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This is normally done in the form of a question. This time I’m posting it purely as a comment, and whether folks agree or disagree with me is irrelevant.

After over 20 years of SIG ownership, there is only one model that truly rises to the top for me, and that is the original West German P-225. Here are my reasons; it doesn’t matter whether anyone else agrees or not as this is 100% a personal and subjective thing!

1. It is the first model SIG that I ever owned, and I chose it then because it simply “felt” just right.

2. Over all these years, and the four or more P-225s that I’ve owned, I still like it best, plus I have NEVER had a failure or misfeed of ANY kind from ANY of them!

3. The original P-225 with original grips feels like it was literally MOLDED to my hand; the fit is absolutely PERFECT, unlike all other SIG models... and yes , I’ve tried them all!

4. My current JJ (88) date coded 225 is the last one I’ll ever own, as this one will NOT be sold for any reason!!! It is pure perfection, right down to the mild/moderate holster wear which gives it an “honest” appearance!

5. The ONLY addition to this pistol was night sights, and plenty of extra OEM mags!

So there you have it; my opinion and I don’t care if anyone disagrees! Big Grin


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For me it’s my surplus P210, although I’m really liking the BDA .45 I most recently purchased. The 225 is a nice pistol, and definitely the most practically sized of the classic line. I agree on the fit of the single stack pistols with checkered grips, nothing else fits as well.
 
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My favorite SIG is the P228. It fits my hands the best of my SIGs. I am never getting rid of this sidearm.

Plus, it was a gift from Q, so it's kinda' special to me. The generosity of that man still confounds me.

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Your wrong.

Razz. I’m just screwing with you. Great pistol. Great reasons. Shoot it in good health.


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Yep, couldn't agree more. The Real Classic (German made) P225 is the best Sig pistol IMHO. Long live the Banner!
 
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Gotta agree with you, Bronicabill...at least the P225 part. I've had a P225A1 for some time now that's a joy to shoot...that said, if EDC is a concern, my P365 is the hands down favorite...and I'll add that it shoots almost as well as the P225, but conceals much better. Neither has suffered from any reliability issues and that includes LSWC target rounds as well as the usual variety of JHP's and FMJ's. YMMv, Rod


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Mine was an older 229 that was a triple serial number. No date code though.
9mm and shot wonderfully.
No Sigs as of now as I sold them all.


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Agree. I have twp classic P225s. An early issue Swiss model with Euro mag release and a late issue German commercial model.
Both are outstanding shooters and fit me like a glove.


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Ahhh yes, the Sig P225. Everything the P228 is...and less! Sorry, I just REALLY love the 228!
 
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Thanks for sharing.

Like many who have been here for a long time, I remember when the P-225 held cult-like status.

The P-225 either fit you or it did not. The good news was, if you bought one and discovered it did not fit you, you could sell it and not take a loss, there was more demand than supply. then the P6's were imported and it turned the P-225 market upside down.

I hope to one day again own a P-225.


Niech Zyje P-220

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For me, the P228 is The Shit. Perfect.



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The P229-1 was the first Sig I ever shot that actually felt comfortable in my hand. Now I've found a few others as well. Some of them don't.


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In my opinion, 10X is way too much on game at 100-300 yards.

Additionally, I believe SWFA only sells the SS scopes inside the US.

I hunted South Africa in 2012, it was an amazing experience; a "kicks like a mule" rifle is definitely an advantage!
 
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did you miss the bus? 10x scopes and P225?


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Originally posted by Plasteek:
In my opinion, 10X is way too much on game at 100-300 yards.

Additionally, I believe SWFA only sells the SS scopes inside the US.

I hunted South Africa in 2012, it was an amazing experience; a "kicks like a mule" rifle is definitely an advantage!


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For me, the P228 is The Shit. Perfect.

^^^^^^^^^^^
Agreed!
 
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I’d have to agree, the 225 is probably my all time favorite, but my 220 only trails by a razor’s edge.
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It’s a toss up between the 239 and 2022 for me.


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This week my TT228 by a nose over my folded slide 220. Just barely.




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The P6 is my favorite Sig. Four thousand pound double action trigger pull included (hyperbole), actually the pop-all-primers stock spring does not bother me at all. The funny hooked hammer remind me of the cool Colt Commander hammers on 1911’s.

Daily driver sort of reliability, alloy frame with no sign of strain or stress. Big, usable sights without paint, spots or gimmicks.

Decock lever assurance to which no striker can aspire.

Be there!
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