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GLOCK vs. Sig Sauer

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Greg8098, Nov 4, 2006.

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  1. Greg8098

    Greg8098 Member

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    I know both of these have their pros and cons, but I'm looking for the better overall quality of manufacturing. I'm an avid glock fan, but can't get over the feeling I got from actually gripping a Sig. The thing just felt a hell of a lot more natural to me. The only thing I hate is the $800+ price tag :mad: . I really miss my GLOCK 32, but I am considering a Sig 229 in 357 sig. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Heavy Metal Hero

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    The main reason why I like SIG over Glock is the grip. The 226 just feels natural.
     
  3. Eightball

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    SIG is better manufactured. People also don't posess an irrational hatred of SIGS--ususally, it is something like "they just don't fit my hand". Frankly, if it fits your hand, I'd say to go for it--easier pointing handguns are always a good thing.

    Besides, it is very hard to go wrong with a SIG. Unless you don't have the money :eek: .
     
  4. Il Duca

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    Sig and Glock are like apples and rotten oranges JK :D . There is nothing wrong with Glock but I greatly prefer Sig. The grip angle and controls are more natural to me. I also like the trigger of a Sig over a Glock's. If you don't want to shell out the price of a new Sig you can get one of the factory reworks for a good deal cheaper. My P226 is a retired LE pre-rail gun and I absolutely love it. It will probably be the pistol I keep the longest.
     
  5. Retro

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    Sig Sauer has probably the best double-action trigger pull than any pistol that I have fired... the only thing that came close to Sig trigger pull was the Beretta 92FS trigger... My HK USP .45 has a much stiffer double-action trigger pull than Sig and Beretta.

    Glocks are pseudo-single-action... you cannot really compare the two... the only thing a Glock and a Sig have in common is that both lacked frame-mounted safety (actually some newer sigs have them).

    Plus you can practice dry-firing with a snap cap in the chamber with a Sig... something you can't do with a Glock without ejecting a snap cap and reloading a new one in.

    Go for the sig.
     
  6. cpaspr

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    Or, for even cheaper,

    possibly, find a used Sig that isn't a CPO. Lots of them for sale from private parties. Sigs are hard to break, so the odds of buying a dud on the used market are quite low. That's how I got my P232, and it's never failed to go bang yet.
     
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    SIG, especially if you can find one of the factory re-furb guns. It'll be in a red case rather blue. Great buy for the money and they're usually less than a new Glock if you go that route.
     
  8. Froggy

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    I have a Glock 19 and a Sig P229 in .40 S&W / .357 Sig (interchangable barrels). Both are nice guns. I prefer the Sig. As you've already noted, it just "feels" better.... the grip fits better, I like the "heft" of it, I like its milled stainless steel, I like the trigger's action better than I do that of the Glock. Nothing wrong with Glock's safe-action either, but I have a preference for that DA rebounding hammer of the Sig.

    Right now I'm keeping my eyes on the local shops hoping to find a used P232 to replace one or more .380s currently on hand.
     
  9. massnee

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    I own a Glock 27. I have shot several of my father’s sigs (226, 220, 232). All of the sigs have been jam-o-matics. Particularly the 220. The Glock has performed near flawlessly.
     
  10. 10-Ring

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    That's the nice thing about this obsession. If you get bored w/ one, you can get something else. If right now, you have an itch that can only be scratched by a SIG...get the SIG. At some point, you'll be back to your Glocks. There is a place in your collection for both! :D
     
  11. AK103K

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    The problem with SIG's is, once you get one, they rapidly multiply, and all your other loves become old maids, and if they are lucky, and you dont sell them outright, end up living in a cold, neglected life in a dark safe. :)


    Froggy,

    Dont pass up a P230 if you come across one. You can usually get them a little cheaper than the 232's and they are just as good. My last one cost me $300 at a local shop, and it was in about new condition.
     
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    All of the sigs have been jam-o-matics.
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    This is very bizarre and is not the typical SIG owner experience.
     
  13. Nickodemus

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    I have a sig P229 with the tutone stainless that I got new for $500. I shoot paper targets the best with it, my favorite. I have handled many glocks but choose to buy a styer S-40 instead.
     
  14. tikka_fan

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    If you compare the Glock to the SIGPRO there is no real difference in quality or bang for the buck as both are priced very similar.

    The alloy frame SIGs cost quite bit more and give you options that the Glock doesn't have like DA/SA.

    It comes down to whether you want a hammer or not.

    Having said that I own both (P220, G17) and love them to death.
     
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    My favorite pistols right now include both Sigs and Glocks. Each is a good, reliable pistol in their own right but they also have their own strengths. I consider the Sig better as a duty/belt gun with the Glock being better for CCW for me, but each also overlaps the other.
     
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    I just read that out to my wife, she joked that I need to sell my P232 as she refuses to live in a metal box.

    I'm presently weighing up my options.
     
  17. RyanM

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    I don't care for the DA/SA with decocker only that SIGs have. If they allowed for cocked-and-locked, I'd be all over them.

    Other than that, SIGs have better fit and finish, but Glocks have a much more durable finish to the metal, and are also more durable overall (about a 150,000+ round lifespan for a 9mm Glock vs. 60,000 for a 9mm SIG).
     
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    It was weird for me. I handled a Sig P228, and it felt incredible. Gut I could not shoot that thing as well as I do my G19. Sold the P228 and bought a second G19.
     
  19. AK103K

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    Get ready to "wrassle" :D

    P220R SAO
    This 8+1 capacity pistol features a crisp 5-pound SAO trigger that breaks like glass and an ambidextrous thumb safety.


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    I never had a sig that shot worth a damn. I always had FTE problems with my P220. After I shot my brothers G21 I ditched the 220 for a G22. I then got rid of my P239 for a G23. I havent looked back since. The glocks have been bullet proof. I havent had a single malfunction with either that wasnt induced by me. The parts for glocks are much cheaper, and more available. Try finding sig mags cheap. Its not easy.

    It really is like comparing apples to oranges but If you ask me GO GLOCK.
     
  21. Soybomb

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    They are both high quality firearms with excellent manufacturing. Buy which ever you like best.
     
  22. OH25shooter

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    Not sure those brands should be compared. Doesn't the big difference in price indicate the better manufactured of the two? What is priced the same as a Glock product?
     
  23. SoCalShooter

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    That's for me to know and not you!
    I really prefer the SIG grip also, very ergo in my opinion, but both are great shooters and easy to use.
     
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    It has to be reliable and fit you well. I like them both, but would actually prefer a CZ P-01.
     
  25. RyanM

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    I've seen that, but it doesn't really interest me. 8+1 shots is not enough for a platform of that size and weight, for me. Optimum would be a double stack .40 caliber of about G23 size. .40 caliber has nearly the same on-paper (expanded diameter and penetration) terminal performance as the .45, but with higher capacity, at the expense of snappier recoil and more blast.

    If they made a 229SAO, I'd buy it (if I had the money).
     
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