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Old 05-22-2020, 10:16 AM   #1
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RX or no-RX

Iím thinking of either milling my Legion 9mm slide or buying a take off RX Slide and selling my non-RX. Has anyone had this decision? Whatís a RX or non-RX slide cost/sell for? Another option is to get an RX and hang onto the non to have best of both worlds. Thoughts?
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:24 AM   #2
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I personally wouldn't mill a Legion slide. I'd get another slide instead--even if it doesn't match the color. That way you can re-sell the Legion, and not lose any resale value. Or just by a dedicated RX slide.
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Thanks bblr, I was thinking the same. Would you keep the original slide or sell it off? Would seem redundant to have two 9mm slides. They seem to be quite expensive.
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I don't see any RX slides on the Sig site. I have a P229 legion in 9mm and had a P229 slide kit in 40 s&w that works great on this gun. See if you find a Slide kit and have that cut for the kit slide. here is a Photo of mine.
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I'd buy an RX slide and keep both.
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Good idea Angelo, I have a friend who may want to sell his Legion 9mm RXP slide (like new) that matches my PVD 9mm Legion. He’s planning on going to .40 exclusively. If I did it, it’d end up with 2 9mm slides. If he doesn’t, I like your suggestion. There are worse problems I suppose.
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Thanks bblr, I was thinking the same. Would you keep the original slide or sell it off? Would seem redundant to have two 9mm slides. They seem to be quite expensive.
I'd keep both. There's no need for 2 barrels, though.
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It's great to be able to just swap slides in seconds.
If your friend won't part with his...
You may want to contact SIG CS and discuss options they might be able to provide beyond what's listed in SIG slide 'parts'. They've been great to work with.

I've had my P229 -9-LEGION RX for almost 2-1/2 years now approaching 10K rounds.
The original Romeo 1 (2nd gen) is still going strong but I would get the new Romeo Pro (DPPro) footprint if you can to have more future Red Dot options.
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Thanks CZ - I think he will. My only dilemma is if I keep two 9mm slides. I suppose they are different enough though to justify.
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I liked my 229 RX so much that I had my non RX 229 Legion slide milled for an RMR. I'm not worried about resale, I wanted a red dot on the gun because it's vastly easier to shoot accurately than irons. It's a tool, not a safe queen or a piece of jewelry.
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Thanks DM, I’ll probably hang onto the non-RX slide to have a different way to shoot.
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My 229 Legion RX was my first red dot sight gun and it's awesome. the factory setup is great, I like the suppressor height sights and they are accurate. I shoot with the dot and dot off.
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I bought a Nitron 9mm RX Slide that will fit on my 9mm Legion or my other Nitron 9mm non-Legion. It's nice to be able to interchange whenever you want. I found out I'm not a huge fan of the Red dots anyways.
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I like both.

I usually carry a non-optic gun but my competition and range guns have them. The optic gun that I do occasionally carry has iron sights as a backup because I have seen and have had optics fail.
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I've been wrestling with the same question but have decided to send my Legion P229 to the Sig Armorer for milling so that I can get a Trijicon RMR mounted on it. I don't expect to sell the handgun so resale value is not important to me.

Is it correct that Sig does not sell replacement slides for the Legions? That is a bit worrisome because if something goes wrong, then one has an expensive paperweight! Are there other non-OEM manufacturer's who sell slides for the Legions?

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