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hollowpointt
May 28, 2003, 12:46 PM
I am trying to decide between a Glock 36 - 45 acp and sig 239 - 40 s&w. I do not know how the recoil would be with the either gun. Any input would be great.

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themic
May 28, 2003, 03:47 PM
both are nice. but this will quickly turn into a glock vs. anti-glock else thread if we aren't careful.

also you're looking at DAO vs. DA.

glocks are different from other handguns. some people like em, some don't. some can shoot better with them, some can't. they're plastic, they're square, they have a funky trigger and a long reach. you really need to go rent one and decide for yourself. maybe you'll like one more than the other.

hd1.
May 28, 2003, 05:28 PM
you really need to go rent one and decide for yourself.

I agree. No one can tell you how a gun will feel to you; they can only tell you how it feels to them.:( (Generaly speaking, I enjoy shooting a .45 over a .40. I find the .40 a bit more snappy; takes me slightly longer for a follow-up shot.)

jdmb03
May 28, 2003, 05:29 PM
I had a glock 23 that I really didn't care for. I sold it after a few months. Just didn't like the trigger and did not feel safe using it for ccw. The sig 239 is a nice gun, but I like DAO better.

I picked up a kahr k40, really nice gun. Small, good grips, DAO and a 7 pound trigger. You might want to take a look at them.

WingZero
May 28, 2003, 06:14 PM
I carry a Glock and a Kimber 45. I prefer the 45, for stopping power (my Glock is a 9mm). I find the Glock to be comfortable to carry, even for long periods of time. Although I would attribute that partly to my holster. I carry both my pistols (side strong) in a Milt Spakers Watch Six.

Carnitas
May 28, 2003, 06:56 PM
Most people find 45's more comfortable to shoot than 40's; slow push vs. quick slap. However 45's in small guns are always a handfull.


I'm not a big fan of DA pistols, reguardless of mfgr. After watching and range officering for people whooting DA's I've noticed that even the best shooters will send their first shot low, their second shot high, then start making good hits.

Bottom line, a newbie does not need the distraction of trying to learn two trigger pulls at the same time, and an expeirenced shooter, however well he does with a DA, could do as well or better with a SA or DAO.

Although I understand some people like a gun with a lot of "modes" and buttons and levers cause guns like that seem like you're getting more for your money and you get to do fussing and cocking and decocking.

Poohgyrr
May 28, 2003, 07:09 PM
Both are pretty solid pistols, but I'm not sure the G36 is that much smaller than my preferred G30 ;)... The G36 should be a pretty soft shooter, similiar to the G21 & 30. Sigs are pretty good, although the P239 holds fewer rounds (than the G30), is heavier, is harder to detail strip, and the mags cost more....:rolleyes:

PCRCCW
May 29, 2003, 09:19 AM
Out of the two Id say the Glock for capacity/weight/size vs the Sig...both are excellent guns but for a CCW...no Comparison.
Yes Ive shot both....Shoot well.

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