P228 And Carry Ability

P228 And Carry Ability

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    P228 And Carry Ability

    is carribility a word? LOL

    anyways

    I'm in love with the sigs, and I might trade my USP for it as I said in my other thread....

    I want to have something I can conceal nicely. I'm assuming the 228 is the size of a USPc...

    people who carry the 228, how does it work out with just a shirt hanging over it? how about when you tuck the shirt in with a tuckable holster?

    overall, how do you like it? I assume its a great weapon, and would look nice next to my 226 :)


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    It'd be a perfect 9mm.
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    The 228/229 size is a good choice, the only thing smaller in it's (SIG) class would be the 239.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rstickle View Post
    The 228/229 size is a good choice, the only thing smaller in it's (SIG) class would be the 239.
    I would prefer to keep a min of 10 rounds

    also, i sort of like the way 228/229 looks compared to a 239

    I will most likely have a 239 eventually as well. but I rather a 228 for now.

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    I'm the self appointed President of the 228 fan club, and I agree that its the best 9mm double ever made... but to answer the question asked honestly, I have to say there are other midsized guns that carry better. If you are thin or average build, the 228 will carry just fine IWB. If you are a bit overweight, it will be uncomfortable.
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    If Sixto already has laid claim to the president, I am the VP of the 228 fan club. I want one bad. I have a 229 in .40 right now, and if I were to ever own a 9mm, it would be the 228. I'm average build and my 229 conceals pretty well IWB. It's not the thinnest gun, but its not hard to hide.
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    I carried a 228 in a VM-II and it is an awesome gun and carry piece. I since have been converted to Glock; however, I would not feel outgunned, or inadequate carrying a 228 again by any means.

    PS word on the street is SIG is re-releasing the 228's, and they also added a 228R (rail) to the fray.
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    Sig P228 was my very first handgun, and it's still one of my most favorite and accurate handguns. I don't find it hard to conceal with a good IWB holster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob99VMI04 View Post
    PS word on the street is SIG is re-releasing the 228's, and they also added a 228R (rail) to the fray.
    they're already out, about 800-900 bux....

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    Well since President and Vice President are taken I guess I could be the Speaker of the House. I own four Sigs. If I could only keep one it would be the P228. My first was a P226 that I thought felt perfect in my hand. Then I held the P228.
    As far as carrying goes, I am in Texas. Not a lot of jacket weather here. I have pancakes, paddles, and IWB, but no tuckables.
    As far as comfort goes, I could lose a few pounds. Like maybe seventy or more. The only comfort issue I have had is with my reloads. The weapon doesn't poke me but the back corners of the magazines do gouge me a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I'm the self appointed President of the 228 fan club, and I agree that its the best 9mm double ever made... but to answer the question asked honestly, I have to say there are other midsized guns that carry better. If you are thin or average build, the 228 will carry just fine IWB. If you are a bit overweight, it will be uncomfortable.
    I represent that remark.... I am 6'3" and 285 lbs. I ride my p228 pretty comfortably. LOL JK. I carry in a Mitch Rosen Premier snap on or a Galco Summer Special. It conceals well for me, just gotta find that sweet spot to carry. I definitely am a fan. I just found my G23 first and my dept authorizes G22, 23 and 27. So my p228 is my off duty something different gun. I have shot it and the p229, and Sixto is right, the 228 is a better gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taseal View Post
    I would prefer to keep a min of 10 rounds

    also, i sort of like the way 228/229 looks compared to a 239

    I will most likely have a 239 eventually as well. but I rather a 228 for now.
    My favorite line about SIGs is they are like potato chips, you can't have just one, so you will probably will have a 239 some day.

    As to the 10 rounds, SIG does make a 10 round mag for the 239, but in my opinion it defeats the purpose of the weapon. I have a couple of them and wouldn't use them for carry, I do take them to the range though.
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    About my weight remarks... I said that because when I was in an undercover role, I gained about 30#'s. An in shape hillbilly meth dealer doesn't play off to well.

    Anyway, I noticed with the extra weight, my 228 dug into my blubber making it uncomfortable to carry, so I switched to a G23. Using the same model holster, the G23 was much more comfortable. Now that I'm back down to a my normal weight (185-90#), I can carry the 228 without a problem again and all is right with the world.
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    Yeah I know it was all meant the right way just had to rib ya about it. I do agree that the p228 pokes me in places that my G23 doesn't but that 228 is a a nicely balanced gun. My G23 is just that special place in my heart gun. HAHA

    My weight is well distributed and most don't think I am that heavy. The only one's who know are the scale at the gym, and my poor knees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rstickle View Post
    My favorite line about SIGs is they are like potato chips, you can't have just one, so you will probably will have a 239 some day.

    As to the 10 rounds, SIG does make a 10 round mag for the 239, but in my opinion it defeats the purpose of the weapon. I have a couple of them and wouldn't use them for carry, I do take them to the range though.
    yeah it would, its just the single stack...

    still in the air for this UGH

    trade my USP for an older P228 HMMMMM

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