...for one thing...under German firearms law...firearms manufactured in Germany are sent to state controled proof houses before being released for distribution...as a quality control and safty measure...these German made pistols must pass a series of inspections and tests...including being proofed with a high pressure cartrage...this insures a certain level of quality in the production and assembly of the pistol and also in the grade of materials used...these proof houses are not associated with any of the manufacturers...but are independant enties...silvertdi said:I've been told the old stamped slide p226s are better, but why?
...the weight factor and where that weight is placed is critical to how "naturally" the weapon points...my Sig 228 is about 3 ounces lighter than my 229...and the extra weight is all on top...in the slide of the 229...making the pistol top heavy and badly balanced IMO...and less naturally pointable as if it were an extension of your arm...Muzzle Flash said:Never really considered the weight factor, I think its about an oz different. My buddy had a stamped one, which is what I learned on a long time ago. I don't really recall feeling a difference. I did like the dot the i sights better than my trijicons though.