I know this is really a dumb question, but ya please just answer. I'm looking to get a sig 229 for my first pistol and was looking over images of the gun online. I'm not sure where the safety is. Its the lever right above the grip correct?
Some double action guns have manual safeties, but on the Sigs, the 9 pound double action trigger pull IS the safety. Much like why the Glocks don't have a safety, one has to be quite intent on pulling the trigger to make it go off.
I'm primarily a 1911 fan - but the lack of a safety on the Sig 229 doesn't really worry me. In fact as a carry weapon - I like the sig decocking system vs carrying a 1911 cocked and locked. I especially like the 229SAS or the 229R.
The new 220R SAO - has an ambidextrous safety on it ( single action only ) and it's a nice gun as well. It looks to me like Sig is doing a little bit of everything now - and more 1911's in their product line as well. I think SIG makes a nice gun.