Sig Sauer P229 is right up there with the Glock when it comes to the preference of pistols in law enforcement agencies around the world. The worth of Sig P229 pistol can be judged by their official use by the Navy Seals, the United States Coast Guard, and recently, Homeland Security.
The Sig P229 is not built to be the best concealed carry; after all, it is the choice of security officials and they do not really require this feature! Therefore, it is not a very lightweight gun either. Without the magazine; it weighs about 32 oz. This makes it comparatively heavier than a similar sized polymer pistol. However, despite not having the characteristics of a concealed carry, this pistol is considered one of the best competitors in the market. Considering how popular the Sig Sauer P229 is, its magazines, accessories and holster are also very easily available.
The Sig Sauer P229 is finished to fit in the hand perfectly. It points really well and you get the feel of holding a quality firearm almost instantly. Using the slide is easy and uncomplicated. The frame of Sig Sauer P229 is made up of aluminum, with a locked breach feature de-cocking lever, the very famous night sights, and accessory rail. The first trigger pull is a smooth 10 lb. double action pull, which is followed by crisp 4.5 lb. single action pull. The length approximates to 3.9 inches and it measures to a height of approximately 5.4 inches. The barrel length is close to 3.9 inches.
The original Sig Sauer P229 comes with the conventional and traditional double action design of the trigger. This means that only the first shot will be fired double-action, followed by single-action fires on every subsequent shot. However, it is now upgraded to a double action only system that also eliminates the use of the de-cocking lever, originally provided on the left side of the frame behind the trigger guard.
Disassembling the Sig Sauer P229 requires few simple steps. Of course if you want to reassemble, follow the steps in reverse order: Start by pressing the magazine release button, which will remove the magazine; As a precautionary measure, make sure that the chamber is empty; Next, lock the slide by pulling it all the way back to the slide stop; Continue by rotating the disassembly lever downwards which is located just above the trigger towards the left side of the frame; To remove the slide out of the frame, release it and carefully push it forward and out of the frame; Make sure to release the spring assembly from below the barrel; Finally, you may easily remove the barrel from the slide.
Undoubtedly, the Sig Sauer P229 has worked remarkably well when it comes to trustworthy performance, coupled with reliability and durability. Receiving the honor of being the gun used to secure the president, it surely places the Sig Sauer P229 in a league of its own.