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|12-31-2016, 06:46 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2015
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Interested in P229 Legion in 40 caliber.
Interested in P229 Legion in 40 caliber.
Have a few questions for the experts here.
1) Is the 40 caliber truly built for the increased pressure and wear imposed by this round?
2) Or is it simply a firearm that the frame, slide, and etc. have been a 9mm modified to accept a 40 caliber round?
3) That being asked. Is it simply a barrel change to covert the handgun from 40 caliber to 357 SIG?
All my experience is with Kimbers in 45 caliber.
Recently received a SIG P226 9mm SAO for Christmas.
But interested in stated firearm; possibly 2 in 1 with barrel change?
|12-31-2016, 07:12 AM||#2|
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The P229 was build from the ground up as a .40 pistol. It was later chambered in 9mm when SIG stopped production of the P228. You can drop a .357SIG barrel into it. The front sight is usually different on the .357SIG but it probably won't make much difference on POA / POI. There are no other differences, though.
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|01-02-2017, 04:28 AM||#8|
I'm with you! The P229 Legion in .40 may very well be my next Sig in part for that easy caliber change flexibility (just a stock Sig barrel).
... and like everyone stated, it was designed to be a .40 so it should take the added pressures like a champ.
|01-02-2017, 09:05 AM||#9|
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|01-02-2017, 09:32 AM||#11|
.40 to .357... just a barrel swap and you're done. Love that!
|01-02-2017, 10:02 AM||#13|
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so I called Sig today twice and talked to two different customer service reps and
they both said you have to change the slide when changing from one to another
on the 229. I'am only saying this because I wouldn't want myself or anyone else
buying a 229 and thinking that we could just buy the barrel alone and make the conversion.
|01-02-2017, 11:03 AM||#14|
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Unfortunately, calling SIG CS is hit 'n miss on some things, even calling twice is no guarantee.
You can change from 40/357 to 9 in one of several ways:
A SIG caliber conversion kit (slide, barrel, complete).
A conversion barrel (BarSto is one source) & recoil spring.
A SIG P-228 "parts kit" - (use slide, barrel, recoil spring/rod, and locking block). These kits are used, contain everything from the LEO turn it P228 except for the frame, and were available from CDNN for $128. The kits were apparently from a large bulk purchase from a LE agency that required the frames be destroyed. Not sure if there's going to be more available, there were a good deal as most of the fire control stuff is the same as that used in other Classip P's. The parts in the two kits I purchased were in excellent condition, though dirtier than I'd ever carry a gun.
|01-02-2017, 11:04 AM||#15|
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I don't know why you were told that! Everybody knows that a 357sig is just a necked down 40 S&W. I run four 40's with a 357sig barrel in each. I love the caliber. Just buy a 357sig barrel and have fun. Did you get the names of the CS personnel that told you that?
They really need to be educated in their product. I currently have a 357sig barrel on order for my 224/40 S&W. Good luck with your decision.
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