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Full Size 9mm... USP9 or Sig 226?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by FTSESQ, Oct 12, 2010.

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Full size 9mm... USP9, SIG 226, or other

  1. HK USP9

    13 vote(s)
    18.8%
  2. SIG 226

    44 vote(s)
    63.8%
  3. Something else- Please post what

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    17.4%
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  1. FTSESQ

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    So, lately, I've been jonesing for a full size 9mm, and I really love my USP45 and my Sig 229. I have rented both and liked them both. So anyone have any experience with either one of these pistols? If you want to suggest something else, I'm looking for a full size 9mm, capacity is not really important, but I'm looking for a barrel length of 4.25 or more (or there about), and a full size grip.

    Thanks
     
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  2. DenaliPark

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    I owned a 226 but dumped it, I prefer three other nine's over the 226, the Glock-17/19/26 in exactly that order. I also prefer the Beretta 92FS over the 226 as it's smoother and more reliable in operation, though just as bulky in the butt-stock....One more item, I also own a CZ75PO1, which as a 14 shot semi-compact is not of course in your full size category, it is however superior to the 226 in everyway....
     
  3. longhair75

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    Beretta 92.
     
  4. Calhoun

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    The USP is really big for 9mm. I had a 45, and at lest I could "justify" the size then. But the same size in 9mm seems a little overboard. Of course that's just my thoughts on it. Put that with a nickel and you have exactly $.05

    Of course, if you have a USP45 now, you are already used to the manual of arms, etc. There is something to be said for that. There is also something to be said for trying something new. Variety is the spice of life and all.

    You really can't go wrong with either. Check out the CZ75 also. There are a TON of good 9mms out there.
     
  5. Prion

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    Sold my USP 9, still have 3 varieties of the P226. Both are quality guns but I never truly enjoyed shooting the USP. Plus, the P226 has a metal frame.
     
  6. m500'92

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    "I also own a CZ75PO1, which as a 14 shot semi-compact is not of course in your full size category, it is however superior to the 226 in everyway...."

    I highly doubt that could be anything more than an opinion. Sigs seem to be well respected for their absolute reliability, accuracy and quality.
     
  7. DenaliPark

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    "Uhh" wasn't he asking for opinions? Ever handled a PO1 and a 226? Ever fired them both from the twenty-five yard line? I have, the CZ is the better performer.....
     
  8. stormspotter

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    CZ75B, nuff said.
     
  9. docnyt

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    This is like asking would you rather have a Mercedes E class or BMW 3 series or Chevy Corvette. Tough to answer. I do agree trying out the Beretta and the CZ75 for comparison. I'll throw in the Browning Hi Power in the mix.
     
  10. Jed Carter

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    Thank goodness this is not another Sigma thread! I chose the P226, get it with night sights, it is an unbelievable gun. Not to mention H&K hates you. I have currently 5 SIGs, 0 H&K, except for a USP expert (no longer made in 9mm) and the P30L I have little interest in H&K , did I mention they hate us. I have a CZ 75D, Glock G34, Colt Series 70 9mm, and an STI 1911 9mm pistols. If I had to choose one to bet my life on in my home it would be the SIG P226, not one problem ever in over 10,000 rounds. I use the G34 in ISPC production class and it does shoot fast and straight, and mags are good and cheap, it shoots marginally tighter groups than the P226, only reason I have it is for range and match use, The CZ is a compact and my daily carry pistol, the Colt is a collectors item but I still shoot it. The STI is my new ISPC pistol and shoots better than all the others, cost double that of the others too. I would buy the SIG P226 again it sits on the night stand and makes most range trips. Again get it with the tritium night sights, and thanks for posting a thread about something other than a Sigma.
     
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    Walther P99 AS.

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  14. m500'92

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    "Uhh" wasn't he asking for opinions? Ever handled a PO1 and a 226? Ever fired them both from the twenty-five yard line? I have, the CZ is the better performer...."

    Yes but in order for the CZ to be better in every way, it would have to be more accurate, more reliable, better quality and better handling (which everyone has to find out themselves and is only a matter of opinion). So even if it is more accurate, its still probably not better in every way.
     
  15. MarcoPolo

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    Someone mentioned it earlier, a Beretta 92. It’s reliable, accurate and fits well in the hand.
     
  16. vaupet

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    @ calhoun: usp9 is smaller then usp 45
    I love my usp9 but like the 226 better, because it has a better balance (due to all metal frame)
     
  17. wojownik

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    Both the p226 and the USP are fine handguns. The p226 is by far my choice - it just suits me better (ergonomics, balance, and just like that old bar-dot sight).

    Muy other full-sized favorite is the CZ-75.
     
  18. Pilot

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    Both are fine guns and of the two I'd go with the HK USP 9MM. However, I voted other and that would be either a Browning Hi Power, CZ-75B, CZ Compact or CZ PCR.
     
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    I gotta say - Beretta 92!

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  20. SwampWolf

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    9mm pistols that I own include a SIG 226, a Beretta 92, a CZ 85 and a S&W 6906. However, if I could only own one 9mm pistol it would be a Smith 5906.
     
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    I love the USP .45's, but not the USP 9mm's. They seem too large for a 9mm, and I never got the accuracy that I did from the USP .45's or the Sig P226. Don't like the all plastic mags. Don't like plastic feed lips and they (the mags) have a reputation for breaking if dropped when full. My USP 9mm was certainly reliable and combat accurate.

    The P226 is a real slick 9mm, excellent ergonomics and accuracy. I've had both a W. German folded slide, internal extractor and an American milled slide, external extractor models, both were excellent, reliable and very accurate.

    9mm = Sig
     
  22. mstirton

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    What he ^ said. I keep the USP9f on the wife's side of the bed only because the USP45f is on my side and they share the same operation. I get a lot of practice with the 226 .40/.357 and shoot the 226 9mm better than the USP9.
    I like the USP for the bed gun since it can be DA and safe. I've considered switching the nightstand guns to my M&P45 and M&P9 if not for this reason. Besides, she's used to having the USP there now and I made her practice with it a bit. I took it out to go to the range a while back and she asked me where her gun was. I gave her another (I think the FNP9) and she just gave me a look and said, "put MY gun back when you're done with it."
     
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    CZ75 or Glock 17
     
  24. Sig88

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    I definitely vote SIG. Love em
     
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    Hi-Power or CZ-75
     
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