I have a Sig P226 E2 and like it a lot. Not sure if the 229 is available wiith an E2 grip
I own a P229 with the E2 grips and it is a very nice all around gun. It has become my primary carry gun and I also really enjoy extended range sessions.
If you are looking for used guns be aware that SIG actually sales factory refurbished guns. I saw a refurbished P226 in a LGS the other day and it looked brand new, but was several hundred dollars less.
Also, be aware that SIG has an excellent service plan for used guns including disassembly, replacement springs and new night sights for $145.