I have been interested in purchasing my first firearm for a few weeks now, and have shot several different types, and held numerous others. I narrowed my personal preference down to the .40 Sig 226 or 229, most likely in the Equinox frame.
I plan on using my new pistol mostly for self/home defense and range shooting. I would also like to get my CWP, but honestly I would most likely store the firearm in my car. I cant see myself actually carrying it, but who knows it may happen one day.
I understand that the 229 is the down sized version of the 226, but its only a half inch shorter, and is 2oz lighter. How much more accurate could the 226 be? And would the 229's slight decrease in mass really make it that much more carryable?
I know one would be equally as good as the other, but im more curious which is more ideal for the "all-purpose" user. Should I purchase the smaller 229 soley for its consealability even if I may or may not carry it?
Thanks guys. You have been a lot of help in the past, hopefully the responses I get will help me solidify my indecisiveness.