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Sig or Glock in .45ACP for Carry?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by J.Bourne, Dec 26, 2002.

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  1. J.Bourne

    J.Bourne Member

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    I know that the Sig P226 is highly regarded in 9mm by many paramilitary units the world over, including the SEALs.
    However, this is in 9mm, and I'm looking for something as highly regarded in .45ACP.

    Basically, without the need for a double-strike capacity (i.e. external hammer verse striker fired), would you consider the Glock in .45 as reliable, durable and worthy as a SIG-Sauer?

    Or should I just go with the SIG. I already own a Glock .40 S&W, a CZ-75B 9mm, and a Ruger Revolver.

    I'm obsessed with reliability and durability issues, as this will be my primary carry weapon from now on.

    A genuine thank you for your anticipated feedback.
     
  2. Tamara

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    Which SIG were you looking at? The 220 or the 245?
     
  3. denfoote

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    Two words: Glock 36. :)
     
  4. Nosferatu

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    Either will serve you well. It's a question about what you are more familiar with.
     
  5. 45R

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    Doesnt seem like you have a Sig in your collection. The 220 has a great trigger, and is rated as one of the best .45ACP out of the box. Shoot them all and see which one you shoot the best.
    Both Sig and Glock are very reliable guns.
     
  6. Tango Sierra

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    You didn't say if it's for open carry or conceal carry.

    If it's for open carry I would prefer an H&K USP. My son has one as a duty weapon and I shoot it much better than my own Sig P220 but you need to pick what fits your hand better.

    If it's for conceal carry I'd go with the Glock 36 or 30. Rent both to see which works best for you.
     
  7. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    I have relied on the SIG-Sauer P220 in .45 ACP to
    save my bacon more than once. I see no need to change!

    Instead of two words as the other poster used; I will only
    use one:RELIABILITY that's what matters most to me.


    *FootNote- When refering to "The Swiss Industry Group"
    its inapproiate to denote their fine firearms as "Sig's"; as
    they perfer the designation SIG, SIG-Sauer, or SIGARMS.

    I didn't know this myself until recently, as I made many post
    over at TFL, in the old terminology!

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  8. Wildalaska

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    The Glock 36 conceals better....
     
  9. DennisE

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    For open carry the SIG 220, for CCW a SIG 245 like the one on my belt right now beneath my flannel shirt. Dennis
     
  10. 10-Ring

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    Of your choices, I prefer the SIG P220. If I could go outside your options, I'd recommend the USPc 45.
     
  11. Orion

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    Ala Dan, Good info to have over there.

    I prefer the SIG to the Glock in almost every case.

    I just haven't been able to make myself comfortable with the Glock hype or design.
     
  12. Neal Bloom

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    Personally I like the SIG 220. Few firearms have ever impressed me as this one out of the box.

    Try them both and decide which one you like the best.
     
  13. C.R.Sam

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    Sig or Glock
    Both quite good.
    Personal pref is for the Sig 220, open or concealed.
    I am accurate much faster with it.
    Accurate with the Glocks but slower.

    Tis personal.

    Sam
     
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    SIG P-220/245 or Glock G21/30/36 would be fine choices.

    SIG generally skinnier, Glock holds more rounds and has wierd (but consistent) trigger pull.

    If you have a Glock and don't yet have a SIG, my move in your shoes would be to get the SIG for the sake of a well-rounded battery... ;)
     
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    Sig 220:D
     
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    anyone use the 1911A1? gosh, this board's fun! ;)
     
  19. eap

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    you'll get lopsided answers for the sig here, go over to glocktalk and ask. compare both, shoot both, have fun and decide which is for you.

    i shot the sig220 and was not impressed, bad da/sa trigger with way too much travel, choked on 185gr, slide release and decocker are poorly placed and odd to manipulate for me.


    i've had many other autos and always come back to glock. you can take one completely down with a punch, acc's and parts abound. they don't have the rusting problems sig's have.
     
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    SIG 220. Case closed. :)
     
  21. triggertime

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    I'd vote for the Sig 220 even though I'm known to carry a Glock.

    In all honesty, Glock .45's in my experience have been tempermental in terms of feed reliability with some (not all) hollow point ammunition. Where on the otherhand, they have been 100% reliable with FMJ and Corbon P'Ball.

    Still, that's not reliable enough to allow me to praise them, or more importantly, to recommend them as a carry gun.
     
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  22. mikemck

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    I prefer the P220, and would probably like the P245 if I could find one at a good price.

    Of course, I did have to trade a few P220's away before I finally realized just how much I like them.
    I'm just more comfortable with a DA/SA trigger, and I am more accurate with the Sig's.
     
  23. Frohickey

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    Haven't you already bought the P245 that you have decided on yet? I remember this thread back in the old country (website). :D

    IIRC, you said that the P245 fit you better than the Glock or the P220, and since the P220 magazines will fit the P245, you can still have 8 rounds, at least for the reload.
     
  24. J.Bourne

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    Frohickey: Yeah, I can't make up my mind. The moment of truth came and went, but I couldn't commit.

    Tamara: Concealed carry is the goal, and that probably means the 220 is out, though the 245 is a candidate.

    I don't like the fact that the 245 doesn't garner much respect from the SIG crowd, and that the magazine only seats 6.
     
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  25. Tango Sierra

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    J.,

    You haven't said which one you shoot better. Buy that one, pick a defensive ammo, try 200 rounds, if it works without a hicup then stick with that combination. If that ammo don't work, try another until you get the right one. Use what works best for you, not someone else.
     
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