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    Sig P229

    Hey All,

    Thinking my next gun might be a sig p229 in 9mm... Anyone have experience with one? What are your thoughts?

    Thanks!


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    Love mine though the 226's see more use, including carry. I'll post more when I get in.

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    I Like mine a lot too. It's part of my carry rotation; It's not the DA/SA though, it has a DAK trigger - something I like, but I guess some people aren't that wild about. Nice balance, comfortable grip (for me), accurate and simple to field strip and maintain.

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    I carry one everyday for work. It's a great gun. I'm really not a 9mm fan and for a 9mm I think it is pretty bulky considering some of the alternatives but that doesn't mean it isn't a reliable work-horse. I use a Galco Skyops (http://www.usgalco.com/HolsterPT3.as...63&CatalogID=7) holster which is specifically designed to carry the 229 and it really is a great marriage of the two. Off duty, I choose to carry a Sig 220 Carry but I am considering a smaller Glock 30...but that's still at the consideration stage. Like everything else, put a little thought into clothing, practice, practice, practice and you'll not be disappointed.

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    I love mine and i carry it during the summer and spring
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    Got a 229 in 40 great shooter,I carry in an OWB holster at 8:30 when I'm not carrying a 1911
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    Solid choice

    I can't speak to the 9mm version, but I've had a .40 caliber P229 for about 8 years and have put thousands of rounds through it. It is one of my most reliable and accurate guns. I understand that the P229 was specifically designed around the .40 caliber cartridge and handles the recoil very well indeed. Mine is DA/SA, and the trigger is outstanding in either mode. The gun is somewhat heavy compared to alternatives like the Glock 23, so you need a good belt and holster to carry it comfortably.



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    I have a Sig P229 .40S&W with the 9mm and .22LR 2-step kits. Excellent gun, no problems with it. God Bless

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    Quote Originally Posted by pogo2 View Post
    ... The gun is somewhat heavy compared to alternatives like the Glock, so you need a good belt and holster to carry it comfortably.
    ^ Ditto

    Sig P228 is my EDC. I went from the Glock 19 to the Sig and definitely noticed a weight difference. But, as mentioned, a good belt/holster combo will allow for comfortable EDC. I ended up with a CrossBreed SuperTuck and a Wilderness Instructor 5-stitch and couldn't be happier. I love me some Sig. It's my most reliable, most accurate handgun.

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    I have the original and in my mind slightly more reifned P228...it is a shooter. Cuts ragged bullet holes every time at the range. They are a little bulky and hard to conceal when cpmared to a Glock or the like but they are a great gun.
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    229

    I bought one for my daughter to keep as a "home security" weapon while away at college. I put 400 rounds through it before giving it to her and found it very reliable and VERY accurate. So much so that I later bought her a 239 in .40 cal for her veh. gun. Both were very reliable and accurate.
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    An excellent pistol. My agency, the USSS, the FAMs, NCIS, CID, OIS, and numerous other agencies use them (or the VERY close relative, the P228), and I don't see a move by any of them to change any time soon. If you are going with 9mm, I will second the suggestion that you look for a P228 - it is just SLIGHTLY better feeling in my hand and a tiny bit lighter. I have two (P228s), and one of them has 12,000 flawless rounds through it.

    Either the 228 or 229 will be accurate, reliable, easy to shoot, easy to maintain, have excellent triggers, and last for years with basic care. Yes, there are lighter pistols that are equally capable, but there is something in the engineering and workmanship of the "classic" Sigs that just oozes quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    An excellent pistol. My agency, the USSS, the FAMs, NCIS, CID, OIS, and numerous other agencies use them (or the VERY close relative, the P228), and I don't see a move by any of them to change any time soon. If you are going with 9mm, I will second the suggestion that you look for a P228 - it is just SLIGHTLY better feeling in my hand and a tiny bit lighter. I have two (P228s), and one of them has 12,000 flawless rounds through it.

    Either the 228 or 229 will be accurate, reliable, easy to shoot, easy to maintain, have excellent triggers, and last for years with basic care. Yes, there are lighter pistols that are equally capable, but there is something in the engineering and workmanship of the "classic" Sigs that just oozes quality.
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    I've had my 228 for about 9 years now. I don't keep an accurate count, but I've got to be nearing 15000 rounds or so without a single failure, and nothing but operator level maintenance and cleaning (all origional parts still in it).
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