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Hello all thinking about jumping into the world of Sigs. I like the idea of a all metal SA/DA pistol for cow edc
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Big difference between these two designs.

The 225 is a very thin, compact 9 mm single stack design. Very good for CCW.

The 229 is a full sized 45 ACP. The 229 is also available with a SAO trigger, beavertail grips, and you can buy one in 10 mm.
This design is very well suited for hunting and defense against big threat (bears).

I love the ergonomics of a Sig pistol and I suggest you buy both.

I'm looking at buying the P229-10 (edit: P220-10) Stainless Elite SAO. http://www.sigsauer.com/CatalogProdu...ess-elite.aspx
There is no problem that can't be solved with a 180g JHP at 1350 f/s.
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Am I reading Sig brought back the P225 .... did I miss something
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Am I reading Sig brought back the P225 .... did I miss something
They did. There might be some some holster incompatibility from what I've read.
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Hello all thinking about humping into the world of Sigs. I like the idea of a all metal SA/DA pistol for cow edc
I would take a hard look at the CZ DA/SA pistols. Lots of things you can do to the trigger. Less slide mass than the Sigs and slightly thinner. The more I shoot the more important I see bore axis/slide mass being. The after market for the CZ is growing rapidly.

http://cz-usa.com/product/cz-p-01-9m...oy-14-rd-mags/
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http://cz-usa.com/product/cz-2075-ra...ts-14-rd-mags/
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The Sphinx is also a cool option

https://kriss-usa.com/shop/sphinx-sd...ha-15rds-9x19/

I'd go with the P229 over the P225. The P225 isn't that much smaller and has half the capacity. Also you can carry a 20rd P226 mag as a spare with the P229.

If you go with the P229 check out the P229 Legion. Lots of desirable features for the money. When I buy a sig it'll be a legion.
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Thanks for the replies so far.
I know the 225 only carries half the rounds the 229 will in 9mm, but it just feels so good in hand.

I did not know that the 229 has a 10 mm option, gonna have to look into that.

Have read the praises of the legion and is a viable option for the 229, as on gun brokers the price is similar to the 229 and 225 local.

I have full size autos and a few compact cc sizes, I'm really interested in as I stated a full metal cc size option
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I did not know that the 229 has a 10 mm option, gonna have to look into that.
It's not the 229 but the sig 220 and the 227 may have a 10mm option.
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Thanks for the replies so far.
I know the 225 only carries half the rounds the 229 will in 9mm, but it just feels so good in hand.

I did not know that the 229 has a 10 mm option, gonna have to look into that.

Have read the praises of the legion and is a viable option for the 229, as on gun brokers the price is similar to the 229 and 225 local.

I have full size autos and a few compact cc sizes, I'm really interested in as I stated a full metal cc size option
My mistake, post corrected to show Sig P220-10 Stainless Elite SAO.
The link is correct.
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Id suggest you get one of each in your hands and see what you think. I had P225's/P6's, and P229's, and really didnt see enough difference in size/feel to see the point of the single stacks. They are basically the same size.

The P229's are pudgy things too. Id check out the P226's as well. I always found them to have a better feeling grip, and the gun is more "svelte" compared to the 229's, especially in the slide. They arent all that much different in size either.
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I would like to get a p762
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I had a 225 for a while and never could get it to function well (9mm single stack). Had a SIG armor and a general gunsmith look at it and they couldn't figure it out, either. I traded it to a guy who thought he was smarter than the three of us. I think he put it in his safe and it works just fine to keep papers from blowing away. The 228 was a stamped slide 9mm. I have a 229 in .357 SIG. It was also made in 40 S&W. I didn't know it was made in .45 ACP. My SIG .45 was a 220.
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It's a copy of p226 chambered in 7.62x25 1850 fps muzzle velocity.
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I agree, try out both - including dry fire if you cannot actually shoot them. That long DA pull on a slightly thicker 229 might be the deciding factor if you don't have XL hands. I've owned/been issued/shot extensively the 225, 226, & 229, and I've shot the 225 the best, followed by the 229 then the 226. Your firing grip is also a factor - I tend to shoot with both thumbs forward/up. As such, I almost ALWAYS trip the slide lock lever on the 226. I have to shoot thumbs curled down in order to have the 226 lock back on last round. No such problem with the 229 or 225. I also found that the aluminum grips are the best - on any of them, and makes them just a bit slimmer with a great aggressive texture.
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I've been carrying a 229 .40 concealed for years. It can be difficult to keep from printing just because it is pretty thick. The pistol itself rocks and I've never had any issues with mine (I bought it used 10 years ago and have fired a few thousand rounds with no issues whatsoever).

But maybe it's my advancing age (I hope not) but I was getting tired of lugging around a heavy pistol and just the other day bought a p938. So far I love it. I've put well over 100 rounds through it and it worked flawlessly. It's just as accurate as the P229 out to 10 yards (haven't shot past that yet) and is very slim and light. But it is a SA 1911 type design, so not quite what you're looking for with the SA/DA action. But it might be worth a look.

Either way, you're not going to go wrong with the Sig.
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Thanks again for all of the replies and on hand info.
Unfortunately I am limited to 3 LGS that carry Sigs so it's a bit of a pita to go and get a feel of the different offerings that have been discussed.
How high of a priority are night sights? Or is that a cost that can be reduced by adding them after the fact?
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For what youre going to put out for a SIG, Id make the effort to make sure I was getting what I wanted. They dont look that different, but trust me, they sure feel, and even handle different.

If I can get factory NS, I try and do so when I buy the gun. They are usually cheaper that way too.

If you have the tool, cheapest set youre likely to find, will be about $70. Without the tool, add installation to that. Most places Ive seen seem to get about $100+ for the sights and to put them on.
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If you're considering a 225, also check out the single-stack 239 if possible. Locally, I am seeing them priced comparably, and the 239 has been around for a long time. My brother and one of my co-workers both have 239s that I've shot, and now I'm on the fence between adding a 225 or 239 for CC.
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I think the newly manufactured P225 also uses new magazines, not compatible with the old P225 magazines. I would consider the P239 is CCW is your goal and you liked the way the P225 felt.

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My pair of 228s (siblings to the 229) survived two Thunder Ranch courses and have been 100% mechanically functioning for years. The best semi auto 9mm I have ever owned. The 220 is a close second for semi-auto perfection. I have only the highest praise for SIGs.
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If you are interested in a 225, have you checked out the P239? Great guns. Slim, and accurate.
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