The Sig P229 Enhanced Elite is Ready to Defend

04/14/20 5:00 AM | by

Sig P229

The P229 is one of Sig’s most popular pistols. (Photo: Don Summers/

A few weeks back I reviewed my go-to gun – a Sig Sauer P226 TACOPS – and asked our audience to share their go-to gun. We got a lot of responses but one that rose above the rest was the Sig P229. This gun from Sig has many variations but today we’re taking a look at the Enhanced Elite model from the Vault.

I’m a fan of all-metal guns and, for this reason, I really enjoyed the Enhanced Elite Sig P226 TACOPS with its anodized aluminum frame and stainless-steel slide with Sig Nitride coating. The gun has a better grip and feels more substantial in the hand. The one-piece E2 grip from Sig is really great. It’s like sandpaper and it sticks to my hand, ensuring a firm purchase on the gun.

P229 trigger

The Short Reset Trigger of the Sig P229 Enhanced Elite (Photo: Don Summers/

The DA/SA trigger is another bonus for those looking to carry. According to Sig Sauer, the trigger has a 10-pound trigger pull in double-action with a 4-pound trigger pull in single-action. The trigger on this particular model is also the SRT or Short Reset Trigger. I found the short reset to be a huge advantage for follow-up shots.

P229 grip

The grip has a sandpaper-like feel to it, ensuring a firm purchase on the firearm. (Photo: Don Summers/

A great option for concealed carry, the gun sports a 3.9-inch barrel and a 15+1 round capacity. Up top, the gun dons Sig Night Sights — a welcome addition to the platform as the sights also aide in swiftly bringing the gun on target.

Overall, this is a solid option for those looking for a defensive pistol to either stow in the nightstand or slip into a holster for carry.

Sig Night Sights

Sig Night Sights are always easy to pick up and keep on target. (Photo: Don Summers/

What are your thoughts on the Sig Sauer P229 platform? Drop us a comment and let us know. Also, while you’re ankle-deep in the comment sections, be sure to let us know what your defensive go-to gun is and maybe it’ll be featured in an upcoming video.

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