Any alternatives to the SIG 229?


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knicks118
June 13, 2013, 03:18 PM
I love everything about the P229 in 9mm. The grip, angle, weight, recoil, etc.

Are there any other make/models that are similar to the P229?

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dogtown tom
June 13, 2013, 03:31 PM
knicks118....Are there any other make/models that are similar to the P229?
Sure........the 229 in .40 or .357;)

DPris
June 13, 2013, 03:46 PM
Similar how?
Look on the SIG website.
Denis

allaroundhunter
June 13, 2013, 04:09 PM
The P228? P226, P220.... I could go on...

Devonai
June 13, 2013, 04:40 PM
If you're looking for something that's a little easier to conceal, you should like the P239. It's pretty much the P229's little brother.

sigarms228
June 13, 2013, 04:57 PM
The SIG P228 is pretty much identical mostly other than having a folded carbon steel slide instead of the milled stainless steel slide though the P228 is not a regular catalog item.

Love my P229 .40 with the Hogue G10 grips.


http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv60/kk9zz/P229b-2.jpg (http://s669.photobucket.com/user/kk9zz/media/P229b-2.jpg.html)

Captain33036
June 13, 2013, 05:11 PM
The SIG P225 is a terrific, single stack 9mm, that can be had used for $400 or less.

The 228 was probably the best 9mm side arm ever invented. You can get used ones for $550 on up. This model has a wonderful balance and feel to it, along with a hi capacity magazine.

To that, the 229 added different calibers, the new E2 grip and a picatinny rail.

If one of those models would not serve your needs, you probably are looking for a Glock or a 1911.

Not sure what your issue or issues might be. If cost, then find a good used 228. If you are looking to cover more than the best all around gun, buy a good 229, then save money for a dedicated compact or subcompact gun for carry and/or a 1911 in .45acp. Either way....get a very good SIG first.

Hope this helps

wbwanzer
June 13, 2013, 06:30 PM
Within the SIG family there is the SP2022 in addition to the others already mentioned. The 2022 is very similar in size but weighs a little less because it's polymer framed. There is also the Stoeger/Beretta Cougar which is similar in size and weight.
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m145/wbwanzer/Sigpro006_zps84ff9372.jpg (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/wbwanzer/media/Sigpro006_zps84ff9372.jpg.html)

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m145/wbwanzer/Cougar9002.jpg (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/wbwanzer/media/Cougar9002.jpg.html)

Fishbed77
June 13, 2013, 06:40 PM
If you're interested in polymer-framed pistols, look at the Walther P99AS.

It's a similar size to the P229, but much lighter, with a similar soft recoil (at least the 9mm version). The DA/SA (Anti-Stress) trigger is similar in operation, despite the fact that it is striker-fired, and ergonomics are even better than the P229.

CTGunner
June 13, 2013, 07:28 PM
The 229 Elite in Stainless is an amazing variant of the stock 229. It is very very nice.

Stringfellow
June 15, 2013, 02:17 AM
While I like my SIG P220, I like my Stoeger Cougar much better than the P229. Its grip configuration is much more comfortable to me (among the best I have felt), and its build seems more "luxurious" to me - with an action and slide that feels like it is two panes of greased glass.

caz223
June 15, 2013, 06:01 AM
The 228, SIG has one in current production, the M11-A1.
It's like a 229, except the slide is a bit lighter, and it has better balance.
I have two 228 models, and bought a 229 in .40. I kept it for 2 months and sold it, the balance was all wrong. The larger caliber needed a heavier slide, which ruined the gun's balance.

bannockburn
June 15, 2013, 08:02 AM
Years ago I had a SIG P-226 and loved the design, the ergonomics, and the way it balanced in my hand. I also had a Browning BDA .45 and it could keep up with a Colt Gold Cup in terms of inherent accuracy. I used my brother's P-228 to try out my reloads as that gun would feed absolutely anything I could run through it and not miss a beat. My current nightstand gun is a SIG P-229E2 with a SIG STL-900L laser/light set-up on it.

Pilot
June 15, 2013, 08:09 AM
In 2000, I stopped carrying my Sig P228 for the CZ-75D PCR. It even fits in the same holster. Love the gun for its accuracy, reliability, and ease of carrying. 14 + 1 capacity.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh90/44cody/cz75_13.jpg (http://media.photobucket.com/user/44cody/media/cz75_13.jpg.html)

brutus51
June 15, 2013, 10:10 AM
+1 on the CZ PCR. I have a P229 but I find the PCR to be lighter, easier to conceal and very accurate.

BamAlmighty
June 20, 2013, 12:20 AM
Made a mistake going to the gun store last weekend...

http://www.chaoseffect.net/pics06/sig229a.jpg
http://www.chaoseffect.net/pics06/sig229b.jpg

PabloJ
June 20, 2013, 01:59 AM
I love everything about the P229 in 9mm. The grip, angle, weight, recoil, etc.

Are there any other make/models that are similar to the P229?
The firearm that was designed to meet SIG-Sauer head on in sales commonly known as Gen 3 Smith & Wesson pistols. Excellent second hand sample from advanced Gen 3+ series with alloy frame and rail can be found for about $400.

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