was that 229 the 40 or the 9mm?
was that 229 the 40 or the 9mm?
crapolo!! I'm sorry.. I mis-typed.. it was that P226 9mm I mentioned.
mine all mine!
It came down to the 9mm was sitting there.. I knew what to expect with it.. ammo prices as I'm learning to shoot.. So I'm thinking it'll be an ok round for it's purposes.
Next larger round will be a .45acp probably a 1911 of some flavor.. Oh man, a guy in there had his new Les Baer... whew! dang what a nice 1911. They also had a consignment 9mm 239 SAS (dehorned DAK I think with wood grips and SS slide) .... What a perdy carry gun.. cute!
stock up on ammo cause you wont want to put it down. i shot the 40 226 the other day and 100rds felt like nothing, i bet the 9 is smooth as all get out.
are you in NC cause that flag looks familiar?
Oh yeah no kidding... It's a spectacular shooting pistol.. I blazed through a box like munching on chips with some high-end salsa. (I skipped lunch to buy it.. grrrr stomach growling now) But it's going to be a super-fun shooter.. I can see why you guys warn folks about the compulsion to start a rolling "next-Sig piggy bank" .... hmmmm... GSR? hmmmm
... and 1st impressions.. But even with the 226 I guess being their "full-size service" 9mm offering.. seems like a very compact or carry capable pistol.. slick non-blocky slide, not terribly wide.. efficient use of metal.
Asheville's a beautiful town. I was just up there this past fall fo a wedding. Im from the Statesville area but live in SC now.
born and raised here.. It's changed a lot since then for sure.. one or two more dread-locks here and there, but cool little town. Moved away long enough to grow to appreciate it a bit more than I did growing up.
How a person could hop in their caddy down in Florida, drive 11 hours or more up here to look at freakin' fruit-looped colored leaves I'll never for the life of me understand though.. I guess if I lived in West Palm or Miami, I'd probably get it.
BABS, earlier you asked about changing caliber with only changing a few parts. The .357 sig is a necked down .40 S&W. You only have to change the barrel from 40 to 357 and you use the same magazines. Assuming that someone makes a aftermarket barrel for the gun you want to convert. I would like to find a 357sig barrel for my Glock 27, but I haven't looked to see if there is one out there.
Doubt I could do any swappages with this 9mm gun though, but that's pretty cool that some Sigs can do this.
Question.... Hoppes 9 ok on these guns? I recent just got a bottle.. As well as plain old Rem-oil.
i was at bass pro in vegas and they had 2 p226 for $529 each could find a flaw on them
That ain't bad.. I didn't do that well, but the extra service of supporting your local smith.. I see the value in it now.. before I even had the gun rung up, Jeff took it into the range and rest-fired it, and while I'm doing my paperwork, he's got it awaiting Sig sights get me sighted in to be dead on... I totally didn't expect that. Bravo! ..oh, and a range membership..
Well I shot a 229r today. That is one sweet little pistol. I kept all 50 inside the 9 ring with 25 at 7yrds and 25 at 14 yrds. It was a lot easier to shoot than the 226 40sw. I even pulled a few double taps. The only thing I didnt like were the sights. I think that it was because the front sight was pretty much worn out.
I just picked up a pre-owned 226 in .40 cal. Put 100 rounds threw it so far and have had trouble feeding factory Winchester ammo. Jammed 3x on me.
Today I went to the pistol club and the slide jammed open on me a couple of times. The third time it jammed on me I could not get it un-jammed and left the gun there totally bummed out.
I am not very happy at all.
Yeah sorry you're having troubles.. I for one will be interested in how that turns out.. Hopefully something simple once diagnosed. 1st I've heard of a slide jamming open. Very odd. Makes me think (I'm a newb so what I think totally doesn't matter ) but it's either something with the slide release, or the rails possibly.. Or some kind of obstruction or weird misalignment in those areas.
Nice thing is, you have at least some warranty... I'll be interested to see how Sig takes care of you.. The risk of the CPO's is undoubtedly a lot of variance in usage.. Some spent the majority of their time in holster, while others may have seen some use in who knows what kind of environment. I'm hoping yours turns out to be something simple.
One of the reasons I was all for paying a little more for the CPO that I was actually laying eyes on and inspecting.. Other than a little holster wear, it was in tip-top shape. ...
Had to go get my D. license swapped to correct address and Monday going for the purchase permit... Another law-abiding gun-owner jumping through hoops and waiting around just to be able to remove the stupid thing from the shop. Folks.. It's time to take the power back from the state. PERIOD.
I got my gun back today and it turns out the slide release was not adjusted properly, locking it open. All is good now...
I picked up my CPO P229 DAO a while back, and have been extremely pleased so far!