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Old 08-06-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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P229 357

I recently purchased a refurbished P229 357. I love everything about it except cost of ammo. I have been considering purchasing a conversion to either 9mm or 40. Was hoping maybe some of you would have some input on the subject.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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The barrel swap is all you need to do if that's what you want to do...I prefer the 357 SiG but I understand the expense...good luck with your choice.

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to expound, the barrel swap is all you need to go to .40. not sure if anything else is required for 9mm. wally world is about $18 /box for remington UMC ammo. i'm sure you can get a bulk deal online as well
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I got the .40 S&W barrel for my P229. Payback was achieved at 437 rounds. Same mags, just swap out the barrel. The 9mm kit gives you a different slide, barrel, spring and guide rod and a mag. It's a bit more expensive than just a barrel, so you will have a different payback period.

Either choice will lower your ammo expense. Good luck.
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I recently purchased a refurbished P229 357. I love everything about it except cost of ammo. I have been considering purchasing a conversion to either 9mm or 40. Was hoping maybe some of you would have some input on the subject.
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refurbed as in a "cpo" with a red box/red grip tag? rail or non rail?

a 40 barrel will run $75-100 depending on condition.

i've got 2 of them, 1 nib, triple s/n's.
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I would get a 40 S&W barrel... It uses the same magazine as he 357 SIG...
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It is a cpo with the red box and tag grip, also it is a rail.

If I understand everyone correctly, If I swith to a 40 all I need is the 40 barrel, but if I switch to 9mm I will need the complete conversion kit.

I beleive I will get a 40 barrel.

Thanks for the info. It is really appreciated.
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I bought a .40 P229 and after getting it, bought a .357 barrel, because that was the one I really wanted, no one had one in stock at the time. I found the .357 is far more accurate and it shoots great. So, now I reload the .357 with 125 gr JHPs and 125 gr FMPFP bullets. Sometimes I'll put the .40 barrel back in, since I have tons of .40 ammo, but it's nothing like the .357 Sig round.

It is nothing more than a barrel swap, but you may have to fit the barrel, mine required fitting.

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rdwind, Would you be interested in selling your used 357 Sig barrel to help
pay for your new 40 S&W barrel? Shawn
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