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Shane916
08-04-2009, 9:00 AM
If you purchased a new and supposedly "limited" release of the P228R.

Would you shoot it?...

or

Keep it as a safe queen?...

civilsnake
08-04-2009, 9:09 AM
I say there's only one good thing to do with a virgin, and it isn't a sacrifice.

Greg-Dawg
08-04-2009, 9:11 AM
Other: Bury it and dig up for the apocalypse.

drunktank
08-04-2009, 9:15 AM
No question I'd shoot it up. For me, there's no point in "bragging rights" of a pistol. It's more of a tool than a trophy. To each his own though.

phamkl
08-04-2009, 11:00 AM
If you have another sig I would just keep the R in box as an investment.

Crazed_SS
08-04-2009, 11:03 AM
I'd blast away

sigfan91
08-04-2009, 11:08 AM
Shoot it.

If you want a 228 safe queen, try to find an unfired late 80s early 90s 228. A real 228. Not a 228 slide sitting on a 229 frame they try to pass off as a 228 these days.

thmpr
08-04-2009, 7:52 PM
Shoot it.

If you want a 228 safe queen, try to find an unfired late 80s early 90s 228. A real 228. Not a 228 slide sitting on a 229 frame they try to pass off as a 228 these days.

Is this a fact? A P229R frame being used? What was SIG using for the older P228 frames? Using a P229 frame?

liketoshoot
08-04-2009, 7:55 PM
I have so many Sigs that it would wind up getting shot by one of the others if it just sat around all day. LOL

Load it up and enjoy it!!!!!!

thmpr
08-04-2009, 8:02 PM
what is considered of having too many handguns?

RaceDay
08-04-2009, 8:14 PM
Shoot it. The only gun I own and haven't shot is a last ditch Arisaka. And I'd shoot that if I had some sort of guarantee that it wouldn't blow up on me.

RT13
08-04-2009, 9:46 PM
P228R's limited or not is not gonna be a collectable piece and I see no point in keeping it as a safe queen. Honestly I wouldn't even consider one since you can still find P228's out there. The original P228's will become only more collectable due to this R version. And even the P228 is not that collectable or special imo, just getting harder to find.

gat
08-05-2009, 2:59 AM
If it's a Sig, shoot it. If it's a 210, shoot it gently.

But it is just a 228 slide on a 229R frame, I'm not sure how collectible this would be. But that brings up a good point, does it pass the roster since the frame is on the roster? Or does it not pass because it was renamed "228", even if it's the same thing?

cineski
08-05-2009, 7:41 AM
Shoot it. Just think, every single wear mark will be from you ;-)

thmpr
08-05-2009, 9:09 AM
anyone has it?

sigfan91
08-05-2009, 10:24 AM
Is this a fact? A P229R frame being used? What was SIG using for the older P228 frames? Using a P229 frame?

That's what I read over at sigforum.

The original P229 was just a milled stainless steel slide sitting on a P228 frame. The milled slide was to take the added stress of firing 40S&W rounds. Sig in Germany shipped the frames over and Sigarms in USA assembled the US milled slide with the German frames.

Then for some odd reason everyone put rails in their guns for the US market. The original P228 frame never had rails. The original P228 slide remained in its folded steel format and might have stayed in Europe while Sig pulled it out of the US market. I'm not sure if the original P228 is still available in Europe.

Of course military contract with the US might have kept the folded steel slide in production. Sig just put these on the P229 frame (which was originally P228 frame) and called it the M11 w/ rails. And here we are with P228R.

Or so I've heard...

ripcurlksm
08-05-2009, 10:32 AM
shoot the black off of it!

Shane916
08-05-2009, 10:52 AM
Overwhelming majority! Definitely will take it out then! Thanks for the info and opinions.

forgiven
08-05-2009, 6:20 PM
Shoot it!!!!

thmpr
08-05-2009, 6:30 PM
Don't do it!!!;)

Shane916
08-05-2009, 9:16 PM
Don't do it!!!;)

Ahhhhh you're the little devil!!!! :43:;)

Bowser
08-05-2009, 9:26 PM
Shoot it with 300win mag.

Ranger20
08-06-2009, 12:33 AM
Shoot It.... I liked the virgin comment someone made :tt1:

MarioS
08-06-2009, 2:24 AM
As with any gun, shoot it.

That's like saying you just bought an exotic/rare car. Why would you not drive it?

Shane916
08-06-2009, 10:15 AM
As with any gun, shoot it.

That's like saying you just bought an exotic/rare car. Why would you not drive it?

Good point!

tbhracing
08-06-2009, 10:31 AM
I mostly shoot Glocks and have an older P228 in fairly new condition as a Safe Queen. I love the Sig P228, but just dont shoot it much.

Black Majik
08-06-2009, 10:39 AM
Shoot it, I don't foresee the P228R being a collectors item, even the M11 marked versions.