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Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by maxboostcore, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Oct 22, 2009 at 9:57 AM
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    what do you guys think. my friend is selling me his sig p226 with nite sites and rail for $500 w/ 2 15 rnd mags. Only has 20 rounds through it. I was thinking about getting a blackwater edition but would cost me twice as much but it has a 20rnd mag. Also, what do you guys think of the p229. I was thinking about getting the tactical version of that as well. Please give your opinions. Thank you in advance.:D
     
  2. Oct 22, 2009 at 9:58 AM
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    Anything over a 10 round mag is illegal in the state of California! The sigs are a good choice. You should be happy!
     
  3. Oct 22, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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    do you think that's a good price though? i could just get the gun without the mags but do you think those prices are good?
     
  4. Oct 22, 2009 at 10:03 AM
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    Yea, $500 seems fair. Usually the sigs start out at $800. Where is your friend? Does he live in Cali too? You are going to have to do the transfer through an FFL.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    yeah he lives CA as well. Hopefully it doesn't cost too much to get everything set up.
     
  6. Oct 22, 2009 at 10:10 AM
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    Private party transfer is usually around $20 - $30 plus the $25 state DROS fee. You will both need to be at the shop, in person. Leave the mags at home. You can't own those mags by law, but not everyone listens to the law. Your choice, you have to make the call on that. Just check with some local shops and see what they charge. I do all my transfers at Fort Courage Armory in Simi Valley, CA. Tim the owner is really good and his prices are fair.
     
  7. Oct 22, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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    thanks JT
     
  8. Oct 22, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    No worries. PM me if you have any other questions or need some info.
     
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    I carried a Sig in Iraq... I loved it.

    Go for it!
     
  10. Oct 22, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    Buy the 226 from your friend, thats a good deal!
     
  11. Oct 22, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    what about a the p229? how do you feels about that gun? i know it's smaller and easier to conceal. do you guys have any experience with that gun?
     
  12. Oct 22, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    My dad carried one for over 20 years with the FBI and swears by them. Honestly though every shooter is different so make sure you get some range time or at least handle it before you buy
     
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    Unless the magazines are grandfathered in, you are asking for trouble in California.
     
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    thank you.

    nope, don't want any trouble at all. last thing i would want. if i get into trouble that's less time on TW :D and less money for the tacoma :bananadance:
     
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    Haha very true. I just read through my post and I think I got distracted. I was just trying to tell you to make sure you are comfortable with it, it feels good and suits your shooting well!

    I love Sigs, but I dont want you to spend $500 on a gun that doesn't feel comfortable.
     
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    my friend has a 226 for work and carries a 229 for off duty. does it make a big difference? they almost both look the same but having a compact would be nice to conceal.
     
  17. Oct 22, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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    I have only handled the p226 so I cannot say. Especially if you want to conceal it, I personally find it very important for the gun to feel like an extension of your body rather than foreign object. Sigs are my favorite handgun but just make sure you pick it up and get a feel for it before you buy!
     
  18. Oct 22, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    Plus that is a hell of a deal so as long as you like it you should pounce on it!
     
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    Any of the Sig classics are top notch pistols. The only difference between the 226 and 229 is the 229 is a compact. Absolutely zero difference in quality or shootability.
     
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