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I have a P225 and it is a very good shooter. Accurate and reliable. The P225 is very similar to the P6. Mine was a Swiss Police trade in and it runs great.

If you can deal with the d/a to s/a trigger....its not a bad choice.

My wife and daughter like shooting it, because of its thin and small grip.

You could do a lot worse than a SIG P225 pistol.

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I bought 2 of them back when they were 300 or less. One I completely redone and my Fiance stole...lol The other one I have yet to fire.
They are great little guns but not all P6's will feed hollowpoints reliably.
 

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They are great little guns but not all P6's will feed hollowpoints reliably.
THIS. IIRC you can swap in the barrel for the P225 to get good function with hollowpoints. There are also some gunsmiths who know how to change the angle of the feed ramp for reliable function with hollowpoints, as my fuzzy memory has it the P6 uses a 22 degree feed ramp and it needs to be 20 degrees to work well with hollowpoints.
 

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The P225/P6 is currently at the top of my "buy" list. I have researched the P6 feed ramp issue and found the following post on SIGforum ...

"Dear Mr. xxxxxxx,

We checked our drawings and found out that we change the angle of the barrel ramp on the 14th of June 1989 from 52 degrees to 54 degrees.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
With best regards,

Ralf Vanicek
Produktmanager SIG SAUER

J.P. Sauer & Sohn GmbH
gegr. 1751
Sauerstrasse 2-6
D 24340 Eckernförde"

So, there shouldn't be any HP feed issues with a P6 made in 1990 (KA proof mark) or later. And, the feed ramp on the older P6's can be modified to reliably feed HP ammo.
 

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I am aware that they can be modified, I just havent had mine done. I am not sure if the 225 barrel is drop in or not. I know they are pretty much the same gun but you should see how my luck goes..lol Sig offers the fix too I believe.
 

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What are the dimensions on the P6/P225? I'm looking to swap my XD40 Service for something slightly more concealable and the Sig line of pistols has piqued my interest. Many are a bit outside of my budget, but the P6/P225 fits well. I'm looking for something that is less than the advertised 5.5 inches tall that the XD is.

Also, what's the empty weight of the P6/P225? I know it's a steal frame pistol, so it's likely going to be a bit on the heavy side.


Sorry to hijack the thread a bit - but I thought that the comparison and information might benefit all of us.

Thanks!

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What are the dimensions on the P6/P225? I'm looking to swap my XD40 Service for something slightly more concealable and the Sig line of pistols has piqued my interest. Many are a bit outside of my budget, but the P6/P225 fits well. I'm looking for something that is less than the advertised 5.5 inches tall that the XD is.

Also, what's the empty weight of the P6/P225? I know it's a steal frame pistol, so it's likely going to be a bit on the heavy side.
Hi,
Actually it is an aluminum alloy frame weighing in about 26oz. To be honest with you, you will not be losing much in the way of size. It is a little shorter with a height of 5.2". The biggest notice will be in the grip width, it feels very thin but more substantial than a traditional single stack like a Kahr or 1911.

I will also caution you that trade in P6's may need some spring replacement and some feed ramp work to work with hollow points. They, however, were available at extremely good prices not too long ago ($300 online).

Here is my P225:

 

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The P225/P6 is currently at the top of my "buy" list. I have researched the P6 feed ramp issue and found the following post on SIGforum ...

"Dear Mr. xxxxxxx,

We checked our drawings and found out that we change the angle of the barrel ramp on the 14th of June 1989 from 52 degrees to 54 degrees.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
With best regards,

Ralf Vanicek
Produktmanager SIG SAUER

J.P. Sauer & Sohn GmbH
gegr. 1751
Sauerstrasse 2-6
D 24340 Eckernförde"

So, there shouldn't be any HP feed issues with a P6 made in 1990 (KA proof mark) or later. And, the feed ramp on the older P6's can be modified to reliably feed HP ammo.
I just noticed the content in your post, that's really informative! thanks!
 

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The p6 is a great gun, and a great way for those curious about Sig, but hesitant about the price to check the brand out. The p6 was my first Sig and set the trap for another three Sigs to enter my collection. So beware, they are addictive.

Typical of the alloy frame guns, one must remember to lube the rails after cleaning. Sigs in general, have always proven extremly accurate. I thought that it was due to the full lenght slide rails, but both my p290, and Sigpro 2022 also exhibit tight groups.

More specific to the p6, it features the old folded steel slide that many rave about. Indeed, the gun does appear to balance well in ones hand but beware that the seals had a problem with these older slides rusting, and if you sweat on your carry guns like I do, you might have to either keep a silicone rag handy or have it refinished. Good luck on your selection, and please let us know if you do pick up a p6.

TheJoe, you might want to check out the Sigpro line of guns. I just got my West German proof marked 2022 for $350 used locally.
 

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just picked up a 225 and i love it.. a great hard hitting gun... so much fun to shoot.. at the first of the year i will be fixing her up.... sights , and maybe trigger job. poss paint her up but i like the look, and also grips..
 

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Got mine...after shipping and transfer, $457 out the door

crappy cell phone pic..but just waiting to get some inexpensive rounds and go shoot

 
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