XD9c or P229

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by XDGirl, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. XDGirl

    XDGirl Member

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    OK guys here my problem. I have a XD9c right now and my dad wants me to trade it in on a Sig p229. do you guys really think this is a good girls gun?
     


  2. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known

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    The Sig is a great gun,I have the XD40 and I have not considered selling it.If you trade it in you will not get that much.Most gun shops will not give you more than 40% of the value of the gun.
     
  3. HMFIC

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    Im a Glock person, & I also have a 229. I prefer my G22 to the 229, basically due to weight and the G22 fits my hands better. My friend has an XD and it seems like a very nice gun/shoots nice. They XD is a tad bit heavier than the G, but seems lighter than the 229. (I didnt have the 229 there for comparison.)

    I would keep the XD if it were me, espicially if used for concealed carry.

    Sorry for the ramble....
     
  4. awmp

    awmp New Member

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    The 229 is a larger pistol and if your carrying concealed my not be the right pistol. I have a 229 and it is a great shooter, but carrying it all the time is really not the best option.
     
  5. kenj8172

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    I agree, I own the 229 and it is a fabulous gun to shoot. With that said, I would much rather have the XD for concealment purposes.
     
  6. Texas Armadillo

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    Tell your Dad if he really loved you he would buy one for you.

    Do you like your XD? Does it fit your hand well? Do you shoot it well? Has it been reliable? What is its duty?

    I have a few SIG's, and I love my P229 (40S&W), but it is too big and heavy for me to carry all day. It makes a great home defense gun though.

    I suggest keeping your XD, you may regret getting rid of a gun you like and you will probably not get a lot of money for it.

    If you have held and shot a P229 and you like it better than the XD, I would save up and buy one. There's nothing wrong with having both.:)

    Also, consider looking for a P228. There are some used ones floating around now at reasonable prices. It's an earlier version of the P229 and has a stamped slide and is a little lighter.
     
  7. Texas1911

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    I'd stick with the XD myself, or maybe invest in a P250.
     
  8. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known

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    Have you taken the gun in to see how much they want to offer in trade?
     
  9. Infamous

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    no. the 229 is a chunky gun and does not work well with short fingers and smaller hands (even with some medium sized hands). i wouldnt want to carry it either due to size
     
  10. birddog

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    My wife has shot quite a few different handguns and prefers the feel of an XD. She also out-shot everyone in her CHL class with one.

    I say go with what you prefer.
     


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