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Home Defense Pistol: Sig 220 or Glock 21

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jwalker497, Mar 7, 2009.

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Which 45 for HD

  1. Sig 220 (45acp)

    76 vote(s)
    52.1%
  2. Glock 21 (45acp)

    70 vote(s)
    47.9%
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  1. jwalker497

    jwalker497 Member

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    I have narrowed my home defense pistol search down to these last 2 contenders. Both 45acp. Glock 21 and Sig P220. I wil be adding a Viridian X5L laser/Light to this gun and it will not be carried. Purely a HD/SHTF gun. With that in mind, each has their pros & cons.

    The sig is way better looking, more ergonomic feel, and better finish/quality. Whereas the glock is cheaper, less complicated action (never had a SA/DA, and holds more rounds.

    This is a very tough decision becuase It seems as if each other pros are the others cons and vice versa, seems soo equal when considering all factors. PS - I do not have the ability to rent or test fire either. All I can say is I did handle both and the sig in my mind had the better feel, finish, etc as I listed above but the G has its pros as well as a I listed below.

    Which would you prefer & why?? Please vote and explain. Thanks sooo much!!!
     
  2. Baneblade

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    I own both and enjoy shooting both, however, I voted for the Glock.

    Initially, it is a capacity issue. The Glock simply holds more. Second is a maintenance issue. I have run both dirty (very dirty) and the Sig did fail, the Glock did not.

    Also, if you are not accustomed to the DA/SA trigger it does take extra training to master. Depending on how well you take to it, there can be extensive trigger time required to master both trigger pulls. The Glock keeps it simple.

    My biggest complaint on the Glock is how well it fits my hand. It doesn't. However, the new slim frame model is much more comfortable.

    Also, you can buy the Glock, extra mags, holster, ammo, and night sights for the base cost of a new Sig 220.

    Glocks are easier to work on, especially if you are new to handguns.

    Both are proven, reliable, long lasting guns. What is more important to you: fit and feel or capacity?
     
  3. yongxingfreesty

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    21 because 13 > 8
     
  4. usmc1371

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    I voted glock for the simple fact that I think it is a simpler gun to learn. Not that sig is hard and they are nice guns wish i had one but the glock is simple, accurate, reliable. You will be well served by eathier one
     
  5. sohcgt2

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    looks like a lot of folks vote Sig and don't say why, haters would be my guess. For what will likely be the worst day of your life I would recommend the Glock. I have 2 and have never experienced a malfunction with either and there is no secondary safety to confuse you when that bad day begins. Just point,squeeze,bang, every time. There is a reason it is the most popular police issue in the country.
     
  6. jmr40

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    I actually like both but went with Sig. As a nightstand gun I like the trigger on the Sig better. Overall I like the Glock better, but the Glock needs to be kept in a holster covering the trigger or without a round chambered. Waking up in the middle of the night and reaching for a gun in the dark I would prefer the DA trigger.
     
  7. 9mmepiphany

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    i've owned both the Glock and the Sig and sold the Glock...grip was too big. not that i'm a Glock hater...i still have a G22 in the garage and a G19 that i sometimes carry...but the G21 just didn't fit my hand as well.

    the main addvantage of the DA/SA Sig as a nightstand gun is the trigger. it's just like having a wheelgun next to your bed. because of the light/short travel trigger of the Glock, it really should have it's trigger covered in a holster or have left with it's chamber empty.

    i carried a Sig 220 (alloy frame) for years, but my prefered 220, for nightstand duty is the ST model with the stainless frame. the extra weight doesn't make a difference if you're not going to carry it and it does offset some of the recoil. i got my two 220STs as CPO models for about $600 each
     
  8. Ala Dan

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    You can't beat a SIG-SAUER P220A; especially one of the older West
    German weapons~! :scrutiny: ;) :D
     
  9. Hanafuda

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    I didn't vote. I would pick another .45 than the options given.
     
  10. TurboJeff

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    I vote for the Glock 21. I have the sf version with a TLR-1 weapon light. This gun is never carried and is strictly for HD.
     
  11. sparkyguy66

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    Glock

    I've always wanted a Sig 220, but have yet to own one. I have owned a G21 and loved it. Fired everytime, accurate and it fit my hand fine.
     
  12. benzuncle

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    Fired both; bought a Sig. Love the SIGLITE Night Sights.
     
  13. Dan Crocker

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    I leave mine without one in the tube when on nightstand duty. Hopefully (crossing fingers) that loud, unmistakable sound will cause an intruder to beat a hasty exit...
     
  14. Anna's Dad

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    Glocks just don't feel right in my hand and Sigs do.

    I actually prefer a Smith M&P and H&K USP but between the two, I'd go with Sig. YMMV.
     
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    I own both and prefer the Sig P220 hands down! Better fit and function.
    Dave
     
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    The sig is simply the better pistol in every way you can think other than capacity. for that reason the glock 21 is possbly the fattest pistol you can grab other than a deagle maybe. so if you are a huge guy with hands like Yao Ming, go for the G21 otherwise, go sig all day long. I would also look into the HK USP 45 if you like polymer guns but dont want to sacrifise on quality, DA/SA functionality and accuracy.
     
  18. newmenu

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    btw, the HK USP 45 holds 12+1 rounds and has much less recoil and far better ergos than the g21. Id say having the ability to be accurate beyond your first shot far outweighs the 1 solitary extra bullet you get in a glock.

    but hay, if your Yao Ming, get the g21, put some hogues on it and conceal on an ankle holster. Better yet get a .50cal Deagle with the extended mag and put it in an IWB hoslter and use the g21 as an ankle BUG.
     
  19. jwalker497

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    Thanks for the comments. I am not sure if this changes things and I regret not having clarified this in the original post but the glock model I would be looking @ is the G21SF and the Sig is the 220 Carry DAK model.

    PS - Seems like there are 2 Major issues. Capacity and Grip size. I guess 8 would suffice but 13 sure sounds nice!!! By the way, can someone please resolve this nagging question I have?? - Does anyone know the actual grip dimensions of the 21SF & 220Carry DAK?? I cannot seem to find anything other than the glock grip is 1.27in wide and the sig is 1.5in wide but (not specified if that's slide or grip)

    Please help!!!
    Thanks as always!
     
  20. gmh1013

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    Sig - I have a SIG SP2022 and love it, and have shot the .45. I Have a thing againt Glocks, No firing hammer and I just dont like the looks of them IMHO.
     
  21. DevilDog0402

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    Voted Glock, but whichever feels better in your hand. My XD45 is my "nightstand gun".
     
  22. skeeter_08

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    This "JIC" trench broom has "HD/SHTF" written all over it!
     
  23. jeff-10

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    I own a Sig P226 and a Glock 23. I like the Sig a lot better so I voted for the 220. However my night stand gun is a S&W 686.
     
  24. styles

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    SIG P220 DAK
    SIG is more controllable, for me; even with DAK I'm faster:accurate on follow-ups. Trigger/controls are better for Wife. Actually, the simplicity of the DAK starts winning you over even if you weren't already. It's nice. It's not fun to CCW, but for HD. Winner! P239 DAK if you're wondering.
     
  25. swmp9jrm

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    No question - P220. I've got this one sitting beside my La-Z-Boy.

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