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Old September 14, 2001, 01:52 PM   #1
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how much is a new frame for a sig p229

sounds like it might be better to just shoot it to death let the fram crack then get another one.because some or the recoil systems that help frame battering my be unsafe.
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Old September 14, 2001, 02:16 PM   #2
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If the frame cracks, Sig will replace it. Just get two and alternate shooting them. Any excuse to buy more, right?
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Old September 14, 2001, 02:22 PM   #3
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do have 2

one is a sig p229 357 sig the other is a p229 sport in 357 sig.love them may get another p229 in 357 sig with night sights next time.the p229 shoots better than it should to have combat sights and a 3.9 inch barrel.even at 50 yards its good.
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Old September 15, 2001, 05:38 PM   #4
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I can't help wondering what you are going to do to the gun that you are so sure will cause the frame to crack.

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Old September 15, 2001, 05:58 PM   #5
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shoot it

i had to send my redhawk in 44 mag back to ruger,shot it out of time.i have a smith 18-4 also out of time.thats the reason i got the second sig to let the revolvers rest,the load is not real hot 10.5 grains of bluedot and a rainer 124 fp in the sig its a 357 sig.
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Old September 15, 2001, 06:44 PM   #6
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I like to shoot medium to light reloads, for practice, and stick to factory ammo for serious purposes. Another site has a "expert" talking to SIG about frames cracking. He reports that the SIG rep told him that the factory had two 229's with almost 300,000 .40 S&W loads and NO problems. Sounds good, but who knows!
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Old September 15, 2001, 06:51 PM   #7
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i have heard of sig frames cracking.also heard you could put them all in a small box .all as in all they have ever had in there history.sounds good to me.
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Old September 15, 2001, 10:37 PM   #8
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Hi, guys,

I have heard of engine blocks cracking too, but I don't carry a short block around in the trunk just in case.

Frame cracks are rare, and always come on gradually, so the frame is not going to fall apart just when you draw on the bad guy. I would worry about it when/if it happens.

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