New Sig toys arrived today

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    New Sig toys arrived today

    Just got a 357Sig barrel for my 229 and .22cal conversion kit for my 226. Had to play with them a bit, will try them out at the range this weekend. I notice the follower in the .22cal mag sticks a bit and will have to work on it tonight. I now have 3 baarels for my 229!
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    How do you like the 229?

    I have a feeling my wife is going to claim our Kahr CW9 as hers as soon as her permit comes.... will give me a chance to look at something different, currently looking at Sig.

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    Very nice looking toys! Really cool.

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    Very nice...when you go 'toy' shopping, you don't mess around.

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    did you have to do any fitting or touch up to make the other aftermarket barrels function properly? I have toyed around with the idea of getting both the .357 Sig barrel and 9mm barrel (Sig does not make them) for my P239 .40 cal.


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    Good looking stuff.

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    Very nice. Congrats!

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    Cool toys......I like toys......

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    Dang! I'm jealous!
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    <-- Jealous....

    Very nice toys there... can you convert your 229 to be a 9mm?

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    I am loving my 229, up here the stock barrels are prohibited as they must be over 4" hence all the aftermarket, the biggest problem with the 229 is that she is a expensive mistress!! $1500 for the gun, $275 each for the extra barrels, Hogue Alumagrips $100 (SHOT show price) Extra mags $56 each, Holsters, ammo, etc. I better not let the wife see this post!!

    I just got the 357Sig barrel today, seems to work fine, but I will make sure it's nice and lubed for the first bit. The 9mm barrel dropped in to my gun, but some need fitting. The 9mm will work with the stock .40cal mags and with 226 9mm mags in the 229. It's not 100% reliable, but I am also running a stock spring, I plan on getting a 9mm spring for it as well. Will give a range report after this weekend. I also have a Slightly used 220R coming!!! (As soon as the transfer is approved)

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    Very nice looking guns I must say.
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    Colin - What grip is that on the 226??

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    Oh toys! Oh joy! Have fun with all that!

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    for some reason I can't edit my first post to include "Range Report"

    So I tried out both my 229 357Sig barrel and my 226 .22cal Conversion kit.

    As for the 357Sig, WOW!!! I love it, a snappy hard hitting round and deadly accurate, I was whacking a metal gong at 100 yards fairly easily, far easier than with .40cal. I was using Remington/UMC factory ammo and fired off 50 rds ($30 a box, ouch!) I have a set of dies and 4,000 cases coming. You can sure feel the difference in this round compared to the .40cal or 9mm. I will have to see if Sig uses a different weight spring for 357Sig than the .40cal. However when I load my own I won’t keep them to hot. Now to find a source up here of JHP. I fired off 150 rds out of my 229, 50 each of 357Sig, .40cal and 9mm.

    I ran about 400 rds of different ammo through my 226 Sig conversion kit on top of my 226ST frame. This is a very accurate setup, I used a mix of Stingers, CCI, Winchester X-perts, Dynapoints and Blazers. The least accurate was the blazers. I was able to reliably hit the gong at 100yards with Stingers making a nice ting and making it wobble. Previous to firing I had field stripped the slide and lubed it up and had also lubed and worked the mag. I find the follower gets tight around the area where the mag catch indents are and may have to file that area. For the first 350 rds the kit worked flawlessly. However after that I started getting failures to extract, including at the end one case that I had to pull out with a knife. It was getting dark so I could not see the condition well. I will examine it more closely in the next day or so. I suspect I might need to polish the chamber gently. For a $400+ kit I would prefer not to have these issues, however if you don’t make your own ammo this kit is a good buy, if you make your own, it will take a long time to pay it off. It does make a great gun to teach new shooters on. Also good if your wife is getting mad about how many guns you are buying, you can claim “It’s not a gun, just an accessory” Logic she should be able to understand.

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