...and I have come to the conclusion that it's a hopeless affliction. I have no control.
So here I am at the range counter after I finished off putting another 200 rounds thru my CZ P07 Duty 9mm (still flawless...I love that gun)...and I make the mistake of walking over to the Sig display case. Now I have been wanting a P226 9mm Enhanced Elite for some time now, and they still haven't received anymore since they sold the last one I was drooling over...BUT...what do they have instead?...a P229R 9mm Enhanced Elite!
I already have a pretty new P229R 40S&W, so out of curiosity, we pull out the P229 9mm Elite and another P229 40 that is identical to mine and a comparison takes place. The Sig website lists the width of the P229R EE at 1.6" and they don't specify a difference in width between 9mm and 40S&W, but holding both pistols side by side in hand...the 9mm looks to me like it's visibly thinner than the 40. So I have to ask myself, "what is the difference between the P226R EE and the P229R EE in the same caliber, other than overall length and height?" Little difference...maybe none?
I had to have it. So I put it on layaway just to make sure I didn't end up in the same boat as when I let that P226R EE escape me.
Here's a lousy iPhone pick just before it was boxed up and sent to the back...
By the way, I'm still waiting on a PM from anyone who can direct me to Sig-o-holics Anonymous, LOL!!