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Hello all, I'm looking for a bit of information about a pistol my Local Guy has. It's a redbox p229 that he just got in from Sig. It's a beautiful pistol and I've been wanting a 229 for a while. I currently have a p938, 1911 Ultra two-tone and a 1911 Nightmare carry fastback. Needless to say, I've got the itch for more Sigs! My questions are this: what all exactly does the redbox/referbished model entail? This 229 has markings on the frame - frame made in Germany. Price is $499.00 and that sounds like a deal to me. But I'm not familiar with the redbox / "R" models. Any input would be awesome! Thanks!
 

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SIG SAUER ANNOUNCES PRE-OWNED PROGRAM

The legendary Sig Sauer quality is what law enforcement professionals around the world rely on for When It Counts. The To-Hell-And-Back-Reliability™ of a Sig Sauer is what makes it stand out from the rest.

Now you can own a Sig Sauer pistol that’s been “Duty Tested” protecting communities around the county. Traded in by law enforcement agencies for new Sig Sauer pistols, these pre-owned Sig Sauer pistols have been Factory Certified after passing the Sigarms Five-Point Factory Certification process. And no Certified Pre-Owned Sig Sauer pistol leaves the factory without the approval of one of our expert Sigarms armorers. That’s your guarantee of the legendary Sig Sauer quality and it’s all backed by a one-year factory warranty.

Accept no substitutes. Ask your dealer about Factory Certified Pre-Owned Sig Sauer pistols.

What is Sigarms Five-Point Factory Certification? Each Factory Certified Pre-Owned Sig Sauer is field stripped, refitted with original factory parts where needed, cleaned and lubricated, function tested and hand-inspected by a certified Sigarms armorer.

Does the Factory Certified Pre-Owned Sig Sauer come with a warranty? Yes. Each Factory Certified Pre-Owned Sig Sauer comes with a one-year warranty from Sigarms.

Do all used Sig Sauer pistols come with a warranty? Only the Factory Certified Pre-Owned Sig Sauer pistols carry a one-year warranty backed by Sigarms. Make sure the pistol you purchase is a Factory Certified Pre-Owned Sig Sauer.

How will my Factory Certified Pre-Owned Sig Sauer be packaged? Each pistol is repackaged in a Sigarms lockable pistol case. It is tagged with our “STOP” tag and wrapped in plastic for protection. Included in the case will be an owner’s manual stamped “PRE-OWNED” in red, a cable lock, and a second magazine.

How do I know I’m getting a Factory Certified Pre-Owned Sig Sauer? Our Factory Certified Pre-Owned pistols now ship with a blue grip band identifying it as a Certified Pre-Owned SSig Sauer. Some pistols have already shipped without these grip bands so look in the pistol box for the owner’s manual. If it is stamped “PRE-OWNED” in red and comes with the blue Sigarms cable lock then you know it is one of ours. You will also find our standard “STOP” tag instructing the owner to read the owner’s manual. This “STOP” tag will also be stamped “PRE-OWNED” in red on the back of the tag.

Are high-capacity magazines included? Each Factory Certified Pre-Owned Sig Sauer pistol comes with 2 standard capacity magazines.

Do these pistols feature night sights? The Factory Certified Pre-Owned Sig Sauer pistols will come with standard contrast sights.

What is the condition of a Certified Pre-Owned Sig Sauer? The condition of a Pre-Owned Sig Sauer pistol will vary depending on the amount of wear, such as that caused by a holster or rings, and that condition will be reflected in the retail price. Pistols that have shown excessive wear on the slide when received at the factory will often have the slide refinished in our rock hard Nitron® finish.

Are the frames refinished? The alloy frames of a Sig Sauer pistol are hard anodized for durability and performance. Though a pistol frame may show minor “dings” or ring wear, the frame is not refinished as part of our Factory Certification process.

Does Sigarms replace worn internal parts? Absolutely. When going through the Five-Point Factory Certification process, the Sigarms armorer looks for worn parts. When worn parts are discovered they are replaced with original factory Sig Sauer parts.

My Pre-Owned Sig Sauer has holster/ring wear. Can I send it back under the warranty to be refinished? Holster and ring wear are not covered under the one-year factory warranty.
 

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Grab it.......great deal and great gun.............
 

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Red box or no red box, if the box label does not start out with "UD", then it's not SIG CPO.

And, if you're still unsure, call SIG with the serial number. They will be able to tell you whether it was a CPO.
 

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Thank you guys. This 229 literally does not have a mark on it. It looks 100% brand new. But it having a German made frame kind of threw me off since I thought only older ones had a German made frame. I'm not sure if it starts with a UD or not, I'll have to go back and check it out. But it comes in a red box, no hard case. 2 mags, lock, information booklet, standard chamber flag and plastic bag. The $500 price tag is what has my interest peaked. I want very much a 229 in .40cal whether new or "CPO" I though I heard someone say this particular model has Sig's standard lifetime warranty?..
 

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Thank you guys. This 229 literally does not have a mark on it. It looks 100% brand new. But it having a German made frame kind of threw me off since I thought only older ones had a German made frame. I'm not sure if it starts with a UD or not, I'll have to go back and check it out. But it comes in a red box, no hard case. 2 mags, lock, information booklet, standard chamber flag and plastic bag. The $500 price tag is what has my interest peaked. I want very much a 229 in .40cal whether new or "CPO" I though I heard someone say this particular model has Sig's standard lifetime warranty?..
If it's a CPO, it carries a 1-year Warranty.
 

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A "a plain old used gun" (if it's a Sig Sauer P228) is good enough for me!

Most have far fewer than the 35,000+ rounds my P226 has thru it...
 
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