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Sig P228/229 thin grips.
« on: February 08, 2017, 02:31:55 PM »
Who makes thin, aggressive grips for the P228?

I typically use Hogue and VZ grips, but VZ doesn't seem to make Sig grips for that model and Vogue doesn't look to have any thin grips with good texture.
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    Re: Sig P228/229 thin grips.
    « Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 04:22:57 PM »
    Look into the E2 grip for the P229 - as long the pistol has the new style mainspring, the grip will fit.  Even if it has the old style, you will just need to swap a few parts.

    I have tried both the E2 and stock grips, and both the standard and short triggers.  Out of the four possible combinations, I preferred the E2 grip and standard trigger.
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    Re: Sig P228/229 thin grips.
    « Reply #2 on: February 08, 2017, 04:51:25 PM »
    Look into the E2 grip for the P229 - as long the pistol has the new style mainspring, the grip will fit.  Even if it has the old style, you will just need to swap a few parts.

    I have tried both the E2 and stock grips, and both the standard and short triggers.  Out of the four possible combinations, I preferred the E2 grip and standard trigger.

    First off, why the regular trigger over the fancy short reset trigger?

    Second, I'm not sure what main spring my Sig has  :-[. Wonder if Grant could help weigh in on this.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: Sig P228/229 thin grips.
    « Reply #3 on: February 08, 2017, 05:45:06 PM »
    First off, why the regular trigger over the fancy short reset trigger?

    Second, I'm not sure what main spring my Sig has  :-[. Wonder if Grant could help weigh in on this.
    Not the 'short reset' - those are fine.  The short-reach trigger, which I found a bit too short, when combined with the E2 grip. 

    The easiest way to tell is to take off your grips and observe what the spring looks like.  If it is captive on a metal strut, that is the old style.  The newer ones are not captive, and fit down into a ~1"  plastic mounting sleeve.  If the spring goes 'into' plastic, it is the new style.
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    Re: Sig P228/229 thin grips.
    « Reply #4 on: February 08, 2017, 06:54:18 PM »
    On my previous 226 TacOps, I purchased some diamond G10 grips from Mil-Tac to better conceal my handgun at work.  They worked great and had excellent traction--I believe Mil-Tac grips are used on the Springfield TRP, and if you have ever shot one of those, the grips embed themselves in your hand.  Looks like they have P229 grips in development, but not full production yet.  They are worth the wait, unless you can find Sig Legion grips (I currently have a 226 Legion, otherwise I would have purchased the Mil-Tac grips again).

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    Re: Sig P228/229 thin grips.
    « Reply #5 on: February 08, 2017, 07:04:11 PM »
    First off, why the regular trigger over the fancy short reset trigger?

    Second, I'm not sure what main spring my Sig has  :-[. Wonder if Grant could help weigh in on this.

     I'm sure it's the standard/old mainspring.    I never changed it and I doubt the Louisiana State Police did either.

       
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