Merely responding to your statement that SIGs are disappearing. You should look into SIG's latest offerings. Weight, granted, unless you're talking about the SIG Pro Complex? What parts of a SIG would you eliminate? They seem to work just fine. Lower capacity? +2s from MecGar fit flush and make the P228 hold 15 rounds and P226 17 rounds, if you need more you can buy a 20 round mag. Higher maintenance? All sidearms require the same mainteance, cleand lube regulalry unless you want problems. Inconsistent trigger pull? Have you tried DAK? Sounds like you haven't. High bore axis? The red herring always mentioned by Glock cultist. The higher bore axis is no detriment to fast follow ups and accuracy. Tenifer? SIG stainless slides have Nitron finishes that stands up to abuse very well. Ilafon is also a tough finish used by SIG on the carbon steel slides. Higher price? In my neck of the woods a NIB Glock costs $500 and a NIB SIG Pro costs $400, so much for higher price. Even the SIG classics are only a $100 more than a Glock. $100 won't even get you a decent dinner for four if you throw in drinks and desert. As I said if you like Glocks buy more and enjoy them, they're reliable and durable. There's no need to put down SIG just to make your favorite brand look better.