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Old 11-27-2013, 08:19 PM   #31
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My 226 in .40 was first and is still my favorite! wouldn't use it for carry, there are just better options in smaller sizes.

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Old 11-29-2013, 10:08 PM   #32
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For a dual purpose gun the p229 is definitely a better choice. You lose some of the length of the slide and grip without losing much capacity and accuracy. Some can actually shoot the 229 better than the 226. When people ask which guns are the most versatile I always name the same two: glock 23 and sig p229. However the last couple months I've found myself drooling over p226's chambered in 357 sig, go figure

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Old 11-29-2013, 10:28 PM   #33
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I've got a p226 in SAO, love it! And I do carry mine,but I'm not a little guy and it's cold around here always to conceal.

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Old 12-12-2013, 06:11 AM   #34
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Have to agree with the posters here who state the following:
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1) Sig is a great platform. They are some of the most reliable, durable, well-constructed guns you can get. The decocker gives you very safe option for loaded carry without compromising use under duress. I have has a sig 226 in 9mm for 10 years and it remains my favorite self defense weapon.

2) Get the 9mm. There is little difference in stopping power, but greater control due to less recoil...plus 9mm is easier to find and cheaper. This is the caliber the p226 was designed for, and in my opinion is optimal for it.

3) Its a big gun for EDC. Personally I have no issue, but it is not compact by any stretch.

Would add that the short-pull trigger conversion is well worth it should you decide to go with the 226. Because the 226 is considered by so many to be one of the best handguns ever made, there are an endless supply of replacement parts and after-market options available, allowing you to customize easily to your preference. My $0.02.

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Old 12-18-2013, 08:19 AM   #35
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Ive owned my P226e now for about 9 months. I started out shooting factory ammo through it, maybe 1000 rnds, then started experimenting with reloading for it. Since reloading I've found it to be more accurate and less tiring in my wrist very enjoyable to shoot. I feel it is a little too much pistol for carry and have considered a 229 in 9mm for that, but now i am looking at a M&P compact, it has the same feel as the Sig226 but lighter and shorter and a much better price point since i can get it through the blue shield program at Quantico Tactical here in Va. I saw them going for the high $300's at the last gun show and would have purchased one but couldn't find one without the additional ambi safety. Have fun looking.

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I do want to say i will eventually get a Sig in 9mm. I think Sig's are phenomenal semi 's but are in the pricey side, but if money is no object go with a smaller Sig, you wont be disappointed.

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I have both the 226 and 239 in 9 mm. Simply put they are both great guns. Reliable, accurate, very well made. The only caution is before you buy one try to shoot it first. Some people can't get used to the long trigger pull. The only time I have a problem is if I bring my 1911 and 226 to the range at the same time. The two triggers pulls are radically different. Good luck

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I was just able to get my hands on a M&P compact and i am not sure i like it now. The trigger pull is long and heavy every shot compared to my 226. I think i will keep looking now. I know i can get a short reset trigger and upgraded recoil spring set that makes it a nicer gun, but that's another $200+ which brings it right back into Sig price territory.
Im still confused with both factory and sales descriptions of DA only verses Striker fire because that is an apples to oranges comparison is it not.

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