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Old 05-19-2017, 06:00 AM   #1
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bought a used P224 ... was it a mistake?

found a used police P224 9mm. too good a deal to pass up. i read about some issues on the 224 having bad springs and jamming ... did i make a mistake? i also have a 226 and i like that it uses the same magazines ...

seems like it should be ok, but you know, waiting periods and all. did i make a mistake in getting one ?
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:27 AM   #2
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I have a p229c which utilizes the 224 slide. Have had no problems with it.
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The P224 was discontinued due to flagging sales, which resulting from reliability issues. Chances are you got the deal b/c it was too good to be true. Sorry, bro!
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Other than extractor issues in 2013 I have not been aware of any other problems with the P224. I sent mine back and got a new extractor and have not had any problems since. I would not hesitate to buy another one.
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I have a 224 9mm and had an issue I needed to have fixed. With that said though it is definitely one of my favorite guns!
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Did you make a mistake? Absolutely not! The 224 is the perfect gun for a person that wants a Sig with classic controls in a small package without sacrificing capacity. Unfortunately it just didn't sell well so that's why it was discontinued. For a time they were using a poorly designed extractor so the gun had a bed reputation but later used the updated version that fixed the problem. If you do have the old style just send it to Sig or buy the new one and install it yourself. My gun had the old style but functioned fine, I updated because it was cheap ($25) and it now piles brass about two feet farther than it did. I think if you don't mind the two finger grip you'll love the gun!
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No, not if you got a good deal on it. Shoot it and see if it has any issues, then fix 'em. How good a deal was it?

Like I told another guy here, better buy the short magazines while they are still available...They might disappear or get really expensive later.
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I think if you don't mind the two finger grip you'll love the gun!
You can get the 12 round 2-finger mags for it and they also have 15 round mags with sleeve that will give you a full handle. I love being able to change the handle size accordingly to how Im dress and may print or not. With that said you quickly get used to the 2 finger grip and wrapping your pinky under it.
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:40 AM   #9
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Like I told another guy here, better buy the short magazines while they are still available...They might disappear or get really expensive later.
I fully agree with this ^^^

ammuntiondepot was previously selling them used for $20m there like $45 new. I think I completly bought them out though...
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You can get the 12 round 2-finger mags for it and they also have 15 round mags with sleeve that will give you a full handle. I love being able to change the handle size accordingly to how Im dress and may print or not. With that said you quickly get used to the 2 finger grip and wrapping your pinky under it.
You mean the flush 10 and extended 12 round magazines (.40/.357)

But yes I agree the ability to go from a short super easy to conceal grip to a full size grip by just changing mags is such a great feature!
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You mean the flush 10 and extended 12 round magazines (.40/.357)
Nope. Thread is in reference to 9mm and thats what I was discussing...
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The P224, .40's had some issues. Not so much with the 9MM. P224 is a great gun sales just didn't catch on though.
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The P224 was discontinued due to flagging sales, which resulting from reliability issues. Chances are you got the deal b/c it was too good to be true. Sorry, bro!


No, you did not make a mistake.

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stock up on 224 mags, parts, get some piranha grips and rock n roll
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Nope. Thread is in reference to 9mm and thats what I was discussing...
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