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|04-03-2017, 03:33 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jan 2016
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Boy do I ever! A West German Sig P220 in .45 ACP was the first handgun I ever purchased on my own. By on my own, I mean I reached 21 years of age and went to the LGS by myself and purchased it. I did have a couple of pistols before that which were influenced by my father. I remember it came in a gray and white cardboard box with foam lining and two 8 round mags. I wish I still had that gun.
|04-03-2017, 03:38 PM||#5|
Join Date: Mar 2017
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My father owned a gun store. Sometime in the 1980's he got in a BDA. The first SIG he got was a factory nickel P226 with some beautiful aftermarket wood grips. This was either late 1980's or early 1990's. I can still remember the yellow box with the red interior. He got it from a Tampa Fireman. Don't ask me how I can remember all of this. I can remember the damndest things but not what I ate a few days ago. I just remember that it was the coolest handgun I had ever seen. It started my love for SIG.
|04-03-2017, 03:54 PM||#6|
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: South FL
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Yes, I still remember back to 1991. I had just turned 21 and stationed at Ft Lewis and bought my first Sig P228 from a small gun shop in Fife, WA. The owner was a ex-ranger from 2nd Batt and gave me deal. I believe I paid $489 for it and that was a lot of money for an E4 at the time.
I still have this handgun 26 years later. I wish I still had the box.....lost it many years ago in a divorce, but got to keep the gun.
This one will go to my son maybe 25 years from now when my Sig P228 turns 50.
|04-03-2017, 03:57 PM||#7|
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Gilbert Arizona
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I wasn't excited, I was wondering if I'd made a serious mistake as I was cajoled into buying it by a member of my weekly shooting group who had decided that I HAD to have a .45 ACP in my collection.
Shot it the next week and was very happy with its performance at that point.
|04-03-2017, 05:08 PM||#10|
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: SouthWest PA
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First SIG was the P938 Sport 13. My gun buddy thought I was nuts to pay $689, back in 2013, for such a small gun.
Since then we have bought about 15 SIGS!!
I told him SIGs are the BMWs of handguns
|04-03-2017, 06:21 PM||#14|
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Houston, TX
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Yep all three of them.
1. The first SIG I handled was a P220 in the proof room in the plant in Eckernförde. I don't know why we went there, but it was the first fully assembled SIG. That was in 2001/2002 when I was working there, running the milling machines that made the frames for the P-series.
2. The first SIG I shot was also the first firearm I shot. A SP2022 in 9mm. It was a rental at a local range in Houston. That was 2013.
3. The first SIG I owned is the only one I own as of now. My P229 .40 with 9mm x-change kit, .357 barrel, SRT kit and GG PSAIT. Started out as a .40 CPO FrankenSIG. A rail less frame (from a M11A1) with a SAS legacy slide.
Still have long wish list of SIGs and other guns that I'd like to have. Need a better paid job, or a second one to be able to check some of the list.
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