In the P226 I have an Elite and a standard model. There is no difference in the sights or holster fit between the two guns. My Elite has the beaver tail and the SRT, but it is the steel frame of the Elite that makes the biggest difference between the two models. The steel framed Elite is noticeably heavier than the aluminium frame. For CCW I would lean away from the Elite because of the weight. If the gun is a duty gun or a nightstand queen then I would go with the Elite.