S&W M&P .40 CT vs. SIG 229


March 3, 2010, 11:01 AM
Just a hypothetical question for those of you with knowledge of both weapons........

If you had a brand spankin new M&P .40 and you were offered a slightly used SIG 229 .40 in trade would you do it?? Please give reasons as to why you would or would not.

I shot my brother's M&P .40 and liked it so I picked one up. I have yet to shoot it. When I picked it up from the shop there was a guy in there that I know who offered his SIG on the spot. I have never owned a SIG but always wanted one. Which is the better weapon? Would mainly be used for HD and carry when i am not toating my PK380. Thanks in advance.

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March 3, 2010, 11:30 AM
Can ya shoot them both side by side.

I look at a slightly used auto as a blessing I dont have to run the first 500 through it to break it in and I dont have to pay retail LOL. Yes I am a cheap bastage :P My thought process is that its the same gun you would have if you bought it new and shot it 6 months...

March 3, 2010, 11:35 AM
Thanks for the reply. I have shot a couple different 226's and a 220. Loved em.

So I have sort of a grasp on how both guns will shoot. I did like the way the M&P felt and shot, but I liked the SIGs also. Just basically trying to get more info from folks who have more experiance with them than I do.

March 3, 2010, 01:39 PM
Nothing?? Nobody has any valuable knowledge I can tap into??

March 3, 2010, 07:31 PM
First off is it a standard 229?

I have the S&W M&P 45 and two sig 229 I love them both. One 229 is a standard with rail in 40cal. The other is a 229 Elite in 9mm it is GREAT!!!

If I had the option I would trade a Smith for the Sig 229 any day for a couple of reasons that are just my thoughts from shooting both. Accuracy, Dependable, feel, and resale value!!

One again just my thoughts!!

Fat Boy
March 3, 2010, 08:40 PM
I would opt for the Sig, all other things being equal. I tend to believe Sig's have better quality components in them, and I know I can shoot a Sig more accurately than a Smith based on gun range rental experience...Just my opinion; your mileage might vary

desert gator
March 3, 2010, 09:15 PM
I would get the Sig. I had a MP 40 and got rid of it because it just had no wow factor. There was nothing horribly bad with it, but nothing that really won me over either.

March 3, 2010, 10:27 PM
I'm a big fan of Sigs, and would personally take a P229 over a M&P any day.

However, I think the M&P is a fine gun -- I really like the ergonomics and build quality. It is also building an impressive reliability record for itself.

The one thing to keep in mind is that, from what I have read, Sig doesn't officially allow you to transfer its lifetime warranty. IDK if they honor it anyway or not, but it is something I'd suggest you research before trading (if you care about warranties, that is).

Sig Warranty Page (http://www.sigsauer.com/CustomerService/WarrantyInformation.aspx)

For the lifetime of the original purchaser, SIG SAUER agrees to correct any defect in the firearm for the original purchaser [...]

John Wayne
March 4, 2010, 12:00 AM
I really like the M&P, especially its seamless integration of the CT lasergrips. Out of the two, I'd keep it over the Sig. The M&P is lighter weight, has lasergrips, and a lower bore axis.

This is not to say the Sig is a bad gun; it is by no means clunky or hard to shoot. They're of excellent quality, but the M&P would be my pic for a carry gun.

March 4, 2010, 12:06 AM
I'd keep the M&P.

March 25, 2010, 03:42 PM
Aybody else???

For those who asked, the SIG is the two tone model without a rail.

March 25, 2010, 03:47 PM

I don't have any S & W pistols but I know several buddy's that do and they love them..

However, I do own 3 Sig P229's, two n/r 40's and one railed 9mm..

My main gun is the P229/40 and have 2 for a great reason, never to be without one..


March 25, 2010, 03:52 PM
Because it's without a rail, I would totally trade without a second thought. They don't make too many these days without the rail, and that sig will last you near forever. Great guns, best trigger for my shooting.

March 25, 2010, 04:51 PM
In non-1911s I always prefer Sig or HK so just like everyone else I will recommend what I have and what works for me, and thats the Sig. I have shot 2 M&P's, both flawless function and accurate but I did not like them as much as my Sigs. I am also more comfortable with da/sa as opposed to dao in case you haven't considered that.

For non-1911's I now have a strict rule, plastic frame = HK, metal frame = Sig, I don't think anyone does it better than those 2 companies, except CZ but my buddy is a CZ fan and I dont like to let him know that I like those too. :D

March 25, 2010, 05:49 PM
Not so long ago I had to choose between them in my own extensive pistol trials--I'd keep the M&P.

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