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Posted: 8/2/2005 1:13:04 PM EDT
Sig owners/lovers,

Can I get your recommendations on a Sig? I will mainly use it as a CCW. I have a couple of race guns, but no carry piece. I have just about sold myself on a Sig (mainly for their reputation as a very reliable weapon), but do not know which will be best to carry. What I would like to know is what do YOU carry and why you like it? I am looking at the P226 (might be to big for a CCW?) and P229 mainly, but would like everyones opinion on the matter.

Thanks for your input!
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:41:37 PM EDT
I have a P220R, and it is ok for ccw. I love the gun, but I would like to have something just a little smaller for carrying when it's hot.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 3:01:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 3:32:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 3:46:04 PM EDT
For CCW I would reccomend the P239 in .40s&w or if you must 9mm.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 6:46:51 PM EDT
I carry a 220ST nearly every day. I wear it with shorts, jeans, pants, you name it. In fact, the only time I have a problem with it's size is when I'm in my motorcycle riding gear, because my jacket or vest doesn't cover it well.

The 226 is an excellent carry piece too, that's what brought me to the 220. I don't think the 229 is much more concealable. It appears that the most shortening was done to the barrel, where it doesn'tr eally matter a whole lot.

I have yet to give the 245 a try, but it's on the "to-do" list.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 8:08:48 PM EDT
I carry a P226R 9mm concealed every day that I'm working. It disappears under an untucked "casual" shirt (square bottom shirt designed to be worn untucked), and conceals fairly well under even an untucked polo/golf shirt. For weekends when it's tank top and bathing suit, it's a little heavy, even in a fanny pack, to lug around all day.

If you want to carry under an untucked T-shirt, you need to look at the P239 family; they're the only Sig (except the P232) that's slim enough for semi-deep concealment. Personally, I don't see the use of the P228/9 at all - by the time I wear a covering garment heavy/long enough to conceal the 228/9, I can conceal my 226, and have an extra .5" of barrel and sight radius, and four more rounds in the magazine. For t-shirt and shorts, the 239 is MUCH more concealable than the 228/9.

When I need to go really light, I grab my Kahr PM9 and stick it in the front pocket of my cargo shorts.


Link Posted: 8/2/2005 8:12:31 PM EDT
I'm kinda fond of my P228.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 4:22:08 AM EDT
I carry a 229-357 in a Blade-Tech belt holster.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 11:40:12 AM EDT
Thanks for all the helpfull advice!
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 11:46:05 AM EDT
Sig P225
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 7:02:15 PM EDT
P239 in .40 S&W.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 12:37:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:21:26 PM EDT
I carry a 229 in a VMII and love it. I can't speak for any other Sigs, this is the first for me but I don't see how I could like another any more than I do my 229. Great shooting pistol and conceals very well for me.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:47:33 PM EDT
Lately I've been carrying a 239 in .357 sig that I got in a trade. I likes it.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 6:22:52 AM EDT
Right now I am leaning toward a P229 in .40 S&W. I have read in the sig forums that the 3.9" barrel of the P229 in .40 S&W had less stopping power than a 226. Any truth to this?
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 6:59:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By OrionSix:
P239 in .40 S&W.

Or in .357 SIG
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:14:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 7:16:54 AM EDT by highwayman]

Originally Posted By jtw2:
Lately I've been carrying a 239 in .357 sig that I got in a trade. I likes it.

Loud SOB isn't it? Fired my first .357 SIG last weekend and I liked it A LOT! I would never want to fire it indoors. Imagine the ringing in your ears if you had to defend yourself with that in a confined space. Well, it'd be unpleasent but a whole lot better than dead.

Originally Posted By noobshooter:
Right now I am leaning toward a P229 in .40 S&W. I have read in the sig forums that the 3.9" barrel of the P229 in .40 S&W had less stopping power than a 226. Any truth to this?

Stopping power is a myth. Something powerful enough to knockdown a man 100% of the time will also knockdown the shooter. Energy of a 9mm from a 4.4" 9mm barrel could be higher than a .40 from a 3.9" barrel. It's quite possible. Does it make a difference? Not as long as you hit your target. Shot placement, shot placement, shot placement.

