I fell in lust with a used SIG 229 elite in 9mm. It's on layaway at the local gun shop for $700. It is like new in the box. I looks unfired. It's been on layaway for 2 months and I've been wondering if I should pick it up or cancel it. (I most probably will pick it up) My last Glock pruchase was a model 22 with night sites, 3 mags, box in like new condition for $350. The SIG has a black nitron finish with some really nice handfilling wood grips. The pistol appartently was purchased in the same store and scans $1100 on the bar code according to a salesman I trust there, so the 229 seems like a good deal??? Compared to getting two Glocks for the price, maybe not? Will it retain it's value better than a Glock? It will only be used for plinking on the farm or at the range. I have Glocks for use where a pistol might be abused in some way. Is a SIG 229 elite in the gun safe better than $700 in the bank right now?