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kave
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.

bucky_925
08-24-2012, 16:59
ANY! it will feed anything. I love mine.

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

SPIN2010
08-24-2012, 17:02
ANY! it will feed anything. I love mine.

:agree:

collim1
08-24-2012, 17:53
Whatever is cheapest. All of my Sigs eat cheap ammo just fine. Would recommend a new recoil spring.

plouffedaddy
08-24-2012, 19:05
http://youtu.be/0YtWT9IwhhA


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)

dnuggett
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.

fowler
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.

Spiffums
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.

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

Apetrulis01
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.

Adam

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

NeverMore1701
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.

12131
08-26-2012, 15:27
Older 226 had problems with hot ammo .
What kind of problems?

Novocaine
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.
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12131
08-26-2012, 17:36
^^^ Figured that's what you were referring to. Yeah, they're also affectionately referred to as "mud rails".

Wyoming
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.

bac1023
08-26-2012, 21:11
It should all be fine.

Just shoot it. :)

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