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Old 05-17-2020, 04:00 PM   #1
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Which is the best with no mods? Iíve heard many say Legion but others seem to disagree. Thoughts?
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Old 05-17-2020, 04:11 PM   #2
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This is the only 229, .40 cal I own. Fun to shoot. Have a Sig Sauer .22 LR conversion kit on it which is very accurate (try a group the size of a dime at 7 yards last weekend).

My Grandson served in Iraqi Freedom otherwise I may not have bought this.



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Old 05-17-2020, 04:21 PM   #3
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They’re all good. The BEST one is the one you get cheap, and functions 100% of the time.

You can buy a slightly used one, add SRT, G10’s, and sights, and you will absolute love it.
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My P229R is a great gun. It is my primary EDC gun. I would like the M11-A1 just to get a rail less version, but the 229 is a great successor to the P228.
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Old 05-17-2020, 04:30 PM   #5
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Well...
I sure like my stainless steel elite model..
And it is on the discontinued list
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P229 SAS in 357Sig and no rails...as God intended it to be...

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Which is the best with no mods? Iíve heard many say Legion but others seem to disagree. Thoughts?
Respectfully, "best" is vague. Best what? Value? Reliability? Comes with most upgrades? My EDC is a Legion in 9mm. Others make different decisions based on budget and preferences such as finish, caliber, trigger, grips, etc.

A former instructor of mine shot circles around me and my Legion with his stock p229 that was as old as they come and needed springs/sights swapped out.

As trite/cliche as it is, this weapon outshoots most shooters. The ones it doesn't don't seem to complain about what model they have in hand.

IMHO, you can't go wrong with whatever p229 suits your needs/taste/budget. Purchase + train with it constantly = good to go.

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Gen 1, .40sw
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The Legion gets you "swag" to flash to others, saying "look at me"... but for the money you pay, you can do much better.

When you say without "mods" you're limiting yourself.
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this one , my 1994 P229 .40....smooth as butta man!


or that model in 9mm (if you must ) or .357 Sig , all you need and no frills unlike the tricked out P227 SAS below it lol
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The legion Is A GIMMICK.
The Equinox Beats it hands down.
The Stainless Elite is nice except for the Turned Up Beaver Tail.
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Canít beat the original (no rail) 40 SW. They donít wear out and very accurate.

Also very happy with the Legion 9mm. With the Grayguns flat trigger itís near perfection. OM trigger is real nice, no mod necessary, if thatís what you prefer.
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The legion Is A GIMMICK.
The Equinox Beats it hands down.
The Stainless Elite is nice except for the Turned Up Beaver Tail.
Just out of curiosity, how is the Legion pistol a gimmick? And in what ways do you view the Equinox as superior?

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I'm kind or partial to my early '94 P229 with no rail and triple matching serial numbers. Or a German made two tone P229 SL.


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Personally, I think the best off the shelf P229 is the M11-A1. Mine only has one ďmodĒ, Classic Carry grips. I think that makes it the perfect gun in itís class.


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