Congrats on the new acquisition, gerhard. Please give us a report after you put Herr Sig through his paces. I'm curious to know what you think.It will be my pleasure.
Here is interesting video on the internal safeties of the SIG.
Here is my AAR.
100 rounds of WWB 9mm from WallyWorld went downrange today and the slide and barrel are soaking in cleaner as I type this.
The guy from my LGS may have been a bit embarrassed, as it turned out that he had one in stock all the time, so I went back down and picked it up. It was what I wanted so I plunked down the cash and walked away with the SIG (after the federal rigmarole) and since it was a nice day, even if a bit hotter than I like, I put the pistol through its' paces.
The gun handled well, and even though it is a compact version of the P226, (the dealer informed me that 226 magazines will work in the 229, for any who might be interested) it still seemed to be a bit heavy. The trigger was superb, and the pistol seemed to be accurate in my hands. Every one of the rounds I shot would have ruined someone's day, had the paper man been a bad guy.
A couple of minor negatives. The magazines were hard to seat, but that could be a function of their being new. Also they did not drop free like I prefer. Both of these likely will be dealt with as the pistol breaks in.
All-in-all, the P229 is a well-made, and well-designed piece of hardware, and as a further bonus, my particular specimen was even made in New Hampshire.
A fun day.