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Old April 22, 2009, 02:13 PM   #1
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Sig P2022 vs P229

I'm looking at buying a Sig in 9mm. These models seem pretty similar. Is the 229 worth 350$ more than the 2022, and if so, what constitutes the price jump??

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Old April 22, 2009, 02:45 PM   #2
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They are completely different pistols. P229 is a classic SIG Sauer P series pistol with its under barrel locking cam, take down procedure, recoil spring, silent two stage decocker, one piece trigger bar detent and trigger return spring, an external extractor with a seperate detent spring, and the SP2022 has a P210 or CZ like under barrel locking cam and with similar take down procedure to them, noisy one stage decocker, two different springs with a seperate trigger bar detent piece and spring, an internal one piece extractor.

The frame of the SP2022 is polymer and slide rails are seperate parts with the two seperate locking and hammer block. While the size of the SP2022 approaches to the P226 and it has almost the same weight with the 229, it has the same barrel lenght with the 229. The standard factory magazine holds two more rounds than the 229. SP2022 shoots as good as any SIG Sauer pistol, be sure that it is not a compromise between the price and the quality. It is the daily carry piece of Bruce Gray if it matters.

P229 is a classic, more compact pistol with a very well known tack driving record.
Try both of them side by side if possible.
Choose the one which suits you better with confidence.

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Old April 22, 2009, 04:53 PM   #3
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thanks

wow i guess i know nothing about sigs. thanks for the very informative reply!!
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Old April 22, 2009, 04:58 PM   #4
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I own both

Don't recall my 2022 decocker being noisy...

They are both good guns.

One thing I would add is that you have the option of .22LR, 9MM, .357, and .40 with the 229.
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Old April 22, 2009, 07:49 PM   #5
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One thing I would add is that you have the option of .22LR, 9MM, .357, and .40 with the 229.
Only if you start out with a .357, or a .40.
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Old April 22, 2009, 07:56 PM   #6
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Trigger Pull

I own both the 2022 and the 229. The trigger on the 229 is smooth both double and single action. The trigger on the 2022 just is not smooth and the double action trigger pull is too much for my wife to endure.
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Old April 22, 2009, 07:57 PM   #7
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Any handgun that endures a 3 million round torture test and performs flawlessly has to have something going for it... The P229DAK is a great gun, I want one...
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Old April 22, 2009, 11:46 PM   #8
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We also have both, and don't recall the wife's 2022 decocker being noisy. Yes, it has a different feel, but I wouldn't call it noisy. Both are great guns and I... note I said "I"... can't tell much difference in the accuracy between them. If I had to choose between one of them, I'd go with the 229, but mainly because it feels just a little better in "my" hand. Not much, but there is a slight difference.

FWIW, I only gave $50 more for my 299 used, than my 2022 new ($499 at Cabela's) so there are deals to be had if you look around.
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Old April 24, 2009, 10:28 PM   #9
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Good luck finding ANYTHIG for the 2022...they have stopped manufacturing the gun, and mags/ holsters are pretty much non-exsistant.

I would know, i wanted one for my duty pistol and couldn't find it in three different cites...over 15 gun shops!

The 229 has a great size, and feel. Good capacity for all it's available calibers, and it's a full-metal gun (something i favor).
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Old April 24, 2009, 11:23 PM   #10
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2022...they have stopped manufacturing the gun
Did they stopped tmanufacturing the SP2022 or importing it to the States?
French Police Depertment will be using the SP 2022 till the year 2022, and in May 2003 Sauer won a contract with the French Ministry of the Interior to supply them with 270,000 SIG Pros to be delivered untill the year 2022, and SP 2022 is French national police/Gendarmerie version of the original SIG Sauer SIG Pro SP 2009, and I am sure that they wil at least need some spare parts if not some complete replacement pistols.
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