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Old May 21, 2014, 03:43 PM   #1
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SIG Model 227 Question

Can anybody tell me when the SIG Model 227 pistol was introduced? Thanks.
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Old May 21, 2014, 03:53 PM   #2
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Last year SHOT show I believe. Within the past couple of years anyways.
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Old May 21, 2014, 03:58 PM   #3
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No earlier than 2013? Thanks, Uncle Malice.
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Old May 21, 2014, 04:07 PM   #4
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yep, 2013: Here's an article from Guns & Ammo http://www.gunsandammo.com/2013/01/1...r-p227-series/
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Old May 21, 2014, 08:16 PM   #5
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They started selling it this year, I've had mine for three months.
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Old May 21, 2014, 08:28 PM   #6
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They started selling it this year, I've had mine for three months.
They've been available to purchase since the second half of 2013.
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Old May 21, 2014, 08:46 PM   #7
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They started selling it this year, I've had mine for three months.
How do you like it now that you have had it for awhile? I am considering upgrading from a P220. Does it shoot any differently?
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Old May 21, 2014, 10:08 PM   #8
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"Upgrading" is not a term I would use if you are considering selling your P220 to buy the 227. I talked to the SIG guys at the NRA convention - best guess was June/July for the 14rd mags. I don't believe you can switch the grip(s) to G10 or aluminum, the 227 10rd capacity is/has been available in the 220 FOREVER, and the E2 grip is a no-go for me.

However, if the larger grip fits you (you shoot better with it), then enjoy the 227. Nice firearm, just not sure it's better than a 220, 226, etc.....

Good luck and enjoy your range time.
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Old May 25, 2014, 04:00 PM   #9
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"Upgrading" is not a term I would use if you are considering selling your P220 to buy the 227.
I agree with you but I did switch from my 220 Carry (and took a hit on it price-wise when a sold it at a gun show for $675.00 after having paid around $820.00, plus tax, for it several years ago) to a Model 227. I like the E2 grip on the Model 227 (even though I have relatively big hands) and it comes real close to replicating the same E2 grip that I have on my Model 226; there's no downside to having a couple of extra rounds on board and, finally, though I've never had a problem with the internal extractor on my 220 Carry, I have been sufficiently unnerved by the internet warnings of the internal extractor failing in the due course of time to cave-in to the hype and so-called "evidence" damning the location of the extractor-it's just a matter of putting my mind at ease, no matter my hands-on experience suggesting otherwise.

More disturbing to me is the ridiculously high prices wanted for spare factory mags for the Model 227-if you can find them. I just paid $45.00 for one at my lgs (I like to have at least three magazines for any semi-auto pistol I own) but I wasn't happy doing so. A real rip-off in my estimation.
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Old May 25, 2014, 04:06 PM   #10
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$45 for a mag doesn't bother me too much. My damn HK 45 and USP 45 mags are $60. I have 10 for the USP... only 3 for the HK 45 so far. Those are a one-at-a-time affair.

Hopefully MecGar will start pumping out 227 mags. I replace all my 229/226 mags with MecGar versions anyways.

I would certainly like to give the 227 a shot - both literally and figuratively. My 220 Elite Dark is pretty nice, but I would probably consider trading it. The 227 is especially interesting to me for the upcoming 14rd mags.
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Old June 18, 2014, 04:02 PM   #11
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Sig 227

I have a Sig 227 SAS and I am getting better at firing it a accurately because I was used to firing 9 mm. After a few trips to the range and not letting the muzzle ride up I have gotten better. Usually only shoot about 50 rounds each time and now that is after 100 rounds of 9mm. I was suprised how much better I have been able to hit the bullseye. Maybe it is the once or twice a week range time that helps also.
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Old June 18, 2014, 04:25 PM   #12
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I was really excited for the 227 until I realized the flush fit mags only hold 10 rounds. Considering all the mags I have already, there is no reason for me to "upgrade" from my P220 or a 1911.

If I see one for a decent price (say CPO or some such) I'll still consider one, just not gonna jump for a NIB one myself.
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Old June 18, 2014, 04:52 PM   #13
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Considering all the mags I have already, there is no reason for me to "upgrade" from my P220 or a 1911
Yes, I was originally pretty excited, but once I realized I only gained two rounds my excitement subsided a bit. I’ve only seen pictures of the extended magazine and can’t decide if it looks goofy or ninja or both. If someone were looking for a SIG .45acp the P227 would be a nice choice, but no need to upgrade if you already have the P220.
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