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I need a CC gun.

I have a Sig P229, but am afraid of the weight...maybe it stays in the night stand for home defense...

Cant help but think I want the Ultra CDP II with Crimson, every time I see one I drool down my shirt......but I hear it is heavy.....and then a three inch barrel with a .45.....big recoil?


So I ask for your thoughts on a CC weapon......don't fret over money (no I am not Mr. Rich$), but when it comes to protecting my family, I am not going to let $$ make the decision (with in reason of course).
 

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Don't have an Ultra, so I'm not much help.

But, welcome to the forum. I'm sure someone with Ultra experience will chime in shortly.
 

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First off welcome!

Sig p229 32 Oz empty double stack mag.
Kimber Ultra CDP 25 Oz empty mag.
No big recoil,
Try one you'll love it.... I have a SCP HD 35 Oz 3 Oz more weight than your SIG I prefer the aluminum framed Ultra.
 

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From the web sites:

Sig P229 is 32 oz

Ultra CDP is 25 oz


EDIT: Opps, Josey beat me to it.
 

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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois Shiner.

I don't know what you're looking for as far as weight goes but the Ultra CDP II w Crimson Trace grips weights 28 oz with an empty clip in it. Your Sig P229 is around 32 oz, I don't know if that helps
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OK, I've been beat out too but my weight for the Kimber includes the Crimson Trace Grips.
 

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Welcome from NY. anything as long as your comfortable. its not unusual for me to carry my Colt king cobra in the winter. its heavy but I don't mind the weight.
 

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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois Shiner.

I don't know what you're looking for as far as weight goes but the Ultra CDP II w Crimson Trace grips weights 28 oz with an empty clip in it. Your Sig P229 is around 32 oz, I don't know if that helps
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OK, I've been beat out too but my weight for the Kimber includes the Crimson Trace Grips.
Kimber says, 25:p
Kimber America | Ultra CDP II (LG)
 

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You've already got the stats, so welcome to the forum!! Have you carried your Sig? If so what type of holster are you using? Do you have a good gun belt? There's a lot of factors involved in carrying other then the weight of the firearm.
 

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You've already got the stats, so welcome to the forum!! Have you carried your Sig? If so what type of holster are you using? Do you have a good gun belt? There's a lot of factors involved in carrying other then the weight of the firearm.
I have not CC yet. Training in March.
 

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When you do, wear it alot, especially at home. Getting comfortable with it on your hip will also make you comforted. :)
 

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Assuming that very light weight, extreme reliability, concealment and stopping power are all important, maybe a J-Frame Smith & Wesson is an option. The 340PD is only 11.4 oz. and a 357 Magnum has pretty respectable stopping power. Or maybe in addition to a 1911! ;)
 

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We had two S&W J frames. One hammerless, one with hammer. Shooting .38 +P was the worst shooting experience I've ever had. Sold them and bought a G27 and G23. Much better shooting guns. Very reliable.
 
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