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trimation
February 1, 2003, 01:35 PM
I am thinking of picking up a sig pro. What can you guys tell me about this gun? How good is it. Reliability, accuracy? You know, all that stuff.

Thanks
Trimation

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10-Ring
February 1, 2003, 01:40 PM
Don't see to many, but the ones I've fondled have been nice. I haven't had a chance to shoot one yet tho. From the comments I've seen they're nice guns.
With the popularity of the GLocks, the HK USPs, the Walther P99's, The XD's, I wonder why the Sig Pros haven't been at least competitive. My guess is that the Classic line of SIGS (P220, 226, 228 etc) just has such a loyal fan base that the polymer guns may be looked at as a bit blasphemous.

petej88
February 1, 2003, 01:49 PM
Here's an article on one, with a pointer to a Sig Pro faq as well:

http://www.pete-357.com/sigpro.htm

mikemck
February 1, 2003, 02:01 PM
My Sig Pro 2340 is a pleasure to shoot.
The DA trigger is better than the triggers on my P220 and P245.
Mine has been 100% reliable, and very very accurate.

Great gun, at an unbeatable price.

trimation
February 1, 2003, 02:16 PM
What are they usually pricing out at? Am I going to have a hard time finding one? Can I just have my FFL order one for me?

trimation

cratz2
February 1, 2003, 03:09 PM
I had a 2340 for a while. Bought it about the same time as the Glock 23. The wife prefered the S&W 686 as a house gun so that is what serves that duty.

I'm a 1911 guy. Always have been, probably always will be. But by all counts, the SIG is a very solid design. Personally, the bore axis seems too high for me. When I draw a SIG, I look at the back of the slide rather than the front sight. Among the poly guns, I prefer the Glock 23 in the segment. Accuracy was less that what I'm accustomed to with 1911s but no better and no worse than the 23, at least for me. Perfectly acceptable for carry use. I tried several premium hollow points and all functioned perfectly. They have both been completely reliable and I could easily recommend either of them though maybe the number of KBs with the 40, I'd recommend the 19 over the 23 among the Glocks.

I got the 'Blue Line' version which I guess is intended for law enforcement. Same gun, but it only comes with the one grip. It also came with three mags. I think I paid $450 and that is what I sold it for. I've seen them for even less since then. The SIGs hold their value pretty well. If you get one and you find you don't like something about it on down the road, you're not going to lose too much on it. And you'll probably like it quite well anyway.

http://photos.imageevent.com/cratz2/guns//SigPro1.jpg

Handy
February 1, 2003, 04:46 PM
Try the grip before you buy. I find it to be too wide between the thumb and palm area.

Initial reviews suggested the Pro was not as accurate as the Classic Sigs. Many Pro owners disagree, but I've only found one who has shot his from a bench rest for groups, so I don't know what they are basing that on.

A dealer in Reno was advertising the Pro for $399.

SouthpawShootr
February 1, 2003, 05:26 PM
I have the 9 mm version (2009 or something like that). I think it's a good gun. A little oversized. Mine is very accurate. Barrel axis is a bit high (I'm used to Kahrs). I also have the Blue Line version (the grip felt fine and I'd rather have an extra mag than extra grip - have you seen how much Sig factory mags are going for?). Mine jammed like crazy at the first range outing. I'll attribute this to new gun break-in, since after a good cleaning, it has chewed through more than 500 rounds wthout a hitch. I paid $420 for mine. I don't think they sell well. Would I buy another? Yes, in fact, I think I may try the .357.

JBP
February 1, 2003, 09:17 PM
I have the SP2340 in .357 SIG. Reliable - Very, haven't had a hiccup from it. Accurate - It took awhile for me to get consistent results with it but now I'm getting good groups and the rounds are going where I'm aiming. The only thing I dislike about it is the plastic decocker.

TheActor
February 1, 2003, 10:08 PM
I shot a leo issue one with a few thousand rounds through it and it was a sweet shooter. It was the 2340 version. I didn't really care for the grip after a while. The trigger is superb. Accuracy was easy to come by. Zero malfunctions though the decocker gave me fits at first. to answer your questions it is a good gun, reliable and accurate. I bought a G19 instead. On TFL I posted a 4 gun shootout with a 2340, 229(9mm), sw40v and S&W 410.

lunde
February 1, 2003, 11:25 PM
One of my best purchases made in 2002, in terms of pistols, was a Sig Pro. Mine is a Two-Tone SP 2340 in .357 Sig. It's quite a shooter. It's durable, accurate, and reliable. See my Sig Pro FAQ (link below) for more details.

http://www.praxagora.com/lunde/photos/sp2340-left-full.jpg

Kahr carrier
February 2, 2003, 04:22 AM
There was one posted at the range I shoot at for $350.00, Guess I should have bought it.:(

mikemck
February 2, 2003, 10:02 AM
There is one on sturmgewehr, mint condition, 5 mags, and loader, for $375 shipped...how can you beat that price?

If I had the money, I woudl snap it up...

SIGarmed
February 2, 2003, 12:28 PM
I have SIG pro 2340 in .40 that I bought a .357SIG barrel for and I really like it. Out of the box they are really stiff, but after breaking it in things work smoother especially the decocker.
It has steel slide rails embedded in the polymer that are really thick. I've heard they can even be changed out should there ever be a problem which I doubt.

There was a problem with people breaking a plastic tab inside the magwell under the feed ramp of the barrel while putting it together. You really need to pay extra attention to this when taking it apart and there won't be a problem. Even if you break this plastic tab its just extra plastic inside the magwell it has no purpose in the function of the gun. Other than that there isn't any issue's.

Its one of the most modern pistols SIG has to offer and for a great price. I picked it up NIB for $459 which by California standards is cheap. I have two p226's and a P220. I think the SIG Pro trigger is actually better than all of them. I don't think you could go wrong buying one if the price is right.

NewShooter78
February 2, 2003, 02:49 PM
I like mine very much. First gun I ever bought. I got the blueline version as well. It had the factory night sights, 3 mags, but only the one grip. A friend has the regular SP2340 that comes with two grips, and I prefer the one that comes with the blueline version better than the smooth grip that also comes with the regular version. I can see how some would find the large grip uncomfortable, but I like it. The trigger feels great to me in both DA and SA. I probably paid more than I should have, but it was my first purchase so I didn't really know any better. I would buy another one in a hearbeat, so I guess that sums it up. The link that lunde provides is to a very good FAQ.

trimation
February 2, 2003, 05:32 PM
Thanks for all of the helpful information guys. I actually found one yesterday that was pretty inexpensive, I think that I am going to go down and buy it. They have one at the range that I can rent so I am going to do that first but if I like it I am going to get it.

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