sig p229 worh the price tag?


May 20, 2011, 12:58 AM
hello highroaders
Hey guys I'm a nut for the polymer wonder guns. I own several glocks and several hks and absolutely love them all and can't say a bad thing about any of them. I feel that for the price they were well worth every penny, both brands. Before purchasing a gun of any brand I've rented and shot them or shot a friends to see what I thought.
Now I'm wanting a sig p229 It feel great in the hand, the only problem is the only range local that rents guns to shoot doesnt have sigs. Same thing goes for high end 1911's and new hks. Says his client basis isnt into what he calls pricey guns.
So for the first time I'm going to have to purchase a gun with out having ever fired it. Its an exspensive leap of faith LOL. For the money I'd hope to be getting something as accurate and reliable as the hk. The only other concern I have is the DA/SA trigger, is it along the same lines as the hk? Any thoughts would be appriciated

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Cactus Jack Arizona
May 20, 2011, 04:07 AM
It's difficult to actually define just what is meant by overpriced these days. Overall, guns are more expensive today than they were two years ago. Two years from now, the very gun you are asking about may very well be $100-$150 more.

I go by these rules: #1) Find what you like. #2) Check around at your local shops and online for the average going price. #3) Make the purchase, even if that means saving for it or putting it in Lay-a-way. #4) Enjoy. :)

Chances are, prices for all guns will only go up from here. :scrutiny:

May 20, 2011, 07:06 AM
Being worth the price is all in ones mind. I don't feel hk is worth what they charge. They are great guns but for almost 1000 dollars I don't want a polymer frame. They are good enough for law enforcement and military so they can't be to bad. People do get a lemon every once in a while. Don't let those few people make you think that sigs are junk. You could buy used and then if you don't like it you can sell it and not lose money. Good luck with your decision

May 20, 2011, 07:06 AM
In a word, YES

May 20, 2011, 07:10 AM
I have a 226 that is my favorite pistol

Rock solid

If I were you, because of the excellent reliabilty....... buy used

There are always good deals on used guns on Gunbroker

May 20, 2011, 07:18 AM
If you look around, you can find good ones for less than $600...some are even mid-90's era of which Rellascout is quite fond because of better manufacturing processes employed back then. In my book, he is a credible source who backs up what he says when it comes to Sigs.

May 20, 2011, 11:08 AM
Sigs are good guns, but a little overpriced IMO. I tend to believe service pistols should fall into the $400-$700 range new, and most do, excluding HK and Sig. That said, if it's worth it to you, then it's worth it. I'd rather buy a CZ and spend the spare $400 on ammo and accessories, but that's just me. Sig actions always felt a little "springy" to me, for lack of a better description.

As an aside, a gun that has recently become available to us is the Sarsilmaz K2. EAA is the importer, and they sell for around $500. In .40 (or 10mm), they sport a 17 round magazine. Good looking guns, IMO. Cross between a Sig and a CZ, appearance-wise.

May 20, 2011, 12:15 PM
I have a P229 in .40S&W with a .357Sig barrel to make it a multi-caliber. I'm very happy with it and have enjoyed shooting it for over 6 years now. No trouble with it ever! I have a P220 in .45acp, and a P230 and P232; both, in .380acp.

I'm a SIG fan. The pistols feel great in my hand, they are accurate and well made.

Before you jump on that purchase, you might list in your post where you live. Perhaps there is a High Roader who lives near you and might meet at a range to check out their Sig.

I should also mention that I have a Kahr of those polymer framed pistols. I like it, but not nearly as well as I do my alloy framed Sigs.

May 20, 2011, 10:13 PM
I've had a P229 in 9mm for about 15 years, but it just sits in the safe. I've probably shot 1 box through it tops. However, that's just me - I have a P226 that I just bonded with more, and now I am really enjoying my 1911 habit as well.

I think if its your one gun though, its a pretty good choice - I like the idea of the .357 sig / .40SW version if you like those rounds. I prefer 9mm & .45 for my own reasons, so that's why I got the model I did. Maybe a mistake, I think the P229 makes the most sense in the other calibers.

May 20, 2011, 10:26 PM
I own several Sigs. They're good guns, but I agree they're over priced.

