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    What [b]is[/b] the big deal with the 225?

    I'm somewhat new to the SIG fan-club; I own a 229 and a 239, which I love for all the right reasons. But I've never seen a 225. So what are the virtues of this pistol?

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    From what I've heard, it's a compact single stack 9mm, which basically looks like a shrunken 226. They appear to be a bit rare nowadays. I never see them at gun shows, for instance.

    It gets high marks from those that claim to be in the know, but I don't see much functional difference between it and the 239, other than cosmetic. I've never owned one, of course. Maybe my opinion would change if I ever shot or owned one.

    I'd just like to find one and see what all the hype is about.

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    Found One!

    By the way, a local gun shop has one for $495. It appears to be a very nice little gun. It also goes by the designation P6. These were apparently German police guns. The Shotgun News has a dealer on the front page today that bought a bunch of the German trade-ins as well.

    It appears to be a shrunken 226. Feels nice, good Sig-quality trigger. The handle feels a bit slimmer and longer than the 239, and overall balances out better than the 239, at least to me. A nice little compact pistol. Didn't get to shoot it, but it's a nice little piece to handle.

    I think this is the first one that I've ever seen out in the wild.

    Just FYI.....

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    IIRC, the 225 is a little bit bigger than the 239, but it has been a long time since I handled one. They have been discontinued for a few years.

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    Had one for about three years...carried/shot it regularly. Loved it. Perfect size, balance, etc...and, foolishly, traded it to a friend in a weak moment.

    They're neat and if I find another that I really like...condition-wise...I'll sure get it.

    The grip is a bit smaller than the 226 or 228/9 but is, at least to me, a perfect fit. And I find it more comfortable than the current "smaller" offering, the 239.

    It can be either a "duty" weapon or CCW...it's sized accordingly...kinda like the commander-size 1911's.

    I's sure suggest trying the 225 if ya' get the chance....

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    Question

    I saw one for $450

    should I buy it ?

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