Hi, I'm new and had a couple questions if someone has time to answer.
I'm looking at getting my first handgun, I was in the military and have experience with the beretta.
My dad just bought a S&W M&P 9mm which I shot last weekend and kind of stirred up the interest again. For not shooting in 6 years I was pretty happy with how I did.
I was asking around some guys I work with who are into guns and all three of them recommended the 229 individually which I thought was kind of odd.
I was looking at the 229 but I see it's a shorter barrel than the 226, what are the advantages or disadvantages to the shorter barrel. I kind of like the longer barrel better but I have yet to find a place that has both in stock so I can compare them side by side. Is there any difference between the two other than barrel length?
I also see the all the elite models are not california compliant, why is that? I don't see what's different in the Elite models other than colors and grips.
I'm looking at the Sigs because they were recommended to me, seem to be high quality and seem to be accurate from what I've read. I'm trying to find a range to rent them and try them out but so far have not had a chance to shoot them. I want something that is good quality that can be a good "only gun" if I end up with just one. I'll mainly be using it for target practice at the range on weekends, (or after work since I live 3 miles from a range) teaching my wife to shoot, and home defense.
What's the difference with the DAK trigger, can't seem to figure that one out.
Sorry if those are basic questions that have been asked a million times but now that I have someone to go shooting with it's time to do the research and go play! The sig website is kind of lacking in explination info.