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Some people might say I've lost it, but I just bought another new Sig tonight.

I was very impressed with the P239 I bought last week, so I bought a new P229 in 9mm tonight. Not as many bells and whistles on this one, just SigLite night sights. It's the normal rail version in traditional DA/SA. Haven't shot it yet, but I'm hoping to get a few minutes tomorrow to hit a local range and run at least 100 rounds thru it.

Why did I buy this? Hmm. I think there was a reason. Oh yeah, it's because I really wanted it. :) Seriously tho, it feels terrific in my hand. It's like it was made for me.

I actually prefer the 9mm round, but will likely alternate between my this gun, my XD-9 Service and my new P239 in .40 for daily carry. I imagine the P239 will see more use later on, esp. in the summer months when I'm wearing less bulky clothes.

Anyway, here's a sweet little dose of gun porn:

 

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Great weapon, the 239 is my fav of my collection, but I'm in the market for a 229 as well. I like the SAS w/ the DAK trigger. However, I'm put a lighter mainspring in other Sigs and added the "short trigger" and it does wonder for fit of the trigger reach and reducing the long and heavy DA trigger pull.

You're post is gonna make me go spend some money now :rolleyes:
 

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That is nice Tim.
My P229 and P239 are my two favorite carry pistols.....
 

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I have been buying Sigs like a fool, lately. Picking up my P226 tonight at the gun store to go with my 4 other Sigs. P229 is next on the list. Debating between 9mm or a .357 Sig.
 

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They are addictive, aren't they?

I've never been a fan of DA/SA semi-autos and had fired a 226 and 229 before but never went for one. I've got a Beretta Cougar and can tolerate the trigger but it's not my favorite. Always preferred striker fired pistols like a Glock or XD. However, I'd always admired the craftsmanship and accuracy of Sigs.

Then I tried a 229 w/ DAK trigger. Now I've got a 229 (40SW) and a 220, both with DAK triggers. I almost went for a 239 (40SW) with DAK but held back as my main carry is a J-frame. If you're used to a striker fired pistol, the DAK is a pretty easy adaptation (at least it was for me). I'd tried one other DAO pistol and didn't like it as it was the traditional long, heavy DA pull.

Have fun with it. Sigs are great guns.
 

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Congrats on the new gun and the old gun. Any chance of posting pics of them together - I imagine they make a happy couple. A ranger report comparing the two would be great too. Did you know that if you buy two pistols within a week a special report is sent to ATF. It's not a crime, but it does put you on the radar. (at least that is what my gun dealer told me).

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Congrats on the new gun and the old gun. Any chance of posting pics of them together - I imagine they make a happy couple. A ranger report comparing the two would be great too. Did you know that if you buy two pistols within a week a special report is sent to ATF. It's not a crime, but it does put you on the radar. (at least that is what my gun dealer told me).

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It's actually if you buy 2 in the same day, and I believe it goes to the FBI
 

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Well it's worth asking again to double check. I asked my dealer (again) and he said 2 in one week = a special report.

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That is, of course, from the same dealer. They wouldn't really have any way of knowing if I bought one from Joe Schmo on Monday and another from John Doe on Tuesday.
 

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I just pick up a 229 none rail in 40. I wanted a 357 sig but I figur I can just buy the barrel and bee good.

I know have two sigs one p6 and now my 229 in 40. I wanted to sell or trade my compact xd 40 for a sc xd40 or 45. but cant find anyone to trade:confused:
 

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Went to the range tonight to try out my new P229. I only had time to shoot 100 rounds before they closed. With the holiday here and being busy the next couple days it will be Sunday before I make it to the range again. I'm already looking forward to it! :)

Just like with my new P239, I started at 5 yards and concentrated on the DA trigger pull most of the time. Put 50 rounds thru the gun at that distance, with decent results but not outstanding.

For the next 50 rounds I put up a new target poster and moved it out to 7 yards. I got better with the DA trigger pull as I went, and also did several shots in SA mode. Although I still hit low several times in DA mode, IMO it was a big improvement over my shooting with my P239 .40 cal.

I tossed the 5-yard target but saved the 7-yard one so I could post a pic of it here with my range report. Plenty of bullseyes, but you can see the low shots, too. I took aim at the 3s on the sides several times, with varying results.

Overall I am extremely pleased with my new P229. In fact, a couple times my shots were so accurate and I was loving this gun so much I actually giggled. Silly, I know, but I was so excited! While I love my XD and am anxious to improve my skills with my P239, I think it's fair to say this P229 is my new favorite pistol. :p

 

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You can get a lighter mainspring from WOLFF GUNSPRINGS for like $5 or so. it's pretty simple to swap out, might take 20 minutes for a newbie. Definitely worth it to lighten out the DA trigger pull
 

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I don't think your nuts, I actually think that you have made a perfectly sane and rational decision, the P229 is the perfect companion for a P239.

I am currently in a somewhat similar situation. I got my P239 November 5 and now find myself considering getting another Sig. However, since my XDm and P239 are in basic black and both 40 caliber, I am now thinking about getting a pistol with some eye appeal in 9mm for range practice.

My thoughts are as follows. The P239 SAS with the DAK trigger. With the wood grips and stainless slide it is a very pretty pistol and having been educated a bit on how to catch the reset for the DAK I now think I could learn to shoot it well. Another option is the S.A. EMP but it is ridiculously hard to find, as in I have never actually seen one in the flesh and Davidson's has it on back order. Lastly, there is the Kimber Stainless Ultra Carry II in 9mm, hopefully Hogue makes some nice Cocobolo grips for it because the stock grips for it are a bit plain.

Anyhow, it'll be a while before the budget can take another pistol hit so for now I'll just probably dress up the P239 with a set of Hogue checkered grips in Cocobolo.
 

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I have been buying Sigs like a fool, lately. Picking up my P226 tonight at the gun store to go with my 4 other Sigs. P229 is next on the list. Debating between 9mm or a .357 Sig.
Great guns. I went for the .40 since a simple barrel swap can change it to .9mm or .357 Sig. Worst thing about them is their mag prices. Just had to pay $39 each for a couple. Of course before the election they were $29.
 

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Sorry to say this, but I have a new favorite gun...and it isn't an XD. :(

This P229 is top of the charts for me right now. I ran 100 rounds thru it at the range today, plus 100 thru my P239 in .40 cal. When I was just about done I decided to split a 50-round box between the P229 and my XD. I shot OK with both, but the Sig feels smoother to me with a bit less recoil, which makes sense since it's 4 to 5 oz. heavier to start with. I think I'm still more accurate with my XD at this point, but the Sig is catching up quickly.

I also like the P229's stock grips better. Feels a bit more substantial in my hand and the rough surface of it helps prevent the gun from twisting in my hand. I'm still getting used to the DA trigger but I shot both Sigs better today, which is encouraging.
 
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