Sell me on a high quality auto!

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    Sell me on a high quality auto!

    What I am looking for -
    - .40 S&W
    - size of a Glock 23 ish... not full sized, but not sub compact.
    - high end gun, I already own a Glock 22 and a Springfield XDm. so I have the mid level combat guns taken care of.
    - At some point in time I would like to be able to switch to .357 sig.
    - Something SEXY! like I said, I already have some ugly workhorses ( I know they are beautiful in thier own ways).
    - Other guns either already on my list, or I already own.
    - Ruger .454 Casull
    - .357 Smith and Wesson 340M&P with Crimson trace grips.
    - Wilson Combat CQB Elite in 10mm.

    Price is not really an issue as my loving wife has given me the OKEY DOKEY to spoil myself since we have had a great year financially. For the high end guns I dont really know where to start, I have browsed around the Sig website to get started, but I really dont have any direction right now. Please sell me on some guns!
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    How about the SIG P226 Elite in .40 S&W? Just swap barrels to convert to .357 SIG.



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    Ok, so SIG P226 line - there are like 15 different guns in the line, what distinguishes the P226 elite from the P226?
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    226? Didn't USMC ask for "not full sized, but not subcompact...."

    I recommend checking out the Sig 2340. It's about the same size as the 229. I think that is close to your preferred size range.

    The 2340 can change between 40 and 357 with just a barrel swap. It is a tad bigger than a G23.

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    The H&K P2000 in .40 S&W is directly convertible to .357 Sig w/the addition of only a barrel.

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    I have had a P2000 in 9mm. for 2 years w/ 3,000 rnds thru it w/out a malfunction of any kind. I love it.

    Depending on where you look, they are priced between $700-$850.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    How about the SIG P226 Elite in .40 S&W? Just swap barrels to convert to .357 SIG.

    That's the one I was gonna say but the "Carry" version!
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    The only gun that comes to mind that fits all of your wishlist is the Sig 229. The 226 is a fullsize gun, you specifically stated you want a midsize.

    If it were me, I'd look at the purchase as a total package. I wouldnt blow my entire budget on a fancy pretty gun. I'd buy the base 229 with maybe a different trigger installed with night sights. Then buy a sweet carry rig for it and a good amount of mags. In the long run, you'll have a much more useful purchase than some heavy, fancy gold plated BBQ gun.
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    +1 on the SIG 229, if that is still to big for you take a look at the 239.

    The 226, 229 and 239 are all available in .40, and a barrel swap away from 357 SIG. (And there is always the newer modular SIG 250! )
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    229 SAS, Kinda fancy but still probably enough left over to buy yourself a nice carry rig as SIXTO suggested...maybe a nice Beltman, and a HBE holster, or whatever you prefer.
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    Hmmm 229 huh? I will look into it and get back with you all later today.
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    You really can't beat the Sig P229 for a compact .40 cal. As others have said, the P226 is a full size and the P229 is compact. The P239 is a sub-compact so you probably don't want that as you said. Here are some pics, the differences include different trigger systems on a few, other than that, they are the same guns except looks. The SAS version is also de-horned. Aren't they beautiful?!?!?!
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    Did somebody say CQB? Not sure if you have one, or it was "already on the list". Get's my vote every time. And nearly every day for carry too. YMMV.

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    You can spend a lot more on a good Sig or H & K, but in my opinion, you will not get a higher quality gun than the Glock 23 or 27 or, the S&W M &P in .40 S&W caliber.
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    +1 on the 229. If you want her to look sexier, not that she doesn't already, make sure to get the accessory rail as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sigmanluke View Post
    You really can't beat the Sig P229 for a compact .40 cal. As others have said, the P226 is a full size and the P229 is compact. The P239 is a sub-compact so you probably don't want that as you said. Here are some pics, the differences include different trigger systems on a few, other than that, they are the same guns except looks. The SAS version is also de-horned. Aren't they beautiful?!?!?!
    OOOOH...forgot about that Equinox...also very nice. Love the contrast in the finishes.
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