The Sig Sauer P229 has been around for 25 years and is now considered a classic– of which we have several in stock in both new and Certified used condition. (Photo: Richard Taylor/Guns.com)
The double-stack Sig Sauer P229 built on the company’s “Classic Line” of pistols and has proven to be a crowd pleaser ever since it was introduced. First introduced in 1994, the P229 was a more compact design when compared to Sig’s full-sized P226, sporting a 3.9-inch barrel in lieu of the larger pistol’s 4.4-inch pipe.
While the half-inch doesn’t sound like much, the gun also shrank in height and lost a few ounces, providing an all-metal hammer-fired gun offered in a range of calibers to include 9mm, .40S&W and .357 SIG that was a hair smaller — though slightly heavier — than the striker-fired polymer-framed Glock 19.
The P229, far right, is a more compact design than its P220 and P226 brothers. Here a 229 is compared with a Walther P-38/P4, Glock 19X, and Browning Hi-Power (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
The P229 was soon a hit with law enforcement. By 2004, it had been adopted by the U.S. Coast Guard as their standard sidearm for boarding and security duties after a testing process that examined 46 different handgun models over the course of 3 million rounds fired. Other branches of the Department of Homeland Security likewise selected the gun, such as the Secret Service, while the U.S. Navy chose the P229 for their NCIS agents.
This wide-spread adoption, in turn, saw Sig’s mid-sized double-stack in the hands of Hollywood tough guys ranging from Gerald Butler and Liam Neeson to Brad Pitt and John Travolta. On the small screen, it was the go-to for fictional Agent Jack Bauer.
Today, 25 years after it was announced, the gun is still in steady production and we have plenty of new models on tap ready to ship for prices that start at $929. Better yet, we have Guns.com Certified pre-owned P229s bargain priced for as low as $525.
Here are a few “pre-loved” deals:
Using the Double Action Kellerman, or DAK trigger system, this .40S&W model provides what Sig billed as a consistent trigger pull that was not as heavy as a DAO gun.
This old-school early P229 does not include the accessory rail, which became standard in 2004. Many prefer these for use as carry guns as they have a more “melted” appearance.
Speaking of a carry gun, this Certified P229 SAS Gen 2, with a DA/SA trigger system, includes factory installed Siglite night sights and the new style one-piece low-profile grip.
For a more feature-rich offering, this P229 Enhanced Elite has aftermarket Truglo Tritium fiber optic night sights in addition to its standard factory upgrades.
We even have some very distinctive Legion series P229s, with X-RAY3 three-dot tritium sights and their Legion Gray PVD finish
Certified used firearms from the Guns.com Vault provide the peace of mind of knowing that our on-site experts inspect each gun individually. They make sure there are no mechanical defects, that the condition of the gun is consistent with our rating, and that you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that it’s ready to use from the moment it arrives.
Be sure to check out our extensive P229 selection inside the Guns.com Vault and collection of Certified Used Guns.