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P229 or Beretta 96A1?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Airborne Infantryman, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman 'Murica!

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    I want a new .40 and I'd like to make an anti-gunner cringe somewhere in the world.

    Therefore, I'm in the market for a big, bad .40 S&W.

    I just got my P226 MK25.....freaking solid gun. Most accurate handgun I've ever fired...either that, or it just 'clicks' with me....so I'm impressed with Sig's latest output.

    I also used to have a 90-Two in .40 and it was a SMOOTH shooter.....so I have experience with the Beretta, but only experience with the P229's bigger brother.

    I can get a P229R w/ night sights for $769 thru Sig's IOP program-

    http://www.topgunsupply.com/sig-sauer-p229r-9mm-da-sa-legacy-iop.html

    I can get the Beretta 96A1 for $599 thru Grab-A-Gun-

    http://grabagun.com/beretta-96a1-40sw-4-9-bl-3-12rd.html

    Beretta 96A1 comes with 3 mags, but no night sights.

    P229 comes with 2 mags, but has night sights.

    If I got a Beretta 96A1, I'd like to get some Trijicon night sights for it, unfortunately, my local smiths are hack jobs, so I'd probably have to send the slide off to get the sights pushed out and the new ones installed.

    Choices...........someone point me in the right direction. I'd like to get both, but I'm PCSing to Korea soon, and wanna enjoy whatever I get. :supergrin:
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2012
  2. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    I love the Berettas, but am not a fan of the .40 versions. If I have to have .40 between those choices I'd pick the P229.

    My work has been issuing P229's for a long time, they have all been solid guns.
     


  3. MarcDW

    MarcDW MDW Guns Millennium Member

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    Buy the P229 and I sell you on top a .357 SIG barrel for it.
     
  4. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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  5. Glock_Convert

    Glock_Convert

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    Have a .40 P229R w/ night sights and love it.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk 2
     
  6. Tallahassee

    Tallahassee

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    I vote Sig, especially if you currently have a 226.
     
  7. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

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    Just bought a brand new 229 in .40 myself so you know what my vote is.
     
  8. ArmoryDoc

    ArmoryDoc

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    Sig 229 for sure.

    Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
     
  9. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    Out of the two choices, if you want a .40, go with the Sig. The 229 is still my favorite .40 cal pistol.

    (Yes people, even over a HK!) :wow:
     
  10. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    P229 for sure.

    OP, check your PMs. Sent you a link you might find interesting....
     
  11. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman 'Murica!

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    That 229 is an amazing deal. Not sure if I want railed or non-railed yet.

    Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
     
  12. Bruce M

    Bruce M

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    Add me to the list that would pick the P229 (and has.)
     
  13. Beanie-Bean

    Beanie-Bean

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    I see too many "No Beretta" signs hung in various buildings, so I'd go with the SIG P229 :)

    [​IMG]

    I have an older (no-rail) P229 in .357, and have recently picked up a P229R/.40. If you like the Mk 25, you'll feel right at home with the P229.
     
  14. I like Sig over Beretta. So far my score board is 7 vs 3.