Originally Posted by attdave887
I finally got my sig p229 in .40s&w and could only be happier if one thing is possible. The one I got, due to availability, is double action only. My ? is; can I convert her to double/single action with a decocker like they normally come? The space is there on the frame for the decocker and from what I've see. On other p229's I would think its an easy job. Any help is much appreciated.
My bedside gun is a 226 .40 DA/SA... and it's a great gun... however, I would never use it as a CCW platform because of the DA/SA feature.
I'm not sure how familiar you are with DA/SA's but my problem with them is the distance the trigger drops to rear between the 1st DA shot and the following SA shots.
This actually requires me to change my grip on the pistol in order to avoid having way too much finger on the trigger.
If your 229 will be a "carry" gun... I would suggest keeping it DA only and training with it. I know those light SA triggers are nice for plinking and I have no problem with SA only guns for carry, actually still carry my Kimber 1911 on occasion, but it would concern me to carry a pistol that did not have a consistent trigger pull.
Any weight/length of pull can be "trained for" so whether you choose a striker gun, a DA only, or an SA only, is irrelevant and boils down to personal preference but I would avoid going DA/SA on a platform that "if" needed, you'll be grabbing... and using... in a big hurry.
With all that said, if it's not for EDC... modify to your heats content!
Have fun and be safe, the 229 is a fantastic platform.