Thinking of getting a Sig 229, ruger lcr, or charter arms bull dog

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    Thinking of getting a Sig 229, ruger lcr, or charter arms bull dog

    So I've been thinking of buying one, I carry a 1911 RIA in .38 right now and kinda want to expand my selection of "what should I carry today?" I prefer hearing from first hand experience, but any info is welcomed.

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    I've handled all 3 and love the sig and ruger (seriously looking at the LCR .357), but am a bit bubious of the charter, however when the .45acp revolver comes out I'd probably risk it to buy one as i carry a 1911 in .45 myself.
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    Also any .45 will be considered, but please no glocks or anything like them (no hammer, and made out of plastic), they're just not for me.

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    THe LCR is a polymer framed revolver like Glocks and the Sig 229 is a polymer pistol also.
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    I have a 229 in DAK and in SA/DA SAS, both in .40 cal. Different triggers but both shoot great. The latter is my preferred CCW, I often CC it in a kangaroo carry.
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    i knew the lcr is, but the 229 is as well? been way to long since i held one.

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    I have no problem with polymer frames even tho my EDC is a gov1911
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    Quote Originally Posted by WINTEJER000 View Post
    THe LCR is a polymer framed revolver like Glocks and the Sig 229 is a polymer pistol also.
    229 is all steel. Polymer choices from Sig: P290, P250, and P2022. I have a couple versions of P250 and the SC in 9 is my EDC.

    As to your OP, you're looking at a pretty wide range of characteristics.

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    You might want to look into the CZ line of guns. If your looking for full size the 75B is a good option. If your looking for a compact the PCR, Compact, P-01 or P-06 fills the bill. If your interested in a sub compact the RAMI will do the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NH_Esau View Post
    229 is all steel. Polymer choices from Sig: P290, P250, and P2022. I have a couple versions of P250 and the SC in 9 is my EDC.

    As to your OP, you're looking at a pretty wide range of characteristics.
    my bad i must have had bad info from my LGS, They actually tried to steer me away from the Sig
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    229 is a stainless steel slide and alloy frame.
    I suggest staying away from that LGS.
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    The P229 is definitely a metal framed gun. As such, it is a bit hefty, but otherwise a great gun. I love mine! Smooth and easy to shoot and I have little to no concern regarding reliability. Sigs do like to be well lubricated. Forget the other guns because you've got a much more important question to answer: Which P229 should you get?

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    Have no experience with the others, but I love my lcr, wouldn't trade it for the other options. Mine's a .357, which is a bit more metal and a bit less plastic, and about 5 ounces heavier than the .38 special version; so .38 shoots nicely through it.

    If you're looking to expand your carry options, one nice thing about the lcr is that it can be realistically pocket carried with a good holster.
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    229, put it in your hand, feel how it just welcomes a perfect grip. Once I grabbed my first one, it was over, it went home with me. Poly 229? Uh, no. Sig is far more of a quality gun than your other options.
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    My son's duty gun is a P229R. After 2500 rounds in a two-day course (and I don't know how many previously) it started to misfeed. A new recoil spring put it back into action. That's a lot of rounds on a recoil spring in 2 days! He loves the gun and is deadly accurate with it in his courses.
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