I need to get a sticker that says my other gun is a Sig. It is true though. I use my HK while hunting. I feel more comfortable about using the Polymer in the wet and muddy temperate rainforests of Germany. I use my P226r, I call her my sweet Rosy, for competition. Ok, either a Sig or HK. If you are looking for a safety, Sig does not have it. If you are cool about that, Sig P226 is also a top notch choice. They are both designed by German engineers anyways. There!I have owned a Sig 226 extreme in 40.for just about 5 years now.You will find the recoil light as the weight and size and balance of the pistol all play a part in the natural handling.I can pull rapid fire drills @ 15 yrds grouping at about 4" within the ten.You will find most heavier well built pistols will handle this calibre better than their polymer counterparts.I also have a PX4 Storm that is my edc and I've learned to tame the snap in that little light weight pistol.Not to the point of the Sig mind you but enough that I am willing to bet my life no my training.There alot of guns out there check out the cz line it doesn't have to be expensive to handle the calibre you're shooting. I suggest something that you are comfortable shooting that's what plays a major role in any of my firearms purchase.