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Poject for Sig fans (P229)

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by gunjunky, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. gunjunky

    gunjunky Arlington, WA Active Member

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    As a recent convert to Sig P series pistols I began looking for a project to expand the collection. I looked locally but everyone was very proud of the guns they had to offer and none were project worthy.

    While browsing gunbroker a few days ago I found a police trade in P229 that looked like just the ticket. The pistol had some finish wear and looked pretty rough in the photos and I am sure this is why not many were bidding (it was an actual auction). I won the pistol for about a third the price of a new P229 allowing some room for upgrades.

    I ordered some parts for the gun from Brownell’s here is a list.
    Mepro night sights
    A parts kit
    Short reset trigger set (back order)
    New sear spring
    and looking for some wood grip used

    Yesterday I stripped the gun to the bones and de-greased with acetone and cleaned all the gunk from the thing, it was filthy; amazing it still worked for the officer that carried it. Internally the pistol is in nice shape and does not seem to have much wear and tear.

    Will get it in the blast cabinet today and shoot some KG gun kote on it; that should get the exterior looking good. The debate is if I will paint the slide or leave it naked, right now I am thinking it will get a black frame and stainless slide.

    After the new springs and parts arrive I will get it back together and off to the range; after I make a holster for it that is.
    Here are a couple of pics at the onset.
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  2. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Good solid pistol regardless of cosmetic issues. Good find and good job bringing it back to life.
     
  3. gunjunky

    gunjunky Arlington, WA Active Member

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    Had a day off today (and won't for a while) so wanted to make some progress.
    Did my version of Sig's SAS treatment on the slide. Decided to leave it stainless and shot KG on the frame and exposed parts.

    Hope to get it together and off to the range on my next day off and of course make a holster for it.

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  4. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'd be interested in hearing more about the 'short reset trigger' Mine is pretty much a safe queen these days but other than the long first pull I don't remember the reset being an issue. Maybe it's time to take her out....
     
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    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    With it being two tone now you need to order a set of the wood grips for it. They look awesome on the two tone guns.
     
  6. Mbeef61

    Mbeef61 SW PDX Active Member

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    I would also be interested. I have the kit for my 239 in the safe. I have never seen a reset issue but I am willing to do it if it helps. Was tearing it down a pain?
     
  7. gunjunky

    gunjunky Arlington, WA Active Member

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    Over the years I have passed on Sig's for what ever reasons. However, I took a P227 SAS in trade awhile back and that pistol is awesome. One reason is the SRT system it makes a huge difference (to my anyway). I don't notice it much in dry fire practice but in live fire it excels.

    Not very difficult to take down and the system is just a parts swap. However, they are out of stock everywhere right now.
     
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    gunjunky Arlington, WA Active Member

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    Parts arrived today so back together. I used air dry KG gun kote on this project, not very impressive. Will have to get some bake on and hope it is tougher.
    Here are some pics.
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    gunjunky Arlington, WA Active Member

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    Range day.
    This was DA for each round to try and improve my DA shooting.
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    This is a series of failure drills DA first, SA second and a head to finish. Fired a few of them from 7, 10 & 15 yds.
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    Also took a P226 9mm I picked up and it worked like a champ as well. The more time I have with Sigs the more I like em.
    I did notice a big difference between the standard trigger and the SRT in my 227. Hope Brownell's get them in soon:)
     
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    gunjunky Arlington, WA Active Member

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    Well as previously stated I was no satisfied with the first attempt and planned to re-apply a different finish.
    Well that has been accomplished and I think the final product is very nice:
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