I went down to my favorite "toy" store again just to see what they had. I was still thinking about getting a Sig Sauer P226 or P229 in 9mm. It turns out they a barely used P229R in 9mm on consignment for $775. I ended up putting it on layaway and they were really flexible with me by allowing me to put down a little less than they usually require.
The P229 fits my hands like a glove, almost better than my Glock 19. The one I put on layaway also came with a light and light mount for the gun which I thought was pretty cool. Does the P229R normally come with a light and mount?