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View Poll Results: which should I buy ... Sig P226 or P228
.40 P226 28 43.75%
P228 36 56.25%
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:51 PM
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Default Help me pick between a P226 or P228

Okay, so I pretty much have my shooters ... now looking to collect a few safe queens or as my son puts it "Grail guns".

There are a few firearms I already have in mind, but I'm also stuck between either a .40 P226 Dark Elite or a P228. If you had to choose one ... which would you go with and why?
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Old 01-27-2013, 1:03 PM
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For me, a P228. I prefer the older W.German/German versions, not the newer version (M11-A1). Here's mine. Not a safe queen though.

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Old 01-27-2013, 1:09 PM
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I would get the p228 over the p226 if your able to get one
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Old 01-27-2013, 1:20 PM
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I would go with the 228. My 229 shoots great so the extra barrel length is just extra weight as far as I'm concerned. Especially here In Cali where you can't even get the capacity advantage of the slightly bigger gun.
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Old 01-27-2013, 1:52 PM
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Between the two I would get the 228, esp since you stated you are now inti collecting. Go for a German non railed one. They are both fantastic shooters, the 228 just being a bit rarer and more appealing to collectors.
Good luck. I think there are a couple FS in the marketplace.


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Old 01-27-2013, 2:02 PM
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Me too 2 8.... ***BUT always buy what YOU like***
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Get the 228 while you still can. Haven't seen the 228 on the Sig Sauer site in years. I'm surprised there's still a 228 on the Roster. Got my 228 and 228R years ago. Definitely keepers and great shooters.

Sig .40s aren't 'Grail Guns.'
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Old 01-27-2013, 3:16 PM
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i'll let the picture speak for itself.

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Old 01-27-2013, 3:28 PM
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i'll let the picture speak for itself.

P228 was pulling ahead and then you got to post this

If Sig still made the P220 Dark Elite with the same size beavertail as your P226, I wouldn't be in this mess ...
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Old 01-27-2013, 3:34 PM
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Where are you finding a Sig in stock in the Bay Area lol.
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Old 01-27-2013, 5:44 PM
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P228. it will be a German made carbon steel slide and the P228 is just harder to find. You can always get a P226 later and I highly recommend getting a example that was made in Germany if you want care free ownership. I also own a couple P226's (preimere 9mm Service Pistol) and three P220's.

My two P228's;

P228 safe queen:


P228 daily CCW:

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Old 01-27-2013, 5:48 PM
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What do the German made p228's run for?
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Old 01-27-2013, 5:56 PM
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What do the German made p228's run for?
I Picked up both of these within the last three weeks for +/- $700. Its not the $$$ so much as finding one and jumping on it. I have my two and I'm done unless I come across a LNIB "MADE IN W.GERMANY" with all the goodies.
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228!!!
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Old 01-27-2013, 6:12 PM
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Like others have already stated....228!

226's are more available and easier to find. You can always pick one up later.
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Old 01-27-2013, 6:16 PM
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Il pick 228 between the two..but for me investment wise il get the 226 with anchor logo or the 226 blackwater edition.
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228. Don't see many. I have a beautiful two-tone. My 226 .40 is pretty common. Have a 226 Scorpion in 9mm, that's a sweet gun.
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Why not just get both?
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Older is better if you are looking to collect.

If you are looking to shoot then the newer models are much easier to maintain. Roll pins, and the origional 3-piece mainspring strut are a pain in the rear.
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My vote: P228, Made in Germany or W Germany, with all the German proof marks and matching triple serial number
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as a collectible i would choose a lnib w german P228 over a lnib w german P226, and i would select a lnib w german P226 over a lnib example of current production P226 variants.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:21 AM
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Both are excellent guns, and while either can be used in a variety of situations, they are made for different uses. Without question, if your primary use is HD, uniform carry or range, the 226 would be the best. For daily concealed carry, I would pick the 228. While it is not an issue here in California do to our stringent laws, a full capacity 226 magazine will work in a 228, in a similar manner that the longer Glock magazines work in the smaller guns.

The longer sight radius of the 226 does help on the range. The smaller size of the 228 helps make it more concealable. So, what is your primary use?
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:31 AM
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Both are excellent guns, and while either can be used in a variety of situations, they are made for different uses. Without question, if your primary use is HD, uniform carry or range, the 226 would be the best. For daily concealed carry, I would pick the 228. While it is not an issue here in California do to our stringent laws, a full capacity 226 magazine will work in a 228, in a similar manner that the longer Glock magazines work in the smaller guns.

The longer sight radius of the 226 does help on the range. The smaller size of the 228 helps make it more concealable. So, what is your primary use?

OP has stated the purpose of this purchase is for adding a safe queen to his collection. read his post again.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:32 AM
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I dont have a p228, but I own a p229 and a p226 and I must say if I could only keep one of them, I dont think I could choose just buy both and if you end up liking one more than the other, give the one you dont like to me
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Scorpion...I don't care that it wasn't one of the choices.
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Thanks all for your opinions and responses. As of right now, looks like I'm leaning towards a P228. I will be looking at a LNIB one on Friday and if it's as nice as I hope it is ... I'll go with it.
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I like full size over compact. But I prefer 9mm in 226 instead of 40s&w.
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The P226 with upgraded grips.


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Why not get both a West German P228 and a P6? Get two pieces of history.
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226R here
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I own and love both! If you're limited to 10rd mags go for the 228.
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