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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?


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Sig double action pistols don't have safety levers.

If you look at the left side of a Sig you will see a decocking lever and a slide stop/release lever.

If it is a double action only Sig, you will only see the slide stop/release lever.
 

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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.

Good luck. 229's are great guns.

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I have an older P229 that's a SA/DA.

The SAFETY is in the trigger, same idea as Glock but, in my opinioin, a better engineered solution of course I am biased.

The first 1/8" or so of the trigger pull "completes" the firing pin assembly internally. So in essence finger-off = safety-on .... the safety is "off" ONLY when your finger is on the trigger.

In theory (I only say this becuase I have not personally tested this) the gun could be cocked with one in the pipe and you could drop it on the ground and it CANNOT fire.
 

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I'm seriously thinking about the HK usp pistol since it has a very americanized thumb safety like a 1911, but push it down past horizontal and it decocks to double action safe.

I was also gonna rent a sig one more time and have a shoot off to make sure I really want the HK.
 

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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.
 
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