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Glock 17 VS. Sig P226

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by pablo45, Nov 14, 2007.

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  1. pablo45

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    This is just to see who likes which one better and why? Wether it be for duty, for training, off duty, concealed, home defense or plinking. Which one would you rather have and why?
     
  2. BamBam-31

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    Have both, shoot the Glock far more. West German 226 sits in the safe, mostly. My CZ's get more love than my Sigs, for that matter....
     
  3. Silvanus

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    I prefer Glocks. The Sig doesn't offer anything more than my G17, except a higher "prestige" value:D

    Ok, so I actually want to get a Sig P226 someday myself. But I honestly don't see any advantage it holds over my Glock 17. I don't know why but when I'm at the range I always end up shooting only my Glock and a revolver. Whether I take my BHP or a friend's Sig or Beretta, I prefer the Glock. Maybe it's because it was my first gun and I'm used to it. Or the kool-aid :D I don't know. I just love that thing.
     
  4. Thernlund

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    Sig is much sexier. I prefer that. But ultimately, they both fire bullets and they both do it reliably.

    I did just have a warranty experience with Sig and it was smooth as glass. They never even really pressed me at all on my issue. They just said "No problem, we'll handle it", and issued an RMA. They emailed me a shipping label inside of 10 minutes and the pistol was out the door in 30. I got it back in 8 days.

    I've heard on more than one occasion that Glock is not so friendly, preferring to blame most issues on "user error". Getting an RMA is like pulling teeth I'm told.


    -T.
     
  5. Scorpiusdeus

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    I've shot both and I only own the P226's. I suspect it will come down to what fits best in your hand. Sigs and Glocks are most different in grip feel.

    I love my P226's. They are very accurate and very reliable.

    I don't care for Glocks at all.
     
  6. 10-Ring

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    Both have their followings, both are well made & both will get the job done. IMO, the Glock is a nicer pistol for carry / duty while the SIG is a much better shooter.
     
  7. Black Majik

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    I own both and prefer the SIG P226. Stock for stock I find the SIG to me a more enjoyable pistol to shoot. The gun feels better, points better for me, and it's not polymer.

    Glocks have one huge advantage over the SIG however, and that's the trigger reset. Both are equally accurate, both are tons of fun to shoot, and both will be durable and reliable. Glocks are also way easier to detail strip than SIGs.

    I prefer SIGs, but you can hand me a Glock and I'll have just as much fun.
     
  8. hksw

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    Don't have a G17 but do have a G34 (as well as a couple P226s). For me, P226. Fits my hand much better and has, IMO, a better trigger.
     
  9. Trempel

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    Both are outstanding in reliability and accuracy. Pick the one that fits your hand better and the action you prefer - DA/SA vs. Glock's Safe action. I wouldn't feel at a disadvantage with either one.
     
  10. Autolycus

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    I prefer Sig over Glock as I like the ergonomics better.
     
  11. Rob1035

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    I'm the exact opposite of Tecumseh, however my CZ-85 has better ergos and trigger feel than both! :p
     
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    Have a bunch of Glocks & Sigs. For me it's the G17 over the P226, but i like the P225 over both.
     
  14. OH25shooter

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    Mention those two manufactures and many will say Glock is better, no Sig is better, etc. It's kinda like comparing the Toyota Tundra to the Ford F-150. Each gun is reliable, but the obvious is present, one being a lighter weight poly frame and the other a heavier steel framed auto. I've shot both, but own a SigSauer. Just personal regarding the looks and feel of the gun in "my" hand.
     
  15. shooter1

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    Have both. I appreciate the quality of the Sig, but more often than not, I reach for the Glock when a service size 9mm is needed. Actually like my CZs a little better than the Sigs. Carry and shoot Glocks more than any other platform, including my beloved 1911s! There's just so much to be said for a reliable, rugged, low maintainence pistol. No snob appeal or pride of ownership, just an efficient tool.
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  16. texagun

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    shooter1 hit it on the head. I love the Sigs for their quality, ergonomics, and accuracy. However, when I grab something to carry it's usually a Glock. The Glock is far more rugged regarding rust, corrosion, and hard use.
     
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    F-150. :neener:


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    I've owned both, and now I only own the Sig.

    Glocks are a fine weapon, but they have design points that aren't for me.

    The Glock lost out due to grip shape and to the fact that I like the extra margin of safety I get with a hammer fired, DA/SA weapon with a de-cocking mechanism.

    Like most of us, I've managed to do a few bonehead things in my life, and doing a bonehead thing with a weapon is something I would like to bolster the odds against.

    The Sig puts the odds more in my favor.
     
  19. Vito_Corleone

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    Love my SIGs.
     
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    I own both and much prefer the Sig.
     
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    Do you like rust? :)
     
  22. FourNineFoxtrot

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    First pistol I ever shot was a Glock 17, rented at a range. I liked it okay, it shot well. Unloaded, it felt too light, unbalanced in my hand. Loaded, the feel was better, but still imperfect. If you're gonna lug a gun around on a belt holster for a 12 hour shift though, I can see the advantage of a light, polymer framed gun.

    The first pistol I ever bought was a Sig 226 in 9mm. I'd hefted a Glock, a Beretta, and a S&W, and none of them felt right in my hand the way the Sig did. Also, I have wide hands and stubby fingers; my whole hand fits on the Sig's grip, but the controls are easy to manipulate. Mostly, the Sig had a heft to it that I liked. It fit what I was looking for in a gun.

    I don't carry the Sig, as I live in a state (and specifically, in a certain county) where only those who know the right people can get a CCW. However, the Sig is the gun that lies beside my bed at night, and it's the first thing I reach for if something wakes me up.
     
  23. Autolycus

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    THe Glock is a great gun but I prefer the Sig because it feels naturally. If I were to ultimately choose a gun, it would be the HK P2000 or perhaps the new HK P30.
     
  24. TOADMAN

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    Glock all day every day... Sigs rust are heavy and much more difficult to detail strip...
     
  25. mjrodney

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    My Sig's (and other brands) have lived in Florida's high humidity for some time now, and they can smell the salty breeze coming in off of the Gulf of Mexico.

    Rust or other forms of corrosion have never been a consideration.

    Steel firearms don't rust if they receive the barest minimum of proper care.
     
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