Sig 229 questions (+ SRT, best ammo, short trigger, etc. )
Hey guys, I have owned Sig guns for as many years as I can remember ( My first was a nickel 226 many years ago and I was hooked from there! ) but I just purchased a 99% 229 40 ( standard Nitron finish ) from a local pawnbroker that I know well. I have yet to shoot it, though I have shot the 40 in several other guns and love the cartridge, I have yet to try the 229 40. First questions, I know I will get several opinions on these questions..which is fine.
1. A good shooting range / non-dirty practice ammo brand that will not break me up ( you know what I mean ).
2. Best 40 ( Im hearing Federal a lot ) hollow point home / personal defense brand and grain.
3.I had wanted to upgrade this gun with the Sig SRT trigger system as I assumed this one had not been upgraded, but after watching a youtube video of a person showing a demo of how to tell if your Sig was already installed..mine seemed to pass the test ( slide locked back, slowly release trigger, a small "click" at a point where trigger stops and does not go all the way forward ) Is this the correct test? ( My gun also came with Night Sites )
Top Gun shows this pistol as an SAS gen. 2, but the slide is not stamped as such and it does not have the new Sig grip.
Sig Sauer P229 SAS Gen. 2, .357SIG, Nitron, SigLite Night Sights, DA/SA, SRT - Top Gun Supply
...Sig's homepage pic shows the SAS with "SAS" stamped on the slide and has the new grips. So Im a bit confused?
They are also supposed to have the "short trigger"? How can I tell if mine has this option? ( I hear it is hard to tell ).
I have not bought a Sig ( or any other gun ) in years nor kept up on the 40 cal. I had to sell my collection years ago to pay off my home so I feel like I am starting completely over!
I know some of these questions seem a bit ignorant, and this is a long post...my apologies..it seems I have just grown very ignorant in this fast paced industry. ( PS. this is a tactical rail model )
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