SIG slides would crack on occasion even with normal NATO rounds.

Anyway, SIG started machining scallops into the slides to relieve the stress in strategic places and alleviate the problem. I have one of those early scalloped 226s and wouldn't dream to feed it with +P. Then SIG found more permanent solution. Not sure what it was, suspect it had more to do with metallurgy than with design per se. Pretty sure those changes were carried over into 228.

08-26-2012, 17:36
^^^ Figured that's what you were referring to. Yeah, they're also affectionately referred to as "mud rails".

08-26-2012, 20:54
hey guys. just got a sig 228 that appears to be from 1991. wandering what ammo works best in an older sig. thanks.

A SIG made in 1991 isn't old. My handles everything.

Shoot the cheapest ammo you can find for practice and load it with the best ammo you can find for carry.

08-26-2012, 21:11
It should all be fine.

Just shoot it. :)

08-27-2012, 07:59
Congrats on the P228!