Help! Sig P225 or P228?

Help! Sig P225 or P228?

This is a discussion on Help! Sig P225 or P228? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; My local gun shop has both and are both at $599. The P225 comes with the box and paperwork while the P228 does not. Which ...

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    Help! Sig P225 or P228?

    My local gun shop has both and are both at $599. The P225 comes with the box and paperwork while the P228 does not. Which would you buy and why? They both feel great with the 225 feeling slightly slimmer to me. From the serial number it appears the 225 is from '97 and the 228 from '94. They are holding both for 3 days. I can't buy both so that answer is pointless.

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    Sig p225 vs p228 please advise need to know asap - Calguns.net

    Here is a thread with your same question if you don't want to wait for answers
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    A '94 era P228 - assuming it is in good condition - is about as good as it gets in 9mm "fighting" handguns. The P225 will be slightly slimmer, being a single stack, but of course it sacrifices capacity. I would go with the P228 and never look back.
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    The 228 barely looks fired. Do they make grips to make the 228 slimmer?

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    I have both and I feel your pain. With todays political climate, post Aurora, I would go with the P228 and grab some of the 15 round flush fit Mec-Gar mags for it. You will always be able to find "full capacity" P225 magazines, though they might be pricey. If some day in the future you decide that you really want a single stack 9 you can either get a certified preowned P225 like I did or or a shiny new P239.
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    Yes, they make lots of aftermarket grips.
    A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.

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    From what I can find, the 228 has more accessories as well.

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    A Sig 225 would have to stand on its momma's shoulders...to kiss a Sig 228 on the fanny! BUY THE 228!
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    First let me say that I'm a Sig lover......I own three, a P226 in 9mm, a P220 Carry and a P220 SAS Carry (both 45acp). I'd pick the pistol that fits my hand the best and has the best trigger. If the seller will let you hold and dry fire both pistols, I'd do that and pick the one that feels the best. One thing I've read about the P225 is that sometimes they are picky with ammo so that may be a consideration. You may also be able to find more holster options with the P228.

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    I've dry fired both and the triggers feel really similar. I'm leaning towards the 228 as this won't be a carry piece. It also won't be a safe queen.

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    Especially now since you say you aren't going to carry it, I recommend the P228 as well.

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    if you aren't going to carry it, or a safe queen, get a P6. it's more rare. leave the P228 to people who will carry it.

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    It's not a P6 from what I can tell. It's marked P225...unless those are the same thing.

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    '94 228? Get it! I have had a 228 about as long. Great gun. You are not going to find a better price IMO and IMO the finest fighting gun made.

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    I have both of these as well. In fact I have two of each. The 225 feels slightly better to me due to the slimmer grip. But theres not enough difference there to sway me. The 228 feels almost as good and has more rounds so I would go with the P228. Both are great guns. Good luck and let us know which one you end up with.
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