The Compact and Carry are great shooters. I made a "Carry" grip module with Small grip from a "Large" and just cut it off about right. Gives me 10 + 1 in the chamber that way. But, either way, the shooting is not obnoxious, just a bit more than the 9mm which, with it's weight, reminds me of the wife's Bersa Thunder .380. A bit larger bullet but the SIG handles the recoil very nicely.I have a 45 full size and love it. The recoil is more manageable than I thought it would be, which left me wishing I got a carry or compact. Recently got a 357 sig conversion kit in the carry size. Lots of fun lto shoot! Recoil is quite manageable, I think a little milder than a 40.
Thanks to all for the great advice! Is it possible to buy the .357 SIG x-change kit and drop in the .40 S&W barrel, i.e. the reverse of what you mentioned?Depending on how much you want to broaden your horizons... I would buy a .40 S&W compact caliber x-change kit... then all you need is the Sig OEM .357 SIG compact barrel (just a drop in) to eventually shoot .357 SIG ammo. The .40 S&W mags are the same as the .357 SIG mags (it's engraved on all of the mags as ".40 - .357").
Of course, shoot the calibers first if you can before making any decision!
If you love the Legion's trigger, you love all of SIG's "Classic DA/SA triggers" as they are fundamentally the same. SIG's listed spec is 10 lbs DA and 4.4 lbs SA for Legions and non-Legions alike. The actual numbers will vary some from gun to gun, as all are production guns, Legions included, little parts are not hand fitted with pride and care by an old guy (like me) with spectacles on his nose. Legions do have a trigger with overtravel stop which enhances trigger feel (and can be easily added to non Legions - as it has been on that "Nickel" above).Well. aside from the Sig bug enticing me into the P320, I also got hooked on the P229 Legion (love that trigger) and picked one of those up in 9mm two months ago when it went on sale. I really enjoy that gun too. So, I'm certainly not opposed to the DA/SA hammer/decocker scheme!