Sig 229 -40 caliber verus Sig 239- 40 caliber

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    Sig 229 -40 caliber verus Sig 239- 40 caliber

    In 2 weeks I will be getting my pistol purchasing permit and I have narrowed my choices down to two pistols

    (1) Sig 229-40 caliber
    (2) Sig P239-40 caliber

    This pistol will be used both for home defense and our local range!

    Which one would you pick & why did you select it?

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    For those purposes, I'd choose the 229... more capacity.
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    Agree with Sixto - P229

    If you aren't going to carry it concealed, I'd go with the larger P229, which has more weight and capacity. I have a P229 in .40 and it is a great gun, but a little heavy and thick for carry. The P239 would be preferable for carry, in my opinion.

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    If it's going to be a home defense gun, range gun, and a SIG: Why not buy a P226-40?
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    I'd go along with what has already been said.

    You really won't be wrong with either, and I have both a 229 (both 40 and 357SIG barrels) and a 239 (in 9mm). If you may end up using whatever you get for carry, the 239 may be a slight edge. Also if you are getting a 229, chances are it will have a rail!
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    Have both, and I'm 5'11", 175, and I don't have a problem concealing either in a VM2. My wife usually carries the 239.
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    Since it's mainly for the home, go for the larger P229. Slightly heavier to dampen recoil, slightly longer sight plane, and the greater magazine capacity sure doesn't hurt either. The rail is nice if you want to add a light or laser easily.
    I may be a wee bit biased here, since my carry gun is a P229R DAK in .40, and I find it the perfect all-around gun for my needs.

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    Just to add my agreement with the others. P239 for carry, P229 for home and range.

    Of course, if your hands are small, the P239 might be better for range also. Some people shoot better with single stacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pogo2 View Post
    If you aren't going to carry it concealed, I'd go with the larger P229, which has more weight and capacity. I have a P229 in .40 and it is a great gun, but a little heavy and thick for carry. The P239 would be preferable for carry, in my opinion.

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    If carrying concealed, I'd go with the P239 (slimmer)

    I have a P229/.40...and want a matching P239/.40

    Edit to add: I also carry a P229/.40 as my EDC....
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    ...but its not like you cant CC a 229, I do a 228 almost daily.
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    Lately I've been carrying my issued Sig P226 every day, no problem at all. Sometimes I get on this kick that I should CC my issued duty weapon, that way if I do get into a deadly force encounter my department has to issue me a new one right away...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mags View Post
    Since it's mainly for the home, go for the larger P229. Slightly heavier to dampen recoil, slightly longer sight plane, and the greater magazine capacity sure doesn't hurt either. The rail is nice if you want to add a light or laser easily.
    I may be a wee bit biased here, since my carry gun is a P229R DAK in .40, and I find it the perfect all-around gun for my needs.

    Just to confirm what you stated this gun's main purpose will be to protect my family and home!

    Thank-You for your post!

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    As a former 239 owner, I'd have to say that the size difference isn't much, but you get more capacity with the 229. I'd go with the latter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SammyIamToday View Post
    As a former 239 owner, I'd have to say that the size difference isn't much, but you get more capacity with the 229. I'd go with the latter.

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    I'd get the P229. The P239 isn't much smaller or lighter and with the right belt/holster combination the P229 is just as easy to carry. The P229 is a better all-around gun. IMHO the P239 is best suited for people with smaller hands. I carry my P229 off-duty with two spare mags. My P239 sits at home.

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