Which duty weapon? Vote


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phantomak47
March 6, 2009, 06:18 PM
Here the choices and the ONLY choices. So please do not say that I need to get a Desert Eagle or HK. It has to be a .40 sw in one of these guns.


XD-40

Glock 22

Sig 226

SW M&P

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chilie
March 6, 2009, 10:06 PM
I voted SIG 226. And the reason I did so was because all the other pistols mentioned lack a manual safety. This is one more step that complicates the firing process, true, but at the same time if there were ever a case of a perp disarming you this may be a life saving quality. Then again proper tactics, right level of retention in the holster and awarness of your pistol can divert this before it ever becomes a problem. Be safe!

Geronimo45
March 6, 2009, 10:14 PM
Sig 226 lacks a manual safety, too. It's got a decocker.

I'm fond of the 226 and the DA/SA trigger system. It's ridiculously easy to field-strip, too. Very nice gun.

AKElroy
March 6, 2009, 10:19 PM
Have to go with the XD. In a sea of plastic, the XD offers steel sights, trigger, guide rod, mags & mag release; ambi mag release, grip safety & great ergos. Bought an XDm .40 three weeks ago & love it.

geronimo509
March 6, 2009, 10:35 PM
Honestly, they are all pretty good guns. You should try to shoot them all and the one you like/shoot best is the one you should keep.

Jason_G
March 6, 2009, 10:42 PM
For me it would be either the Sig or the M&P. Kind of a toss up IMO. I'd be happy with either of those two.

Jason

bannockburn
March 6, 2009, 10:44 PM
Of those four, and only those four, I would probably opt for the SIG P226. For my small sized hands, the P226 has the best ergonomics and fits my hand the best. But as someone else posted, try to handle/shoot them all and then decide for yourself. What works best for me and others may not work for you.

Loyalist Dave
March 6, 2009, 10:49 PM
I like the Glock. The original plastic gun.

LD

Calhoun321
March 6, 2009, 11:21 PM
The 226 in a DAK DAO configuration is sweet!

10-Ring
March 6, 2009, 11:29 PM
Of the 4 choices, I am very familiar w/ 3 of them w/ the M&P the mystery. As a duty weapon & knowing all the other gear you'll be carrying, I'd go w/ a poly gun and of the remaining 2 polyguns, I'd go w/ the Glock...I like the LE discount that would be available to you, I like the availability of small parts and accessories -- and i just like'em

CLIFF 11
March 6, 2009, 11:34 PM
The pistol of choice, at least for LEO'S in the East and Federal Agents is the Sig Sauer P-229 40, prior to that it was the P-228-No Safety Allowed
cliff

denfoote
March 7, 2009, 01:51 AM
I would go with the G22.

357sigRog
March 7, 2009, 02:39 AM
With those choices the Glock 22.

C-grunt
March 7, 2009, 03:29 AM
I carry a Glock 22 with Heine sights. Any of the listed ones would make a good duty weapon.

RON in PA
March 7, 2009, 05:18 AM
All good pistols, but I prefer the M&P because of the ergonomics, sights, it's made in the USA and it was designed as a 40 to begin with.

CRAIG 100
March 7, 2009, 08:55 AM
i agree there all good ,but i like the m&p .very nice feell and accurate:cool:

phantomak47
March 7, 2009, 01:30 PM
Wow the glock is beating the Sig on thehighroad.

Bpacman
March 7, 2009, 01:43 PM
Definitely the Sig 226. I have carried a Sig 228 for 15 years now. 1000s of rounds, never a failure. Quality only stings once.

Bp

Eightball
March 7, 2009, 02:17 PM
Roommate's dad carries a .40 226 for his LE job, and loves it to death.


For me, if it was a duty weapon, and I had the option, I would NOT pick a striker-fired weapon; I like the ability to hit the round again. That being said, within the "striker" weapons, the XD could be nifty depending on which setup, I've heard WAY too many stories of .40 Glock KBs, and the S&W 9mm I've had some trigger time behind was pretty nice; I"d probably go with the S&W.

But my first choice would be the 226.

speedsix
March 7, 2009, 03:11 PM
Glock will not be as heavy which is nice. When I switched from a Beretta 92fs to a Glock 17, it was so nice on my hip and back.

phantomak47
March 7, 2009, 10:17 PM
Sig is taking the lead..............

AKElroy
March 7, 2009, 10:24 PM
I'm biased, I own the XD and the Glock, and I do not own a Sig. I have fired Sig's, love em'. Accurate, built like a Swiss watch. But from a design standpoint, I de-cock Sigs EVERY TIME I think I am releasing the slide. Great gun, bad design for my muscle memory--It's why I have no Sig's in the stable.

