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Old 04-08-2017, 08:23 AM   #1
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P series slides; mainly P226, P228 and P229

I was recently talking to Matrix Precision about there build kits and he said they are almost out of slide kits and they will never get more. That means that he is going to stop making the frames too.

My question to you is, can we get slides anyplace? is there a place to get turn ins or refurbished slides? Does anyone make an aftermarket one?

I've done some searches and I'm not finding anything.
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you just have to watch the classifieds or put up a wtb add.
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Check fleabay and GB often.
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"fleabay"

I'm interested in slides too. Subscribed.

The Sig online store won't sell to my area (Socialist Republic of CA). Probably due to the 15 rd mag but wondering if the non-LCI slide is a no-go as well.

...crafting my CA exit strategy as I type.
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Was posted here last year, CDNN was moving them at $128 for a complete P228, every part of the gun except the frame. These were supposedly from a large LEO org and an agreement that the frames were to be destroyed - supposed to be several thousand of them.

I bought two of the CDNN parts kits and should have bought more! The locking insert and slide is an easy way to convert a P229 from 40 to 9, should one want to do that, and many of the other parts are the same as in P226/229's.

I've seen them on eBay asking as much as $400, which is a bit silly, as you can get a complete P229 LEO trade in for little more than that.

With the price of LEO trade ins still low, though they look to have gone up $100 on average over the past 3 years or so, building an 80% pistol doesn't pencil out in my mind. Especially when you consider all the cost, including finish could exceed what you'd spend for a nice used SIG.

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matrix had some pretty good prices on refinished kits.

couldn't beat it back then.



double alpha - its only about the magazine. if your willing to let them keep the magazine you might have better luck. ask them
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It would be silly of him to stop making frames because there will still be a market for them. Not to mention P229 slides will still be available to use.
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matrix had some pretty good prices on refinished kits.

couldn't beat it back then.



double alpha - its only about the magazine. if your willing to let them keep the magazine you might have better luck. ask them

Matrix 80% is $275 - that doesn't include tools to finish, P228 parts kit from Matrix was what, $300? That's already over a hundred more than I paid for this, (P229 40 DA/SA, 1999 vintage, LEO turn in without a scratch on it - $449 shipped + $25 to my FFL 3 years ago):



Not saying don't go the 80% route for fun (or whatever reason) . . . just saying you won't save anything.
Edit to add, and those prices don't include the cost to get the frame hard anodized, and in order to wear well it really does need to be anodized prior to any other optional finish.

Not sure, maybe the draw, besides the fun/challenge of doing so, for some, is having a non-serial numbered gun? How would that work out in terms of value when, or if, the gun is ever sold?

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Matrix 80% is $275 - that doesn't include tools to finish, P228 parts kit from Matrix was what, $300? That's already over a hundred more than I paid for this, (P229 40 DA/SA, 1999 vintage, LEO turn in without a scratch on it - $449 shipped + $25 to my FFL 3 years ago):

Not saying don't go the 80% route for fun (or whatever reason) . . . just saying you won't save anything.
It's just that, fun. There's a bit of satisfaction in shooting a handmade creation.
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Not sure, maybe the draw, besides the fun/challenge of doing so, for some, is having a non-serial numbered gun? How would that work out in terms of value when, or if, the gun is ever sold?
It would be worth more in California, Detroit, New York and other Democratic controlled states than in Free States.
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It's just that, fun. There's a bit of satisfaction in shooting a handmade creation.
No question that.

I made zip guns as a kid, and all manner of rockets and explosives. As a PD evidence tech (I guess CSI now), they actually sent me to FBI bomb school - kind of like sending a pedephile to supervise kindergarten - I've always liked things that go BANG!

Seriously, I get enough creative gratification taking one of SIG's production guns and making it better. A bit like the old days when they'd have real master craftsman, with the spectacles down on their noses, fitting and assembling the guns to perfection - though I would not hold myself out as being that good (Robert Burke comes to mind - that sort of obsessiveness)

I make a few parts here and there to replace stock parts, smooth things, improving the action, etc. Hobby gunsmithing.
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It would be worth more in California, Detroit, New York and other Democratic controlled states than in Free States.
Exactly why I'm going to do one.
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Exactly why I'm going to do one.
Been there, broke out or NV in 2003. I grieve for your lack of freedom, and for all the good folk stuck there that are severely outnumbered by the, "Loony Left and the Takers".
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I know it's not what you want, but there are always the Caliber X-Change Kits... which are a pretty good deal if you consider what's asked for what I believe are bare slides at Gun Parts Corporation...
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It would be worth more in California, Detroit, New York and other Democratic controlled states than in Free States.
Living outside of Detroit, I have no problem buying what I want, whenever I want. Don't think that it's any different inside the city walls.
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