Id say they are comparable on every level of your criteria, as a post mentioned above, go witht the one that feels best. Ive been shooting Sig for 20+ years and recently sold my Glock 33 for an HK P2000SK and for the life of me cant get used to the mag release on the HK's. Id go Sig....bigger market for mags, holsters etc.
You said disregard price, but, price is a factor as you can get the 229 for less....that leaves extra cash for mags, ammo etc. I would use fitment and price as the standard for buying at that point. You can also buy a nice used 229 and just buy the E2 conversion kit to save a few bucks.
One last thing to consider........HK's customer service is seriously lacking.
Last edited by warpig602; March 19, 2011 at 07:14 AM.