Wrong box for Sig pistol?

Wrong box for Sig pistol?

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    Wrong box for Sig pistol?

    I just acquired a beautiful Sig P232SL from the original owner. I noticed something that seems strange to me. The foam cutout in the case is obviously for a larger pistol. The serial numbers and model on the side of the box match the gun perfectly and have not been removed. The original owner did not change anything at all. Sig says it wasn't like this when it left the factory, but I know I have read other posts regarding this but can't remember what forum it was on, I am on a few of them. It's not a big deal just wondering if anyone else has noticed this? Here is a pic.

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    I bought my P232 new from the store and the cutout is the same.
    Sig cut the foam to fit any of the guns, the P232 is the one that is most different to all the others. This saves them having a totally unique foam for just one gun.

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    Sig usually has a ton of spare boxes and it seems they utilized the ones they had on hand, to package your handgun.
    It it were red, it would have been a used or CPO gun. If it had been black, it was a LEO gun.. I worked there and know the difference with the boxes' color dertermiation for the guns
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    Thanks for the replies, like I said it isn't a big deal or anything I was just curious. I still would think a company like Sig would properly cut the foam for each gun no matter how small the production run. I still love this gun!!
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    are those grips stock SIG? or hogue?

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    Yeah, that looks exactly like the box that came with my Sig P232. They must be saving a couple of bucks by making a box that fits a few of their different models.
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    Hmmmm.



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    I've bought my share of Sigs in the last year varying in size from a P232 to a P226 and they all have the same basic cutouts in the plastic case. However, some of the cases for the smaller pistols will have additional, small rectangular pieces of foam that are placed at the muzzle end of the firearm to provide a fit that is more snug.

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    awwww, man, you just had to clean it didn't you? It shrunk! lol.

    Just looks like they make one case instead of having different foam inserts made.

    Nice pistol!!! I bet it's a dandy to shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40S&WMAN View Post
    are those grips stock SIG? or hogue?

    They are Hogue grips but come from the factory on the P232SL, this gun also has the night sites and YES, She is a dandy to shoot!!
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    a p230SL(232 replaced it) was the first auto I ever shot, And yes it is a great gun to shoot. I had the option to buy the one I shot, and passed.

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    I too own a 232SL, purchased NIB. Same over-sized foam cut-out. My P220 fits nicely there.

    Where SIG skimps on the packaging, they more than make up for in the quality of their pistols.

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    NICE GUN...man i want one but don't wanna spend 600.00
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    A SIG is a SIG is a SIG... it doesn't matter what the box looks like, let alone the foam. I've never had one issue with any of my SIGs. Have fun with it. Mine have never seen the inside of the original box since I bought them.
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