The SIG P229 pistol was designed as a conceal and carry weapon and is a very compact firearm. The standard models of this weapon feature a SA/DA trigger however are also available with a DAO trigger.
Recently, the SIG P229 firearm was made available in a Double Action Kellerman version also known as DAK. This system is a DAO operation with a smoother, lighter pull that the standard DAO handguns and two trigger reset points.
The SIG P229 is a variant of the P226, however has several key differentiations. The SIG P226 is a full size firearm, whereas the P229 is the compact version of the firearm. The SIG P226 was originally produced and manufactured utilizing a stamped steel slide positioned on the aluminum alloy frame of the pistol. The SIG P229 is composed of a milled stainless steel slide. It generally colored in black with a strong Nitron finnish. The SIG P229 and SIG P226 firearms both come available with optional forged stainless steel frames and optional accessory rails.
The P229 differs from its cousin, the P226 in several respects. The P226 is
The SIG P229 may be chambered in .257 SIG, .40 S&W or 9mm calibers. Simply switching out the barrel can enable the weapon to change between .357 SIG and .40 S&W. Several companies sell conversion barrels including Bar-Sto Precision Machine which can also enable a 9mm caliber. The 9mm however cannot be changed to another caliber.
SIGARMS announced a newer and improved model of the DAO or Double Action only SIG. This version is called the Double Action Kellerman or DAK based on the designer of the system.