Price Check: Sig P225 (Gun of the Month)

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by GULFPILOT, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. GULFPILOT

    GULFPILOT Member

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    Just wanted the board's advice before making this purchase. I have an opportunity to purchase a Sig P225 (Not a P6) Gun of the Month Model. This was a limited run Sig made for each model. This model comes complete with factory Novaks. Gun comes complete with all the paperwork, hangtag and two magazines. I would rate the gun at about 96%-98% with under 500 round through it. Do ya'll think $450 flat is a good price? With the recent flood of P6's on the market for around $300 im not sure. Thanks
     


  2. ChicagoTex

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    I'd gladly pay $450 for it.
     
  3. Shiner Bock

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    FWIW the 2008 Blue Book of Gun Values lists the P225 as:

    $595 - 100%
    $525 - 98%
    $450 - 95%
    $425 - 90%

    I'd say it was a good deal at $450 OTD. Even a P6 will run you about $325 OTD at cheapest with shipping and transfer fees. I think an extra $125 for the gun you describe would be well worth it.
     
  4. SIG_Fiend

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    For an actual P225, and in the condition you described, $450 is definitely a fair deal. I still see some people trying to sell P225's for over $500 occasionally. I never really see them under $400 though.

    Just so everyone is aware, for all intents and purposes the P225 is nearly identical to the P6. Yes there are some minor differences in the hammer design, supposedly the type of finish, and the feedramps of earlier P6 models. HOWEVER, they are still some 98-99% THE SAME GUN. I've heard a few people whine about this on various forums about how the P225 is a "completely different gun". That's like taking 2 identical black kettles and arguing that one is a slightly lighter shade of black. :rofl: Anyways, just thought I would preemptively throw that out there in case one of those guys comes along. If you like the P225, great! Even though P6's are effectively almost the same and cost significantly less, from a standpoint of quality I would gladly pay that price for one of those guns. They are excellent quality like any other Sig. The P6's are a bargain, but if you feel you would prefer a P225 don't feel like you are getting short changed as they are still worth the money.
     
  5. ChicagoTex

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    I basically agree with you HK_Fiend, I would just like to highlight what I consider to be the most important difference between the 225 and the P6 - which is the stiffer mainspring (this is easily remedied with a quick order from Wolff springs however).
    Also the hammer is bothersomely ugly to me, I have yet to find someone selling replacement 225 hammers - if they did I might be inclined to buy a P6 (that is, if I could find one around here for a decent price).
     
  6. SIG_Fiend

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    Ah, forgot about the mainspring.

    Yeah, that cutaway hammer is annoying. ;) Supposedly they did that so that if an officer ever had an ND, it would be apparent if the gun had been dropped on to the hammer as that cutaway section would bend inwards from the force of the impact. Still, they are lame and I found that if excessive (IE - winter) clothing or loose clothing was worn, I could actually run into issues of it sometimes catching on the open section of the hammer.

    You can get a regular non-cutaway hammer here:

    http://www.topgunsupply.com/sig-hammer_p220-225-226-228-229-245-nickel.html

    http://www.topgunsupply.com/sig-hammer_p220-225-226-228-229-245_phosphate.html

    The plain black phosphate one is $45. I don't believe there is any real difference between the P220 hammers and the P6 or some various other Sigs, at least as far as the internal mounting portion goes. Personally if (more like when, since I'm a Sig addict) I ever had a P6 again I would just chop that piece off and buy an extra mag with the money. ;)
     
  7. ChicagoTex

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    Thanks for the link, yeah $45 is steep for that. I was expecting less than $20...
     
  8. mac79912

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    Well did you get it?Thats a good deal.
     

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