Range Report on my new Sig Sauer P229

Range Report on my new Sig Sauer P229

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    Smile Range Report on my new Sig Sauer P229

    Heres the pics of the P229 9mm the wife had gotten me for my birthday. I put 100 rds through it plus 5 rds of the MagTech JHP I plan on using for SD. Ate everything fine and gave me no issues. I was a little interested in the trigger reset. The dealer informed me that it had the SRT, however, the reset travel felt a little long to me. I put the 5 rds of SD through it first then 50 rds of FMJ on the same target. Mostly reload drills and feeling out the trigger pull. Threw that target away and then went through the 2nd box of 50 rds and thats the target I took a picture of. Mostly reload drills at about 21 ft, had a few distant shots w/ both DA and SA around 35-40 ft. Dropped three rds on that one. One in each shoulder and then one lower chest cavity, all of them were that first shot after the reload. All in all, I love this gun and the way it performed. Only complaint like I said is that trigger, I'll have to look into it. And then the other plus is that my SHTF ACE-1 holster comes in tomoro and I'll be able to start experimenting with carrying around the house with it. Pretty excited with this new addition to the family!

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    When I first started carrying a P229 I spent most of my range practice firing the gun DA with occasional SA follow ups. After I felt very confident on my first DA shot I then started practicing the transition from DA to SA. It isn't difficult to master it just takes some time and effort.

    I highly recommend greasing the rails on the aluminum frame, the stainless slide tends to eat away at them when oiled, but fairly heavy grease will arrest the wear very well.
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    Nice ! Good shooting too !

    I use a dry teflon lube on the rails, Finish Line. It's a bicycle chain lube that works great.
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    Excellent choice

    I've had one of these Sig P229s in .40 caliber for 12 years, and it is one of my favorites. It has consistently been one of the most accurate and reliable guns I have. I have a holster for it and have carried it, but it is a little heavier and thicker than my alternate carry guns, so I tend to use it mainly for home defense and range.



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    Good shooting!!! Nice firearm too. I'm starting to dig the Sig.
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    I really like my 229 .40 SAS. When I decide to use it, I CC it in a Kangaroo Carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew03 View Post
    When I first started carrying a P229 I spent most of my range practice firing the gun DA with occasional SA follow ups. After I felt very confident on my first DA shot I then started practicing the transition from DA to SA. It isn't difficult to master it just takes some time and effort.

    I highly recommend greasing the rails on the aluminum frame, the stainless slide tends to eat away at them when oiled, but fairly heavy grease will arrest the wear very well.
    They sent me a sample of a Sig Sauer specific lubricant/grease. Any experience with that? Thats probably one of my other concerns is the railing since it isn't a polymer hand gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybm View Post
    Nice ! Good shooting too !

    I use a dry teflon lube on the rails, Finish Line. It's a bicycle chain lube that works great.
    No mess with it? How often do you scrub off and relube? Every cleaning, I would assume...

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    Looking good to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDSchutzhund View Post
    They sent me a sample of a Sig Sauer specific lubricant/grease. Any experience with that? Thats probably one of my other concerns is the railing since it isn't a polymer hand gun
    They used to send out Mil-Tec or something like that. White Teflon grease from the auto parts store works great and is very inexpensive in large amounts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew03 View Post
    They used to send out Mil-Tec or something like that. White Teflon grease from the auto parts store works great and is very inexpensive in large amounts.
    Yea thats what I think it is. Ok sweet, I'll look into it. And just a light film I'm assuming

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    I just got my P229R-1 in .357 Sig. I bought it for Duty Carry, as it carries a LOT more rounds than my 1911 I really like it. I am still waiting for our Under-Sheriff to conduct a range day so I can actually qualify with it and then carry it. I have been impressed with this weapon--my first Sig.
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