Could use some advice, SIG guys.
This is a discussion on Could use some advice, SIG guys. within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have both P226's and P229's and love them both but the P229's for what ever reason feel better in my hand. I shoot IDPA ...
March 22nd, 2011 11:13 PM
I have both P226's and P229's and love them both but the P229's for what ever reason feel better in my hand. I shoot IDPA with both and you really can't go wrong with either one. BTW I prefer 9mm to .357 Sig.
March 23rd, 2011 01:03 AM
I own both. My 226 is in 9mm and my 229 has both caliber barrels.
Originally Posted by multistage
I carried the 229 for years with nary a problem.
If this is going to do double duty as a CCW and an IDPA gun, I would evaluate what your priority is. If it is carry, I would go with the .357 hands down for effectiveness. If it is primarily for punching paper, I would go with the 9mm for economy.
You also mentioned the P232. I have the P230 which is the same gun without some upgrades.
Caliber and weight and recoil are fine academic discussions, BUT carrying a 232 versus not carrying the 226 or 229 because it is too heavy or bulky, is a realistic scenario. The .380 is definitely better than harsh language and the gun you have with you is the gun you will use and is better than the cannon you left at home. YMMV
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March 23rd, 2011 09:04 AM
I did ALOT of research a few years ago when I decided I wanted something a little more "modern". I've been carrying either an Officer's Model 45acp in warm weather and/or a 10mm Delta Elite for over 15 yrs, (yes, full power loads), in the colder months.
After all my reading/research, I choose the .357Sig and since I always wanted to own a Sig Sauer, it was a no brainer when I came acrossed a CPO P229R. I love this weapon & round!!!! Most accurate and reliable out of the box gun/caliber I have ever owned!
I very rarely carry either one of my 1911's, (the Officer's model does get some time when the weather gets really hot).
To be honest, if you are concerned about ammo prices, then the 9mm will serve you well for defensive purposes if loaded with a modern SD load. To be even more honest, I would trust my life with that 9mm before a 40cal, but that's a entirely different debate.
Again, that .357sig round has just plain down stolen my heart! In my opinion, it does everything very well.
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March 23rd, 2011 09:13 AM
Don't forget the Sig 2022. Polymer, so its lighter but still has Sig reliability and is available in .357 Sig for around $400-500. This will be my next Sig!
March 23rd, 2011 11:54 AM
Cool, I guess I qualify as a "Sig guy". Sweet!
Originally Posted by rstickle
I carry the P239 in .40S&W. I can't see myself concealing something as big as a 229 or 226, though obviously some do. Its just not an optipn in the Florida summer. Consider the 239, its an excellent weapon.
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