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looking for a reasonably priced auto loader

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by marine 97-03, Oct 4, 2012.


witch of these would you choose and why

Poll closed Nov 3, 2012.
  1. Sig 2022 9mm

    40 vote(s)
  2. S&W sd9ve 9mm

    4 vote(s)
  3. stoger 9mm

    8 vote(s)
  1. marine 97-03

    marine 97-03 Well-Known Member

    Witch one of of these pistols would prefer
  2. marine 97-03

    marine 97-03 Well-Known Member

    I'm looking for a new pistol and its down to these 3
  3. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Well-Known Member

    Sig all that way.
  4. 2wheels

    2wheels Well-Known Member

    The Stoeger is good, I owned one, but the Sig is awesome. Don't be fooled by its relatively low cost.

    As for the S&W... Meh...

    I'd go for the Sig.
  5. Teachu2

    Teachu2 Well-Known Member

    The Sig is a league above the other two choices.
  6. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    Definitely the SIG over the other two guns listed.
  7. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Well-Known Member

    Love my 2022. Mine is .40 but that's irrelevant. Great gun for the money. I don't think you can do better without spending twice the cash. Of course I realize that's just my opinion.
  8. jim243

    jim243 Well-Known Member

    Stoeger, non-striker with a manual safety. If it had to be a plastic pistol then the S&W M&P 9 not the SD9.

  9. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    I can't believe I am saying this, but consider a used Glock G19. There are many available in excellent condition. Mags, parts, and accessories are cheap.
  10. Pukindog12

    Pukindog12 Well-Known Member

    Stoeger. All metal plus you get two mags.
  11. marine 97-03

    marine 97-03 Well-Known Member

    Glocks have never done it for me....maybe the Styer m9a1 ...most come in the country through trustville alabama...not gar from me.
  12. watson

    watson Well-Known Member

    Personally my choice for what you are looking for if your not into glocks is an M&P or M&Pc. You listed the SDD9 as one of your options which is basically just a slightley cheaper (in price) and much less (features and quality) M&P. I would see if you could find a good deal on an M&P full size or compact for carry. They are great guns and seem to fit the bill your looking for. YMMV just my .02 not trying to tell you how to think.

    Of the choices though I think the SIG is the best bang for the buck, I know the french police recently switched to using them.
  13. TarDevil

    TarDevil Well-Known Member

    I voted the Sig from the choices posted... but there's a lot more to look at.
  14. Girodin

    Girodin Well-Known Member

    Of those I likely would get the sig, if you are okay with a DA/SA trigger.

    However, I feel that is worth mentioning a gun that you likely have not even considered. I would give a serious look at a Caracal. They are available form cernterfiresystems.com for $399 with free shipping last I checked. That puts them in the same price range as the sig.

    The caracal is a well made gun that is getting rave reviews. It is a very well thought out gun that is the latest in Bubbits evolution from glocks. Two big things for me that I prefer over any of the sigs I've used?

    1. Bore axis. One thing I have never liked about sigs is their very high bore axis. On the other hand a Caracal has a particularly low bore axis. Since each gun is on the extreme ends of the spectrum the difference between the two is a huge. A low bore axis allows for more control of the gun leading to less muzzle rise and faster followups as well as less perceived recoil. The Steyr M9 (a gun designed by the same man as the caracal) is similar and what I let new shooters shoot for that reason, very soft easy shooting gun.

    2. Consistent trigger. A DA/SA trigger like the sig has take much more work to master. I really like the sig SA trigger. The DA trigger, not so much. Of course one can learn to be proficient with it but it takes added effort as one must learn two trigger pulls and the trigger pull changes. I'm not saying a DA/SA gun is per se bad. I own DA/SA guns. However, I prefer a consistent trigger pull and think that for most folks it makes becoming proficient with their gun easier.

    The caracal is much better than the cheap S&Ws. It is on par with the M&P line. The polymer sig is a sleeper in the sig line up IMHO. However, for my money (and uses) I'd rather have the Caracal if I was buying a gun in that price range and size range.
  15. sigarms228

    sigarms228 Well-Known Member

    I have more than a few classic P series SIG pistols and a SP2022. The SP2022 is true SIG quality at an unbelieveably low price. I highly recommend it.
  16. ny32182

    ny32182 Well-Known Member

    Another one to consider if Glocks don't do it for you is the M&P; there is a lot to like about it and it fits in the same general price range as the others, and definitely better than the Sigma.

    I had a 2022... this seems obvious I guess, but it was truly a plastic frame Sig. If you like the Sig P series you should like the 2022 as they handle virtually identically. Personally I thought it was WAY too heavy for what it was, and had all the other stuff about the P series I'm not fond of today, such as the high bore axis, DA/SA trigger, etc.
  17. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    Sigma out of the question.
    Stoeger is decent but not in the top tier.
    Sig Sauer although entry level model, still is the best buy and if you like polymer- even better
  18. Coop45

    Coop45 Well-Known Member

    I know a Glock looks like it was made out old license plates but I'm keeping mine.
  19. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Well-Known Member

    Wow, made it to eight responses before someone suggested a Glock when it wasn't on the OP's list..
    As for me, I do kind of prefer hammer-fired guns simply because that's what I have the most experience with. Not sure if the Stoeger is the same as one I recently read a review on, but that one did indeed look good.
  20. wbwanzer

    wbwanzer Well-Known Member

    I've got a Cougar and it's a very good pistol in my opinion.

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