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Any alternatives to the SIG 229?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by knicks118, Jun 13, 2013.

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  1. knicks118

    knicks118 Member

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    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?
     
  2. dogtown tom

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    Sure........the 229 in .40 or .357;)
     
  3. DPris

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    Similar how?
    Look on the SIG website.
    Denis
     
  4. allaroundhunter

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    The P228? P226, P220.... I could go on...
     
  5. Devonai

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    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.
     
  6. sigarms228

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    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.


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  7. Captain33036

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    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
     
  8. wbwanzer

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    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.
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  9. Fishbed77

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    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.
     
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    The 229 Elite in Stainless is an amazing variant of the stock 229. It is very very nice.
     
  11. Stringfellow

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  13. bannockburn

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    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.
     
  14. Pilot

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    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.

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  15. brutus51

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    +1 on the CZ PCR. I have a P229 but I find the PCR to be lighter, easier to conceal and very accurate.
     
  16. BamAlmighty

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    Made a mistake going to the gun store last weekend...

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    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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