I started with a Glock 19, but after some recent experimentation with other guns, I'm finding that I prefer the weight of an all metal gun, I still want to stick with 9mm, and looking for a carry size.
What do you think of moving to a Sig P229?
Go for it. A proper upgrade.
What is a reasonable trade-in value that I should be able to expect on the Glock?
What advantages do you expect to gain in this change of weapons?
Generally speaking, I like the weight and balance of these guns. I feel steadier and seem to shoot a little better with these other guns. My first inclination is to buy a full size gun for the range. But now I'm thinking of swapping the Glock for a comparable compact version of the Sig or the CZ.
My Glock has been great -- 100% reliable. I'm not knocking my Glock at all. What I hope to gain in this change of weapons is a little more comfort, confidence, and accuracy without compromising reliability.
Different people shoot different guns better or worse than others. I shoot a full size Gold Cup better than any other weapon I've ever shot. It points naturally for me and the grip feels perfect. But the weapon is not inherently more accurate than my old Masterpiece 38 revolver (which I shot pretty well with) that I traded in on the Colt.
Every 4 years I say awful things about my car and resolve to get a new one to alleviate the problems. But basically I just want a new car.
I'm sure you will be happy with the new weapon, but I doubt that there is a real quantifiable advantage in the change over.
A real advantage would be to change to .40 caliber for some extra punch. (I'm not a real fan of 9mm weapons).
With the extra weight of the new weapon I would think that .40 would be manageable. That would be a real upgrade and worthwhile in my opinion.
Get a Sig P229
I love mine in 9mm.