UnTainted
March 7, 2009, 10:40 PM
Sig! Besides a great SA trigger and insane accuracy, it'll tame the recoil of the .40 nicely, allowing controlled and accurate follow-up shots.

And you can change grips to whatever suits your preference!

Bpacman
March 7, 2009, 10:49 PM
I know what you mean by muscle memory. While shooting my Springer Loaded today, I kept catching myself, wanting to decock the gun after each target engagement.

For some people it may only take a couple hundred rounds to train up for a new gun. But, when stress hits we revert to our most basic trained instincts. If you trained more with a gun that has a safety which must be disengaged, you will be thumbing that puppy whether it is there or not.

Practice...Practice...Practice.

Bp

johnnylaw53
March 8, 2009, 07:05 AM
I voted for the 226 for a duty weapon we carried sigs now but used to use beretta really enjoy the beretta, if you carry every day in an open carry mode such as on a duty belt you want something that take apart easy for wipe down and the sig fill that bill fine.

be safe

JWJacobVT
March 8, 2009, 07:34 AM
For me the M&P, it fits my hand better. I have a SIG 229 with houges, it feels ok and I shoot it ok. Niether the glock or the xd feel right in my hand.

metallic
March 8, 2009, 12:35 PM
I'm biased, I own the XD and the Glock, and I do not own a Sig. I have fired Sig's, love em'. Accurate, built like a Swiss watch. But from a design standpoint, I de-cock Sigs EVERY TIME I think I am releasing the slide. Great gun, bad design for my muscle memory--It's why I have no Sig's in the stable.

Why not slingshot the slide? Then you have one less control to worry about on any gun you fire.

But to get back on topic, I chose the SIG 226. I always shot it better than the Glock I used to own, the trigger is much better than the Glock, plus take down is a lot simpler and doesn't require you to pull the trigger.

Dan Crocker
March 8, 2009, 01:29 PM
I voted SIG 226. And the reason I did so was because all the other pistols mentioned lack a manual safety. This is one more step that complicates the firing process, true, but at the same time if there were ever a case of a perp disarming you this may be a life saving quality. Then again proper tactics, right level of retention in the holster and awarness of your pistol can divert this before it ever becomes a problem. Be safe!
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A de-cocker is now a manual safety? Interesting.

threefeathers
March 8, 2009, 01:37 PM
For duty, not CCW the Sig 226. It is just too darn dependable to be ignored.

phantomak47
March 9, 2009, 08:12 PM
Sig is the winner, I am surprised that that M&P didnt come in second or even first.

sohcgt2
March 9, 2009, 10:29 PM
I voted Glock but in fairness the only other .40 chambering pistol I've owned was a S&W Sigma. Sig should loose on KISS principle for the very reason Dan voted for it.

possum
March 10, 2009, 02:27 AM
xd, mine has over 12,000rds and still going strong, it has been ran hard, real hard and it won't slow down!

newmenu
March 10, 2009, 03:39 PM
i voted sig because of my personal experience with all of those guns. I dont like the trigger on the XDs, I dont like the alarming rate of cops shooting themselves and otherwise accidently firing glocks (dont believe me? google it) not to mention glocks are the least accurate out of those 4 guns, M&Ps have to be the overall lowest qulity of the 4 and have the worst resale value of the 4 for that reason(dont believe me? gunbroker.com it)

at the end of the day the sig is the best, I would also consider an HK USP, these 2 are the best all round pistols non-military folks can buy. they have great triggers, good safty systems, decockers, reliability, accuracy, attachment options, holster options and ergonomics. the only real difference between HKs and Sigs are the weight vs. capacity and that difference makes the Sigs slightly more accurate. IMO

AWP79
March 10, 2009, 03:43 PM
I like the M&P

sohcgt2
March 10, 2009, 07:37 PM
newmenu wrotei voted sig because of my personal experience with all of those guns. I dont like the trigger on the XDs, I dont like the alarming rate of cops shooting themselves and otherwise accidently firing glocks (dont believe me? google it)

Don't let numbers fool you, look around your area and I'll bet over half of the cops carry Glocks. I bet they don't account for more than an equal percentage of ND. All people are prone to accidents. All the guns listed here are fine quality firearms and will do what the OP wants equally well. His decision then comes down to features he likes best (mag capacity, sights, safeties, styling, weight, etc).

phantomak47
March 10, 2009, 07:49 PM
I shot a DAK recently and I really didnt like it at all, it was very heavy and not smooth. Not what I expected at all. I am thinking about the DA SA sig now. thoughts?

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