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resident-shooter
01-01-2011, 1:09 AM
Heyz theire,

I am looking to buy my first handgun and money is not exactly an issue. It has to be a 9mil. So I was looking into Sigs and the price difference between P226 and 2022 is $800 VS $400 at my local store. Now Sig is not exactly a cheapo knock off brand like Armscor or maybe Taurus. I got really curious about WHY P226 costs twice as much... Who can explain exact difference between the two guns? Thanks.

jdg30
01-01-2011, 8:53 AM
The cost difference is because the P226 is made of metal and the 2022 is polymer and metal. Either one is a high quality gun.

Johansenk
01-01-2011, 10:18 AM
You should look into P228's....I know a guy selling one right now :D

The Original Godfather
01-01-2011, 10:23 AM
SP2022 will have a smoother trigger out of the box.

What is the intended purpose of the gun?


SIG Pro is a nice platform. Unfortunately, the SP2022 only comes in one size. I prefer the size of the P229 and P225... If only they made a SIG Pro in that formfactor!

resident-shooter
01-01-2011, 11:20 AM
Its primary purpose would be plinking/target shooting
Secondary purpose would be home defense, but I have a Moss for that.
Third would be POTENTIAL CCW. I am guessing I would buy another handgun for that like the Ruger SR9c ?

sleepercar
01-01-2011, 1:55 PM
If you don't have the means for the other Sigs, then go for the 2022. As stated, they are nice out of the box and more than enough for your stated purpose.

9mmepiphany
01-01-2011, 2:33 PM
The SigPro is the same size as the 228/229. The main reason for the lower original cost is the polymer frame.

Another interesting reason is that the SigPro hasn't been developed beyond it initial introduction and there is only the basic model, most of the R&D cost was covered when they won the large French contract. The lack of on-going development and not having to offset R&D cost makes it able to offer the SigPro at the lower price.

If you don't need a new gun, you might look around for a LE trade-in 226...they are in the same price range as the SigPro

resident-shooter
01-01-2011, 3:40 PM
Aight, thank pipls.

raygunner
01-01-2011, 6:22 PM
in addition to the comments above, the Pros breakdown by removing the slide lever/pin, lining it up on the slide slot like a 1911. It is NOT difficult, but it is slightly different than the 226 with the pivot mechanism that is considered a bit more easy.
Sig Pro is a great gun; I have one in 9mm. Check the grip sizes, too, on the Pro. There are three sizes, and the med and lg may be big, depending on your mitts.

l8apex
01-01-2011, 7:33 PM
I vote P229/228 with E2 conversion.

Hornetsnest
01-01-2011, 7:50 PM
Its primary purpose would be plinking/target shooting
Secondary purpose would be home defense, but I have a Moss for that.
Third would be POTENTIAL CCW. I am guessing I would buy another handgun for that like the Ruger SR9c ?
Sounds like a future G19 owner :D

discoed
01-01-2011, 10:40 PM
I would get the P226. When you pick them up, they fit the hand perfectly. I own both glocks and sigs and my favorite is the P226. Good luck shopping.

sigfan91
01-02-2011, 3:31 AM
West German P226

Mastermason11
01-02-2011, 8:31 AM
Buy a steel gun... No polymers...

resident-shooter
01-02-2011, 11:56 AM
Buy a steel gun... No polymers...

Sounds like an old school guy who still can't deal with the fact that "plastic" guns perform well in this world lol

.40Cal
01-02-2011, 12:39 PM
Buy a steel gun... No polymers...

Agree! All Steel only!

How about a CZ75? All steel and about $500 - $600 ? Think about it...and it fits the hand BETTER. Yes, "anyone's" hands... its just designed that way.

epikeddie
01-02-2011, 2:24 PM
The SigPro is the same size as the 228/229. The main reason for the lower original cost is the polymer frame.

Another interesting reason is that the SigPro hasn't been developed beyond it initial introduction and there is only the basic model, most of the R&D cost was covered when they won the large French contract. The lack of on-going development and not having to offset R&D cost makes it able to offer the SigPro at the lower price.

If you don't need a new gun, you might look around for a LE trade-in 226...they are in the same price range as the SigPro

I just recently purchased the SP2022 and am excited to receive it soon. You're right...it's the same size as a P229 - which is another handgun I was considering. I loved the SP2022's beautiful SA trigger and the price sealed the deal.

It's not a prestigious model by any means but it shoots very well and even with the polymer frame - felt more solid than the G19 and XD9 Service ( my other choices). For the money, I'm happy with its performance.

resident-shooter
01-02-2011, 2:43 PM
All those who think that I only want 2022 because I can't afford P226 need to read my first post. i can buy both if I want, the question is why pay more when less can give u almost as much?

mquejr
01-02-2011, 3:03 PM
i thought previous posters have already answered the one question you want answer to, "Who can explain exact difference between the two guns?" which is steel vs polymer :shrug:

resident-shooter
01-02-2011, 3:13 PM
Yes, and I appreciate it, but then they went to tell me about cheaper alternatives to new P226

mquejr
01-02-2011, 3:19 PM
on a serious note, i have a 226 and have never heard of the polymer version...now me wants to check it out :D maybe my next purchase. maybe that's a better answer to your question, why not get both? i might once i get a chance to grope the less expensive version :)

virulosity
01-02-2011, 4:23 PM
I just recently purchased the SP2022 and am excited to receive it soon...I'm happy with its performance.

Do you have a time machine?

9mmepiphany
01-02-2011, 5:12 PM
Yes, and I appreciate it, but then they went to tell me about cheaper alternatives to new P226

While it may be cheaper, a used...even LE trade-in...folded slide 226, is usually considered a better (desireable) 226 than the ones with the milled stainless slides