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New p229!

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by spengo, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    I got a p229. It is not an elite dark, just a regular sig. I was in the shop today and saw this used one for $600 with no box but finish like 99% condition and I was like, I want that. So I quit the order for a p229 elite dark (which apparently may be months before they do another run of those) and put the moneys on this. I thought, "well I could probably upgrade this one to all the things the elite has that I want for about the same price as the elite, and I can have this now so what the ****."
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    Trigger is typical awesome sig trigger with a DA pull maybe only a teeeeeensy bit grittier than the one in the CZ-75 pre-B I had. Very nice and smooth. SA pull is at least as good if not better than the CZ. Love the decocker.

    Of course this matters little because I will probably have it upgraded to the short-reset trigger.
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    Bore is spotless, it looks like it was not fired very much. Couldn't get a good bore pic though, my camera skills are rather poor.
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    Sights are standard sig sights, will probably swap these out for tritium night sights.
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    http://sigsauer.com/upFiles/CmsContent/documents/CUSTOMSHOP_pricelist_8-10.pdf
    Custom shop prices. Apparently it will be $55 shipping, $99.95 for the short-reset trigger installation, $119.95 for the siglite night sights installation, and threaded barrels are $266.

    So... I guess it is more than if I just waited for the elite dark by about $100. :/ Oh well. I wasn't too sure how I felt about that beaver tail anyway. And I don't have to wait. I will probably wait on the threaded barrel too since it will be awhile before I get a 9mm suppressor.

    Want Noveske AR-15 next and tacticool.

    Range report coming this weekend.
     
  2. QXSOUP

    QXSOUP Portland, OR Member

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    NICE!!!

    I love my 229...
     
  3. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    Still, a very good purchase! I have two 229's, a .40 and a .357. They 'rock', 'specially when you press the trigger....
     
  4. The Cheese

    The Cheese somewhere special Member

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    I was at the range a month ago and an old timer was there with a 228 in 9mm. He let me shoot it. Next week my glock was gone and I am just waiting to pick up my CPO 229 in 40 transferred through another dealer. Have been wanting one of these for a long time. Very very nice guns.
     
  5. satinwood

    satinwood Portland Member

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    Nice gun. I have also been considering one of these.
     
  6. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    They found the box. They said it didn't come with a box when I bought it. They LIED! Anyway, it is a RED box. D: neat
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  7. sprice37

    sprice37 Albany Oregon Active Member

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    I have a 229 and would not want to be without it. the SRT is nice and the nights are great. Worth it.
     
  8. BlvdKing

    BlvdKing Almost Boring Member

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    They probably withheld the box until after the sale to hide the fact that its a refurb model which is a little shady. Anyways it should still be an awesome pistol and you will be very happy with Sig!
     
  9. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Naw, it said on the tag that it was a used pistol. Gun Broker Tigard is a pretty reputable shop. I thought it was one that someone had just sold/traded to the shop though. Certified pre-owned is better cuz I get a 1-year warranty with it AND a nice hard pistol case.
     
  10. BlvdKing

    BlvdKing Almost Boring Member

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    I have had good luck with Gunbroker in Clackamas :thumbup: and as long as they disclosed it as a refurb thats cool.
     
  11. QXSOUP

    QXSOUP Portland, OR Member

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    Red box= Sig CPO. Two of my 4 sigs (including my 229) are CPO's. They are the BEST value Sig has going, if you can find them.
     
  12. Hammer_Man

    Hammer_Man Hillsboro Member

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    I just bought a P229 as well, and I have to say I am really impressed with the build quality. I've wanted one for a long time, because I like the metal frame, and Sig's reputation. Since this is my first Sig, I'm curious to know what you guys would recommend to clean/maintain my new baby? I was reading the owner's manual (I know who reads those anyway?) and it stated not use solvents when cleaning the gun. Will Hoppes damage the finish of the gun? I also noticed that the finish on my P229 collects a lot of lint from the cotton cloth I use on my other guns. Lastly, how much lube should I use on the slide? The gun came out of the box pretty oily, but I'm sure that was for shipping/storage. Any suggestions?
     
  13. QXSOUP

    QXSOUP Portland, OR Member

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    It is TOTALLY safe to use hoppe's on your sig. This is what I use on ALL of my sigs...

    Hoppe's no.9 for cleaning the bore
    Breakfree CLP for everything else
    Lubriplate 105 for the rails and other contact surfaces. This is a grease that can be found at auto part stores. It is just like the TW-25B grease that is shipped in a little sample tube that sig includes with all new pistols (when the lackys there remember to throw it in the case). The only difference is the price.

    I also recommend a silicon treated cloth for wiping down the frame/slide external surfaces.

    Any questions, feel free to ask. :)
     
  14. Hammer_Man

    Hammer_Man Hillsboro Member

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    Thanks for the quick reply! :thumbup: I will definately get some lubriplate 105 this afternoon.
     
  15. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Range Report:

    100rds of 9mm 115gr FMJ
    ~70rds of assorted 9mm defensive hollowpoints

    WOW this gun is accurate. Definitely outshoots me anyway. Recoil was... nonexistent, typical of a metal frame 9mm, at least with the 115gr FMJs. The defensive stuff kicked a bit more of course. Very easy to keep this gun on target. If I have one complaint, it is that the trigger reset is very long compared to me old CZ. Fortunately this will be fixed soon with the short-reset trigger! :)
     
  16. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Sengo- u suck i want your gun!! :(
     
  17. odiesplace97301

    odiesplace97301 silverton area Member

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    229's rock, I think the 228 has a little better balance but still love my 229. great shooting pistol, it will serve you well. Check out Gray guns, Bruce and his gang are great with anything Sig. Happy shooting
     
  18. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Well, looks like JC did the night sight job pretty well.

    10 yards, 50 rounds. There used to be an orange sticker on there...
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    And 40 yards, 10 rounds. Well, they are all on the target at least!
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  19. millerda68

    millerda68 Hillsboro Member

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    Love my 229. I have had it for about a year now. I have it in .40 and I also have the .22 conversion kit for plinking. The gun has been rock solid. Zero jams or issues. Same model you picked up.