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Weight surprise: SP2022 vs. P239

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Old 12-31-2013, 07:50 AM   #1
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Weight surprise: SP2022 vs. P229

I had been carrying a P229SAS in .40 for quite a while. I recently "discovered" the SP series and bought up a few of them. I had it in my pea brain that the SP2022 in .40 was MUCH lighter than the P229. Great for every-day concealed carry!

So this morning I came across my small scale that I used for checking bicycle parts right down to the gram. And decided to weigh both EDC toys just to confirm my thoughts on just how much lighter this 2022 was. And was I disappointed...

P229SAS (gen-2) .40 S&W fully loaded with 12+1 Ranger XST. 39.25 Oz.
SP2022 fully-loaded with the same 12+1. 37.45 Oz.

A WHOPPING 1.8 Oz. DIFFERENCE! One freekin' sip of water difference.

So there's some more useless trivia for the forum. If anyone else is thinking of going Poly for the weight savings, don't bother.

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you never know when you might be on a game show & need to know that.
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you never know when you might be on a game show & need to know that.
Just like I tell my wife: "I'm a dumpster of useless trivia..."
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I'm wondering what kind of mag you have for the P239 that you can get 12 rounds of .40 S&W in them?
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I'm wondering what kind of mag you have for the P239 that you can get 12 rounds of .40 S&W in them?
CRAAAAP!!! 229! I should learn to read my own writing...

229

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I'm wondering what kind of mag you have for the P239 that you can get 12 rounds of .40 S&W in them?
Fixed it. Thanks for pointing this out. I'd guess my 239 with the 8-Rd. might just beat them both out for the "lightweight." Aaargh....
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Alas, the thread title is still the same. I tuned in thinking I was going to read that a 2022 was only an ounce heavier than a 239 or some such. Not the first time I fell victim to the old switcheroo....
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Don't worry. I had several members convinced I could shoot 1 inch groups at 20 yards. I meant feet and it took me roughly 3 days to realize it!
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I would argue this is one of the reasons the 2022 is not a more popular gun.
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I would argue this is one of the reasons the 2022 is not a more popular gun.
I always thought it was because of the extra letter and number in the sequence. Think about it- all the rest are a 'P' and 3 digits. For the longest time, I didn't even realize that SIG made them, because "SP2022" didn't fit the pattern. (I know, it's because they are a "SIG Pistol" and are supposed to last until the year 2022, but still, it throws people off.)

Still a nice-looking gun, though, and I may have one in my future- right after my P224. (See there? a 'P' and 3 numbers. Now THAT'S a SIG pistol!)
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This got me curious so of course, I had to weigh mine.

SP2022, .40S&W 12+1 125gr lead free(solid copper) Buffalo Barnes 36.5 oz.

All steel Para Elite Commander, .45ACP 8+1 160gr lead free(solid copper) Buffalo Barnes a tick over 47 oz.



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This got me curious so of course, I had to weigh mine.

SP2022, .40S&W 12+1 125gr lead free(solid copper) Buffalo Barnes 36.5 oz.

All steel Para Elite Commander, .45ACP 8+1 160gr lead free(solid copper) Buffalo Barnes a tick over 47 oz.



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I was using 180 grain Winchester Ranger. I tried carrying an early stainless SIG GSR for a while during my 1911 phase. I think I personally lost weight just carrying it around. Too afraid to weigh that combination.
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I was using 180 grain Winchester Ranger. I tried carrying an early stainless SIG GSR for a while during my 1911 phase. I think I personally lost weight just carrying it around. Too afraid to weigh that combination.
I switch between the 2 for edc.
I should've weighed the spare mags I carry for each pistol as well.



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When I switched from the 2022 to the M11 A1, I noticed no difference in carrying weight.
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I would argue this is one of the reasons the 2022 is not a more popular gun.
This got me thinking...maybe somebody can verify, but I believe the SP2022 is one of the top two or three and maybe THE most popular single model sold on the civilian market in the last several years.

ETA: RE the weight issue itself, seems like there isn't much difference in weight between any aluminum guns and the steel/synthetic guns {they are essentially plastic-stocked steel innards guns}. Now a comparably sized STEEL gun is normally a lot heavier. Pick up a STAR M30 for comparison...I mean contrast...

Which is yet another reason why the BHP is such a remarkable pistol. I don't have a postal scale at the house but I'd be interested in the weight of a fully loaded SP2022 and a fully loaded BHP.

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