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This is a discussion on New Carry within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So initially when I was waiting for my CCW to come in I was looking into Walther (PPQ/P99cAS). When my CCW came in and I ...

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    New Carry

    So initially when I was waiting for my CCW to come in I was looking into Walther (PPQ/P99cAS). When my CCW came in and I contacted the dealer I was going through, they didnt have them in stock and I came across a deal I couldnt pass up. It was a little thicker and heavier than I wanted but I got this Sig p229 9mm with night sights for a good deal so I couldnt pass up on it. Ill probably look into a smaller carry next year but this thing is pretty sweet. Feels amazing in my hand and with a loose shirt it conceals fine at 3 o'clock for myself. As for weight, it may be a little heavier but its not a big deal to me with a good belt. I havent had a chance to shoot it yet but I may go tomorrow, really looking forward to how this thing shoots! Here it is:
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    Be careful you might get the "Sig-ness" and you will have to keep buying them or go into withdrawls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaman View Post
    Be careful you might get the "Sig-ness" and you will have to keep buying them or go into withdrawls.
    I can see how that can happen...dangerous.

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    Nice choice, there.
    I remember when I only owned one sidearm and it even seeming "normal". Was I ever really that young.
    A few years later, I remember how having only one Gun Safe seemed logical, too. LOL
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    Nice weapon, havent carried a sig for years but kind of thinking of getting the p239 just as a back up to my CZ
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    Ha! I bought a Sig once... There are four in my house now. Those little suckers multiply! Congrats on the new addition.

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    I just bought a 229R myself, but in .357 Sig. I pick it up from my FFL on Monday.

    It'll be my fifth Sig. They are fantastic quality.

    My EDC is a Walther PPS, but I'm going to give the 229 a shot at some carry time. It won't be quite as easy and comfortable as my skinny PPS, but I think it will be quite acceptable and the terminal ballistics on the .357 Sig are pretty impressive.

    A couple things. First, Sigs like to run wetter than most other pistols. Keep the rails and the outside of the barrel greased and oil everything else. Second, be careful not to rest your thumbs on the slide release when gripping the pistol during firing. Because of where the release is located, lot of folks do that on Sigs without realizing it, and it causes slide-lock failure.

    Congratulations on your first Sig. It won't be your last.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBS View Post
    I just bought a 229R myself, but in .357 Sig. I pick it up from my FFL on Monday.

    It'll be my fifth Sig. They are fantastic quality.

    My EDC is a Walther PPS, but I'm going to give the 229 a shot at some carry time. It won't be quite as easy and comfortable as my skinny PPS, but I think it will be quite acceptable and the terminal ballistics on the .357 Sig are pretty impressive.

    A couple things. First, Sigs like to run wetter than most other pistols. Keep the rails and the outside of the barrel greased and oil everything else. Second, be careful not to rest your thumbs on the slide release when gripping the pistol during firing. Because of where the release is located, lot of folks do that on Sigs without realizing it, and it causes slide-lock failure.

    Congratulations on your first Sig. It won't be your last.
    Yeah I noticed it was oiled very well when I received it, Im going tomorrow to an outdoor range nearby and cant wait. Ill be putting around 200rds in it tomorrow :) I think when I get a skinnier pistol later on it will be like nothing is there being used to this Sig

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    Congrats! Nice pistol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBS View Post
    I just bought a 229R myself, but in .357 Sig. I pick it up from my FFL on Monday.

    It'll be my fifth Sig. They are fantastic quality.

    My EDC is a Walther PPS, but I'm going to give the 229 a shot at some carry time. It won't be quite as easy and comfortable as my skinny PPS, but I think it will be quite acceptable and the terminal ballistics on the .357 Sig are pretty impressive.

    A couple things. First, Sigs like to run wetter than most other pistols. Keep the rails and the outside of the barrel greased and oil everything else. Second, be careful not to rest your thumbs on the slide release when gripping the pistol during firing. Because of where the release is located, lot of folks do that on Sigs without realizing it, and it causes slide-lock failure.

    Congratulations on your first Sig. It won't be your last.

    That's some good advice right there. Carried a P229 in 40S&W for a couple years and loved how accurate and easy to shoot it was.
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    In my opinion, a 229 is as good as it gets for carry. A little heavier than a 19, but not terribly so. 15+1 is not too shabby.

    By the way, your SIG shot great tomorrow. You were amazed with the accuracy. You decided you'll be needing a few more.

    Trust me.....
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    Sigs ''To hell and back reliability'' Nice..

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMTJosh View Post
    Ha! I bought a Sig once... There are four in my house now. Those little suckers multiply! Congrats on the new addition.

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    Yep on EMTJosh, they do that don't they....................................

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    It's over, you bought the one that starts the Signess. Could not agree more, the P229 is the best feeling handgun I have ever had in my hand. That E2 grip is aesthetically perfect for me. I carry it as my colder weather gun and a P938 for summer carry but yeah, congrats on a beautiful purchase. I got mine when Cabela's had mis-priced it. Could not be happier.

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    The sig 229 is my dream gun. I am saving for it right now. Good choice.
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