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Old 04-08-2012, 12:49 PM   #1
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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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Old 04-08-2012, 06:58 PM   #2
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If it were me, I would get a Ruger Mk III with the 5 1/2 inch bull barrel as a dedicated 22 pistol. IMHO, I think those pistols would be far more accurate.
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thanks for the advice but not going that route. any others with advice on the OP
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:17 PM   #4
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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.
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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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