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I'd like to look into getting a Sig P226 in my favorite 357Sig caliber. Will the magazines for an older P229 purchased in 1994 work in a similarly aged P226? I've looked but have found conflicting information. Is there a manufacture date range where they either can or cannot be used in either one?

I have several 10 and 12 round magazines for my 1994 P229 and if I do look at a P226, I'd like to be able to use the same magazines if that's possible.

Thank you for your help and clarification.



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The frame of the P226 is longer than the frame of the P229. You can use the longer P226 magazines in a P229, but the P229 magazines are too short to use in a P226.


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That makes perfectly good sense, thank you!



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In addition, 357/40 P229 magazines are wider than P226 mags (of any variety), and won’t even fit into the P226 mag well.




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I thought about getting a P226 for many years to keep my P229 company. But the more I look into, I may be better off getting a newer P229R to go with my older P229. That way I can use the same magazines and such. The extra 1/2” in barrel length is meaning less to me the more I look actually into it.

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In addition, 357/40 P229 magazines are wider than P226 mags (of any variety), and won’t even fit into the P226 mag well.

Actually the top third of a P229 mag will insert into a P226 because of the taper of the sides. Smile
 
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I thought about getting a P226 for many years to keep my P229 company. But the more I look into, I may be better off getting a newer P229R to go with my older P229. That way I can use the same magazines and such. The extra 1/2” in barrel length is meaning less to me the more I look actually into it.

Not to complicate things for you, but the 226ST is very comfortable to shoot and as accurate as any 229.
 
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Actually the top third of a P229 mag will insert into a P226 because of the taper of the sides. Smile


So, as long as we get a running start at the mag, it should be fine—?
I’m guessing that if the extra width got squeezed down, that would make up for the shorter length of the P229 mag as well.

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So, as long as we get a running start at the mag, it should be fine—?
I’m guessing that if the extra width got squeezed down, that would make up for the shorter length of the P229 mag as well.
Yeah, kind of like a toothpaste tube.



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Not to complicate things for you, but the 226ST is very comfortable to shoot and as accurate as any 229.[/QUOTE]

I held a P220ST in my hands two weeks ago and about fell in love on the spot. I don't recall the caliber. It was barely used and the dealer said it had 'competition' controls and the sights were over the top fantastic. The mag release was certainly longer than standard as was the slide lock lever. I've seen a P226ST online (gunbroker) but so far I haven't been able to see one up close. Many sellers take poorly lit, poor quality and inadequate pictures along with a less than complete description. But they seem to always include NO REFUND NO EXCHANGE.

Though I'm fairly certain my 357Sig P239 and P229 aren't going anywhere.



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