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Glock 17 v Sig P226: which is better duty pistol?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by el Godfather, May 4, 2012.

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Which is a better duty pistol?

Poll closed Jun 3, 2012.
  1. Glock 17

    98 vote(s)
    53.3%
  2. Sig P226

    86 vote(s)
    46.7%
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  1. el Godfather

    el Godfather Member

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    Dear THR,
    Between Glock 17 and Sig P226, which is a better duty pistol with the following conditions:

    A. Pistol is regularly cleaned as and when required.
    B. Maximum session is sub thousand rounds.
    C. Ergonomics count.
    D. Combat Accuracy is important as well as Combat Reliability.
    E. After market accessories are NOT important. What comes installed on the gun is important.
    F. Consider all G17 models such as C as well as L. Whereas also consider all P226 models such as ELITE, Tactical Opperations, etc.
    G. Price is NOT a factor.

    Thanks.
     
  2. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Member

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    Different strokes for different folks.

    I like Sigs, I think their ergonomics are considerably better than Glocks and I shoot them better than Glocks.

    Both are accurate, and both are dead nuts reliable.
     
  3. el Godfather

    el Godfather Member

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    What about points C and E?
     
  4. EBShooting

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    I have carried both and far prefer the sig. I can shoot the G17 well, but I shoot the P226 way better.
    For duty i would not get the C model as it would put a nice flash right in front of your eyes. Also, having a 17L, that is a long barrel to have to draw from a holster.
    For me, both have been dependable. I just find the ergonomics of the Sig better for me. imho.

    Eric
     
  5. allaroundhunter

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    I addressed C already.

    I like Sigs sights considerably more. I prefer the DA/SA over Glock's striker-fired system.
     
  6. Ranger30-06

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    I accidentally voted for the Glock when I meant the Sig. If your babying the gun, then the Sig will win any day.
     
  7. sigarms228

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    It all depends on what the individual shooter does best with. For me that is the P226.
     
  8. LeonCarr

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    Glock, even if money is no object. I would just buy more than one :).

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
  9. 1KPerDay

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    SIG. Mods, you can lock this thread now. :D
     
  10. el Godfather

    el Godfather Member

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    Let me hope for a clean fight with lots of invaluable inputs and opinions.
     
  11. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Member

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    Do you really start these for a "fight"?
     
  12. el Godfather

    el Godfather Member

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    Fight meant: for and against opinions to convince. A debate perhaps would have been a better word.
     
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    Sig p226
     
  14. fatcat4620

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    Glock for the win. If duty pistol means I have to hump it around all day every day I will take the much lighter g17.
    Also does the glock 34 count as a variation of the 17?
     
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    17 does not equal 34
     
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    Why not. I can put a 34 slide on a 17 frame. If you can count some super tactical 226 junk and the op allows the 17L then why not the 34? Are you afraid the 34 is better than the 226?
     
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    I prefer the SIG P226 over the Glock 17. I prefer the Glock 19 over both.
     
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    el Godfather,

    I would like to thank you for thoroughly setting the peramitters for the poll. A lot of these discussions can be based too much on preference and the thread seems to be too random/chaotic (sometimes volatile).
     
  19. allaroundhunter

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    G34 better than the P226? No, not at all haha. If we go for target guns then you can feel free to put a stock G34 up against a P226 X-Five. Heck, I prefer a standard P226 over a G34.

    But the OP specifically stated "All G17 models". The G34 is a different model, hence the different name for it...
     
  20. 9mmepiphany

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    I've tested both the G17 and the P226 as duty pistols with my old department. The P226 was an easy winner just based on shot-to-shot repeatability...faster follow up shots. I have to admit that the G19 (also an option with the department) was a much closer comparison to the shootability of the P226. I still use a G19 for clients who prefer that platform.

    The Glock is easier to teach someone to shoot to an acceptable standard...a major plus in LEAs. But the SIG has more upside in accuracy
     
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    Ok, the glock wins in item D. Which gun gives you a better first shot from the draw? Remember the shtf when you need a duty weapon, this is not the range.
     
  22. allaroundhunter

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    This is an opinion poll. That might be the case for you, not everyone else. It is good that you have a gun that you shoot well, but trying to make a blanket statement like that is not what this thread is for.

    If you are asking me though, the Sig gives me a better first shot than a Glock 17 (19 is a different story). And point D is not "first shot accuracy", it is "combat accuracy". Two different things.
     
  23. Ian Johnson

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    I prefer the sig 226 because it fits my hand much better, but thats just me
     
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    I would argue that the 34 is not just like the 17. It's just a little shorter than the 17L which was allowed. I really don't think you can get more accuracy from a handgun than you can get with a 34. If you can I would like to see that target. I can make one jagged hole with my 34. The 17 is just as accurate.
    It's all about what you want to lug around with you all day.
     
  25. 9mmepiphany

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    What is nice about the SIG P226 is that you have a choice of trigger modes...DAK, DA/SA, SAO.

    It has been my experience that none of these trigger modes has an advantage in first shot speed or accuracy...certainly not Combat Accuracy
     
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