Bought this pre-owned Sig Sauer P229 as a Christmas gift for an immediate family member. I previously bought one of Sig’s pre-owned pistols from Bud’s, am thoroughly pleased with that gun, so decided to give the P229 a try.
I took the gun to the range to check it out because I got it in Oct, and knew it would not be fired until after Christmas. I wanted to be sure the gun was in good working order before waiting that long to find out. I fired 50 rounds through it, and knew that it was as in great shape. It is cosmetically as perfect as a refurbished gun be, and that’s not a faint-praise comment. It looks nearly new!
As they say, “A Sig is a Sig”, and this P229 certainly upholds that reputation. I ran a combination of 25 commercial rounds from three manufacturers and 25 rounds of my reloads through it without the slightest hesitation or malfunction. My experience with it was as positive as the two other Sig’s I’ve fired/own.
Do not shy away from the “pre-owned” appellation. The savings alone compared to a new P229 will more than make up for any minute scratches you may encounter. The guns have been carried and fired by police officers somewhere in the country, and Sig has made sure its reputation isn’t going to be dinged by sending out an inferior fire arm, new or not.
Had dinner with the recipient of the gun last night and learned that it has become his CCW because it is much easier to carry than the 1911 he’s been carrying for several years. He really likes this gun!
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!