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First Sig Sauer Help

Discussion in 'The Sig Sauer Club' started by streakpi, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. streakpi

    streakpi Meat on a Steek

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    My buddy wants a gun - his first. He wants a 9mm for HD and range time - not CHL. The wives will want to shoot as well...hence the feel of the P229 and the SA capability was a good thing.

    He shot my Walther P99QA - loved it. We then shot a Sig Sauer P229, XD9, Beretta PX Storm, Glock 17/19, and S&W M&P Pro - he went for the Sig in a big way. Capacity (15rd) was there, feel, noticed recoil, grip, etc all worked (for both of us).

    I have never bought a Sig before...I also loved the feel of the P229 and would get one for HD/Range time. Went shopping online and found best price of @ $750.00.

    Problem: During research I found TONS of different models and sub-models within the P229! Hell, just wanted a 9mm DA/SA which felt the way the P229 did. Any suggestions on other models which fit 9mm category in Sig line? Is $750 a good price for new with night sights.

    Thanks in advance, will continue searching blogs/threads.
     
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  2. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Great choice! I have a bunch of Sigs and they are my primary platform for a variety of disciplines.

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    My suggestion is to avoid the "Sig Bling" models that proliferate their site. The Equinox is a perfect example of a pistol that, in many cases, shooters remove the fancy grips because they are too big for a double stack.

    Most of today's Sig's triggers are mediocre compared to what they were a few years ago and you may want to redirect any potential "bling" funds towards their Action Enhancement Package.

    Personally, I prefer all stainless steel models for their durability and weight.

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  3. backbore

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    Keep it simple. Pluck a traditional DA/SA model with alloy frame. I own a 220 stainless and love it but it is a heavy piece for all day carry. I'm not saying people don't do it, but am saying it's not something I'd do if I can avoid it. That's why my ST is my bump in the night tool...that and my Mossberg.
     
  4. Two Guns

    Two Guns VIP MEMBER

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    The plain Jane P229 is a fine carry gun.I like them with out the rail. I use to carry a P228 but I had to sell it to pay my taxes. I am going to get a P229 with out a rail in the very near future. Sig use to make some very fine guns.I tend to buy the older ones now a days because of the trigger pulls.
     
  5. streakpi

    streakpi Meat on a Steek

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    This would not be a carry gun - pure HD. Also want his wife to be comfy shooting it, hence why we like the DA/SA. However, will hit range this weekend to shoot both P226 and P229 again.

    BTW- on another note...found a P250 2SUM package for $625 new. I like the concept [for me] but no nothing about this set-up (other than you can make it a full-size or sub-compact. Anybody own one of these kits? Doubt I can find at the range...also didn't really want a DAO again...but maybe I can get a 4.5# trigger. Thoughts?
     
  6. Two Guns

    Two Guns VIP MEMBER

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    I am not a fan of the P250. Just doesn't feel or shoot like a Sig.
     
  7. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    :agree:
     
  8. backbore

    backbore

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    Haven't shot the 250 but love the way it feels and really like the smooth light trigger. I've been hankerin for a G30 (the one with no rails) for a long time but the 250 has me tryin to track down a 250c .45 to try out at the range.
     
  9. wingspar

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    Just the Plain Jane P229 sounds like what you want. Probably the cheapest of the bunch of P229 variants. You can also look at CPO P229's also. (CPO = Certified Pre-Owned) They come from the factory with a one year warranty. I just picked up a CPO P220 for $550 delivered. MSRP on a new one is $975, tho you can find them cheaper.

    I shot a P229 in .40 last month. Great little gun. Next time I get to that range, I’m going to rent a P226 and a P229, and shoot them side by side.