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Scooterg55
03-12-2009, 10:02 AM
I see that Sig has released some German Made 228's with rails. Also these have the US & M11 marking blocked out. These are a limited production release.

Does anyone know if these are approved on by the DOJ? I see the Sig 228 has been renewed till 3/27/2010

Any input is greatly appreciated.

aca72
03-12-2009, 11:08 AM
Plenty of P228R talk in SF...
Best thread I can find...
http://sigforum.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/430601935/m/5471094451

The 'R' issue with SIGs and DOJ is open to debate but its best to check with them.

omtay606
03-12-2009, 3:18 PM
I emailed Sig and asked if this pistol was going to be CA legal. Cust. service rep replied stating "It is not CA legal", which doesn't really answer my question but whatever...

TZL
03-12-2009, 3:45 PM
Whats the point besides the "cooler" made in Germany slide?

I'm confused, is it all that different from a 229R in 9mm?

Scooterg55
03-12-2009, 4:17 PM
TLZ,

Its my understanding that the 228 has a little better weight balance/distribution versus the 229. I actually put a deposit down on a 229R today. Cost was $745 +shipping.

thomas hobbes
03-12-2009, 6:52 PM
Think I saw one at City Arms in Pacifica this Tuesday.

gwl
03-12-2009, 7:01 PM
Think I saw one at City Arms in Pacifica this Tuesday.

It's already gone.

berg
03-13-2009, 10:37 AM
Whats the point besides the "cooler" made in Germany slide?

I'm confused, is it all that different from a 229R in 9mm?

The big deal is that the P228 has a different slide which (IMO) makes it a better pistol than the P229. The P229 has a slide milled from solid stainless steel. The P228 is a folded sheet of stainless steel. That makes it lighter and balance better than the P229.

They switched to the milled slide on the P229 so it could handle the power of .40 and .357SIG.

rtlltj
03-13-2009, 10:41 AM
Being able to purchase a NIB 228 nowadays would be awesome. You only get lucky if you find a safe queen in the marketplace.

tonelar
03-13-2009, 1:08 PM
The big deal is that the P228 has a different slide which (IMO) makes it a better pistol than the P229. The P229 has a slide milled from solid stainless steel. The P228 is a folded sheet of stainless steel.

I might be remembering this wrong;
Weren't the sheet metal slides regular steel as opposed to stainless?

Black Majik
03-13-2009, 1:14 PM
I might be remembering this wrong;
Weren't the sheet metal slides regular steel as opposed to stainless?

You're correct. It was stamped carbon steel on the P228 (and older P-series) SIGs.

tonelar
03-13-2009, 6:20 PM
You're correct. It was stamped carbon steel on the P228 (and older P-series) SIGs.

Man, I'd buy one and I don't care for railed pistols. Stamped slides on Sigs pwn!

TwitchALot
03-18-2009, 6:46 PM
I emailed Sig and asked if this pistol was going to be CA legal. Cust. service rep replied stating "It is not CA legal", which doesn't really answer my question but whatever...

Same. The first message I got is that they had been discontinued for years. After sending an e-mail back, the second e-mail they sent me said it's being produced again for a limited time, but that it's a tactical model with a rail and is not DOJ approved. On the other hand, there was a thread (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=157168&highlight=p228r) selling them, so I wonder what the deal is. Anyone know?