Thread: 9mm vs.45
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Old August 21st, 2005, 09:23 PM
greghirst greghirst is offline
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Originally Posted by johnlee
This is probably the reason why I can't stand other SIG-Sauers like the P228--they have CNC-cut slides.

You're thinking of the P229. All German-made SIG-Sauers (220/225/228) use stamped slides. The 228 is not longer available in the US as the US-made 229 is available in 9mm, .357 sig, and .40 sw. The Exeter NH plant uses (or at least they did) German-made aluminum frames and uses a US-made machined slide and makes their own barrels and springs. I've heard these US-made springs are prone to failure.

I also don't like the machined slide. The stamping has a unique look and quality that I like.
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