GlockTalk.com
Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-12-2012, 17:13   #1
itisbruno
CLM Number 103
Devious Member
 
itisbruno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Raccoon City
Posts: 27,744
Ok, I did it, bought a non-Glock - got me a 1994 German Sig 228 - Questions

Got me one of those police trade-in Sig German P228's.

It is gonna need the night sight lamps replaced - I can send it to Sig and get this done:

Sig Service Package – Detailed stripping and complete and thorough ultrasonic cleaning of the entire pistol. Professional safety inspection of critical components by factory certified personnel. Replacement of springs prone to wear ( trigger bar spring, slide catch lever spring, recoil spring) and any needed small parts. Then lubrication to factory standards, reassembly and function testing. ALSO INCLUDES THE FACTORY INSTALLATION OF SIGLITE NIGHT SIGHTS. (Not available for Mosquito, 1911-22 and P230/232 with fixed front sights). $144.95

Is that a good route to go, or just send the slide to trijicon or meprolight to get her re-lamped?

I could also use recommendations on a carry holster, never carried anything but a G30 or P3AT.

Ok Sig folks, fill me in on your knowledge.

Will I be under gunned carrying a 9mm?? I do usually have a GSD with me.



Thanks for any tips you have to share.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
daily to give food for animals in a shelter or sanctuary...for FREE
itisbruno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 17:22   #2
got2hav1
Senior Member
 
got2hav1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Eastern NC
Posts: 1,075
First of all congrats on a fine firearm. I have two and they both shoot and handle great. I found an old El Paso Saddlery holster for mine and it works great. Its a pancake OWB holster that holds it nice and tight to the body. The P228 is a favorite of most shooters. Very accurate and very reliable. You will enjoy it .
__________________
P220N, HK P7 & P30
Sig P6,P226, X5, SP01 Shadow
Colt Python 6",4", 2.5", Colt OMM
Colt 357
got2hav1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 17:37   #3
countrygun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 17,068
I had one for a while but there were others in the same class I shot better and someone really wanted the 228.

I would send it to sig for the whole package if I were concerned about just the sights as the rest of the package is a nice bonus for very little more. If I wanted something "special done (action job) at the same time I have someone else I would rather send it to, but there is probably a ,short, waiting list/time.
countrygun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 17:34   #4
bac1023
Senior Member
 
bac1023's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 90,506
Congrats!


__________________
.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
bac1023 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 17:57   #5
Bruce M
Senior Member
 
Bruce M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: S FL
Posts: 21,892
Enjoy your Sig. Around here night sights are often ~100. If the Sig needed nothing then the service package might be a bit pricey but if you don't know the status of the gun, to me it is more than worth it.
__________________
Bruce
I never talked to anyone who had to fire their gun who said "I wished I had the smaller gun and fewer rounds with me" Just because you find a hundred people who agree with you on the internet does not mean you're right.
Bruce M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 22:00   #6
itisbruno
CLM Number 103
Devious Member
 
itisbruno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Raccoon City
Posts: 27,744
Here is what I got (not here yet)

General Firearms Forum


General Firearms Forum

Thanks for the tips! The service package isn't much more than the sights, so given that it is a 1994 model, I may flip for it just for piece of mind.

Who is the "someone else" you have in mind, countrygun?

I forgot about the P2022 in the safe, I have 2 Sigs



My mind is a terrible thing.

Anyone carry the P228? How is it for a carry piece?

Holster shopping is a drag, recommendations would be welcome.

My niece will be going away to college soon, I may pick her one up if she likes how it shoots.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
daily to give food for animals in a shelter or sanctuary...for FREE
itisbruno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 22:31   #7
countrygun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 17,068
Quote:
Originally Posted by itisbruno View Post
Who is the "someone else" you have in mind, countrygun?

.
Bruce Gray at Grayguns.
countrygun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 22:43   #8
Glock40man
Senior Member
 
Glock40man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,224
Congrats! I'd just send it to Sig.
__________________
_____
.... you put a whole new shine on the word overkill. "When you need it, and don't have it.... you sing a different tune."- M. Gross
Glock40man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 01:32   #9
steve1911
Senior Member
 
steve1911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: oregon
Posts: 2,752
Congrats! on the P228.




1911club#410
__________________
html
steve1911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 02:47   #10
12131
CLM Number 101
Monkeyboy
 
12131's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: God's Country (Texas)
Posts: 11,067
Congrats, bruno!
Looks like one of those nice Suisse Police trade-ins from Robertson Trading. Don't know what you'll be using it for. If just for range fun, then just shoot the heck out of it, and see. If for any defensive use at all, I would send it to SIG for their SSP.

