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I just put a SIG-Sauer P225 on layaway yesterday. It's an old P6. I'll pick it up next month once I get it paid off. Of course I'll make sure to post some pictures. I was just wondering if there was any way to determine which state issued the gun, and if there were any issues that I should be aware of. I know that SIGs have a great reputation, but I also know that every gun has it's quirks, and I just wanted to know if there were any that were particular to the SIG that I should be aware of.
 

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I just spent time at the range with my P225 doing some ammo testing. It ate four kinds of hollow points and some generic ammo without a hiccup.
I have a P6 on order and if it's half the gun my P225 is I'll be happy.
Get magazines now! We have been looking everywhere and no one had magazines. My brother-in-law was able to find two at the Spokane gunshow, today, but that's been it. Looks like mags are going to be harder to get and darn near as expensive as the guns!
Enjoy your new P6 and let us know how it runs...can't wait 'til mine gets here.

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In my experience, SIG makes a very reliable and serviceable pistol. I am with wes on obtaining the mags for it as soon as possible. Try CDNN for some used mags and be on the prowl for more.
 

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Mas Ayoob has written that some P225s had issues with +P+ ammo: the slide would sometimes cycle so fast that it would zip past the top round in the mag and result in no cartridge in the chamber. Clearly, this wasn't always an issue - I know of folks who used +P+ ammo in their P225s - but it's something to know about.

Now, the P6 actually uses the mainspring from the P239 (and a different hammer than the P225 as well). Perhaps this change addressed this issue - beats me. I recall that the P239 mainspring is 22 lbs and the P225 one was 24 pounds, but the differing mechanical geometry of how they hook up to their respective hammers might have an effect as well.

Like I said, I have no idea if it's really an issue, but it's a purported quirk and you were interested in such. :)

Man, those P6s are screaming bargains at $249 from AIM.
 

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I had a P225 for a while.
I liked it except it had a pretty heavy DA trigger (especially for a Sig). That was almost certainly an anomaly. If it wasn't for that, I might still have it.
At the prices they can be had for now, I really should get another.
 

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Hello, sir. The heavy DA first-shot is characteristic of the P225 pistols. I believe that the heavy DA pull was specified by the W. German agency ordering the pistols at the time. I believe that some remedy it with a lighter mainspring but have not tried this myself.

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I did not know that. Interesting.
Were all P225s like that, or just the German police guns? Mine was a commercial 225, not a recent "surplus" import.
 

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Replace the recoil spring ( in that, but only in that case, NOT with Wolff: get an original braided wire spring! )

Take care of or replace beforehand the roll pin holding slide and slide insert together. This will come apart after 10 K rounds!

I still have the roll pin in my 228, but it has MUCH less rounds through it. I
 

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Replace the recoil spring ( in that, but only in that case, NOT with Wolff: get an original braided wire spring! )

Take care of or replace beforehand the roll pin holding slide and slide insert together. This will come apart after 10 K rounds!
I'm curious: why not Wolff?

Can I replace the roll pin myself, or will I have to take it to a smith?
 

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Finally picked her up today. I was surprised. I've never bought a used gun this clean before. Plenty of holster wear, as expected, but clearly shot little. As promised....







And here's one with the P1 for good measure.
 

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arminius said:
Replace the recoil spring ( in that, but only in that case, NOT with Wolff: get an original braided wire spring! )

Take care of or replace beforehand the roll pin holding slide and slide insert together. This will come apart after 10 K rounds!
I'm curious: why not Wolff?

Can I replace the roll pin myself, or will I have to take it to a smith?
I am curious about this as well. Any additional insight?
 

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I use Wolff springs in many of my guns. They are very, very good!

But the braided original SIG / S spring gives extra insurance, in case something goes very wrong!

( hint: braided wire springs from CDNN (?) for the AR mags . IMHO pure overkill, but some guys think them worth the $$$$! )

The pin? I would take her to a gunsmith.

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Here in Switzerland, the 225 was standart for LEOs from the 80s on. Till they converted to the double-stack 228. Police 225 generally had the mag release at the bottom of the grip. For nationalist reasons, some had a "Assembled in Switzerland" stamping on the right of the slide (parts were, of course, manufactured by SIG's sister Sauer in W-Germany).

Some female agents still have 225 but agencies are slowly converting to Glock (19) as SIG Sauer is now fully german-owned.

I did much shooting in the past with P225s and found them very reliable and accurate. The DA pull was stiff but short and ignition reliable. Due to the high barrel position, it is rather a "jumper" in the hand. I liked the thick post and the "i" white marks on the sights.

Bests.

L.
 
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