Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    precisioncg is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    42

    P229 Standard vs E2

    I've decided its time to expand my horizons. I currently own a bunch of Glocks and Xd's and want to pick up a P229. I was by the store the other day and saw the standard grip as well as the E2 that I didn't even know was out there. Any advice on which to go with? I will eventually move it into my lineup for concealed carry options once I become comfortable with the DA/SA trigger.

  2. #2
    Top Gun Supply's Avatar
    Top Gun Supply is offline Supporting Vendor
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    NE OH
    Posts
    128
    The very best way to decide which one is to handle both of them and see which one feels better in your hands. I know this is not a very elaborate answer, but that is what it really boils down to. Your hands.

  3. #3
    Lateck is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Southwest Arizona
    Posts
    182
    TGS is right.
    I changed my 229's grips to the E2's and I personally like that more. A little smaller circumference.
    BUT, try them out for your self.

    Lateck,

  4. #4
    precisioncg is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    42
    As far as feel goes I definitely like the E2. Seems to me it may be a bit easier to conceal as well. My main question is whether this is exactly the same gun as the standard P229 that is so well respected for realiability except for different grips, or is it a new design and therefore it may not be something I want to carry concealed and bet my life on until it has proven itself for a period of time.

  5. #5
    Lateck is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Southwest Arizona
    Posts
    182
    To my knowledge they are the same........ The E2's have the short reset triger... I beleive as the only difference.

    Lateck,

  6. #6
    Sig Marine is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    5
    Sig changed the 229s sometime in December of 2010. The new "standard" version incorporates some of the traits of the "E2" including the new slide and grips. Also, the frame size is the same for the 9mm and .40/.357 Sig. This means you can switch calibers by changing barrel/slide assemblies between 9mm and .40S&W. Of course if you want to change from .40S&W to .357 Sig, you just change barrels. The "standard" 229 comes with a standard trigger.

    Hope this helps...Sig Marine

  7. #7
    dondavis3's Avatar
    dondavis3 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Dallas / Fort Worth Texas Area
    Posts
    1,871
    Sig Marine got it right

    Same gun with different reset trigger & smaller grips.

    I own both and have large hands ... I like the standard better .. but that's just me.


Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

p229 e2 vs p229
,
p229 review
,

p229 vs p229 e2

,
sig 229 e2 vs 229
,
sig e2 grips vs standard
,
sig p229 e2 vs p229
,
sig p229 review
,

sig p229 vs p229 e2

,
sig regular vs e2 grip
,
sig sauer e2 grip vs
,
sig sauer e2 grips
,
sig sauer p229 review
Click on a term to search for related topics.

» Springfield Armory

» HGF Sponsors

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.1