p320 vs p226 vs p229

Discussion in 'SIG Sauer Forum' started by jeffm, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. ca1survivor

    ca1survivor Member

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    I have the 220, 229 and 239, the 239 is my most carried Sig.
     
  2. jeffm

    jeffm New Member

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    May I ask why? I think for me the p229 is in the lead for purchasing.
     

  3. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    The 239 is a single stack which makes it a bit thinner. That can make it more comfortable for carry.
     
  4. ca1survivor

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    by the why, you mean why I carry the 239 the most ? the 239 is heavy and low round count for its size, but is thinner on the slide than the 229 even though both are .40, another I carry a lot is the 220 same reason slide are thinner, like a 1911 and since I carry IWB it helps but the 229 is a solid choice in a firearm.
     
  5. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    That p239's not thinner than some double stacks . Could have a carried a p320 with its 1.06 slide width and a smaller profile grip that is only 1.10 wide makes it a thin double stack . I carry a p320 compact 40sw with the thinner grip profile , 13 +1 in the handgun in my old comp-tac neutral iwb with a new kydex body for the p320 and a 15 round mag in my pocket all under a button down shirt . Good handgun for mix and match grip/frames , even shortening a compact grip/frame for use on the SC slide .

    If not for hand surgery I'd still be carry'n a tp40 kahr as a primary CC . Light pistol with a 4" barreled pistol with a small over all size , only .094 wide .

    Never did know why some one would ask , " what should I buy ". Size them up , read about each . Asking is not needed as they all work for some and not for others and the choice should be made only by the buyer.
     
  6. jeffm

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    Yes thank you, I was just curious. I will admit I have a thing for law enforcement, service model guns, I prefer my service model XD over my glock 19 simply due to the fact it is more comfortable. When I got a Sig Sauer catalog it says the p229 is generally a service model size gun which is why I am leaning towards it.
     
  7. SSGN_Doc

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    I think the 229 fits into a kind of reduced size belt wear category. Think, detective with a sport coat. They really aren't too much smaller than the 226. For inside the waistband, the thinner pistols make a bigger difference in comfort. My only Service exposure to the 229/228 sized pistols has been seeing them with NCIS officers. Seen a few 226s (Mk 25s) with SEALs, but Berettas make up the majority of what I see in my branch as duty weapons. At Service pistol matches it's mostly Beretta and the 1911.
     
  8. armedleo

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    I frequently carry the P227 SAS Gen 2 IWB and under sport coat or suit and very comfortable.
     
  9. ca1survivor

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    one problem, for me, with the 320, I don't like it........
     
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  10. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You dislike the 320????

    My God, man! Do you dislike motherhood, apple pie and single malt Scotch???:D:D:D:D:D
     
  11. harkersislandnc

    harkersislandnc Well-Known Member

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    You can get an LEO trade in 229/226/239/250 for $400-$600 if you shop them online. I have a P229 that I like but it is a tad heavy for IWB carry. Nice pistol though.
     
  12. sigman84

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    I am wanting to get one to work into the rotation. I have my 227 nitro and wouldn't mind carrying it but the sas is made for carry.
     
  13. Pickles

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    I enjoy my p299 and find it to be a great gun. I saw this informative review for it
     
  14. ca1survivor

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    out of those three I dislike the Scotch, any kind. :D:D:D:D
     
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  15. ca1survivor

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    we're talking slide thinner on the 239, if you don't think so you will be the first, 239 or 220 are thinner (in the slide) than a 229 and yes I have all of them, even thinner than the bulky Glocks and USPc, not by much that I agree on.
     
  16. jeffm

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    Well I was about 98% sure I wanted the p229 in 9mm, now after seeing some videos online I am tempted to get the P226 MK Navy version.
     
  17. sigman84

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  18. SSGN_Doc

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    Depends on if yo want to CC much. If not I like the 226 as recreational shooter. But there is the M11 version of the 229 out there as well if you want a slight smaller version. The originals were actually built on 228s (stamped and welded slides, instead of the solid milled slides of the 229).

    So many choices with Sig, it gets difficult to decide some times.
     
  19. jeffm

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    I can open carry in my state (Although I don't suggest it because people flip out and call cops if they see a firearm) but I am also trying to get into armed security/ law enforcement so it could also be a work gun as well.

    I was thinking possibly the 226mk and then the 229 in .40 (although I am not a huge fan of .40, I like higher capacity in 9mm) :D
     
  20. Threetango

    Threetango Audentes Fortuna Iuvat Supporter

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    You might find a used Navy 226 but they aren't made anymore.
    The MK25 SEAL version is available.
    There are some differences, one being the 1913 rail and night sights on the SEAL version, plus it is more expensive.

    http://www.armoryblog.com/firearms/hand-guns/sig-sauer-replacing-p226-navy-with-p226-mk25/

    Check the specs on the two.

    Navy

    https://www.sigsauer.com/CatalogProductDetails/p226-navy.aspx

    SEAL
    https://www.sigsauer.com/CatalogProductDetails/p226-mk25.aspx