May 20, 2011, 10:43 PM
Also you can find good deals on a used Sig 229. I purchased two police trade in and did not spend more than $500 on each.

May 20, 2011, 11:52 PM

Yep, have 3 various P229/s, one 9mm w/CTC grips, two 40cals

Good investments that keep getting better each time ya shoot them - Both P229/40's I bought used - around 600 bucks, both now with over 7K flawless rounds by me.. They just keep going

229R 9mm w/CTC grips and P229/40

They'll go the distance and the accuracy will, as well


May 21, 2011, 12:45 AM
I like my sig 229 but it wont really do anything my glocks, steyrs, etc wont and cost hundreds of dollars more. Good gun, but nothing I can really point to in terms of function that makes it worth the extra money. If you likes sigs or just want one go ahead, if you are looking for the best value, I don't think it is a sig p229.

May 21, 2011, 03:22 AM
Get one. Sigs are great guns.

Lex Luthier
May 21, 2011, 07:47 AM

Get the E2 grips if you can. I have 15 rd and 20 rd (9mm) mags, so you never have to worry about running out. I CCW IWB regularly, and suit coat does a fine job of covering it. That and my Kimber Stainless II are my favorite kids. Go for it.

May 21, 2011, 08:11 AM
Look into CPO (certified pre owned) SIGs. These guns are department trade-ins which go back to SIG. They get inspected internally and externally, rebuilt and refinished as them as nessasary. They come in a box with a book and one of those sig bands around the grip and a 1 year warranty. I got one from a dealer a the gun show. Sig P229 in .40 S&W for $550. To me it looks like a brand new gun, no wear on it at all. I also like that it's one of the slightly older no rail P229

Now if money is no object, a friend of mine has a P226 in 9mm with the aluminum grips, the beaver tail, and the short reset trigger. That gun is really nice!

May 21, 2011, 08:16 AM
I have a P229 SAS in 9mm (even MORE expensive than the base model!) that I've been carrying and shooting USPSA production with for the last year. It's a great pistol, but the price is a bit high, compared to some of the other stuff that's out there. I own a couple other Sigs, and my 229 SAS has easily the best trigger out of them.

ETA: My 220 is a certified pre-owned gun, and it's awesome. The price ($550-ish out the door a couple years ago) couldn't be beat, either.

May 21, 2011, 09:31 AM
I think well of my Sigs, altho I am partial to the P226s. CPOs are pretty good deals, if the NIB price is a barrier to entry.

May 21, 2011, 09:37 AM
I own several Sigs. They're good guns, but I agree they're over priced.

I also agree-and the same for HK pistols. I have both brands and am glad that I do but when I lay one of my SIG or HK pistols next to a Beretta, a Smith & Wesson or a CZ, I'm sorry: either the SIG and the HK are way over-priced or the Berettas, Smiths and CZs are real bargains.

May 21, 2011, 06:21 PM
Go to a store that carries SIGs and handle the 229 to see how it feels to you. Even though you wouldn't be able to fire it, you can get an idea of how the gun feels and how the controls work. I think SIGs are worth the price. The ergonomics of the guns are a great fit for me and I shoot them well. But there's no universal handgun that fits perfectly for everyone, otherwise we would all own it and nothing else.

May 21, 2011, 09:55 PM
Absolutely. Try and wait and shoot one first and you will see the value in the platform.

Sig (with their classic P-series) boasts best of breed accuracy, ergonomics, and reliability.

The 228/229 platform may well be one of the best 9mm made. In .40, I think the 229 is the BEST platform.

A quick search of prices yielded:
229 with night sights for 819. I've even seen them less then that. The one i bought NIB a couple years ago was under 800 with taxes.

So, in comparison a glock which is very solid but a true value weapon is running around 560 with night sight around these parts. That is 250ish less than a sig 229. Over the life of the weapon especially factoring ammo, that is very minimal.

May 21, 2011, 11:22 PM
If it's a gun that you're going to shoot, love, rely on, and take care of for many years to come, yes

If it's a gun you're going to shoot once, then decide you don't want it, and sell it at a loss...then no

May 21, 2011, 11:29 PM
i lovesigs but never buy new, too many deals to get when they are slightly used

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