A few years back (I'll let you guess how long) I was getting ready to go to the police academy and needed to purchase what would be my first duty weapon. I took a drive with a friend to Texas State Distributers in Houston. They are no longer in business, but at the time they were located in the same building as the FBI and were strickly a LE only operation. You had to show some sort of ID to even get in the door. The Sig LE rep was in the store and convinced me to buy the Sig P228. I went through the acadamy with this weapon and carried it with me daily for the first 4 years of my LE career. I then decided to start carrying Glock and retired the Sig. A short time later a sold it to another LE officer that wanted it. I needed the cash at the time but told him I wanted the first shot at buying it back if he ever decided to sell it. Many years passed and I lost track of the buyer, but I always missed this gun and wished I had never sold it. A little over a year ago we both came back to work at the same agency and he still had my old Sig. I tried to buy it back several times, but he was never interested. Last night while working overtime together he let me know he had traded it away. I happened to know the person he traded it to well and was able to buy it back for $350.00. I could not be happier! Funny thing is, I checked my closet and I still have about 7 holsters for this gun. Guess I have to go stack up on 9mm again!