Okay, so I just got back from the range. Had my buddy the IPDA shooter with me. Brought my Ruger GP100 and he brought his G19, Sig P229 (both 9mm), and his Kimber .45 ultra cdp. Well, first, let me say that I've been looking for an auto. handgun for me for a little while - had a PX4 Storm .40, then my GP100 (which I am keeping), and I shot a Glock 19 .40SW a little while ago. Along the way, I've tried out the Bersa Thun .380. the LCP, and a couple of others (FN5-7, etc). I am definitely looking for a 9mm compact (4" barrel) type. Well, after shooting the Glock 19 in .40, I couldn't wait to try out a G19 in 9mm, and today I got my chance. It was....very nice. Pretty accurate, pretty smooth, I controlled it well, all the stuff. Then my bud gave me his Sig P229, all loaded, ready to fire, so I could make a good comparison between the two. Oh....My....Gawd... Silky smooth, very controllable, little recoil, easy sighting, GREAT trigger pull, and I was hitting inner torso circles at 25 yds after only two magazines. No FTF's, no FTE's, all the right stuff! (disclaimer: the sig did have a Hogue wraparound grip with finger grooves and the Glock did not. That may have made a difference??).... So I've made my decision. For me, it HAS to be a Sig 9mm. *********** But a P229? Or a P250? I can't say. Can anyone tell me, with authority how these two guns compare to each other? I mean, besides all the literary stuff like 'first modular gun, easy to convert, multiple calibers, polymer frame', etc, what makes the P229 so much more expensive than the P250 (like $400-500 more)? If I go with a P250, can I expect the same silky smooth, easy-pull, all-kinds-of-accurate performance? How likely is it to shoot like the 229? Ever? Thanks for listening to a too-long-story. Any help from the Sig Experts will be greatly appreciated. p.s. I can get a sig P250 kit, including both the compact and subcompact frames, for less than a P229. But I have to wonder how much time I'm gonna spend swapping them out. I may be too lazy for that, you know?? And, tightwad though I am I don't want the price to be THE decision point.