My current carry. I just use Blackhawk IWB size 6 holster, or Blackhawk SERPA for OWB carry.
General Firearms Forum
General Firearms Forum
__________________
NRA Lifer, GOA Lifer, SAF Lifer
Commie libs, criminals, and sheeple love gun control. It's easier to blame inanimate objects than the killers themselves.
Andrew Cuomo & Michael Bloomberg = Friends of criminals

Politicians and judges who voted for, and supported, Obamacare are traitors to the country!
Con, the first 3 letters in Congress.
UN, the first 2 letters in UNnecessary.
12131 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 07:32   #11
Climbhard
Senior Member
 
Climbhard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Denver
Posts: 302
If you send it in to Sig for the service is have them do the SRT mod also. That's stands fir short reset trigger. It really is a world of difference. Then once you've got it back experiment with lighter weight mainsprings to fix that 10 lbs double action pull.
__________________
G20 (shooting something more than once is silly)
Climbhard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 11:53   #12
itisbruno
CLM Number 103
Devious Member
 
itisbruno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Raccoon City
Posts: 27,744
countrygun, thanks for the info, I'll check out his site

monkeyboy, glad you chimed in, and you are spot on, that is exactly what it is, you are good. Thanks for the holster tips, I knew a sig whore like you would be able to help.

Riddle me this climbhard (and anyone else with thoughts on this) - I was looking at the SRT job, but will that adulterate the "all Germanness" of this firearm?

I like the true German heritage - but realize they send back the old parts, and the SRT does sound pretty sweet.

Thanks gang!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
daily to give food for animals in a shelter or sanctuary...for FREE
itisbruno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 12:41   #13
countrygun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 17,068
Quote:
Originally Posted by itisbruno View Post
countrygun, thanks for the info, I'll check out his site

monkeyboy, glad you chimed in, and you are spot on, that is exactly what it is, you are good. Thanks for the holster tips, I knew a sig whore like you would be able to help.

Riddle me this climbhard (and anyone else with thoughts on this) - I was looking at the SRT job, but will that adulterate the "all Germanness" of this firearm?

I like the true German heritage - but realize they send back the old parts, and the SRT does sound pretty sweet.

Thanks gang!
If you are going to check out Grayguns site, download his "dryfire" packet. It is a great, free, bit of training info about the use and the best (IMO) technique for using dyfiring as a training tool.
countrygun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 23:40   #14
itisbruno
CLM Number 103
Devious Member
 
itisbruno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Raccoon City
Posts: 27,744
Great info, thanks countrygun.

I'll link it HERE for others.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
daily to give food for animals in a shelter or sanctuary...for FREE
itisbruno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 23:56   #15
TBO
CLM Number 122
Why so serious?
 
TBO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: NRA Life Member
Posts: 44,906
Blog Entries: 1


Nice pistol :thumbup:

Sent from the toe of my jack boot using Tapatalk 2
__________________
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."

"If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters".

"A person who won't reason has no advantage over one who can't reason."

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."

“Ignorance is a lot like alcohol: the more you have of it, the less you are able to see its effect on you.”


Originally Posted by Rooster Rugburn:
Didn't the whole sheepdog thing actually start right here on Glock Talk? A bunch of wannabees bought a bunch of T-shirts and took an oath to defend those who won't defend themselves?
TBO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 00:01   #16
countrygun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 17,068
I have to say that Bruce is one of the nicest and most helpful people I have ever known. A true gentleman. when you get to know him a bit you learn that his experience isn't just from competition, nor is he a "johnny-come-lately" in the gunsmithing business.
countrygun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 00:20   #17
itisbruno
CLM Number 103
Devious Member
 
itisbruno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Raccoon City
Posts: 27,744
Thanks TBO, the reason I came to GT was firearms, but since mom has been bedridden, I have not done much since 2007.

countrygun, I appreciate the tips, thank you!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
daily to give food for animals in a shelter or sanctuary...for FREE
itisbruno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 09:02   #18
TBO
CLM Number 122
Why so serious?
 
TBO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: NRA Life Member
Posts: 44,906
Blog Entries: 1


I've always liked the 228, but the only ones I've run across have been well worn and over priced.
Gander Mountain had one like that sit for 6 months and wouldn't drop their price. It finally disappeared but they couldn't tell me if it sold.


Sent from the capacitor of my Taser using Tapatalk 2
__________________
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."

"If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters".

"A person who won't reason has no advantage over one who can't reason."

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."

“Ignorance is a lot like alcohol: the more you have of it, the less you are able to see its effect on you.”


Originally Posted by Rooster Rugburn:
Didn't the whole sheepdog thing actually start right here on Glock Talk? A bunch of wannabees bought a bunch of T-shirts and took an oath to defend those who won't defend themselves?
TBO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 09:47   #19
cowboy1964
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 14,930
I would stay away from the Short Reset Trigger. There is absolutely no need for it, especially for a carry piece. It's not like the standard Sig trigger is too long in SA mode. Spend that money on ammo!

Last edited by cowboy1964; 11-14-2012 at 09:48..
cowboy1964 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 12:10   #20
bruzer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Grants Pass, Oregon
Posts: 629
Thanks for the Sig Service Package info.
Mike
bruzer is offline   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 21:08.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 1,382
360 Members
1,022 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,244
Nov 11, 2013 at 16:42