I bought a P229 today

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I bought a P229 today

Post by Greg » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:32 am

I should have it in my sweaty mitts some time next week. I've wanted a Sig BAD since the 80's. It was that or a 226, and the 229 feels slightly better in my hands, not entirely sure why.

So tell me what I need to know. :D
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Re: I bought a P229 today

Post by 308Mike » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:36 am

You're gonna' LOVE it! :-D

I love my 226, but now want one in .45, so who knows, I might buy me one of their transformers to get all those calibers. I love NO SAFETY and an awesome hammer release that's not scary to use.
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Re: I bought a P229 today

Post by Aglifter » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:26 am

When you get the money, send it to Bruce Gray at Gray Guns in Oregon. He did great things to my P226.

I don't know how applicable it is in NJ (you can always get a non-res permit and carry on excursions to the Free States.), but you have to watch the hammer on a Sig in a holster. If you wiggle around just right, sometimes the hammer gets snagged and will cock. Personally, I prefer to carry mine in a shoulder holster. If I ever go back to carrying it on my hip, I'd probably use a thumb break holster. It will also help keep the hammer from chewing a hole in your cover garment.
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Re: I bought a P229 today

Post by Kommander » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:53 am

I have one and I like it allot. The only modification I have done to it is to add night sites. My only real complaint is that after a while the grips are not a grippy as I would like. Both Hogue and Sig now make some cross hatched metal grips that would probably work well, but there both significantly north of $100.

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Re: I bought a P229 today

Post by Lokidude » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:42 am

Kommander wrote:I have one and I like it allot. The only modification I have done to it is to add night sites. My only real complaint is that after a while the grips are not a grippy as I would like. Both Hogue and Sig now make some cross hatched metal grips that would probably work well, but there both significantly north of $100.
What about just a Hogue Hand-all sleeve? Much less expensive.
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Re: I bought a P229 today

Post by Aglifter » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:12 pm

FYI, I've been trying to get Hogue recheckered stock grips since November -- I may just have bad luck w. Hogue, though.
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Re: I bought a P229 today

Post by martini » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:50 pm

I just picked up a 226 DAK last week, the trigger is great. I can't wait to get it out to the range.
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Re: I bought a P229 today

Post by Aaron » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:00 am

I'd been wondering what someone who wasn't a paid shill thought of the double action-Kellerman trigger. Any chance of a full write up?
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Re: I bought a P229 today

Post by Greg » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:19 am

One particular thing I was wondering, is what grease do people recommend for the slide rails?

Oh, and what do people think of the Hogue G10 grips? I have to say when I heard of those, I got *excited*.
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Re: I bought a P229 today

Post by Aglifter » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:00 am

I use Enos' light slide glide or super lube. I'm quite fond of both, but I have switched to slide glide now.
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