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Old 07-23-2020, 07:32 PM   #1
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P229 9mm Legacy Model

Edumacate me please. A Sig P229 Legacy model. What does that mean? So far the only thing I've learned is it has a short legacy extractor. Is that it? Other wise a normal P229?
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Old 07-23-2020, 07:38 PM   #2
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I could be wrong but I believe the short extractor and higher serrations are the only difference.
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Old 07-23-2020, 09:13 PM   #3
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P229 Legacy refers to the original slide configuration ( short extractor with the half height rear cocking serrations ).
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Legacy is mo bettah!
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Old 07-24-2020, 03:02 AM   #5
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Ok, I know much more goodly now about this.

Seriously, thanks, I wasn’t sure if there were other differences in the legacy.
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Old 07-24-2020, 03:52 AM   #6
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These type rear slide Serrations
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The Sig P229 legacy slide is for practical purposes a milled slide P228

It uses a P228 barrel not the newer P229-1 barrel meaning the frame has a P228 locking insert and is not compatible with a p229-1 slide

None of these affect the performance as they function the same

Of course you can put a P228 locking insert into a P229-1 frame so your Legacy can use the higher capacity magazines.
Ask me how I know


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The Sig P229 legacy slide is for practical purposes a milled slide P228
Actually, I might debate that point on a technicality. The Legacy slide profile, is wider than the P228 slide because of the "reinforcing" band that runs the length of the lower side of the slide. I would consider the long extractor "E2" slide (except for the ugly extractor) like on the M11-A1 more like a milled P228 slide because of the full height serrations and the width, which is almost the same 1" as the P228 folded carbon steel slide.
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Old 07-24-2020, 09:32 AM   #9
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I see the shorter serrations now. I only have the one photo, it's not that good, but since it's a new firearm, I'm not too concerned. One day next week it should come to my FFL.



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Old 07-24-2020, 10:18 AM   #10
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Actually, I might debate that point on a technicality. The Legacy slide profile, is wider than the P228 slide because of the "reinforcing" band that runs the length of the lower side of the slide. I would consider the long extractor "E2" slide (except for the ugly extractor) like on the M11-A1 more like a milled P228 slide because of the full height serrations and the width, which is almost the same 1" as the P228 folded carbon steel slide.

By the term "practical purposes" it is a milled P228

It fits a P228 frame, it uses a P228 barrel and a P228 locking insert and is milled hence by practical definition.
Yes, the long extractor E2 style slide is closer in dimension.
That does not detract from the fact both are milled slides for P228 hardware and IMO wrongly labeled P229.

Had they named both of those P228 (like they did when they put milled slides on the P220 and P226) there would be much less confusion in the P229 world as anything labeled P229 would be what we now refer to as P229-1 while a 4 year degree is required to navigate all the twists and turns of possibilities of what parts might work with whatever P229

Just go to Midwest gun parts and see how they are so mixed up on what part works with what pistol.

All that could have been avoided but alas

We live in a world where a P229 part won't work on a P229 because while called a P229 it really is for a P228 or vise versa
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It is My Favorite Sig Pistol.
Check GB for the on going price.
Most are asking $800.00 plus even used ones are $$.
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The historical fact remains that the Legacy slide was originally designed specifically for the .40 S&W round, not the 9mm, which probably contributed to its unique profile that is different from all of the other P-series SIG pistols.
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The historical fact remains that the Legacy slide was originally designed specifically for the .40 S&W round, not the 9mm, which probably contributed to its unique profile that is different from all of the other P-series SIG pistols.
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Legacy is mo bettah!
and looks bettah!
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