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|04-08-2012, 12:49 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2012
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.22 to .40 or .40 to .22?
I have been doing some research as i am purchasing my first Sig when i get home. im seriously looking at the 229 but dont know which way to go. it seems like i can save money by getting the .22 and the X-change kit later to go up to a .40 but my reservations are as such:
namely, will it be as accurate with the .40 kit as if i bought it originally in .40? i dont know how 'matched' the slides are to specific frames. and the same if i get a .22 conversion kit. will it be as accurate as a dedicated .22 gun? also, will the value of a .22 with a .40 conversion kit be less than a 'from the factory .40 if i ever need to re-sell?
Thanks (in advance) for fielding my questions.
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|04-09-2012, 02:17 PM||#4|
Join Date: Dec 2010
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Technically it's the same frame and should not matter which it started out as, either a 40 or a .22.
Seeing how you brought up value in your original post. . . I would view any pistol that has been wearing two slides as lower valued. I am not in the slide switching camp and would not be interested in owning any that was used in that manner. I too would opt for a dedicated .22 pistol.
|04-09-2012, 04:11 PM||#5|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New Castle
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I understand what Reliable is saying, and can even agree mostly.
Buuuut, if that is what you were interested in, I would buy the 229 in .22lr then convert it to .40 as it is the cheaper route.
I don't think you will lose any accuracy as I do not believe standard p series are hand fitted at all to the frame. Someone else may be able to prove me wrong on that though.
Good luck on your purchase.
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