Hi guys, I'm looking for some insight here: I'm in the market for my second handgun. I currently own a Glock 19 which I got as my first firearm about 1.5 years ago (I also have a shotgun, as well as an AR-15 I just built). I want a quality DA/SA so I started looking at Sigs and after firing one (a P226 Nitron) the other day, I'm in love. I plan on purchasing one in the near future once I decide how to pay for it (i.e. sell the G19 and use the proceeds-although many have advised against this and say just to keep it- or just spend the bulk of my tax refund on it). If I do indeed sell the Glock, I still think it's important to have a 9mm and it just so happens that I can get a M&P shield for $230 after rebate.
The main use will be range toy (and maybe HD, but I think I'll stick to the shotgun for that). I think I'd like to get a .45 ACP, although this still may be negotiable. I began looking at the P227 because it holds 10 rounds and feels similar to the P226 I shot. However, P220 may have felt slightly better due to thinness, but I'm hesitant over the 8 round capacity.
Since it'll be mainly for range fun, I've basically settled on the ASE series since they're beautiful and lighter/more affordable than full stainless (I can't drop $1,200+ right now and I'm not sure I should jump from a polymer Glock to a full stainless .45). They also come with a number of feature I like such as SRT, SIGLITE, walnut grips, etc. This seemingly rules out the P220 since I haven't found it in ASE.
I'd like to know what you think of this situation, any suggestions, tips, etc.
Should I sell the Glock and just get the P226/P229 ASE (in order to still have a 9mm) and forget the shield and the P227 and be left with just 1 pistol?
Should I sell the Glock, buy the shield and buy the P227 ASE?
Keep the Glock and just buy the P227 ASE? (And maybe still buy the shield before 6/30 when the rebate is up-it's too cheap at $230 to turn down!!)
I also need to mention: My state may
reduce our mag capacity to 10 depending on the political climate in the next year or 2.
One last question, somewhat unrelated: It seems from numerous searches here
and Bud's and others that the P229 ASE holds 15 rounds, But here
it says 13. If this is the case, how in the world does it differ from the P226 ASE?
This has really confused me!...
I apologize for the long post, I just wanted to be as detailed as possible and really lay out what I've been considering over the last few days. Obviously I have put a lot of thought into this... Thanks!