Make: Sig Sauer
Model: P228 Compact
Serial Number: B109046
Year of Manufacture: 1989 (JK Date Code)
Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Action Type: Double Action / Single Action (DA / SA), Removable Magazine Fed Pistol with Decocker
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “SIG / SAUER / SIGARMS, INC. / Herndon-VA”, the right side of the slide is marked with the serial number and “P228 MADE IN W. GERMANY”, the bottom is marked with two proofs and “JK” date code. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number and an eagle over “N”. The right side of the barrel, visible through the ejection port is marked “9mm Para”. The included magazine is marked “SIG / SAUER / P228” with a ‘zipper back’ construction and three witness holes marked “5 / 10 / 13”. The factory plastic box has an end label and comes with a test target, both are serialized to the pistol.
Barrel Length: 3.9”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a black blade with a recessed white dot, the base is dovetailed onto the slide. The rear sight is a square notched base with a white rectangular recess, also dovetailed onto the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are black polymer panels with pebbling on the flanks; the stocks wrap around the back strap and provide more pebbling for traction. There are no damages to speak of and only scuffs in the smooth portions which do not penetrate. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Black Nitron Slide, Matte Black Alloy Frame
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance is represented by operational wear on the barrel and some very light scuffs from the takedown lever and handling. The serrations are sharp and there are no major damages. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This pistol features a decocker lever with the takedown lever and slide stop located on the left side. The double and single action pulls are smooth and crisp, with a rebounding hammer. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is the pistol’s maroon two piece cardboard box with foam inserts. The box is serialized to the pistol and shows some scuff losses from storage with some areas of tape removal resulting in losses, rating in about Fine condition. The serialized test target and an unmarked test target with a very decent group are included as well as the owner’s manual. One 13 round magazine is included showing minor wear (WE CANNOT SELL THE MAGAZINE TO ANY CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, OR RESIDENT OF ANY STATE WITH MAGAZINE CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS).
Our Assessment: From http://www.remtek.com/arms/sig/model/228/228.htm: “The best duty pistol is also extremely accurate. Stress under physical exhaustion or combat duress plays havoc with your shooting ability. I want the most accurate pistol possible to maximize hit potential under these extreme conditions. This is especially important when operating in an environment that contains hostile and non-hostile targets. A surgical shot may be needed to take out single or multiple threats, without hitting fellow operatives or innocent bystanders. It is also critical when facing a battle rifle-equipped hostile. Every SIG P228 I’ve shot is accurate enough to reach out and touch a target to 100 yards with confidence. This can’t be said for many other popular pistols. The only popular service pistol that beats the P228 for accuracy out of the box is the SIG P226. Table One provides accuracy figures for my own stock P228 with a wide assortment of ball and hollowpoint ammo. Note the total average hand held five-shot group size at 25 yards: it’s 2.80 inches. Conventional hollowpoint ammo, which included everything from +P+ 115 to 147-grain subsonic, averaged an excellent 2.60 inches!” This is a handsome pistol that looks to have seen very little use outside of the factory. The metal finish remains at about 98%, the action is smooth and the original factory box and test target are included. If you have been looking for your next carry or duty pistol, this should be highly considered. Please see our picture and good luck!