Differences Between P226 and P229
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Differences Between P226 and P229

  1. Differences Between P226 and P229

    ok guys and gals i think i finally decided on my first handgun for carry range and home defense. i am looking at the sig p229 elite. i have heard amazing things about the p226 but what are the main differences between the two? also what do you guys think of the 226 elite against the other variations.

    i personally enjoy the DA/SA trigger and will be going for the .40 sw that is the caliber i am set on.

    thoughts?

  2.   
  3. #2
    I'm no expert, but I think the 226 is 9mm and the 229 is .40 S&W
    Victory rewards not the army that fires the most rounds, but who is the more accurate shot. ---Unknown

  4. #3
    The 229 comes in 9mm, 40 and 357 Sig. the main difference is the 229 is much more compact. 3.9 in. barrel compared to 4.4in Both great guns but if I were looking for one to carry I would go with the 229. You can compare the two on the following site.

    SIG SAUER
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

  5. #4
    I have the P229R Equinox with both the .40 S&W and .357 Sig barrels. It's my favorite handgun and the one that I carry 90% of the time. It's very accurate, not hard to conceal and comfortable to wear.
    "When the outflow exceeds the inflow, the upkeep becomes the downfall"

  6. #5
    wolfhunter Guest
    P229
    Item Number E29R-9B (9mm) E29R-40B (.40S&W) E29R-357-BSS (.357SIG)
    Caliber 9mm or .40S&W, .357SIG
    Action Type DA/SA
    Trigger Pull DA 10.0 lbs
    Trigger Pull SA 4.4 lbs
    Overall Length 7.1 in
    Overall Height 5.4 in
    Overall Width 1.5 in
    Barrel Length 3.9 in
    Sight Radius 5.7 in
    Weight w/Mag 32.0 oz
    Mag Capacity 10 or 13 Rounds (9mm), 10 or 12 Rounds (.40S&W, .357SIG)
    Sights Contrast, SIGLITE® Night Sights available
    Grips Black Polymer Factory Grips
    Frame Finish Black Hard Anodized
    Slide Finish Nitron®
    Accessory Rail Yes
    Options Accessory rail
    MSRP $929, $1000 w/ Night Sights
    CA Compliant Yes
    MA Compliant Yes

    P226 Elite
    Item Number E26R-9-BSE, E26R-40-BSE, E26R-357-BSE
    Caliber 9mm, .357 SIG, .40 S&W
    Action Type DA/SA
    Trigger Pull DA 10.0 lbs
    Trigger Pull SA 4.4 lbs
    Overall Length 8.2 in
    Overall Height 5.5 in
    Overall Width 1.6 in
    Barrel Length 4.4 in
    Sight Radius 6.3 in
    Weight w/Mag 34.0 oz
    Mag Capacity 9mm 10 or 15 Rounds, .357 SIG 10 or 12 Rounds, .40 S&W 10 or 12 Rounds
    Sights SIGLITE® Night Sights
    Grips Custom Rosewood Grips
    Frame Finish Black Hard Anodized
    Slide Finish Nitron®
    Accessory Rail Yes
    Options SRT™ - Short Reset Trigger
    MSRP $1,143.00
    CA Compliant No
    MA Compliant No

  7. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    The 229 comes in 9mm, 40 and 357 Sig. the main difference is the 229 is much more compact. 3.9 in. barrel compared to 4.4in Both great guns but if I were looking for one to carry I would go with the 229. You can compare the two on the following site.

    SIG SAUER
    Thanks! That's why I prefaced my comments with "I'm no expert"
    Victory rewards not the army that fires the most rounds, but who is the more accurate shot. ---Unknown

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Northern New Jersey
    Posts
    127
    I have a 226. I'm very satisfied with it. It's not ideal for concealment, due to its size, but it's not impossible to conceal either. A 229, I believe, is a slightly smaller version of a 226. I've been looking at getting a 229 myself.

  9. I have a 226 in 40 cal. Unless you're really fat, it's nearly impossible to conceal. I use it for home defense and taking to the range. For concealed carry, I use a P239 9mm in the wintertime and a Kel-Tec PF-9 for the summer when I can't wear a jacket. I suppose I could carry the 226 in the winter time but it's so damn heavy and big. The P239 is way more comfortable.
    Last edited by ToneGrail; 12-23-2008 at 11:38 AM.

  10. #9
    I love my P229 .40 S&W. It's a great gun: tough as nails, dependable, not too big but when loaded up with hydra-shock (12+1) it's plenty of firearm. It's also pretty accurate for a relatively short barrel too, which I enjoy immensely. It also just "feels" really great in my hand.

    It's generally my primary carry gun.

    Of course, the biggest reason I got this one was because I used to carry the same make/model (minus the rails) as a patrol officer, so I'm biased in that regard as I'm a huge Sig Sauer supporter.
    "There is no consitutional right to be protected by the state against being murdered by criminals or madmen." (7th Cir. 1982, Bowers v. DeVito)Stay safe, and stay trained.www.sazsatt.com

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Green Valley (Henderson) NV
    Posts
    853
    I love SIGs, one of the first pistols I ever tried was a P-228 in 9mm. Very accurate out of the box. If you're looking for something that's more concealable I would opt for the P-228 over the P-226. If you want something even more concealable, I would opt for a P-239.
    Know the law; don't ask, don't tell.
    NRA & UT Certified Instructor; CT, FL, NH, NV, OR, PA & UT CCW Holder
    Happy new 1984; 25 years behind schedule. Send lawyers, guns and money...the SHTF...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Quantcast