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Used p228 vs New p229. Serious thought.....

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    I cannot speak for a 228, but I do love my 229s.

    I think you'll have a hard time screwing this up.
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    Re: Used p228 vs New p229. Serious thought.....

    EVERY SINGLE 228 I WAS LOOKING AT GOT SOLD IN LESS THEN AN HOUR!!.WTH MAN?!

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    the P229 is one chunky gun and it's not much smaller than the full size P226. The P228 is not much better. Have you thought about a P225/P6? It's an all-metal single stack SIG. You might still be able to find a good used one for $400.

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    I have (and carry) a 229. I also have a West German 220 (folded slide, like the 228), it's a great gun too. I suspect the 228 will be quite a bit less money than the 229 - so that's the pistol I would choose. Then, I'd get the Sig Armorer's DVD by Chris Orndorf that's sold on Top Gun Supply (if you don't already have it) and order a new spring kit; recoil, magazine, decocker etc. Do a detail strip, clean, inspect and spring change - and you have a great carry gun.

    Just my .02, I'm sure you will be happy with either.

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    It's one of those things, if you have to ask, you won't notice the difference anyway. That said, the 228 is an awesome machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwarang54 View Post
    EVERY SINGLE 228 I WAS LOOKING AT GOT SOLD IN LESS THEN AN HOUR!!.WTH MAN?!

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    Maybe that should tell you something. Next time you see one for sale, jump on it.
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    Re: Used p228 vs New p229. Serious thought.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    I give up. Who mentioned a .380?
    P239 is chambered on .380

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwarang54 View Post
    P239 is chambered on .380

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    NO the 239 is 9mm the 238 is .380
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    I own both, a P229 in .40, currently with a 357Sig barrel and 2 P228s. Both type pistols are really enjoyable to shoot. The P228 is more accurate than the P229 (when shooting .40 S&W, when shooting 357Sig, the 357Sig is more accurate than 9MM, based on my experience). Size wise there is no difference. I have no difficulty concealing either pistol IWB in a suit, jeans or whatever, it mostly depends on a good belt and holster.

    The big difference for me is that the balance on the P228 just "feels" better than the P229. I think it has to do with the 228 having a folded carbon steel slide and the P229 having a milled stainless slide. Either pistol is excellent quality wise and either would be an excellent daily carry choice. One would be hard pressed to find a better ergonomically designed firearm than the Classic P-series. I'll caveat that statement by saying I'm a pretty big Sig fan, having shot the pistols for years and compared them to a few other manufacturers.

    As for the comments on the P239, that pistol is not chambered in .380, it's chambered in 9MM, .40S&W or 357Sig.

    +1 on obtaining the Sig Armorer's DVD by Chris Orndorff, it will save you quite a bit of a headache in that it will give you the knoweledge you need to keep your Classic P series pistol up and running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwarang54 View Post
    P239 is chambered on .380
    Ahhh HA! We've been patiently waiting (in ambush) for that VERY answer.
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    Re: Used p228 vs New p229. Serious thought.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    Ahhh HA! We've been patiently waiting (in ambush) for that VERY answer.
    I am aware the p238 is a .380, which is why it wasn't considered.

    What would u have done if I totally got excited and was all "YEA! That's TOTALLY the gun for me!"

    I guess I shouldn't expect anything less from u jokers.
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    I have a West German 228 - great firearm. I'd buy another in a heart beat if I could find it. They are a little thick, but I haven't had any problems carrying mine. That said, I believe that the 229 is just as good - can't go wrong with either IMO.
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    Re: Used p228 vs New p229. Serious thought.....

    Quote Originally Posted by JayHawker45 View Post
    It's all just good natured fun, if we can't poke at ourselves, something is wrong!
    I can take a joke just as well as I can dish them out. I'm not easily offended.

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