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Old 07-20-2018, 9:00 AM
LA Vlad LA Vlad is offline
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Default SigSauer X-Change Kit 9mm to .40

I have two 9mm SigSauer guns in SSE. P226 and P229. I like to change the caliber on one of the guns to a .40.

Which of the guns should I change the caliber the 226 or the 229 to a .40 and why?

Did any one buy the caliber x-change kit for the 226 or 229? If so is the ejector short (old style) or long (new style)?

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LA Vlad
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:31 PM
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I'm not interested in Sig anymore, so I may be mistaken on some of this.

There have been three different locking blocks on p229 and p226 over the years, not all caliber xchange kits will fit. If your Sigs are new, they'll have the latest "universal" locking block I believe, which means you need the new xchange kits with the long extractor.

Since guns in .40 usually sell for less, you can probably get a used gun for around $600 with extra mags, that would be my choice.

I had a 9mm legacy xchange kit for my .40 and really never used it. Got it direct from Sig when I sent my gun in for their service package and SRT, which they were running a special price on.

I think they charged me around $300 for the xchange kit, service package with new night sights and srt was like $120, and they covered shipping which was a good deal.
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:50 PM
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i'd get it for the one you like shooting the most, or would be most likely to use.
for me, it would probably be the 226 since it is the larger of the two with the inherent advantages of a longer barrel and heavier platform
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Old 07-22-2018, 8:46 AM
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thank you all. I like the triger feel of the 229 and the size of the 226. I have 1500 round on each. This sigs are the new style block. I rely like to shoot both. They go to the range each time I go, no matter what else I shoot.

Love how easily Sig brake down without the need for punch tools.

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