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Sig P229 Equinox?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by PrestonC29, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. PrestonC29

    PrestonC29 Washington New Member

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    Has anyone heard much about this gun. It looks sweet! Besides it's great looks, is it as good of a gun as the regular Sig P229?
     
  2. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    It is exactly the same as the regular p229 except for the (well... I think it's horribly ugly personally) styling and a front sight that is both fiber and tritium.

    I have heard reports of the fiber falling out but that is just what I heard on the internet so take that with a grain of salt. Front sight is easily replaceable with a regular tritium-only one if it is a problem anyway.
     
  3. PrestonC29

    PrestonC29 Washington New Member

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    Sweet thanks. That's what I was thinking but wasn't for sure. Thanks for your help!
     
  4. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    It is an amazing gun. It is just a stainless P229 with some blackened accents. The only problem is the black is not the strongest finish. It tends to start wearing a bit if carried.
     
  5. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    All p229s have a stainless slide, the all-black ones just have a nitron finish.
     
  6. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    The Equinox also has a stainless frame just like the elite stainless models...and the SIG finish is not the best I have ever seen.
     
  7. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Ah, I see. I believe my regular sig p229 has an aluminum alloy frame. I wonder if that makes much difference in the weight of the gun?

    EDIT: actually according to the sig website you are incorrect:
    >It features a two-tone accented Nitron® stainless steel slide with a lightweight black hard-anodized alloy frame
     
  8. PrestonC29

    PrestonC29 Washington New Member

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    Damn, that's a bummer. I really wanted to carry this gun. But if i'm paying that much for a gun, I don't want to ruin it iether.
     
  9. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Ruin? Don't you mean give character? :)
     
  10. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    You are right. I keep forgetting that the P229 Equinox I saw at the trials was a pre-production model. They never produced it that way due to the stainless frame shortage they went through a couple of years ago. I waited two years from a stainless P220 because of teh shortage before giving up on it and later getting one from JC Weaponry.
     
  11. Glock32

    Glock32 Marion county, or Active Member

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    not a fan of equinox look, but I have never met a sig I didn't love to shoot. If you like the pistol jump at it.