GUN My first gun: Sig P229R DAK 9mm with pics

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  1. johnson

    johnson New Member

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    Bought it a few weeks ago and last night was my 3rd time shooting it. I have only shot a gun one before this month and it was over 5 years ago. My uncle said he liked Sig way back when and the name just stuck with me and ive wanted one ever since. Prior to even getting the gun, I bought a case of Blazer Aluminum and Speer Gold Dot HP 124gr +P. Im waiting for my CCW class that's on the 12th.

    I looked at the Sig line and decided on the P229 over P226 because there was a chance of concealed carry and 9mm caliber because of ammo prices and through reading, it is as effective as taking someone out if you have some decent hollow points and shot placement is good. I bought it through mail order and thought I was going to get a DA/SA but it was DAK instead. At first I wanted to switch it out but started reading about the DAK trigger and decided to keep it. I didnt any any preconceptions on either trigger style and people who have shot a lot of DA/SA dont like the DAK but I dont have any problems with accuracy. I like it better because you dont have to remember to decock and the trigger pull is the same each time. Some people say that the pull is long but there are a few people who switched to the DAK trigger and go to competitions and have no problems. I guess practice makes perfect.

    I have a 20% light primer strike issue with Blazer Aluminum and read more than one story of people having the same problem. There were a few incidents with Sellier & Bellot (cabela's) but no problems when shooting Speer Lawman. I read that they changed the mainspring to a stiffer one to correct this problem so hopefully it gets fixed. Im sending the gun back to Sig after I take the CCW class since they guns they provide are Glock and im pretty handy with this P229. Nothing against Glock but ive never shot them before and dont plan to rent any soon.

    All shots are from 7 yards in slow fire.

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    First set of 10 was with the sight covering the target. Second set is the five in the X and one in the 10.
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    A bunch of S&B
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    S&B 9mm 115gr FMJ: 5 with the long pull and 5 with the short pull.
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    25rds of S&B 9mm 115gr FMJ
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    50rds of Speer Lawman 115gr FMJ. 25 to the chest and 25 to the head.
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    10rds of Speer Gold Dot Hollow Point 124gr +P
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  2. Sardaukar

    Sardaukar Active Member

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    Very nice. Pretty darned good for someone who hasn't shot a lot.
     
  3. johnson

    johnson New Member

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    Well I was on the JROTC rifle team 8 years ago shooting Daisy 753 or 853 rifles with diopter rear sights @ 10 meters. :)
     
  4. Lightsped

    Lightsped Glockaholic

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    Great gun! I have some SIGs myself. One of mine is similar to yours in that it is a P229 but in .40cal. You did well with buying that one, and your performance at the range.
     
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    Very nice.
     
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    how'd that little bugger in the 7, low get there:rofl:
     
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    lil flinchy poo ey? :) Must have been that first DA pull. Nice selection, good gun, especially for your first.
     
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  8. johnson

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    It wasnt the gun, it was me. :hs:

    It's a DAK so all the pulls were the same. I just anticipated the shot and fudged it all up.
     
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    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    I don't know why all these jackasses keep buying glocks and xd's. The sigs are 10x more comfortable to shoot.

    My next handgun will probably be that exact same one. My USP compact is bling, but the trigger sucks my balls.
     
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    i hated my USP's trigger. my sig trigger, even before all the work, blows the HK out of the water.
     
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    nice choice
     
  12. AB13

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    Oh, didn't you know. The end all be all of a guns merit is based purely off "comfort to shoot". Get with the program Shenanigans! lol
     
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    And it's not just "your" ill perceived notions of what's comfortable to "you", this poster specically told me it's at least "10x" more comfortable for him. So save your breathe and lead and take his word for it, k?
     
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    Thanks for the info. I didnt already know that. :ugh:
     
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    Actually, the end all be all for handguns is the M&P. You're all jackasses.





















































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