Both the 229 and 226 Sig are great guns. I bought a new P250 in April. I bought the compact in 9mm. You can change the gun to .45acp, .357 sig or 40S&W with a different barrel and slide assembly so it is very versatile. It is a DA so it takes a bit of getting use to, but i love it. Go check out the Sigs, i think you will find one you like. The XD is also a great gun, alot of guys on this forum have them and rave about them. I am not a Glock fan either. I carried one as a duty gun only because it was required by my department. Can't say alot of bad things about it, it just was not for me. Good Luck with whatever choice you make.