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M&P vs Sig

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Newbomb, Feb 22, 2013.

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  1. Newbomb

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    M&P40, one mag, night sights $429
    Sig 226 .40, night sights, one mag $499
    Both police trade ins

    Or I can get a 226 9mm with one mag four $585

    I have a couple cases of 9 but think maybe i should move to 40 because it is the only thing on the shelves right now. I shoot every 1 of those guns fine so it is pretty much ammo selection. which 1 do you guys think I should go with?
     
  2. MK11

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    Which trigger system do you prefer?

    I'm a long-time Sig guy who was never tempted by Glock but did recently jump to the M&P. I can just pick it up and shoot it better than anything else and it's easier to carry than even a mid-size Sig. Still, if you focus on the Sig, that can be as good as anything out there (some of the quirks of the M&P have me appreciating the Sig all over again).

    If you get a .40, you can always get a 9mm conversion barrel. However, 9mm ammo will eventually come back and will probably always be cheaper. I say Sig 9mm.
     
  3. Rubber_Duck

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    I'm a Sig P22x fan, if that 9mm P226 is still available I would grab it. They are hard to come by at those prices, the .40 model is also a great deal, I don't like the .40 S&W as a cartridge itself but for the gun it's a great deal and you should be able to convert it to .357 SIG and 9mm with just a barrel or barrel/magazine swap (respectively). As a reference my LGS has two of the P226s in .40 new in box and he's asking $819! That's steep, but the local deals I've seen for privcate sales of P226s have them in the $700-plus range. The M&Ps are usually around $550 and up and much more availlable.

    I vote Sig 9mm. My #2 pick for the finest fighting handgun designed by man.
     
  4. mnhntr

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    apples to oranges they are not even in the same ballpark. It boils down to what you prefer. The Sig would get my vote because I prefer that platform.
     
  5. Thaddeus Jones

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    I agree, Apples and Oranges.

    The Sig 226 being an apple. A good looking, reliable, tack driving, hammer fired, metal framed apple.

    And the "m&p" being an ugly plastic orange with a lousy trigger, droopy dustcover, that you get to rebuild with the expensive aftermarket Apex parts to make it useable. Parts that it should have been built with to begin with. :)
     
  6. Shmackey

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    I love everything about Sigs except for the DA/SA trigger. It's a nonstarter for me in any gun. I can't shoot them worth a damn, and I find the idea of making a trigger behave like that illogical.

    I think right now they offer only their .45 Auto pistols in SAO. If they changed that, I'd pick up a 228 quickly. But for now, I'd choose the M&P even though I appreciate the workmanship of the Sig more.
     
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    I love my M&P 9....But if I had the choice you do I would take either Sig before I grabbed up the S&W...

    Sent from my HTC One X
     
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    SIG in 9 or 40.
     
  10. TonyT

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    For conmcealed carry I want a pistol without external hammer or safeties thus my preference for the S&W M&P.
     
  11. 9mmepiphany

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    For LE trade-ins, the 226 sounds a hair underpriced and the M&P40 a bit overpriced.

    I got my last LE trade-in 226 for $450 and my last New M&P 9/40 for $419
     
  12. Plan2Live

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    Sig 226 in 9mm then go on a hunt for spare mags.
     
  13. EBShooting

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    I vote sig. I am a big sig fan. But I was poised to buy an M&P until a friend brought his over to have me install night sights on it. What killed it for me was the requirement of a tool (hidden in the frame) for disassembly.
     
  14. allaroundhunter

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    You don't have to use that tool to disassemble the gun unless you are removing the backstrap.... You can field strip it just like a Glock if you prefer that way (pulling the trigger).
     
  15. tarosean

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    Orr pull the trigger like you would a glock and its not needed... I never used the one in my M&P
     
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    The 226 is way more gun
     
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    Any Sig over an M&P.
     
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    More gun and more performance are not always synonymous.

    I shoot my SR9c very well, for example. Zero fails in over 2,000 rounds fired. Negligible muzzle rise. Easy accuracy. Less gun than many alternatives. More performance.

    The answer to which of these buys is best for the OP lies in trigger and grip preferences.
     
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    I have never shot the S&W so cant help you there but the Sig is a very reliable gun.

    I think the Smith has a magazine disconnect so there is no way i would carry it for protection.
     
  20. allaroundhunter

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    It is an option on some guns, as is a manual safety. But all of them don't have one; actually, I would bet that 90% of them don't.
     
  21. Bobson

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    Agreed. And oranges are healthier than apples.

    I'd get the M&P. Vitamin C, baby!

    Btw, as its a police trade-in, odds are 99-1 that it doesn't have a manual safety. The SIG very likely has the DAK trigger.
     
  22. BILLG

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    I have both get the Sig.Its the hands down winner.
     
  23. allaroundhunter

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    I wouldn't say that.... Many LE departments have their M&Ps with both manual safeties and magazine disconnects. The only reason LE Glocks don't have either is because they aren't stock options on Glocks.
     
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    Weird. I've never heard of LE M&Ps having either of those. I know my brother's department mandates that all their troopers use the M&P40 w/o manual safety. I'm not certain about the mag disconnect, but I don't think it has that either.
     
  25. allaroundhunter

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    A large percentage of LEO's shot in the line of duty are shot with their own weapon. For that reason, a part of weapon retention training for many officers is to attempt to release the magazine if the officer is struggling with a suspect over the firearm. That way the weapon (with the magazine disconnect) will not fire should the BG gain control of it; and the officer can retrieve his/her BUG and still be in the fight.

    I have seen/heard of more officers carrying M&Ps with a mag disconnect and no manual safety than those that have manual safeties though. I was just saying that I would not say that 99% of LE M&Ps do not have a manual safety, because I would guess that it is a smaller percentage.
     
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