I found a solution to the capacity issue I was having with my 228 this weekend. I went to the gun show in wichita (which wasn't much of a show) and happened to find something interesting. This sig dealer had what he said were german police modified mags. They were 226 mags with a base pad that comes up and fits flush to the bottom of my 228. This not only gives my me two extra rounds but also fits my hand a little better. That P220 looks pretty cool though. I have been looking into picking up the new all stainless elite carry p220 myself. My 228 performs better than any sig I've had the pleasure to use, so I hope the P220 isn't a disappointment. I also agree with sixto that if you want a 228 get one while you still can. Around my neck of the woods they are becoming more scarce every day. If you do find one the prices are going up. People that know their sigs know its superior to a 229, and they are pricing it that way.
Yep! Guys have been doing that with the mags with Sigs and Glocks for ever, but I'd rather have 19 in the gun than 18 in a spare mag.
I have seen the claim numerous times that a 228 is superior to a 229, but I haven't seen any evidence to substantiate the claim. If you have some evidence to support the claim other than 'I shoot it better', I'd love to see it. Like, how is it superior?
I just read a discussion about this very thing just the other day on the Sig Forum, and according to that discussion, from the guys that have and shoot both the 228 and 229, they say there's no difference between a 228 and 229.
Honestly I don't have any evidence other than the fact that I have both a 229 and 228 and I shoot the 228 better. I really don't know why that is the case. I know that my 228 is made in west germany. As far as I know the 229 is made in the US. Not a knock on the US, but there are three things I think the germans make better than the US. Guns, beer, and cars.
Yep, there seem to be several here that say that. I wonder if the difference is in expectation?
I'm not doubting you at all here, but I wonder if you'd be willing to share with us how you determined you shoot the 228 better than the 229, and how you determined the 228 being made in Germany is better.
You realize Sig put the 229 in the ICE tests and there were NO reliabilty problems in millions of rounds. Based on what Sig published about the ICE tests in their "Velocity" magazine, there wasn't one failure of any kind. So I'm just kind of curious how much better it can get and what the comparison standard is.
You mentioned flush-fitting 18 round P226 mags. Is this the same as the P226 SCT mags?
The SCT mags are 20 round, no?
18 round flush fit Sig factory mags are available from:
Greg Cote [firstname.lastname@example.org]
I can't find the pics right now, but they are available in a black phosphate coating or a anti-friction coating.
I'll see if I can run down some pics when I have more time.
Plus, I don't know if Greg has them, but Mecgar has 15 round mags for a 228. I PRESUME they are flush fit.
Congrats on the new gun. I just recently bought my first Sig, also a P220 Carry. Put 200 flawless rounds through it, then shipped it off to GrayGuns for a trigger job. I hear they do wonders. It is a great shooter right out of the box though. Here's a pic I took when I first got mine.
UMMMMM - you're gonna be so spoiled when you get your gun back from Bruce!
Be sure an post your impressions.
I presume the 19# is the hammer spring?
Oh, BTW, is this work for carry or competition?
I have mixed feelings about the short trigger. I can't make up my mind if I like the short or the standard.