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I was at my local firearm dealer the other day, and I saw a Sig P229 40 on display. That's nothing new, but than I notice that it was price at $300.00 less than normal.
It turns out that the pistol was a Certified Used Sig pistol. I initially thought it was bought by someone and resold to the dealer. However, I was informed that it was a demo and never sold. Apparently, Sig likes to demo their firearm at gun shows/shooting range/other events. Afterward, they do a complete makeover and sale their pistol to dealers.



I took the pistol apart, and notice little to no wear on the slide, rail, and barrel. Needless to say, I bought it. I just couldn't pass up the deal. It came with night sights and two mags.



Question: Did I do the right thing? I bought it for $640.00, and a new p229 is price at $950.00+. What do you think? Thanks.
 

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I think it was a HUGE mistake! Put that sucker up on the "For Sale" board as quick as you can...probably gonna hafta drop the price some though!




JK, sounds like a good find to me...but then I don't know anything...
 

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slomo said:
I was informed that it was a demo and never sold. Apparently, Sig likes to demo their firearm at gun shows/shooting range/other events.


That's pretty close to how I got my M&P40. It was a T&E pistol for a local DNR division. When it came back into the shop, it appeared that there was almost no wear on it at all. TAnd the price was too good to pass up.



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Sig Certified are usually Police Dept trade ins that have been refurbished, many are refinished, while the story he told you is possible, it's highly unlikely.



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I don't know where you are seeing new P229's for $950. I see them for $750. Still $640 is not bad. Summit Gunbroker has them for $535 with night sights and 3 mags.

http://www.summitgunbroker.com/1916213.html



slomo said:
I was at my local firearm dealer the other day, and I saw a Sig P229 40 on display. That's nothing new, but than I notice that it was price at $300.00 less than normal.
It turns out that the pistol was a Certified Used Sig pistol. I initially thought it was bought by someone and resold to the dealer. However, I was informed that it was a demo and never sold. Apparently, Sig likes to demo their firearm at gun shows/shooting range/other events. Afterward, they do a complete makeover and sale their pistol to dealers.



I took the pistol apart, and notice little to no wear on the slide, rail, and barrel. Needless to say, I bought it. I just couldn't pass up the deal. It came with night sights and two mags.



Question: Did I do the right thing? I bought it for $640.00, and a new p229 is price at $950.00+. What do you think? Thanks.
 

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People on the Sig Forum are complaining that refinished Sigs are peeling on them. Scottsdale Gun Club here in Phoenix just got in several hundred Sig demo pistols so they are dumping them.



G56 said:
Sig Certified are usually Police Dept trade ins that have been refurbished, many are refinished, while the story he told you is possible, it's highly unlikely.



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