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Old 10-23-2016, 07:04 AM   #1
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How big is the grip on the P225A1?

Dear folks,

So you have been awful enough to interest me into buying yet another Sig (a whole other topic for discussion some day) but before I do something I will regret (although I only *really* regret the things I haven't done) I'm hoping for some feedback.

I have a lot of Sigs (not as many as Slysleuth, but who does?) All from the P938 (smallest grip) to the P226 (largest). I'm trying to get a feel (no pun intended) for the grip size of the P225A1.

To me, the P938 grip is too small. It's manageable with the 7 mag extension, but it's still WAY too puny for me to feel comfortable with. My M11A1, OTOH, fits like a glove (the P226 is too big -- this is beginning to sound like a Goldiloks story). I realize the P225A1 is going to be small -- but how small is small? How does it compare to the other pistols I mentioned?

My hands aren't large -- I use a 4 1/2 inch grip on my tennis racquet, which is the "normal" men's grip size, and my glove size is always medium. But, as I said, the grip on the P938 is not something I want to get again if I can avoid it.

Any help, subjective as it will be, would be appreciated.
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Old 10-23-2016, 07:53 AM   #2
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It's going to be hard to describe since everything feels different to different people. It's very similar to the P239 but it doesn't feel a squared off on the front strap and it's a little longer.

To me, the M11A1 / P228 / P229 feel nearly identical to the P226 except shorter... not sure how one could feel perfect and the other feels too big, but I'm guessing that just goes to prove the point that you'll likely have to pick one up to know for sure.

It's not anywhere near as small as the P938.
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Mike where in Fl are you? Go to a Shoot Straight or gun show and feel one.
That's the only way you'll ever know. Go pick one up. Go thru the manual or arms with it and see how it works for you.
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Yeah, but then the price would be too high (the sale is for two days only).

I went ahead and ordered it. Based on what I've read and seen I suspect it will be just fine (and, if not, perhaps my own DW will like it -- never know what she'll want to carry).
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Yeah, but then the price would be too high (the sale is for two days only).

I went ahead and ordered it. Based on what I've read and seen I suspect it will be just fine (and, if not, perhaps my own DW will like it -- never know what she'll want to carry).
Mike,

Who has it on sale? I have been considering one... I sold my 938 so I may get another gun or just be happy with my M11-A1. I am curious about the sale price. If I am not mistaken, the only difference is going to be in the width of the grip and that will be a quarter inch difference between that and the M11. They are only an ounce or two different in weight... Congrats on your purchase!
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Your hand size is about right for the 225. The 938 is a micro pocket gun with not only a small grip, but a short grip.
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Comparison for you hopefully.
I pulled out my L to R
226, M11A1, 225A1 and 938 all side by side so you can see the grips.
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You enabler you! <bg>.

Thanks for the image -- it confirms I'll be just fine (and of course you'd be able to do this :>).
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Mike,

Who has it on sale? I have been considering one... I sold my 938 so I may get another gun or just be happy with my M11-A1. I am curious about the sale price. If I am not mistaken, the only difference is going to be in the width of the grip and that will be a quarter inch difference between that and the M11. They are only an ounce or two different in weight... Congrats on your purchase!
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The "carry" version of this normally $1200 pistol is discounted mostly because of the markings (those silvery things on the slide and grip) and the grip (which isn't the "normal" P225A1 grip). Hogue will be releasing (soon) grips for it (can be pre-ordered) so that doesn't concern me even if I decide I don't like the grip (some folks love them).

Even at that these are hard to find -- apparently Sportsmans gets shipments in every now and then and offers this sale, but others have tried (and failed) to get them any other time. I just couldn't resist.

I *had* been thinking about selling the P938 but it just fits so well in my pocket on those few times I am in tennis clothes and need to stop in the store that I am loathe to do so. What I really need do is sell my other Sig 1911, the Ultra. It's a beautiful pistol, I've only shot 10 rounds through it, but I just don't like 1911s and can't ever see me using it.

I'm considering this my early birthday present. I don't know if I'll ever carry it, but it *might* be a good summer carry replacement for the M11A1 on those extreme hot days (nice thing is it can fit the same holster).
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Go to a gun shop and hold a 225-A1 ????

You will know if it's a perfect fit or not, immediately!

Every hand is different.
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Go to a gun shop and hold a 225-A1 ????



You will know if it's a perfect fit or not, immediately!



Every hand is different.


Agreed. That said the 225, 226 and 229 all feel good to me. They aren't the same but I'm very, very comfortable shooting them all. I can't even pick a favorite but for carry I wouldn't vote P226.

The 938 just is blah for me, especially without the extended mag. If they made a DA/SA version I would consider it.
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Nice pick-up, Mike, congrats! Let us know how you like it, from the silvery markings to the grip (size and otherwise) to requisite Range Report.

With an original P225 and a P239 on the rack, just haven't been able to justify the 225-1, given all the other things on the Lust List. It's a nice looking firearm, though!

Safe shooting!
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Thanks. Your own collection looks fine (one of these days I may finally give in and get a P220, even though I'm trying to stick to 9mm. But I may not live long enough to afford another pistol).

But this is DEFINITELY the last one this year!
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As you know from another thread, my wife just got a 225a1. I also have small hands, and the grip is amazing. We also tried the 239, but as someone mentioned, it's just more "square" feeling. I personally didn't like it in comparison to the 225. I like the 229, but that's about as big as I could go...and the 225 still feels just a little better to my small hands.

Here's another place to buy (it's where we got ours):
Sig Sauer P225 9mm
At the time of posting this, he had 2 left.

This one is NOT the classic carry, but the regular. I personally didn't like the "look" of the classic carry with the markings on the side and the grips color/style. It's a little older looking compared to the regular version...however it's cheaper (basically getting the night sights for free). Pretty darn good deal.
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Thanks. Your own collection looks fine (one of these days I may finally give in and get a P220, even though I'm trying to stick to 9mm. But I may not live long enough to afford another pistol).

But this is DEFINITELY the last one this year!
Yeah sure, we say that don't we BUT then another one comes along and we just have to have it, it's a D$$$ addiction
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