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Posted: 3/22/2006 5:50:47 AM EDT
Well, I have been looking around trying to decide what pistol I want to get next. First it was an HK USP, but I hear everybody talking alot of crap about the and it seems that people either love them or hate them. Then I started looking at Glocks and it was the same thing: people either love them or hate them.

Then I realized that with all the trash talking on ARFCOM, I have yet to hear anyone say anything bad about SIG. Coincidence? I dunno. So I am looking for an all around shooter, concealed, etc. Should I go with the 226 or the 229 and should I get 9mm or .40 cal?
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 7:38:40 AM EDT
They are both great guns, I would say for all around use the 229, small enough for conceal carry and still big enough for a decent range gun. As far as ammo, each has to make their own choice, I personally like .40 for the combo of ballistics and mag capacity, but that’s just me, everyone has their own preference and reasoning for it.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 7:44:08 AM EDT
I carry a 229 40. With CT laser grips. Really happy with it so far. Need a good holster, and a really good belt.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 7:46:05 AM EDT
Sig P229 in .40 with the option of changing barrels and shooting .357Sig makes it a sweet package. I sitll cant tell which round mine shoots better, its dead nuts accurate with both. My P228 (9mm) is also a great shooter, and both are good CCW pistols. I'd only get a P226 if I already had a P229 or P228. There really isn't much a P226 will do that a P229 won't do just as well.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 7:51:56 AM EDT
None of the above. I personally would go with a 220 from the late '90s unless you want more capacity. The gun has a thinner grip, is lighter than a 229, and is still easy to conceal if you carry it in a Milt Sparks VMII. MJD
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:17:35 AM EDT
I would go 220 if you want full size, and 228 if you want 9mm. I shoot my 228 as well as the 226, and the 228 is far better balanced than the 229 for 9mm. The 229 in .40 is one of the best .40s out there.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:54:58 AM EDT
I voted for the 226 because of all the mags and holsters that seem to be every where for them. I have a 220st though and it has been a nice pistol for me. I wish I could shoot it better.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 1:03:52 PM EDT
Gotta get that DAK trigger
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 1:10:39 PM EDT
The only SIG I would consider buying is the P220 SAO or (if they ever offer it) P226 SAO.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 7:03:19 PM EDT
there is no better gun then a Sig P226 in 9mm
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 9:11:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By buddysblackrifle:
there is no better gun then a Sig P226 in 9mm



I may have to agree with you.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 11:44:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By buddysblackrifle:
there is no better gun then a Sig P226 in 9mm


agreed..... accept i prefer a .40 better... more stopping power... thats just me IMO
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 11:09:13 AM EDT
While I like my P229 in .40 I dont think you'd be disappointed with any of those choices.

If I bought a Sig right now though it would be a P220 .45.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 12:08:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Allen268:
They are both great guns, I would say for all around use the 229, small enough for conceal carry and still big enough for a decent range gun. As far as ammo, each has to make their own choice, I personally like .40 for the combo of ballistics and mag capacity, but that’s just me, everyone has their own preference and reasoning for it.


+1 ..and Very Nice to shoot.
Unless you will use it A LOT for practice.. then a 9mm for Low Cost practice ammo.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 2:38:23 PM EDT
The 226 in 9mm is a great gun.
Even better is a 228.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 3:00:37 PM EDT
I prefer the 239 because it fits me better, but the 229 would be my next choice. Good fit, good overall size, good capacity, and a great gun. Might need some work on the grip panel where your thumb joint rests. I took my 229 to a two-day pistol class at Blackwater and some flash where the grip panel texturing ends rubbed the skin off and then some.

Other than that, great gun. I wouldn't sneeze at a DAK, either. I've played with three of them (dry fire only) and the trigger is very nice. Smooth and fairly light for a DA.

Good luck!
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 1:12:33 AM EDT
My Sig P229 in .40 is by far my favorite of the handguns I've owned. I will never sell it....
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 8:49:32 PM EDT
I voted for the P229 in 9mm. I own several sig models, and the one that I like the most is the P229. As for the caliber goes, you can get cheap 9mm ammo everywhere. That´s a lot of range time......
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 12:37:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2006 12:44:22 AM EDT by SAICO]
You can't go wrong with either as others have said. I like the 226, but went with a 229 .40 since I already had a 228. This way I could use the same holsters. Just picked up a 229R .40 last week. With CTR grips, it's my favorite; love it

Sig P229R w/ CTR

Btw, I don't hate Glocks, just don't like the feel. I went with XD's. Still, nothing like Sigs.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 4:39:03 PM EDT
I picked the p229 in .40
Personally i would buy another p220st. i dont have real big hands and the single stack 45 with hogue grips fits REAL GOOD. you wont be sorry you bought a SIG i love it
even though I;m planning on buying a kimber tactical this summer.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 4:48:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NorthernBornRebel:
Well, I have been looking around trying to decide what pistol I want to get next. First it was an HK USP, but I hear everybody talking alot of crap about the and it seems that people either love them or hate them. Then I started looking at Glocks and it was the same thing: people either love them or hate them.

Then I realized that with all the trash talking on ARFCOM, I have yet to hear anyone say anything bad about SIG. Coincidence? I dunno. So I am looking for an all around shooter, concealed, etc. Should I go with the 226 or the 229 and should I get 9mm or .40 cal?



you haven't really been listening have you? i've been considering a Sig myself and after shooting one at my local range posted some questions about issues with its reliability. just like HK and Glock the replies were a mixed bag of love it or hate it.
coincidentally, i was just at my local gun shop today and they had a 228 for $639(NIB). it took every ounce of willpower i had to walk out before i spent next month's mortgage payment.
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