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Old 07-15-2013, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default p226 vs p229 (40 caliber)

Need some input.. I have narrowed my next hand gun purchase to either the p226 or the p229 in 40. Conceal carry is not a concern since i live in nj.. I am leaning towards the p226.. Is there any reason that i should buy the 229? This will be my first sig

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Old 07-16-2013, 12:06 AM   #2
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If concealment is not a concern the 226 is a good choice, longer sight plane, more velocity. I use the 226 for concealment I have 40 & 357Sig barrels and the 357 is my carry choice.

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I have a .226 w/the E2 grips and will never get rid of it! Those grips on an allready accurate pistol is like a slice a heaven in your hands. Like it is molded to your hand. Won't be disappointed. It's deff not my concealed (either my Bodyguard.380 or G23) but its my nightstand always and forever.

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In reality, it comes down to just the caliber. Which caliber are you more proficient and comfortable with? I already had a .40 S&W (HK USP), so I went with a Sig P226.
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Thanks for the responses. I have a few 9mm pistols. I recently shot a friends p229 in 40 and really liked it.. That is why i am in the market for one now.. At this point i think i have settled on the full size p226 in the 40.

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Hell yeah. Go get it! If the one you purchase doesn't come with the E2 grips, then for an additional $24 you can purchase them and put them on yourself. Huuuuuuge and inexpensive upgrade. Feels like it was molded to your hand.

Also, there are multiple youtube vids that show you how to install them. Happy purchase!

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If carry is not a factor, I'd take a P226 over a P229 every time. You get the advantages of higher capacity, longer barrel (better ballistics), and longer sight radius (easier to be accurate with). I'd also recommend checking out the P227 (similar gun, but in 45acp).

Many of us prefer 45acp to 40sw. The 40sw is a fine defense caliber that absolutely will take care of business. But 45acp tends to lend itself to being faster and more accurate with...in regard to succession, at least.

Almost any alloy-framed Sig that falls within the numerical model range of P210-245 is going to be a fantastic but expensive gun. It's simply about finding the one that best suits your hands and your needs.

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I'd like to see a picture...a good one with good lighting... of a 226 equinox. That is my next purchase, I believe but I have not laid eyes on one yet

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Thanks guys appreciate it...

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