Hey guys. I'm buying my first Sig, and have a few questions. - SIG Talk
SIG Talk Gun Forum

Hey guys. I'm buying my first Sig, and have a few questions.

This is a discussion on Hey guys. I'm buying my first Sig, and have a few questions. within the SIG Sauer Pistols forums, part of the SIG Sauer Forum category; Hello I have been in the market for my first semi-auto for quite some time. After holding and shooting all of the brands, I have ...


Go Back   SIG Talk > SIG Sauer Forum > SIG Sauer Pistols

SIG Sauer Pistols SIG Sauer Pistol Forum: SIG Sauer Pistols - P210, P220, P224, P225, P226, P227, P228, P229, P232, P238, P239, P245, P250, P290, P320, P365, P522, P556, PM400, SP2022, Mosquito,

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-16-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 29
Likes Received 11
Hey guys. I'm buying my first Sig, and have a few questions.

Hello I have been in the market for my first semi-auto for quite some time. After holding and shooting all of the brands, I have fallen in love with Sig! I was in my local shop today and stumbled across a used P239 stainless in DAK for $595. The guy behind the counter who I know is trust worthy, *said a local police chief traded it in. Upon looking over the gun, everything seemed very clean including the bore and chamber. The only thing I noticed was there looked to be a bit of grease "caked" on the back of the hammer, but it easily came off with the tip of my pen. I'm just a little bit nervous because this is my first used gun I ever purchased, and just want to make sure i don't make a mistake. Can you fellas just let me know if there is any physical signs I should look for before I purchase this on Friday? I love sig, but sadly don't have the finances for a new one. Sorry if I'm sounding anal, any pointers would be great. Thanks guys.*
Rc1988 is offline  
Register

Welcome to the SIG Talk Forum dedicated to SIG Sauer Pistols and SIG Sauer Rifles.

We welcome everyone and the community is free to join so register today and become part of the SIG Talk Forum!

Old 10-16-2012, 08:20 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
bearone2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 54,602
Likes Received 64135
this is from stickies at the top of the "sig sauer pistols" forum & everything you'll need to make a good assessment.

the chief probably didn't shoot much or clean afterward.

welcome from az.
http://sigtalk.com/sig-sauer-pistols...ion-guide.html
bearone2 is offline  
Old 10-16-2012, 08:39 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
sigp229r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: California
Posts: 11,870
Likes Received 1005
In the 25 years that I have owned guns, I have purchased a total of 6 used guns. Two have been through friends, two have been Police trade-ins, one was a consignment gun, and one was in the used gun rack. One of the Police trade-ins is currently on lay away, so I can't discuss any issues, but the others have been great shooters.
I basically look at the finish, inspect the barrel, try the trigger, look for play in the moving parts, and any pits and cracks in the metal. If all checks out to my satisfaction, then it comes down to price and how badly do I want it.
sigp229r is offline  
 
Old 10-16-2012, 08:40 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
bearone2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 54,602
Likes Received 64135
+1
bearone2 is offline  
Old 10-16-2012, 09:11 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
JMC24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 255
Likes Received 5
Have you looked at the SP 2022? You can purchase a new one for around $400-$450.
Just a suggestion.
JMC24 is offline  
Old 10-17-2012, 06:56 AM   #6
Member
 
Bombboy985's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cincinnati OH USA
Posts: 59
Likes Received 0
It's a solid gun and likely the chief's off-duty carry. So probably sat in the lock box and worn off duty a bit. Off duty guns are a strange breed for cops. You are always looking for the perfect fit between quality, caliber, size and weight. I have gone threw S&W airwieght .38 and PD .357, to Colt Commander .45, to S&W Chief Special 9mm, to Keltec .380, to S&W M&Pc 9mm, to S&W Bodyguard .380 to the Ruger LC9. I'm sure the Chief's Sig was in his in between phase. I like the LC9 BTW for size, caliber, weight but still looking cause I hate the trigger. But I do not feel the gun when I carry it. I am looking at the P238 but I am not sold on the .380 yet.

Look for cracks in the metal, pitting and rust. Signs of a **** gun owner. Does the gun feel loose, is the trigger smooth, does it function properly and does it rattle? Look at the barrel, is the finish beat up and are there fractures btw the bore and barrel. If not snag it and go. You can always send it to Sig once you get it to tune it up, replace the springs and get night sights.


BB985
Bombboy985 is offline  
Old 10-17-2012, 10:50 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
fjgiie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: SC Lowcountry
Posts: 1,566
Likes Received 1421
You do know that the DAK has no single action, correct? You may like the light pull single action has. The DAK is a Double action trigger only with a heavy trigger pull all the time.
fjgiie is offline  
Old 10-17-2012, 01:55 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Vetteguy904's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: florida
Posts: 892
Likes Received 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by fjgiie View Post
You do know that the DAK has no single action, correct? You may like the light pull single action has. The DAK is a Double action trigger only with a heavy trigger pull all the time.
he said first semi auto. if he's a double action revolver guy he'll love DAK
Vetteguy904 is offline  
Old 10-17-2012, 03:08 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Sea of Tranquility
Posts: 45
Likes Received 0
True, the DAK has no single action, but it does have different trigger pulls. At full trigger reset the pull is about 6 or 6.5 lbs. Typically, with a DAO setup the pistol will not fire if you short stroke the trigger. With DAK there is a short reset function that will allow the pistol to fire, albeit with a heavier trigger pull - around 10 lbs, if I remember. It's a pretty neat system. The trigger pull is also very smooth and is more consistent than a standard DAO system.

The 239 is also a great gun.
buck chartowski is offline  
Old 10-17-2012, 03:55 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: kentucky
Posts: 9
Likes Received 0
I say look at the sp2022. I have the 40 caliber. Absolutely love it. It isa tack driver... It is my first sig and I really would like to pick up another in 9mm. Price new is 400 or so....
shootmore is offline  
Old 10-17-2012, 04:08 PM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 75
Likes Received 7
I think it's a good buy. I always bought new but now I look for those good used deals like the one you found. Sig also offers their Service Plan. Check it out.

SIG Service Plan
discoed is offline  
Reply

  SIG Talk > SIG Sauer Forum > SIG Sauer Pistols


Search tags for this page
buying first sig
,
buying first sig sauer
,
buying your first sig sauer
,
first sig sauer to buy
,
going to get my 1st sig sauer today
,
i am buying my first sig sauer pistol which one should i buy
,
my first sig pistols
,

my first sig sauer

,
sig hammer loose
,

what to buy first sig sauer

,
which sig to buy as first sig
,
who carries sig sauer p290 in cincinnati
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar SIG Talk Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Questions About Buying First Sig Alpha762Male SIG Sauer Pistols 16 05-12-2013 09:53 AM
Help with buying a 2022 jofu SIG Sauer Pistols 14 06-13-2012 10:02 AM
Distegard - buying new gun streakpi SIG Sauer Pistols 2 11-15-2011 01:25 PM
The Sig P-229 I'm buying MT357Mag SIG Sauer Pistols 11 08-23-2011 10:22 AM
Do you plan on buying a P290? 360glitch SIG Sauer Pistols 12 11-10-2010 05:34 AM


Top Gun Sites Top Sites List

Powered by vBulletin 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright © 2010 - 2020 SIG Talk. All rights reserved.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.SIG Talk is a SIG Sauer Firearms enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent SIG Sauer, Inc. of Exeter, NH.