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Posted: 12/27/2005 10:06:09 AM EDT
I'm about to be carrying a SIG 226 .40 for work. That's fine and good. However, when I'm going CCW, I'd like to have something a little smaller. I want to keep with SIG, since it's controls dont translate to many other pistols. But that's not the issue. If I get a 229, I have same ammo and 12 round mags. If I go with the 239, I have a marginally slimmer grip and same ammo. If I go with the 245, I have different ammo and mags, but a real thumper.

I'm leaning towards the 229, simply because of ammo. However, I do have a bit o' .45 on hand, so the 245 is not really too much of a problem.

BTW - anyone buy any of the 229's from CDNN? $389 for VG to Exc.... I'd like to see how they function, looks not too important...
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 11:40:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/27/2005 11:41:37 AM EDT by ARer]
The 229 will not only have 12 Rnds but feel very similar to your 226 for fast target acquisition and rapid follow-up shots.

For the 239, I suggest you first test shoot a 239 and make sure it feels good to you and you are able to do rapid fire comfortably. Also, I AM Not able to rapid fire the 239 quickly/accurately Unless it has the Hogue finger grove grips. If you like the 239, please try those Hogue's, they make a world of difference to me..
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 11:40:14 AM EDT
Check out Ordnance Outsellers for thier CPO Sigs which run about $450. It's a little more than CDNN but they are in excellent condition and OO stands behind the product.

As for the choice, I would definately go with the 229 in .40.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 11:51:01 AM EDT
I tend to agree with the 229. Capacity is superior and there are a lot of .40 S&W rounds out there that pack more punch than a .45 through a barrel of that length. My local PD uses 229 .40 S&W's for duty use. Personally, I'd probably pick the 229 in .357 Sig but that's just me. I love that round. Less whip than the .40. MJD
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:16:45 PM EDT
Thats easy....229! Hits harder then a lot of 45's and the slide is 1 solid milled piece! The strongest .40 ever made.
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