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Sig 229 in 9mm

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by 1911master, Nov 15, 2019.

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    Have an M11A1 that went back to Sig for the action tune they offer. So nice now the DA is 8 pounds and rolls like a Colt Python. Also have the Legion P229 and have to say prefer the M11A1 as carry gun
     
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    Agree with all the previous and will add that it's very, very accurate.
     
  3. 1911master

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    Ok may I ask the difference 228/229 and I see M11A1s being offered in both in both?
     
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    If your going to shoot someone at least do it with a little class.
     
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    My considerably well-researched reading/study shows me that The P228 had a folded carbon steel slide and the P229 blackened stainless slide is forged to allow for the more powerful .40 and .357. The M11-A1 arose from the original M11, which was basically a 9mm P228. The M11- A1 is now categorized as a P229, and is on Sig's website as such. But, at least initially, Sig slapped P228 grips on it to acknowledge it's history, as the P228. AFAIK, they are still putting P228 grips on the A1 which as said above is really just a P229 but with a few "improvements". Confused yet? The A1 comes stock with Sig Night Sights and the Short Reset Trigger (SRT) and a fancy UID label so it makes you think it looks purty cool; like you're kinda all official and stuff. The labels sometimes comes off with cleaning; mine is still stuck on there but a few more passes with Hoppes or something and it will probably fall off. You can get stainless ones made to glue on there if you want...I won't bother. Oh yeah, the M11-A1 also has phosphate coated (parkerized) internals.

    The M11-A1 is therefore basically a dressed up P229 with a fancy UID label, Sig NS, SRT, phosphated innards, and P228 grips (replaced mine with Hogue G10 because thinner). It one of many P229 variations listed in Sig's online catalog as such. And it sure is a darn good pistol.
     
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    Well said! The M11-A1 uses the new 229-1 mags too. I love mine. I had to do a few mods to fit my small hands. Threw a set of Sig Aluminum grips, Legion/Gray Guns adjustable trigger and a P224 slide stop lever.
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    Dang your pics are so much better than mine. Here's my M11-A1 with Hogue G10 Piranha Grips to compare. Thinner than stock; quite a bit thinner. I like these grips much better too. I'm fine with the trigger and the slide lock lever as it came. Oh, my barrel is also stamped 229-1.
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    Not true! I just base my preferences on the least amount of negatives, not the most amount of positives.
     
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    P229 in 9mm is my favorite pistol period.
     

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