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Gents,

Just scored a trade into a P225 and six spare mags. This is one of my favorite Sigs, but I notice that everyone seems to be going to polymer models. I just can't make myself go there and am a classic Sig lover...

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Are the classic Sig's dead?


The classic (folded slide) P220, P225, P226 and P228 ARE dead. Even the milled slide SIGs' future is not very promising.
 
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I have a classic P229 in .40, love it.
 
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If this pandemic did anything besides panic, it was to separate wheat from chaff at my area gun stores. When the sales dust settled from the melee, seems the only guns remaining on the shelves were classic P series. All the striker Polymers went briskly. Interesting phenomena.


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My 2003 german P225 is my absolute favorite also.Feels great, and super accurate.If NYS were open carry I'd be carring her often. So shes not dead, just sleeping to be woken up when its a trip to range. Polymer guns are fantastic if you stick to, to me, battle proven handguns. I carry a hk30sk and hkvp9sk. Wife carrys sig 365 and glock 43. Never had any hiccups or malfunctions and all are easy to carry and accurate. Carried her glock 43 one time and totally forgot I was carrying, tiny and light. Just have to pick what works for you and happy with our choices.

Gents,

Just scored a trade into a P225 and six spare mags. This is one of my favorite Sigs, but I notice that everyone seems to be going to polymer models. I just can't make myself go there and am a classic Sig lover...

Wes[/QUOTE]
 
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No, no, they're not dead!

They're restin' ...


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My 2003 german P225 is my absolute favorite also. Feels great, and super accurate. If NYS were open carry I'd be carring her often. So shes not dead, just sleeping to be woken up when its a trip to range...

Care to expand on this....The P225 is easily concealed in my experience. Wink


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Few things stay in production for decades upon decades. On a positive note there are lots of classic Sigs out there that need good homes. As more people move on to polymer there will inevitably be those who unload their older alloy and steel framed Sigs. There will also be people like me who scoop them up.

I bought most of my Sigs used but not abused. In many cases it was the only way to acquire a model that wasn’t exactly being made just like it was before. Even in changes that seem bad there are opportunities.
 
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Is the Single Action Army dead? Is the 1911 dead? The Sig P series is every bit the classic and will always have those who appreciate it.
 
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Amen to that....

I just yesterday picked up a Sig P239... brand new never fired in the case with all the original stuff including the little pack of complementary oil.. which it needed badly before I tried the gun out... not a speck of lubricant anywhere on it except around the hammer group...driest gun I've ever held.
 
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The 225 is nowhere near as easy to conceal as the 365. The classics have their place, but there's a reason the newer models are selling well.
 
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Even if you like DA/SA guns, the polymer framed ones are a good deal. I just picked up a CZ P07 dirt cheap. Nice gun. I will probably work on trigger but even adding that to the cost it’s cheaper than most P series, lighter, I prefer the ergos, etc.

My 226’s and228’s don’t get shot much. Still love my 225a1 though. Go figure.
 
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Dead? No, but they are clearly now more part of firearms past than firearms present.

I still love AK's and 1911's and Beretta 92's, but I buy them in smaller numbers than "modern" guns and I buy them just to own and shoot at the range, not for any defensive use.

Some will still carry classic Sigs, but that is clearly the minority today.


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I think the Classics are more for enthusiasts now, but definitely not dead. I wouldn’t be surprised if they see more of a resurgence in the future too. Beretta is still cranking out new and exciting product variations on the venerable 92 and they are well received by the shooting public. I think there are lots of people out there like me that really wouldn’t consider SIG, Smith and Wesson or Beretta for their newer polymer designs but have tremendous interest in their classic products. As evidence of that look at how much 3rd generation S&W auto pistols have gone up in price as more people are showing interest in them. So classic sigs are not dead but are less and less likely to be found in police duty holsters.



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There will be a niche for metal frames for a while but polymer is cheaper to manufacture so as in most businesses cost cutting for profit usually wins out.
 
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Please send me all your dead P Series. I will ensure a proper burial with 21 gun salute.



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I’ve been saying they’re dying for some time now.
It’s not just their expense and weight, but also their double action/single action triggers. I have a DA/SA 9mm P239 on consignment at a nearby store and although I was told, “Oh, that ought to go quick at $500 with the demand for guns now,” nope: still there after a couple of weeks. And of course there’s the self-fulfilling aspect: less demand, less support, less support, less demand.

And the fact that a few people still prefer them doesn’t change the overall situation any more than the fact that a few people still like to listen to their music on vinyl disks.




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They’re not dead, but they are on life support, unfortunately.
 
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I think at their price point, the polymer guns will do better than the metal frames guns. I have a couple polymer guns but the metal framed guns just have something about them. Sig's metal guns are nice but with their pricing being so high, it will eventually kill them.
 
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I’ve been saying they’re dying for some time now.
It’s not just their expense and weight, but also their double action/single action triggers. I have a DA/SA 9mm P239 on consignment at a nearby store and although I was told, “Oh, that ought to go quick at $500 with the demand for guns now,” nope: still there after a couple of weeks. And of course there’s the self-fulfilling aspect: less demand, less support, less support, less demand.

And the fact that a few people still prefer them doesn’t change the overall situation any more than the fact that a few people still like to listen to their music on vinyl disks.


I have to agree with this 100%. Still have my 40 caliber P239's but carry nowadays is a Ruger LC9S Pro because it is just so much more convenient. BTW, also still listen to Vinyl.


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