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Ok, I'm still fairly new to the world of Sig Sauer. I've been looking on-line for accessories, mags, holsters and such for my new P228. I'm getting a little confused. Some items are listed as fitting both guns while others only fit one. The two guns look to be identical and many specs are almost the same.
I do get that the 228 was made in Germany and has a folded slide whereas the 229 is made in the U.S. and has a forged slide. Thus the weight difference. Is that the only difference or are there others?
Will accessories for one fit the other?


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The 229 is slightly (very slightly) wider in the slide than the 228. My holsters all interchange, but the 228 is a looser fit. All of my holsters are actually 229 holsters, so I can see where it might be possible that a tightly molded 228 holster could be problematic until it stretched out a bit.

Newer 9mm 229s have a wider mag well and use different magazines than the 228. They’ll take the 228 mag (it will be a little loose) but the 228 will not take the 229-1 magazine.
 
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Is that the only difference or are there others?
P228 is 9mm.

P229 is available in 9mm, .357 SIG, and .40 S&W.



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Also should be noted, that the slides on the p229 9mm is different than the p229 .357/.40. the 9 slide has less mass towards the muzzle and balances more like a p228 than it does a .357/.40 P229
 
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As has already been stated, the 229 is slightly beefier due to .40 and .357 offerings. My 228 fits in the couple rail-less 229 holster I have. For leather or adjustable retention it should be fine, for some kydex maybe not. Stick to what's listed for best results, but there is going to be a lot of crossover, so if it's only available in 229 set up, give it a try, worst case you pay some return shipping.



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Sights, triggers, grips, to some extent magazines, interchange. Other parts of slide not likely because the P228 uses a pinned breech block and P229 is milled. Holsters, as mentioned, depend. Usually holsters that are a good fit for P229 are tight for P228. Although I am a huge proponent of proper holster for proper gun, the P228/229 might be the only time I’d be okay-ish interchanging. But only after very careful consideration.


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May I add and ask M11 vs 228 vs 229???

I think the M11 is not the same as the P228, but I’m no expert.


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holsters that are a good fit for P229 are tight for P228.
Do you have that bass-ackward?



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May I add and ask M11 vs 228 vs 229???

I think the M11 is not the same as the P228, but I’m no expert.

The M11 is the military designation of the P228.
The M11-A1, however, is a P229.
 
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