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So I picked up another P228 or in this case an M11. Was going to carry one of my P228s and wasn't sure which ones were the ones to save. I have a triple serial # west German 228, a later non triple serial number 228 that is basically new in the box, and the M11 I picked up. Which one has or will have the least future collectability? Don't plan on beating any of them up but a carry gun does get wear. Thanks in advance for your input.
 
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later non triple serial number 228


This one. Still has the lighter frame and still a great weapon.


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If the M11 is the newer M11-A1 (really a 229 Big Grin), that has the "least" future collectability.

But for carry, I'd go with the non triple SN 228. For me, the 228 just balances better in my hand then the 229.


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The M11 does say M11-a1 on the slide and has the 15rnd mags so agreed it is really a P229. Not so worried about the little bit of extra weight just don't want to scuff up a new in the box true p228 unless the M11 would be more valuable in the future. Sounds like aside from the P229 vs true P228 differences the M11 will probably never be as collectable as a true p228 and probably not worth much if any more than the standard p229?
 
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Carry the M11-A1. It's a P229, originally built for the .40 round, so you can shoot more +P ammo. If you don't shoot much +P, then carry the P228. German proofed or US assembled one doesn't really matter. There is no real collectability, unless your German proofed P228 is NIB/NOS, with all the original stuff with it, or unless you have the real military M11. Be aware, however, there are fake M11s out there. Pricing on the used P228 has leveled off for a while now. In fact, it has lowered a bit compared to a couple of years ago.

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Don’t expect any of them to have any collector value. The only P228s that are collectors are rare-ish ones (factory nickel, real M11). They are great guns, but very common. They jumped in price for a short bit after being discontinued but normalized pretty quickly.

Which should you carry? The M11-A1. Frankly it’s a better pistol overall (which is subjective) and it’s becoming quite difficult to find parts for real P228s (breech blocks/extractors).


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I have a 1990 P228 and a new M11A1. My thought process is to carry the new M11A1. Even though the new gun was more expensive, it CAN be easily replaced. I'm not sure if the older Sig is more collectable, but it is to me.


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I bought my P228 when they flooded the market years ago. Mine was stolen and 6 months later I got a call from the police saying they recovered the gun. They said after the case was resolved I would get it back. When I got it back it was in the same condition as before it was stolen.
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I have a 1990 P228 and a new M11A1. My thought process is to carry the new M11A1. Even though the new gun was more expensive, it CAN be easily replaced. I'm not sure if the older Sig is more collectable, but it is to me.


This is my thought process as well. Carry the M11. I don't carry the 228s ever, heck I barely shoot them. Not that I think they have any collectibility, I just want to save them and be able to shot them over the next 30 years. Great guns, I actually like my M11-A1 as much or even better than the 228s, but I won't be selling them anytime soon.



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I really like my M11A1 & P226 MK25, but have always found the stock grips a bit bulbous...I do shoot them well however, but have long wondered if the P228 is a bit thinner midships?

The best Sig for 'grip-feel' in my hands is the P225A1...in fact, I find it nearly as comfortable as a Browning Hi-Power...this latter, IMHO, is the Zoot Capri of auto pistol grips. What say you fellow Sig shooters...is the 228 any thinner than an M11A1? Rod


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I really like my M11A1 & P226 MK25, but have always found the stock grips a bit bulbous...I do shoot them well however, but have long wondered if the P228 is a bit thinner midships?

....What say you fellow Sig shooters...is the 228 any thinner than an M11A1? Rod

Their grip dimensions are identical.


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