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Old 12-10-2016, 12:28 PM   #1
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New to me, P229 in 40 S&W

I posted this in another part of this site, as a reply to a question. But I thought that I'd throw it out here too.

I just picked this up today! I asked if he would consider $500...he said he would throw in three boxes of factory ammo. SOLD!
It is from '96/'97, s/n AF24xxx
The trigger reset is great! Almost as short as my P220 Elite w/SRT!
Now I just need a few mags and a 357 barrel. Heck, maybe a 9mm barrel too.



I am looking at some G10 stocks. Anything special about the fitment for the older Sigs? Will the E2 grips fit?

I mentioned that the reset was almost as short as mt P220 w/SRT. That, is not true. I just got a little crazy in my liking of the very smooth trigger on this P229. I went and tried them side x side, not the same as far as reset goes. But still, very nice.
The funny thing is, I really commited to this purchase (I've know about it for over a month) because at a PPC match this past weekend, there was a guy selling a boat load of Safariland level II holsters for the P228/P229...for $2.00 each. I bought two, and several Safariland mag holders. So, for my $12 investment, I needed a pistol to fit them.
The internals look like they belong to a brand new gun! Really is "Like new."
I will get some decent pics soon. The included pic was from the email ad for the gun.

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I forgot to mention, my mags are marked "Made in Germany". The frame is marked "Frame-P229-Made in Germany".
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Old 12-10-2016, 01:43 PM   #2
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Very Nice!
Wish I could find sometging lie that Sometime.
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Very nice catch. The 40's seem to be going for less than others, but I picked up a P229 in 357 for $575 used and a new Carry 9mm for $800.

Maybe we are seeing some price recovery....

Better sell my P220 before it starts to drop too much!
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Amazing deal!!
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Great deal!!!
Congrats!
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Merry Christmas, It will look good either under the tree or on the tree.
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Good on YOU!

To my way of thinking, you got one of the "good ones". If you haven't shot a P229 in 40, you might try it before ordering the Sig 357 barrel. I have two of them for my P229 and have shot maybe 50 rounds off that in the last 5 years. I like 40!


I have three of those P229s my own self! '96 ($449) my main carry gun, '99 ($600 w/extra 357 brl and 5 mags), and purchased just last week, a 2003 in factory satin nickel ($625 . . . factory sent them out to Robar for plating and then finished assembly from what I understand) very pretty. I'm currently doing an action job on the nickel, though I probably won't carry it. The first two are ex-LEO's with very low wear, no dings or scratched, the nickel is like NIB save for a faint smiley.

And my 4th P229 has a rail, bedtime gun:

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That's a very nice, no-rail, P229. Clean it up and go shoot it. Oh, and go get some normal capacity magazines. Congrats.
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wow! good things happen to good people.
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Love the 40. I prefer it over the 357 also. Great deal.
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Love the 40. I prefer it over the 357 also. Great deal.

What? There's two of us in the world who prefer 40?!!
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As far as the 357 barrel goes, I probably won't do it. It was just a thought. I have an XD in 357 which is actually pretty nice...if you don't mind that crazy, unnecessary grip safety. And I also have a Glock 22 w/the 357 conversion barrel. As I write this, my new P239 SAS in 357 is waiting at my FFL...(and a new FNX 45 Tac will be there on Tuesday...Holy Moly!)
So, that may just be enough 357 Sig setups. I am seriously considering a 9mm conversion though.
I really need to get some good pics before I shoot it. You can't believe the great condition it is in.
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I love legacy slides! I'm not a fan of 357 Sig (I was issued one for twelve years), the recoil isn't bad but the noise and muzzle blast will beat you up after a day of shooting indoors. That being said, you use the same mags and recoil springs so why not get a 357 barrel. It is a cool round to shoot.
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. . . I am looking at some G10 stocks. . .
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I love legacy slides! . . .
Legacy slides and G10s = good match...
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https://www.sigsauer.com/store/calib...te-legacy.html

7 in stock. I'm thinking about getting one myself.

If the "new to you" 229 hasn't been registered before, you can register it with SIG and get a 20% discount code.
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