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    Default My first Sig Sauer, a P225.............

    Hi guys,

    I visited my local gun shop on thursday (I bought my S & W Model 18 there a few years ago) and saw an unused Sig Sauer P225 9mm still in the box, I've always wanted to get a Sig but they are usually over my budget. I asked about the price and was told that it was 2,400 kroner (that's only $318!). The P225 was a part trade by a hunter for a rifle and had never fired used it. I looked at it for a while and left, then returned to put a deposit on it today.

    Since getting home I've been looking on the net and found that it is around 1/2 the price of a new P225 in the US so I think I did pretty well!

    Here's a photo of a P225 from the net with the same box, it comes with a still wrapped spare mag, instruction manual and test target.



    Anyone else have a Sig or used them?

    cheers,

    John
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    I have the same gun, marked as a P6, sold in the US as imports - German Police weapons that obviously hit their end of life and were traded-in en masse as they were replaced. I paid $230 back in 2007 or 2008 with 2 x magazines, so $320 for a NIB is a very nice price.

    I have no complaints whatsoever about the Sig. It shoots very well and I haven't had any issues that I cannot attribute to user error.

    Head to the range and have fun.

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    Congrats here is mine a P228 a oldie made in west Germany I got this one years ago because at the time SBU XI we had sigs in our armory and I liked it.

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    Great deal, John. I still have my P228, though the SAR has moved on. I kick myself for not picking up a cheap P6 like Ian did when they were available.

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    Nice Combo.

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    Nice P228 Jim!

    Drew, I read somewhere that the Sig P225 is/was issued to canadian aircrew, is this correct?

    I'm going back to the shop tomorrow and write down the s/n and markings, won't get it for some weeks because of the paperwork ect. so I'll take some photos too

    cheers,

    -John

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    I was looking at the same pistol in 45 a few weeks ago. Different number, really nice well made pistol. If I recall, the 45 was about $650? 9mm is the new .22. They are selling that stuff cheaper than some 22 shells lately. At the range last week, there must have been 3-400 pieces of brass for the taking. I really like the SIG pistols. Nice score.

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    Very possible. I think they were issued to Navy Boarding & Landing Parties, but long after I left. We had the powerful Browning 9mm.

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    Hi,

    I finally returned to the shop and took a few photos, here's composite photo of the P225, I don't think it's NIB but it's pretty close to it.



    I found an interesting thread on the SIGforum that dates earlier Sig pistols by a code under the barrel, mine has 'JE' (see lower left of photo), this shows that my P225 was made in 1984.

    http://sigforum.com/eve/forums/a/tpc...5/m/7320040262

    The sights are the standard P6 type (no dots), there are a lot of sights that fit the P225 with white 'dots', tritium night sights and others...... anybody have a favorite pistol sight set-up? I've seen the P225 with OD green grips that look nice too!

    cheers,

    -John

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    Hi,

    here's a closer look at the P225, the spare magazine is unused, the slide has "MADE IN W GERMANY" on it............



    I have to get a couple of Sig Sauer mags too!

    cheers,

    -John

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    Nice score John! See, nice guys DO get a break!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyMike View Post
    Nice score John! See, nice guys DO get a break!

    Thanks mate,

    It's in very nice condition since it was made over 30 years ago in "West Germany", I actually bought a holster for it, but it's a german police/military issue plastic/leather one that might harm the finish, it was less than $20 inc. shipping! There are a lot of holster made for the P225, I will find what I want soon enough.

    I like these OD green alloy Hogue grips too!



    cheers,

    -John

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    Yep, the German issue holsters were not the best in the world. I bought one and sold it on PDQ.

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    I was looking into some 3 dot sights for the P225 as I'm used to them from shooting my Walther P88, even been thinking about a set of Signite with tritium but they were over my budget.... THEN a guy on 'Sig talk' forum (I joined it as a member last week) had a set for sale from a Sig he bought in December 2014!.......... $43 in post to my brother in CA!

    Now I'm only after some nice grips, I'll probably save up for those Hogue alloy grips in OD green,

    cheers,

    -John

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianp View Post
    Yep, the German issue holsters were not the best in the world. I bought one and sold it on PDQ.

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    Hi Ian,

    the german plastic holster arrived yesterday, I'd never put my P225 in it but it fits my son's 'Walther' CP88 air pistol perfectly so it's his now

    cheers,

    -John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Morritt View Post
    Very possible. I think they were issued to Navy Boarding & Landing Parties, but long after I left. We had the powerful Browning 9mm.
    Hi Drew,

    the WW2 (John Inglis) made Brownings are still used (checked regularly), boarding & landing parties and aircrew use the Sig P225, special forces use the Sig P226, here are some boarding party members training with the Sig P225....



    cheers,

    -John

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    Default My first Sig Sauer a P225

    Numerous times in the book it calls it a Sig Sauer 9 mm. Im not sure if thats what you mean by type but that is all I could recall of a name for it.

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