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Gents,

Just scored a minty P225 this morn. Should be in my hands next week.
Have enclosed a picture and description of the item for your review.
Twoguns and Chris...you to started me down this Sig path. Don't know whether to thank you or put a out a contract on your heads...




The K-Kote slide is marked "P225" "MADE IN GERMANY" "SIG SAUER" "SIGARMS INC. EXETER-NH" It is in very good to excellent condition; KH date coded, has German nitro proof marks, two factory "SIG SAUER" marked 8rd mags, yellow rear/green front Trijicon night sights, factory grey plastic case and manual. This is not a worn P6 with sorry looking import engraving, this is a little more of a collector's pistol. The price is $550 plus tax in TX or shipping if out of state.

Will owe a range report when it arrives.

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Howdy Mr. Wes,

First congradulations sir. It does indeed appear you have found a sweet one. Sigitis is an amazing thing.

You will indeed owe us a range report sir, and I am looking forward to it. I have no idea if new mags are still available for the 225 or not. I will probably work up another mag order in the next few days, as it never bothers me to have new mags on hand for various models I own. I will check for 225 mags and yell if I find any good deals too.

I really need to shoot more often than I have been doing lately, so if you decide to go the contract route, let me know. That would just prove to be additional motivation for me (grinning).

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Twoguns,

It seems mags are still readily available. I'm going to pick up a few extra myself. Let me know if you find any, the source, and cost.
Lile you, I need more range time....contract route or not!
This will make a nice companion to the Uzi...

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That looks like a nice one.
I like those. I had one, but hated the trigger pull (worst of any Sig I've tried- just my luck).
KY Imports has magazines sometimes. I lost a magazine in the woods a few years ago that you can have if I ever find it!
 

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Barry,

Thanks for the heads up about KY Imports. I'll check them out.
As for the magazine you lost "in the woods" I'll probably not look to hard for it...that's an awful general description of the area to search!!!

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Good Morning Wes,

Well sir, if you are heading down the road to SIG hell, than at least you are in good company!

Congradulations on your acquisition of the P225! It really looks like one of the finest P225 specimans of this genre of SIG pistol that I have seen in a long, long time. SIG P225's are still in service with the Swiss Army and are fine pistols indeed.

I am very anxious to hear your first range report when you get the SIG P225 in hand.

Again, congradulations!

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Cheers! Collector class & priced right. :) I bought one used, not abused, many years ago & it will stay with me to the end. Don't care too much for the DA pull (I'm not crazy about any DA/SA pistol anyhow)-- BUT love the SA trigger. This one stares at me nose high from the safe & is a favorite "grab it in a hurry & go to range" piece; along with a high power, of course ;) Regards, G>M>F>
 

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Gents,

Just an update. The P225 shipped today. With some luck I'll have a range report for you later in the week.
Also have 350 rounds of .357 SIG loaded to give the P226 Elite a workout...
Woohoo!

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Hello Wes,

Let 'em fly! (The .357 SIG reloads of course)! I know you must be pretty excited and we can't wait to see your new P225 in action.

All the best,

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Howdy Mr. Wes,

Yes sir, having too much loaded ammo on hand (if there is such a thing as too much) is almost an insult to a fine weapon. The only way to keep from offending the lady is to get her out on the dance floor and declare the line hot.

Enjoy dancing with the 226 again, and we look forward to hearing about your first dance with your 225 when she arrives.

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Gents,

The P225 just arrived and I inspected it. Darn thing is nearly new. Only a few minor marks on internals and magazines to show they have been used. WOW!
Now I have to wait until next week to give a range report. Should be fun to see how this does agains the P226 and my Beretta 92 Compact.

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Howdy Mr. Wes,

Congrads on getting your 225 sir. I do look forward to your range report, especially when comparing it against two other handguns you enjoy and respect.

I am curious - how does the P225 feel for you? Is the stock trigger going to work with the single row grip frame, or are you thinking you may need to short curved trigger still?

I do look forward to your range report next week.

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Twoguns and all,

The P225 feels very good in my hand. Trigger reach is about perfect, so I doubt I'd need a short trigger (do they even make one?). This is a very solid feeling handgun and I suspect it will become a favorite. Will let you know more after range time this next week.

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Chris,

Thanks for the information. I'll keep Top Gun Supply in mind if I need to go to the short trigger. They also have fairly good deals on magazines, etc.

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Gents,

Finally got a chance to ring out the P225 9mm and the P226 .357 Sig.
There were no surprises with either pistol and each functioned with boring regularity. In 9mm we tested WWB 124 gr, Proload 124 gr. +P Gold Dots (no longer in production), Winchester Ranger 127 gr. +P+, and the standard pressure Winchester Ranger 147 Gr SXT. A total of 150 rounds were fired.
The P225 handles and shots well. Groups tightened considerably as yours truely learned to manage the trigger. I may put a short trigger in the P225 just to check out the difference.
The P226 had the SRT system from the factory, I added a short trigger, and replaced the wood "Elite" grips with the slightly thinner factory plastic. The result was like handling a totally different pistol. Again, once I learned to manage the trigger center hits on a standard B27 target became fairly easy. My brother and law shot, too, and liked both pistols.
I find I have a growing fondness for the .357 Sig cartridge. I know that will tickle Twoguns. Am still waiting for my 9mm conversion barrel for the P226.
We did try using Mec-Gar P226 9mm mags for the .357 SIG. Function was perfect. Proving that you can have one magazine for the P226 in 9mm, .357 Sig, and .40 S & W.
The .357 Sig was very accurate in failure to stop drills. Recoil doesn't seem much more than the hot 9mm's and it's definitely easier to track back onto target faster than with my .40's. Will have to work more with my .357 Sig Hi-Power conversion. That may be a real winner. Although A H-P in any of the three calibers is a winner, IMHO.

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Hello. Thanks for the report and I'm tickled that the results were pleasing. It's been my experience with perhaps a half-dozen P225's over the years that they are almost always reliable and more than accurate enough for either non-formal target shooting, defense, plinking or just plain fun.

At the present time, I own but one that I bought at a very nice price a decade or so so ago.


My one-and-only P225 is stock other than the Nill grips. I've not shot over perhaps a thousand rounds through this particular pistol but it has never malfunctioned. I recall these being popular with some narcotics officers in years past.

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My love affair with SIGs began in the mid-80s with a European P220 in .45ACP. There have been a couple of P228s, several P225s, 2 P239s and 3 P230s in the years since. Of these, I have found the P225 to be the most 'problematic' with regards to accuracy. I have read that this is due to a manufacturing 'anomaly' that was 'corrected' in latter P225 production. The most accurate SIGs, IMO, are the European P220 in .45ACP and the P239 series in 9MM and .40S&W.
 
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