Thanks for the replies guys.
Both models appear to get very high marks, no matter where I search. I'm not opposed to other makes in general, it's just that I have always leaned towards the HK USP for my second 9mm. Then a friend suggested I look at the SIG P226. The extra $ for either one is not a problem since I prefer a quality piece rather than the savings.
Is there a particular reason you are fixated on these two guns to the exclusion of all others?
The reason for the post is to get opinions on both makes from some of you that have first-hand experience with either one or possibly both.
Anyway, I'm still torn. Hell, maybe I'll get both - a 45 and the other a 9mm!