This. Find out what works for your needs…not just one or two but all of them. This may mean more than one solution. If something no longer fits, move it on down the road. Always evaluating your current situation and modifying to fill gaps.^^^^^^ phase 1: diversify as much as you can afford, THEN phase 2: simplify. (I am still in phase 1.)
Input is definitely appreciated! I want the second P226 as a complement to my SSE, and to serve a more serious HD/“duty” role while my SSE can be purely a range companion. I do have a secondhand P229 (W German frame) originally in .357SIG. It came to me kind of beat up so I updated it with replacement parts (Sig parts kit, Sig SRT trigger, Sig Armorer SuperStrut) and converted it to .40SW. Having some trouble getting it to feed reliably but that’s another story.I have not shot a Sig striker-fired pistol. I have only put one shot through a Glock striker fired .45 ACP. It was very accurate. (But so is my 5" P220 DA/SA .45 ACP.)
I chose to go down the P series DA/SA road many years ago and have no desire to change paths.
IMHO, keep an open mind about the entire stable of P series DA/SA. So, don't rush out to buy another/more P226. Get a .22LR conversion barrel and magazine for your P226.
And save some money for a P239 DA/SA .357/.40 (and my guess is that there is also a Barsto or other 9mm barrel for that particular P239 frame. @Willard ?)
I have no interest in a SAO P series. Let me ask you guys and gals this: Is the trigger on a P series SAO any different/significantly better than a DA/SA P series which is cocked and, thus, SA?
(You know you are not required to make your first shot DA on a P series DA/SA pistol, although for carry it is good to train to do so.)