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    Certified Pre-Owned or CPO Sigs

    Ok I'm seeing here and there these factory CPO (Certified Pre-Owned) Sigs out there but for some reason couldn't find a whole lot of talk about CPO's specifically so thought I'd bring it up... Might be a way for me to actually sure enough AFFORD a Sig with some confidence of performance and Sig support.. which is in itself COOL!

    So, are they worth it? Any concerns or things to look for? Any favorite CPO dealers (I see Bud's has 'em)? Good CPO Pricing? Other thoughts?


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    No one with any experience or input?

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    I don't have any experience with them but if Sig is giving a good warranty with them how could you go wrong. If I wanted a Sig I would sure check it out. Good luck.

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    I got a p229 CPO for Christmas, my wife payed $650. Came with two new barrels 40S&W and .357sig, two new mags, new springs, new grips, and factory refinished. It was just like new when I got it. I have shot it twice now and could not be happier with it.



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    Nice.. so basically that pistol is convertable by a couple part swaps?

    Yeah I may have to just save my duckets up for one of these.. after looking and learning up about 50 bazillion different pistols, I can't keep from drooling at these metal-frame Sigs.. Might just have to face the music and shell out for one.. It's a bit more than my original $400-500 budget but oh well.. These CPO's bring what would be an $800 retail pistol down to at least approachable to stay reasonably close to original plan.

    Wish I had the cash today.. One of these bad boys would be bought....
    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/50975
    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/52330

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    Personally, I would see absolutely nothing wrong with purchasing one of these pre-owned pistols. I saw a CPO Equinox model at a recent gun show but didn't have the jack then. A P220R for $550! I had the jack several weeks later and got my P220R SAO brand new. I don't see how one could go wrong as these pistols have been back to the factory and important parts have been replaced and a warranty! It beats buying used from an individual for likely the same or better price. When it comes right down to it---you owe it to yourself to get a SIG.

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    Yeah I've grown to dig the Sig. hehe

    Those SAO's....

    Does that pistol also have a decocker or just safety?

    Also I assume if the hammer's down, the pistol won't fire until hammer cocked, correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by babs View Post
    Yeah I've grown to dig the Sig. hehe

    Those SAO's....

    Does that pistol also have a decocker or just safety?

    Also I assume if the hammer's down, the pistol won't fire until hammer cocked, correct?
    No decocker, just the thumb safety. You assume correctly as well, you can lower the hammer on a chambered round very carefully however. The hammer rests about 1/4" away from the pin in this mode and is impossible to push the hammer forward from this rest position. Personally, I carry cocked and locked. I'd like to get a set of Hogue rubber finger groove grips for mine, but they don't make them yet. The thumb safety is the issue there. Guess I'll wait.



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    Nice two-tone!

    Understood.. Consider the SAO pretty much a SA "cocked and locked" carry like a 1911 then.

    For a range and home-protection gun then I may opt for the std da/sa then.. The thought of a DA only DAK doesn't appeal to me I don't think, though I've read that Sig's trigger action is pretty good for DA only.

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    Understood.. Consider the SAO pretty much a SA "cocked and locked" carry like a 1911 then.
    Yes. I've had several DA/SA pistols in the past, and there's nothing wrong with that. I could never go for a DAO pistol however. I've also had 1911 models in the past, and I guess im a versatile person. I've been all Glock for several years until my current interest in the SIG pistols. Undecided on future purchases in the handgun department would likely be based on my selection of caliber, but they will definitely be one of the two. I might go for something in the Equinox model, and quite frankly the SIG has now become my standard for the 45acp. Any other caliber selection would be a toss-up for me.

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    I've owned about 6 Sigs, I think the pre-owned idea is great. I'd probably hit it!

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    Yeah this is looking more and more like my 1st handgun.. I figure it'll be my only one for a good while so might as well save up for a Sig.. The fun will be deciding which one.. I guess if I go .45 it will be one of the 220 variants in da/sa w/ decocker.

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    Wow, while since I was on this bandwagon, before my 92FS debacle/decision.. Survived thank goodness, so now about a Sig that kept creeping in my brain while I was considering the beretta..

    I was checking out a CPO at the range.. $595 for a P226 9mm d/s.. I thought the trigger was awesome and the grip being even better.

    1. Is the price outlandish or fairly reasonable for a non-mail-order walk-in starting price?

    2. I noticed on dry-firing the hammer popped down (no kidding, really? ), but then "bounced" loose at the bottom, rather than slamming onto the pin and staying under tension....
    I assume this is normal to the Sig action?

    .. only hammer gun I've seen do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babs View Post
    Wow, while since I was on this bandwagon, before my 92FS debacle/decision.. Survived thank goodness, so now about a Sig that kept creeping in my brain while I was considering the beretta..

    I was checking out a CPO at the range.. $595 for a P226 9mm d/s.. I thought the trigger was awesome and the grip being even better.

    1. Is the price outlandish or fairly reasonable for a non-mail-order walk-in starting price?

    2. I noticed on dry-firing the hammer popped down (no kidding, really? ), but then "bounced" loose at the bottom, rather than slamming onto the pin and staying under tension....
    I assume this is normal to the Sig action?

    .. only hammer gun I've seen do this.
    That is a decent price for a CPO depending on condition. Mine was like new and was $650, and yes that is normal hammer action on a Sig.

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    Only the CPO grip band gave this pistol away as not being new.. Looked like a new gun (to my untrained eyes). I could find no fault in the finish or condition from a new one. May be high compared to Bud's $500 for the same, but condition might be different. I should add I haven't checked the bore yet and the slide fit is outstanding.

    The gun felt very ergonomic.. I was holding the 92FS and this one at the same time and the Sig definitely fit and felt better and smoother, but I haven't had the pleasure of shooting a Sig... I get the impression they do quite well in that regard though and given that I'm an admitted beginner, I could probably live with a Sig, huh.

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    I too am considering a preowned 229. $550 vs. $800 is quite a difference. According to the Sig CSR I talked to, there is also a difference in the warranty. New comes with a limited lifetime warranty, whereas certified pre owned comes with a one year limited warranty. Just throwing this out there to anyone that this might matter to.

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    Does the limited lifetime warranty transfer when you buy a used Sig? If it doesn't I would gladly pay for a CPO.

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    Well... It is done! FINALLY!!!

    I got tired of thinking about it... A lonely little CPO P226 9mm std da/sa hiding in their case and I were meant to be together.

    I set out on a mission that if it was still there, I'm doing it... It was, and I did.. and it busts 2" groups at 10yds like a champ with cheap range ammo. Box, 2 mags, paperwork and yr wtty. yay!

    And the grip, action, trigger, recoil...... sweeeeet!
    Oh soooo spanks that 92FS I was considering.. and that was nice gun.

    <reminder to insert pics here when I can>

    I guess I could'a probably done worse for a 1st handgun, huh?

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    Congrats! wish I could find a CPO around here. I have found a used 245 and a used 2340 but no CPOs.

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    Congratulations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ander254 View Post
    Congrats! wish I could find a CPO around here. I have found a used 245 and a used 2340 but no CPOs.
    budsgunshop... ship to your local FFL all day long.

    Can ya tell I'm just..... .... giddy

    The ammo guy at Wally-world and I have some bi'ness.

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    was that 229 the 40 or the 9mm?

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    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!

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    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?

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    Yeah.. Asheville.

    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.

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