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Old 04-10-2017, 10:06 AM   #31
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I don't think I remember him saying that, maybe he did. If Sig does make a legion version and it has a rail like the rest, count me out. I really think Sig nailed this, I wouldn't change anything. I'll admit I was wrong, for initially thinking "to big, to heavy for the capacity". This thing carries great and has the best ergonomics I've ever held.

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Old 04-10-2017, 10:11 AM   #32
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I just thought I would share a solution that I like better than applying Locktite. I put a tiny rubber O-ring on the screw before installing so that when you tighten it down against the G10, it compresses the rubber under the screw head and gets a good bite/friction contact. The screws never work loose with the O-rings and there is no chance of messing anything up with the Locktite.

Here is a link to what I use:

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Do the o-rings make the screw heads protrude from the grip? They are already borderline on my P225-A1 without anything under the head.

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Old 04-10-2017, 11:32 AM   #33
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Do the o-rings make the screw heads protrude from the grip? They are already borderline on my P225-A1 without anything under the head.
Hi,

I'll say no, with the qualification that I don't have a P225A1 (yet) but, it's not a problem on my P226 or P229 Legions or my Wilson 1911s that have the G10 grips.

The O-rings are very thin (1mm) and soft so when you torque down the screws they smush down to almost nothing and just provide a nice mating surface between the two hard surfaces of the screw head and the G10.

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It would be cool to have a bit of legion treatment, front serrations, the gray finish, maybe a little bit of beavertail, but I really hope they DONT put a rail on it.
That would completely destroy the classic aesthetic.
At that point you might as well just get a P229 and get 7 extra bullets too.
The best thing Sig could do is manufacture a 9-round flush fit mag, and get rid of the retrofitted p239 mag with the stupid hollowed out baseplate.

I have G-10's on all my P-series, but the walnut grips on this baby compliment the gun perfectly.
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Yeah, I wish they'd bring back the squared trigger guard as well...looks better in my humble opinion.

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I think the only change I would make to the p225a1 would be the magazine-its such a nicely designed gun and the magazine looks like a complete after thought. It could easily be a 9 or 10 round mag, but its just a p239 mag with a stupid plastic spacer base plate. For carry I prefer no beavertail or front cocking serrations.
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It would be cool to have a bit of legion treatment, front serrations, the gray finish, maybe a little bit of beavertail, but I really hope they DONT put a rail on it.
That would completely destroy the classic aesthetic.
At that point you might as well just get a P229 and get 7 extra bullets too.
The best thing Sig could do is manufacture a 9-round flush fit mag, and get rid of the retrofitted p239 mag with the stupid hollowed out baseplate.

I have G-10's on all my P-series, but the walnut grips on this baby compliment the gun perfectly.
I like the look of the walnut grips on the P225-A1. It would have been nice if SIG (or Hogue) would have used the same checker pattern on the G10 grips or at least put a border around the bottom of the checkering. I had to file a small bevel to break that razor sharp edge on mine.
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I think the only change I would make to the p225a1 would be the magazine-its such a nicely designed gun and the magazine looks like a complete after thought. It could easily be a 9 or 10 round mag, but its just a p239 mag with a stupid plastic spacer base plate. For carry I prefer no beavertail or front cocking serrations.
This is where I'm at^. Sig unfortunately has a history of not worrying about squeezing all possible capacity into any of their guns. P228/229=13rnds/ mec-gar does 15 reliable and still flush. P226 9mm Sig= 15/ mec-gar says up to "18" rounds and still flush. P226 .40/357 Sig =12 / mec-gar = 13. I'm sure Sig could have just said "Hey Mec-Gar build us a magazine here's the new gun and some cash". I'm betting 9 rounds could have been done without changing the follower. Oh well it's what Sig does. I'm sure the new checkmate mags that Sig is switching to will be great as well! < sarcasm
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I like the look of the walnut grips on the P225-A1. It would have been nice if SIG (or Hogue) would have used the same checker pattern on the G10 grips or at least put a border around the bottom of the checkering. I had to file a small bevel to break that razor sharp edge on mine.
I actually had to do a little bit of work on mine. The picture was taken before I did the work.
1. The grips were actually obstructing the slide release, making it virtually impossible to drop the slide. I relieved a bit of material under the lever and knocked the high spot off the corner behind the lever. Now it works like a champ.
2. I trimmed the back strap so that it was perfectly flush with the frame, it was actually irritating the web of my thumb. It made shooting and fondling much less pleasant

Im going to post a video of the mods as soon as I get around to editing it.
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I actually had to do a little bit of work on mine. The picture was taken before I did the work.
1. The grips were actually obstructing the slide release, making it virtually impossible to drop the slide. I relieved a bit of material under the lever and knocked the high spot off the corner behind the lever. Now it works like a champ.
2. I trimmed the back strap so that it was perfectly flush with the frame, it was actually irritating the web of my thumb. It made shooting and fondling much less pleasant

Im going to post a video of the mods as soon as I get around to editing it.
See this is why I chose the G10s. Hogue did a fantastic job, these grips are seamless and flush perfectly with the frame. That pretty wood is just gonna get all beat up from carry anyway. :-)
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Love my 225a1. Amazing accuracy. My favorite little gun to shoot and carey


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Just came back from the range, only shot my P225A1. I put XS Sights big dot tritium on it. Finally got it centered to where it's my everyday carry. Fits so well in hand.

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See this is why I chose the G10s. Hogue did a fantastic job, these grips are seamless and flush perfectly with the frame. That pretty wood is just gonna get all beat up from carry anyway. :-)
Ha, that's very possible, and I am totally fine with that. Before I bought it, I called Sig and asked if you could buy the G10's, you can although they arent on the website. That's always an option but for now I am happy as a clam (a clam with a Sig)
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Glad to see they are changing the hammer springs to realistic ones.

I have one with the wood grips and I agree that the grips would get best up carrying them. My poor P225A1 has many miles and many rounds fired, yet it still keeps coming back for more.

Now if only they would bring back the P220 in 9mm like they did with the P225......
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1200 rounds so far without a hitch. Right now, it's my go to carry sidearm, my favorite Sig. Of course, that changes now and then......
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