As soon as my Milt Sparks VM-II gets here, I'll be carrying my 220. MJD
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 6:20:15 PM EDT
I carry a 226 in a IWB Blade-Tech. After the numbness sets in I don't feel it anymore

Link Posted: 8/5/2005 10:14:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 10:15:38 PM EDT by MDS]
P239 40 S&W.

Link Posted: 8/5/2005 10:41:40 PM EDT
P225 or P228. They are two of the best CCW pistols around. I love both of mine!
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 10:47:44 AM EDT
I carry a P228 every day. Its the same size as a P229, though slightly lighter, and comes in 9mm only. I love it, I carry it in a summer comfort style IWB holster. Though as pointed out above, the P228/P229 guns aren't a whole lot more concealable than the full size P226/P220 guns. P225's and P239's are also great, but I sacrifice a bit of comfort for the 16round capacity. After all, its only a 9mm

As also stated above, any caliber has adequate stopping power if you hit your target where you want to. I practice on (stationary) clay pigeons at 15 yds. If I can hit that every time, a center mass hit is no problem, and a head shot is not too tough either. Hopefully I never have to find out though.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 10:52:24 AM EDT

239 in .40 here.......

Link Posted: 8/6/2005 1:13:14 PM EDT
Mrs. HH and I both carry P239's in 9mm.

Link Posted: 8/6/2005 2:18:20 PM EDT
P239 in .357 Sig.

Go to www.sigforum.com.

Lots of guy there like the P239 as well.

Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:47:04 PM EDT
Thanks for all the recommendations! I just bought a P226 in .40 S&W. It should arrive at my FFL's in a week. I'll post pics when she arrives!
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:00:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 5:22:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 5:22:54 PM EDT by USARules]
1) 239 9mm
2) 228
3) 229 9mm

Any three but the P239 is primo. Not the lightest CCW compared to other smaller weapons but very minimal print and is accurate as heck. The 228 is lighter than a P229 but either are acceptable.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 7:23:01 PM EDT
There are no bad decisions in Sig carry pieces. (OK, my Sig Trailside 22LR my be marginal, but only because the 6" barrel extends below my cover garment.)

I like to carry two Sig P229's in .357 Sig , one on each hip. Gotta have a backup, right?

The P229's give up a little velocity compared with the P226's, but none of the critter's I've shot have injured me after getting hit. I prefer to give up the extra velocity for reduced bulk, but who knows, I may well end up carrying two P226's in .40 S&W one day.

Michael Courtney
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 9:21:35 PM EDT
wtf does no one like the 232?
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 10:58:52 PM EDT
I loooove my SIG P239 in 357SIG......great CCW....also know a few guys using as duty gun...but I carry P226 on duty, with the 239 as back-up...
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 11:07:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Noner:
P239 in 9mm

+1 I love mine in the summer!

For winter carry, I can hide my P220 .45...

Link Posted: 8/14/2005 11:16:57 PM EDT
I'd have to say Sig P220 .45acp or P239 in .357 Sig. I carry a P229 for soft clothes work and think it's too big and heavy.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 10:56:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ikor:
Look at the 245...very nice little gun, although unfortunately, neither it nor the standard. LWT framed 220 is available yet in the DAK version. The 239 is also a nice gun and you should look at it also.

+1 on the P245. I switch carrying between that and my 228. Wife carries a 239/9mm.

Handle and shoot before you decide to buy.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 5:30:01 PM EDT
I carried my 228 off duty for a year. Had to get creative in order to carry it in the summer time here in Fl. This year I qualified with a G27 and have found it much easier to hide in regular clothing. The 228 is just for when I am sleeping during the night time because it's got Tijicons on it and the G27 doesnt. The 232s are very accurate but when they are dirty they dont cycle very well. My co-worker/neighbor has a 239 in .40 cal. and has been carrying it off duty for three years now. Good luck.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 6:55:11 AM EDT
The Sig 225 is an excellent carry piece in 9mm. As an alternate you can also carry a .380 Sig 232 (I have the Sig 230 in Stainless). I really like the 225 and how it fits my hand.
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