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    i was wondering if you had a 9mm version if you could swap the barrel and mags for .357 if it would work? thanks to any one who can help me answer

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    The 9MM P-Series Sigs can not be converted to .357 Sig or .40 S&W. The frame, locking block, and I believe the extractor and breech face are different.

    However I believe you can buy a .40 S&W or .357 Sig model and convert it to run all three calibers. Although at that point I would just recommend a .357 Sig model with the .22 conversion kit.

    If you pick up a .40 S&W or .357 Sig model you can swap factory barrels with little or no fitting between these two with no issues whatsoever and the mags are the same.

    I have owned a 9MM P226 and currently own the P229R 9MM model and I love these guns.

    If you end up with one of the larger calibers I would recommend the .22 conversion kit to save some money for practice down the road.

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    thanks I was just wondering since i went down to VA arms to get a sig and they were out of the .357 sig so i bought the 9 mm since i wanted somethin other then .40 but thanks for the help

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    .22 conversion kit is also available for the 226.

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    Nelson_Muntz wrote:
    .22 conversion kit is also available for the 226.
    Just remember that the .22 conversion kit doesn't automatically lock-up the slide when it is empty so make sure to count how many rounds you have shot and how many you have remaining in the magazine.

    Does anybody have any ideas why it is unable to lock-up after it is empty??

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    If you end up with a .22 conversion kit it would be wise to invest in .22 snap caps for the mags. Load one .22 snap cap as the last round in every .22 mag because you do not want the .22 conversion kit firing pin to strike an empty chamber.

    If you live in NoVa and you would like to try a P229 in 9MM DA/SA let me know.

    The reason the .22 conversion kit doesn't lock back is because the follower of the conversion magazine never engages the slide stop. It is unfortunately part of the design of the kit.


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    wheelerXD wrote:
    thanks I was just wondering since i went down to VA arms to get a sig and they were out of the .357 sig so i bought the 9 mm since i wanted somethin other then .40 but thanks for the help
    I live in Richmond, can someone point me in the right direction for VA ARMS. Thanks ~~~ Gunny

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    Gunny,

    Virginia Arms Co.
    9760 Center St.
    Manassas VA 20110
    703-368-3949
    www.virginiaarms.com

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    Gunny5821 wrote:
    wheelerXD wrote:
    thanks I was just wondering since i went down to VA arms to get a sig and they were out of the .357 sig so i bought the 9 mm since i wanted somethin other then .40 but thanks for the help
    I live in Richmond, can someone point me in the right direction for VA ARMS. Thanks ~~~ Gunny
    OP: You're better off with the 9, in my opinion, I'd stick with it - you can get some 17 round magazines made by MecGar.

    From Richmond: I-95 N to Falmouth, follow 17 N to 28; NE on 28 (a right-turn in Bealeton in front of a POPEYE's); After you cross the railroad tracks in Manassas, VA Arms will be in a small strip mall on your L. OR take the Dumfries Exit off of I-95 and take 605 W to 234; N on 234 to Manassas. I prefer the former because it's more direct; others like to stay on Shirley Hghwy because it's faster. I think it's six of one and half a dozen of the other.

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    Or, you can look at the modular Sig P250, which CAN be changed (as long as you buy the appropriate conversion pieces. I got a good look at this piece when I worked an administrative assistance job at the Sig factory in Exeter for about a week last year.

    http://www.sigsauer.com/Products/Sho...?categoryid=54

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    I know the whole conversion kit sounds kind of cool and all, but I am not a big fan. For $300-400, you can get an new Ruger Mark III or Browning Buckmark anyway. I'd much rather go this way than messing with something like a $700-800 P226.

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    Chuckles wrote:
    I know the whole conversion kit sounds kind of cool and all, but I am not a big fan. For $300-400, you can get an new Ruger Mark III or Browning Buckmark anyway. I'd much rather go this way than messing with something like a $700-800 P226.
    My thinking exactly. Better to have two pistols for close to the same money, at least in my opinion

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