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Cant make up my mind

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by elderboots, Oct 31, 2007.

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  1. elderboots

    elderboots Member

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    Glock or Sig? Right now I carry a Ruger P345. While I am pleased with this gun, it is just not a good overall carry for me. Any suggestions:confused:
     
  2. RLsnow

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    glock!! glock!!
     
  3. -terry

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    I have a Sig P220 and a CZ 75B. Not surprisingly, they both have exactly the same barrel/handle angle. They both fit my hand naturally and easily.

    If you like the angle of your current piece, get whatever gun has the same angle.

    -terry
     
  4. 98C5

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    Both are great except the SIG 1911's. Stay FAR away from them.

    Glock is the down and dirty workhorse.
    Sigs are the more "status" pistols, but are still very good.

    YMMV
     
  5. Walkalong

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    Sig over the Glock.
     
  6. YosemiteSam357

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    You going to carry it? You'll probably find the lightweight Glock easier to carry than the Sig. Both great guns, though.

    -- Sam
     
  7. CountGlockula

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    A compact or subcompact Glock would be your selection.
     
  8. Gustav

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    That is a hard choice to make

    Glock advantages
    Lighter weight
    More choices in calibers and frame sizes
    Cheaper initial purchase price
    Simple basic durable tool
    Smooth lines aid in CCW
    Less likely to worry about getting in banged up or scratched (combat tupperware:neener:)
    Low hand to bore axis means less felt recoil
    Fast and short trigger reset
    Very few parts a simple proven design
    Very durable finish and polymer which does well in a harsh or wet climate

    Glock disadvantages
    Factory sights can break and the front factory sight can come off once it has been banged or dropped!
    No second strike if you have a bad primer strike
    Not always the safest choice for semi skilled or unskilled shooters
    You must dry fire the pistol to field strip it
    Barrel rifling type does not allow lead reloads and factory does not recommend
    handloads
    The plastic recoil spring guide rod can break as can the trigger spring, it rarely happens but I have seen it a couple of times

    Sig Advantages

    Among THE best pistols currently made top quality materials and craftsmanship
    You can choose from double action/single action to double action only.
    Very good proven designs (very few disgruntled Sig owners)
    Good ergonomics
    Simple to use and train with
    Simple and safe to take down with no need to dry fire
    Has a decocker should you need it
    Usually more accurate than a Glock
    One can use different grips with it as well as the short trigger if one has small hands
    Sights are allot more secure with dovetail mounting front and rear, the Glock front sights can come of and the adjustable factory rear sights can break.
    More people feel pride of ownership in owning a Sig than a Glock as Glocks are seen more as tools.
    Higher resale value if that is a concern
    With a light primer strike you can have the option to pull the trigger again something the striker fired Glock can't do.

    Sig disadvantages
    Higher initial cost
    More weight in comparable models
    Not as smooth lines more edges and corners
    A bit thicker than a Glock since the Glock does not have grip panels
    Higher slide to hand ratio for some it seems to recoil a little more
    Can be harder to find new or used as they are less common and people seem to keep them for some strange reason or another.

    These are my observations and opinions others will have their own, either one is a good choice pick the one that feels and works best for you rent beg or borrow one of each and buy a few boxes of ammo and ring them out and see which you like.;)

    Best of luck.
     
  9. Maximum1

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    Neither...Springfield XD 9 sub-compact or full size.
     
  10. Hokkmike

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    Win win!
     
  11. phantomak47

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    If its a carry only gun, I would get a Glock 19 over a Sig 229, although if you dont mind the size, I like carrying my Sig 226. The Sig 229 for me just isn't balanced right and I remember quite clearly someone here telling that unlike the Glock 17 and Glock 19, the Sig 229 doesn't feel like a smaller version of the 226. Personally I think the Glock 19 is the best compact carry 9mm on the market. I would highly reccomend shooting both and finding out for yourself. Good shooting.
     
  12. Ghost Tracker

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    A GLOCK G19 or a Sig 239? That's like choosing between a dark-eyed brunette with money or a leggy redhead who can cook! Either way...you're gonna' be pretty happy!
     
  13. JAB

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    I love dark eyed brunettes, is that the sig or glock, thats the one id take:p:D:p
     
  14. JDGray

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    Went through the same thing myself. P345 is pretty bulky, but a great shooter. Bought a G19 and love it, great ccw and range gun, and 10oz lighter than the Ruger.
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  15. bigred82

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    If you go Glock, I would suggest the G19.

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    If you go SIG, the P228/P229 or P226 are excellent choices.

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    Out of the three - the P226 is my favorite for range and general fun - closely followed by the P228.
    For carry winter carry - I would go with the G19 or the P228. For summer carry - I would look at either the S&W 642/442 or the Kahr MK9/PM9.
     
  16. tbtrout

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    Sig all the way, Glocks are good I just do not like them.
     
  17. The Lone Haranguer

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    What do you not like about it? Examine the traits that make it unsatisfactory, compare them to the gun you are considering and see which addresses your concerns better.

    Other than maybe (I have only held, never shot one) the P220 SAO, I prefer Glocks (especially the 9mm Glock 19) to SIGs. Their long stroke DA/SA triggers and large grips make them too difficult for me to shoot well, although their accuracy and reliability is outstanding.
     
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    i would defenitly say the glock unless the sig had the DAK trigger then i mihgt seriously give the sig a chance but otherwise i would take the glock all day long.
     
  20. tnieto2004

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    I'd have to say GLOCK!
     
  21. 1BLINDREF

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    Have you shot both??
    I find a Glock and a Sig to be very different.

    1. The grip angle is completely different.
    2. The safetys on a Glock have to be manually manipulated.
    3. Plastic vs metal frame.
    4. Trigger pull / type.

    These are some major differences that will give you differing opinions as to which one to buy.
    Personally, I like and shoot Sigs much better, but that doesn't mean that you will.
    As far as quality and reliability go, you won't go wrong with either choice.
    Since you are asking for opinions, shoot both of them side by side if you can.
    Then pick the one that you like and shoot best! :)
    Good luck.
     
  22. Silvanus

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    I prefer Glocks. Even the 17 is very easy to conceal for me.
     
  23. Lonestar49

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    Yep, as 1BR says,

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    What are your needs?

    A gun with, or without a Hammer (DA/SA) ability to carry one chambered but with the hammer down, yet, able to manually thumb-cock into SA mode.

    A gun that is lightweight, balanced, a natural, point to aim, shooter ?

    One that is Known for dependability and reliability, Sig and Glock apply.

    A compromise of ones grip, or a-must, it must feel great, every-time ?

    From the pics I have seen of 1Blindref, he has a couple of Sigs, SAO, DAO, in the smaller Sig CCW versions, P239 IIRC, or a P220 SAS, are some that fits most of everything I have mentioned above, are lightweight, small, and will not paint, yet, have safety features that one cannot get confused with..

    Add to that, from what I know, Sigs are one of the easiest guns to disassemble, inspect, clean, and reassemble, out there, bar none.

    There is a complete package out there with your hand and name on it..


    Ls
     
  24. RevolvingCylinder

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    Apples or oranges?

    I don't see how the two even compare except they both operate off of the short recoil principle.
     
  25. Thernlund

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    SIG P220, for my part.


    -T.
     
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