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Discussion in 'Pistols' started by NLW184, Mar 24, 2006.
What is the trigger pull like on these bad boys?
ds... I believe the DA trigger pull is 10 lbs and the SA is 4 lbs. The DA pull is very smooth and not overly lengthy. The reset into SA is nice and short and has a crisp trigger break. I really like the stock trigger on the 229. IMHO one of the best DA / SA triggers out there.
After shooting my xd 40 with the 4.5 pound combat trigger job and internal overtravel adjustment I am spoiled on a non sloppy lightweight trigger.
looking at buying first handgun. i want a gun with a manual safety. wondering if the p229 had one??? looking at sr9 and few others. any advice? thx
wharbin... the p229 does not have a safety.
wharbin: The SIG 229 does not require a manual safety. Instead, it has an automatic (always-engaged) firing pin lock that does not unlock until the trigger is pulled fully rearward, either in SA or DA. This allows one to safely carry the 229 with a round chambered providing instant readiness -- since the 229 eliminates the need for a manual safety. The SIG 229 de-cocking lever lowers the cocked hammer safely into the safety intercept notch without having to touch the trigger.
With the hammer down and the firing pin locked, the double action feature and the absence of a manual safety make it easier to get off a quick first shot. Or, you have the option to cock the hammer and fire single action until the magazine is emptied.
Together, the features described above make the 229 safer to carry with a chambered round than a revolver -- when most gun owners trust a revolver in that carry condition.
Hey, I am in need of some help from fellow pistol owners. I own two pistols, first is a Sig Sauer Mosquito Sport 22lr and a Smith & Wesson 22A-1. Now both are only rim fires, and I am not sure, with no center fire experience, if they'll be anything like their center fire brothers. I am torn between a SIG P229 & P226 and the Ruger SR9c. I live in Canada so I cannot have a conceal or carry pistol. My buying a center fire would be more for home protection an maybe a little target practice.
I am looking for any and all input good and bad. Because I own one Sig I am partial to want to own another however, I have heard good things about the Ruger. Please help.
If the money is not an issue I would definitely go with the 229. It will function in an absolutely flawless manner. It will eat everything you load it with. The accuracy is second to none. In the US we arm our most elite military and police forces with Sig Sauer (SEALs, Secret Service, etc.). You will not be disappointed with the purchase of this very fine firearm.
I bought a P229 after much research and I definitely made the right decision. This gun is flawless. You feed it anything, point it and it goes bang. The most accurate gun I have ever shot.
It has the SRT trigger, which is a little too light for my taste so that, plus the weight rule it out for carry IMO but besides that, this is a superb weapon and I would bet my life on it.
I love this frikkin' gun.
Trading in my Kahr K40 for a sig,,,,decided on the P229 in 40 S&W,,,Has anyone got their hands on the new P229 Enhanced Elite,,,that is the one I have my eye on.,,it has the new grips,,SRT trigger and nite sights already on. Thought maybe I could get a few reviews first.
Ive had my 229 for about a year now and i wouldnt trade it for any other pistiol out there. My wife can chamber a round de-cock the lever and throw it in her purse and not have to worry about it going off. I give it a 10 out of 10.
Just something some of you might want to know. The 229 in 357 Sig is standard for the Federal Air Marshall's who train to very high standards with it.
Hi, I'm looking into the 226 for a concealed carry. This will also be my first handgun. I'm currently deployed and would like to purchase one when I return. I really liked the P220 but I was told it's to bulky for a concealed, and he got a P229, so I'd like to compare. I was looking for advice? I have learned a lot in research and I definitly am going Sig. I'd also prefer a .45 (or .40 sw if need be). Also I'd prefer double stack. Any advice? I'm also open to other models.
Zapawaf... If you are wanting .45 ACP then stick with it. I personally carry a Sig 239 in .40 S&W but I have the upmost respect for the .45 ACP and own a couple of .45 ACP pistols. Sig Sauer does offer a P220R Compact that may be right up your alley. Take a look at it on Sig Sauers Website. As far as the P226 goes, it would not be my first choice for a CCH due to its size. The P229 would be aobut as big as I go for a CCH but like the P226 they are offered in 9mm, .357 Sig and .40 S&W. If you want .45 ACP then look into the P220 Series or the 1911 Series. Sig offers the 1911 C3 which is more of a "Commander" Size 1911 and would probably work well for CCH.
My mail goes to my parents in Fl while I'm deployed, I actually live in NH. So the hot weather shouldn't be an issue for more then a couple months, the rest of the time it's jeans or cargos and something to keep you warm haha. But you do have good points, I should definitily try out moving around with them concealed. I hadn't thought about that. I know as far as feel and comfort goes, It's going to be a matter of hands on, but I didn't think to try concealing it and moving around. Thanks
Got me a new P229 equinox 40 cal. Went to the range this morning...love it.! Fired around 200 rounds..flawless..no problem what so ever...UNTIL....
..... started to notice the wood grips started to wobble, upon close inspection 1 grip screw gone missing! (for a gun that almost cost 1000 dollars this should not happen). Research on the internet and apparently this is very common with the P229 with wood grips. The screw that it came with seems to be shorter than what it is suppose to be for wood grip..I guess for other type of regular grips..it is ok.
Called SIG and they say they are gonna send me some extra screw. Tried to tell them that the screws are shorter and not flushed inside the magazine well but they are convinced that they were the right size. (hmmm)
Will wait for the extra screw that they send and see if they are right.
In the meantime..any of you guys have the same problem? Any suggestions or tips you can share? Thanks.
Maybe a small dab of locktite on the threads would help. I had a hand grip come loose once on a Smith & Wesson 22A and locktite fixed it.
Thanks Hotrod911..Ill try to do it once the spare screw shows up.
Some recommends using the P239's grip screw instead because they are slightly longer...any comments..anyone.
Just got a P229 today. I cleaned it with Break Free CLP, let it sit for a bit, wiped it down, lubed the rails specifically again, reassembled, and cycled about 220 times. Very smooth, no snags or drags at any point. Fit and finish is excellent. Sights are square and straight. Trigger pull is smooth.
Yeah SirG, just discovered Brake Free myself on the recommendation of a friend. WOW! That stuff is amazing! Sorry Hobs....it's BF for me from now on. Hope you LOVE your new pistolo.