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WTT: Sig P229 DA/SA for DAO or DAK model
« on: February 11, 2014, 03:17:17 am »
I just interviewed with Dunbar for a position as an Armored Car Driver and they have a policy that you cannot carry a weapon with either an external safety OR a decocker.  So...I'm looking to trade my Sig Sauer P229 9mm standard DA/SA model for a DAO or DAK model.  Prefer another 9mm since I have a stockpile of ammo.

Not sure how many rounds I've put through it.  There are a couple of dings, but I'd say it's in 98% condition.  Not really looking to sell, but I might if the price is right.
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    Re: WTT: Sig P229 DA/SA for DAO or DAK model
    « Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 08:19:51 am »
    Go to topgunsupply.com and give them a call.  Ask them what parts you need to convert to DAO.  I don't think it's very many.  Lots less, say, that going from DAO to DA/SA.  It'll be cheaper, and you get to keep your gun.



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    Re: WTT: Sig P229 DA/SA for DAO or DAK model
    « Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 11:20:25 am »
    Go to topgunsupply.com and give them a call.  Ask them what parts you need to convert to DAO.  I don't think it's very many.  Lots less, say, that going from DAO to DA/SA.  It'll be cheaper, and you get to keep your gun.



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    I'm not sure if they will allow me to carry a gun I've converted either.  I know that a lot of security companies don't want you to modify your weapon because they are afraid of lawyers.  And I don't have the funds right now to pay a gunsmith to do it for me.  I was hoping that I might be able to find someone that wanted to go to the DA/SA trigger model and do a straight swap.
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    Re: WTT: Sig P229 DA/SA for DAO or DAK model
    « Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 08:27:58 pm »
    Why not just convert the gun and don't tell anyone? I don't believe there is a requirement to have it fitted by a smith, it is strictly an armorer-level task AFAIK. Any trained monkey can be an armorer, as long as they have access to the internet and can read. A few tools wouldn't be a bad idea, but nothing that you couldn't pick up at the local hardware store for a couple of bucks.

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    PS I'm an armorer, so I know whereof I speak.

    PPS I'm not a SIG armorer, though, so I may be wrong about the handfitting bit. Also, it never hurts to have an actual gunsmith do the install, especially if you want him to slick it up. But for a duty gun, and looking to save money? Those parts SHOULD be drop in, and it SHOULD be pretty straightforward, and they would work just fine.
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    Re: WTT: Sig P229 DA/SA for DAO or DAK model
    « Reply #4 on: February 11, 2014, 11:52:43 pm »
    Why not just convert the gun and don't tell anyone? I don't believe there is a requirement to have it fitted by a smith, it is strictly an armorer-level task AFAIK. Any trained monkey can be an armorer, as long as they have access to the internet and can read. A few tools wouldn't be a bad idea, but nothing that you couldn't pick up at the local hardware store for a couple of bucks.

    Mike

    PS I'm an armorer, so I know whereof I speak.

    PPS I'm not a SIG armorer, though, so I may be wrong about the handfitting bit. Also, it never hurts to have an actual gunsmith do the install, especially if you want him to slick it up. But for a duty gun, and looking to save money? Those parts SHOULD be drop in, and it SHOULD be pretty straightforward, and they would work just fine.
    Sigs are 'trained monkey simple.'  I had no problem tearing mine apart 'to the piece.'  All he would have to do is replace the hammer, and remove the decocker.  Pretty sure that's it...



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    Re: WTT: Sig P229 DA/SA for DAO or DAK model
    « Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014, 12:32:34 am »
    Seriously...  Nerd, if you buy only a hammer and a hammer strut pin, that's all you need to go to DAO.  Save a hell of a lot of money, and no one needs to know...

    This is from Top Gun Supply's website:
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    I want to convert my SIG pistol to/from DA/SA, DAK, DAO. What parts do I need?
     


    Parts to convert from DA/SA to DAK
     
    -DAK Hammer

    -DAK Hammer Strut

    -DAK Mainspring (red)

    -DAK Safety Lever

    -DAK Sear

    -DAK Sear Spring

    -DAK Trigger Bar

    Note: Not all frames are DAK compatible. If in doubt, call SIG SAUER Customer Service with your serial number. (603)772-2302 or check out our FAQ #11 for photo's showing both types of frames.


       

    Parts to convert from DA/SA to DAO

    -DAO Hammer

    -Hammer Strut Pin (except P239)



    Seriously man - that's all you need.  Save yourself some money.  If you would like to borrow my Sig disassembly dvd, that offer still stands...



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    Re: WTT: Sig P229 DA/SA for DAO or DAK model
    « Reply #6 on: February 12, 2014, 12:43:54 am »
    DAK would be better than DAO, if you have the money for the parts and the frame will accept the DAK system. But if not, and DAO is acceptable, you really should go that route. Unless you do very well in the marketplace, you will lose a lot more money in the exchange than you will spend converting the gun.

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    Re: WTT: Sig P229 DA/SA for DAO or DAK model
    « Reply #7 on: February 12, 2014, 12:47:37 am »
    His gun is post-'05.  It will accept the DAK parts.



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    Re: WTT: Sig P229 DA/SA for DAO or DAK model
    « Reply #8 on: February 12, 2014, 08:36:17 pm »
    I've actually found a guy who's interested in buying it.  He's gonna pay $512 which is the same price (after shipping and FFL transfer fees) as I found an old police trade in P229 with the DAK trigger for.  So, I'm basically just trading guns.
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