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Sig Arms P229 Reviews

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Postby cdbruster » Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:13 pm

I own both a 229 and a 239 in .40 S&W. My Concealed Carry Handgun is my 239. It fits much more comfortably IWB than the 229 does. Now I am a bit of a fat boy (6'2" 250 lbs and should probably weigh 220 lbs) so a real slender guy may get away with a 229 for CCH. As long as you aren't wanting something that can be used as a primary duty pistol I would go with the 239. The .40 S&W model holds seven in the mag. I can't say enough good things about my 239. I've equiped mine with a set of Crimson Trace Laser Grips and some TruGlo TFO sights. I figure if I find myself in a situation in the future, there is a 95% chance my 239 is what I'll have at my disposal.
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Postby Hokieguy08 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:57 pm

I just recently purchased a new p229 in .40 it is a single action i was wonder what the difference between single and double action was and which one is better. Also is it possible to change a single action into a double if so how much would it cost
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Postby g4l » Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:04 am

SA= trigger drops the hammer only

DA= trigger cocks & drops the hammer

SA/DA= trigger cocks & drops the hammer on first shot, the slide thereafter cocks the hammer and the trigger drops it

Then you have the intermediates like Glocks, XDs, etc. They are "striker fired"; one consistent trigger pull every time, but not a true "double action", even though some times they are mistakenly classified in that category.

To address the "which is better" question, it depends on the person & application.

A SA generally has the crispest trigger pull and is easier to be accurate with.

A DA is most commonly a revolver, or a semi-auto with a "LEM, police" trigger (to tame any nervous fingers).

A SA/DA will have two totally different trigger pulls (if the hammer is not cocked prior to the first shot), and is the most difficult to adjust to.

Striker fired pistols are great defense guns, but, (in My opinion), not the most accurate or "fun" to shoot at the range.

This will explain in a little more detail;


Also, I don't think the Sig 229 comes in SA, maybe You have the DAK model?
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Postby vkilla123 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:31 pm

was wondering?? is the top half of the p229 lighter in color than the bottom half, on a standard black p229??
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Postby txbdyguard » Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:36 pm

My 9mm slide is lighter than my .22 slide. The 9 slide is

stainless and the .22 slide is aluminum.
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Postby sweeper » Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:04 am

i just recently got my p229r, haven't tried firing it yet and was wondering if the hammer does not really fully depress itself to the firing pin because when dry firing it the hammer still strikes on a decocked level
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Postby torontogunguy » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:53 am

The black barrel on mine shows extreme signs of wear after 500 rounds; is this normal or should the barrel remain black? Aside from this the gun is great.

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Postby sweeper » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:29 am

check out sig's website on its customer service faq page, if i'm not mistaken such wear is normal when there is metal to metal contact
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Postby txbdyguard » Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:43 pm

Just picked up my P229 Elite with the SRT. That trigger is awesome. Will give it a full report after the range tomorrow. Picture is posted.
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Postby smith6906 » Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:55 am

This pistol is absolutely orgasmic! i bought one about a month ago, put 500 down the range in 2 days, not one single problem. no misfire, fail to feed, eject. stovepiping, nothing. deadly accurate as well. but i've also been one to say "nothing like $800 worth of German steel in your hand to brighten up your day "
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