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Old 03-20-2017, 08:50 AM   #1
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Police Trade-In P229

My agency is about to switch to the P320's this week and they give us the option of buying our old duty pistols. I was the second person to be issued mine, and the previous guy was on SWAT. They shoot their pistols frequently on a weekly basis, and mine shows it. My main concern is the frame rails. I know that if there is bare aluminum showing, then there's a problem and the frame is nearing its end.

Are these rails worn too much or are they still acceptable? My main concern is under the frame rails on the front. Looks like the aluminum is starting to gall. The night sights are also rusting up and need to be replaced. We also have the option of buying other guns out of the bunch.




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Old 03-20-2017, 09:08 AM   #2
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Nope, those rails look very good to me. Grease the rails well, keep them greased well and shoot that thing like you stole it! The silver I am seeing through the black finish is just fine, when that silver starts turning a bit gold is when you need to worry.
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That's barely any wear at all. Looks like mine after 1k rounds....
It also looks super clean, not sure if you just cleaned it but I would recommend a good grease (I use slide glide).
Grease if it slides, oil if it rotates. That gun should last longer than you.
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I appreciate the quick responses guys. Guess I'll tell them to hold mine whenever we swap over, and to start looking for a 357 barrel for it!
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I appreciate the quick responses guys. Guess I'll tell them to hold mine whenever we swap over, and to start looking for a 357 barrel for it!
Its a 40 stock right?
I recommend barsto if you don't go oem

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Is that a DAK, or DAO?
I hope your agency gives you a decent deal...
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Is that a DAK, or DAO?
I hope your agency gives you a decent deal...
Our division uses the DAK trigger system, not a fan of it. I'll probably send it off to Sig to get changed over to a DA/SA system down the road.
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Wondering....

Can you buy your old duty gun AND another from the turn-ins?

One in .40 and the other in .357
Just thinking out loud....
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Our division uses the DAK trigger system, not a fan of it. I'll probably send it off to Sig to get changed over to a DA/SA system down the road.
Good choice. DA/SA is my personal favorite.
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That's a good looking gun. It's barely broken in.
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Can you buy your old duty gun AND another from the turn-ins?

One in .40 and the other in .357
Just thinking out loud....
Yeah, one of my supervisors bought a never been issued NIB 229 and his issued gun. Tried to get him to part ways with it, but no dice.

All our pistols are chambered in .40 S&W. Not my favorite but I'll be able to put a .357 barrel in it which'll be fun. How far would the sights be off if I shot .357 with .40 sights and vice versa?

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Most P229 40 DAKs look to be selling from $440 to $480 on GunBroker . . . more appear to be closing with no bids than are being scooped up. Also, DAK's looking for a home appear to outnumber DA/SA by a wide margin. If the price looks low to reasonable and the description doesn't mention action, it's more'n likely DAK unless you see a decocker.

Edit: Not my intent to disparage the P229 DAK, was mostly posting for info in case OP was not aware of current going prices on the ex-LEO's. I've posted before that DA/SA's run about $100 more (or did in the past) it looks like that price gap might be closing a bit . . . thoughts??

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I have a 1988 9mm p226 DA/SA with between 35,000 & 40,000 rounds thru it - don't worry about the "wear" - if it really bothers you, do the regular factory recommended maintenance (parts replacement) and USE IT.
I also have a 1991 p228 that was bought as a LEO trade-in handgun - except for replacing the recoil spring I haven't had to do anything and it works just fine. Don't know how many rounds thru it, but since I got it in December last year I've run 2K downrange without issues.

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