I'd probably like the 226 best then. I believe they're sub models of the 226, right? Any pros and cons of sub models? I ask because there's a 9mm 226 "elite?" at my lgs I've been finger banging every time I go in there and I'm strongly considering it. Seams like it's got a "sloppy" hammer though
If my p226 SAO Elite is the same as a standard DA/SA elite then the difference in the elites and standard are that they have front cocking serrations and a beaver tail. Then you have your dark elites and sport models and what not. Pretty much just cosmetic differences and maybe a change in grips are serrations or a occasional beavertail. My model p226 probably strays the furthest from a standard model just because it is single action only with a thumb safety as opposed to traditional sig DA/SA action. I love mine.