I recently got a P229. Being new to Sigs, I am amazed! I have always sort of looked at Sig owners to be a clique of their own...not caring about any other type of gun.......so I get this gun on a bicycle swap to level the trade....and now I am officially a convert! This is the easiest to shoot/naturally pointing finest gun since a slice of bread! It is awesome. I actually love the DA/SA because it is easy to carry hammer down with one in the pipe, and easy to cock back into SA mode while drawing two handed...then easy to decock. I really do prefer it over the 1911's that I have had. This brings me to my "real" point...I don't like .40 caliber. If any of you Sig owners would want to swap me a P220 compact for this gun, I have this posted in the classifieds. Thanks!