Originally posted by blackwaterp226: ......I should get it by next week. Yeah, the price was too good to pass.
It should shoot just as well as those with the black anodized frames. Could you do me a favor? After you actually get the gun, let us know how the gun looks in person.
I'm asking because a lot of guns look better in person than photos. I had a P229 SS slide bead blasted, since it had to go to Sig anyway. Was pleasantly surprised at how good it looked after it was returned. Now I have five Sig bead blasted slides. Never liked the look of two-tones before, based solely on pics.
It is very difficult to photograph two-tone guns and capture the way they really look. Issues with lighting and reflections off surfaces, plus contrast between slide and dark frame. Could be the same with colors.
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Originally posted by Benderx4: Color aside, that's an incredible value considering you're getting an "Elite" with all the associated goodies PLUS the rebate stuff. (I could learn to like blue - heck, I was in the AF for 20 years!)
You could always have the frame done at CCR. $600+$200 still equals one hell of a deal.
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Some people are—as usual—being careless with the description of the gun. It’s either “titanium blue” or “blue titanium.” The first seems to be the more accurate, except for the fact, of course, that titanium isn’t blue. It’s highly unlikely that the frame is made of titanium. Not that it’s not possible, but we would expect far more fanfare over such a development, and even SIG would probably have enough sense to not cover the base color of the metal with an electric blue finish that would have the aesthetes gagging in the men’s room. Furthermore, it’s more than highly unlikely that a P229 with titanium frame would be being sold at a bargain price.
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Don't mind the color at all, but the exaggerated beaver tail is horrible. Probably why they made this special run (to use up old style beaver tail frames). Most of the frames made now have an abbreviated beaver tail.
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Originally posted by blackwaterp226: For the price, I couldn't pass it up. Plus, my son, who plays all those 1st person shooters, loves the color. It looks just like the custom one he made in one of his games. To me, it's a P229 and to him, it's his custom gun.
Wow, just got it today. Looks so much better than I thought. It's a whole lot darker than the images on CDNN. It actually looks more like a dark blue/grey color than that light blue that they had on CDNN. Even better than I thought. I like this dark color better. Awesome.
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