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What all can you tell me about this Pistol looks like it only comes in 40cal anyone tried the 357 sig barrel in it ?

Sig is actually makes some guns i like being a left hander now so I'm thinking of getting a 357 sig again

Suppose i could just get a 229 with Dak trigger but i might be interested in carrying it so why not go all out


Also if any of you also have a glock be it a 22 17 or 21 and can post a pic of the 2 overlaid i would appreciate it
 

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Here Bud for a change is one I can only offer squat about! :wink:
 

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Wait Chris is speechless and speechless on a Sig Fellow forum people mark this day down in your calendar its a day will go down in history
 

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I have a 229SAS. Being a 1911 guy it's hard to love the DAK trigger. It took me several trips to the range and a lot of ammo to figure the trigger out.
After the first trip to the range, I took the pretty wood grips off of it and installed standard 229 factory grips. The wood grips made the gun way too fat, and, I have fairly large hands.
If I didn't like Sig so much I would not have been so determined to master this gun. It was at least my 4th range trip before I actually started enjoying the gun.
Now, I think it's great but I didn't feel that way about it right out of the box.
 

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how would you say trigger is compared to the glock?


Im a 1911 guy but have got good with glock trigger
 

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The DAK trigger feels nothing like a Glock trigger. The DAK pull is twice as far and there's tension during the entire pull. It's more like a DA revolver trigger.

Tonight or tomorrow I'll get you a picture of my SAS next to my 17 and 21 for size comparison.
 

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Thanks i appreciate it

The long trigger is it like a smooth da revolver trigger? something you would enjoy to shoot or just a long trigger that you have to fight to shoot
 

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I have one that I aquired recently and have no problem with it. It's super accurate and the trigger is very nice. It's about a 6.5lb pull, but is extremely smooth with a nice crisp break. I expected not to like it because of the DAO (being that I'm also a 1911 guy), but the light pull make for an excellent shooter.

I like the wood grips and can handle them fine, but I'm considering taking them off also to fit some standard 229 grips to it. Mainly I'd just like to see how it feels in comparison. I hate it though, since the wood grips are so pretty.
 

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I really prefer my P229SA/DA over the DAK or SAO pistols. The .357SIG has a big more recoil than a .40S&W and you can switch the barrel out and either will work, same mags. I really strongly recommend a tungsten guide rod to help compenstate for some of the recoil. Shooting a .40S&W out of my P229 with a tungsten guide rod is like shooting a 9mm, or maybe even lighter than that. It makes the .357SIG re-acquire about the same as a .40S&W.
 

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I really prefer my P229SA/DA over the DAK or SAO pistols. The .357SIG has a big more recoil than a .40S&W and you can switch the barrel out and either will work, same mags. I really strongly recommend a tungsten guide rod to help compenstate for some of the recoil. Shooting a .40S&W out of my P229 with a tungsten guide rod is like shooting a 9mm, or maybe even lighter than that. It makes the .357SIG re-acquire about the same as a .40S&W.

Being a lefty i dont care for the da/sa of sig for carry for me i had a 229 357sig and i regret selling it but wasnt comfortable enough to carry it
 

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excellent pictures....a nice comparison on size and width!
 

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Has anyone with a SAS had problems with their grips?

I was at one of the gunshops i visit today and they had a 229sas and 239sas both with plain plastic grips i fondeled the 229sas and before i could as The owner told me the grips for both were on order from sig

Sig had called about the guns wantiung the wood grips back and said they would send wood grips out as soon as new batch came in and sent the plastic grips to but on the gun in mean time

Anyone else heard of this i trust this dealer and the owner as its one of the 2 places i spend a lot fo $$$$ so they know me


I must say that DAK trigger is sweet so is the feel of the SAS out side nice and smooth
 

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Like George said in his article, the 229 SAS is soft shooting for a .40. It is much nicer to fire than my glock 23.

The trigger is very nice. Smooth and not too heavy. Longer and heavier feeling than my glock, but when I took mine to the class the other weekend I didn't have any issues with the trigger.

I did, however, discover that I don't like the rear site on the SAS. I am used to the three dot site system and find I prefer that. The SAS has a single white bar under the notch on the rear site. I plan on swapping the rear site out and putting on a rear night site to go with the front night site.

The grip is slightly longer than my glock 23, though it looks much longer when side by side. The round capacity is 12+1 where the Glock 23 is 13+1. I guess a function of magazine design, no big deal for me. The wood grips actually come down a bit past the end of the frame to form a small mag well. I didn't find the grips to be too fat for my hands. I am tall and thin with hands to match, so YMMV. I did like the swell up near the slide stop, as it helped prevent me from riding the slide stop and having the slide fail to lock back on an empty magazine.

The other thing I discovered that I wasn't completely happy with was the slide serrations don't go all the way to the top of the slide. I guess this is particular to the 229, as the other models have the serrations going all the way. I could get a grip with little issue on the 229, but have a much more positive grip on the ones with full serration. I might look at the 226 SAS and compare the difference in size.

Here is a picture of the 229 next to my glock 23.
 

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The slide serations only going half way up. Yeah, I'm not really a fan of that either. I've more of a P220 fan so I'm more partial to the P228, P226, P225. I'm not really sure why SIG wanted to do this differently than the other SIGs.... But it should be noted that the 229 was designed and built from the ground up as a .40 caliber handgun. Unlike other .40's which are 9MM's with a conversion. Most .40's are like that. The USP is another handgun designed as a .40 first. This is why these guns feel better during firing.

One of these days I'm going to buy me a 225 - one of the best CCW options ever.
 
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