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Sig Sauer. Is it worth the $$

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Otis, Jul 1, 2008.

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  1. Otis

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    I’m sure this question is in here somewhere but I have not been able to locate it. So I am sorry if this is a bit repetitive.

    I have been tossing around the idea of getting into a Sig. I am leaning toward the P229 .40 cal. I like the looks and the feel of it and the reviews have been great. I have not had the opportunity to shoot one but it certainly reports as a great gun. My problem is I don’t think I want to fork over the $800 to get one. I know that you can find them used for $500 - $600 but those are a bit hard to come by. So my question being; should I keep saving my pennys and pick up a Sig or just pick up an XD, Glock, etc... for half the price for the same reliability?

    Thanks
    Otis
     
  2. gtmerkley

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    Yes buy it its a Sig
     
  3. Thernlund

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    Get the Sig. Buy it and and go forth, my son, comfortable in the knowledge that it was worth every penny! :)


    -T.
     
  4. smirnoff a

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    Sig is awesome. I have 229 stainless elite. It is 100 percent reliable and very accurate. Mine is a 40.
     
  5. MJRW

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    At this point, a few hundred dollars is almost negligible. If it is within your reach, then don't base your decision on the cost difference. I've found that compromising on firearms simply leads me to be less happy with what I have purchased and I often spend money either trying to make the item perform like the one I wanted or I end up replacing it.

    All that said, it is important that you base this decision on which one you actually like more. I think Sigs are great. But I think the Glock 19 is the most perfect weapon for me there is. If the Sig doesn't shoot better for you than the Glock or the Springfield, then it wouldn't make sense for you to get it even if it were cheaper.

    In my opinion, you should make every reasonable effort to fire the weapon you intend to buy. Either through rental, friends, or politely asking at the range. I've found shooters to be friendly when you explain that you're looking to purchase one. It is almost like they're trying to get you to the join a club they belong to.

    Unless you have a particular want of a .40, I'd recommend 9mm. It is softer recoiling and cheaper to shoot. The differences in energy and wound effectiveness are minimal. But a pleasant shooting experience that you can do more of because it is cheaper is very valuable. So, unless you've fired the .40 and loved it, do consider the 9mm.
     
  6. antsi

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    If you really like the SIG, look into CPO (certified preowned).

    However, if you like the XD or Glock just as well, get one of them.

    I have SIGs and like them. I think if you find a gun that you really like, really fits your hand, that you shoot well - in short, a gun that really works for you - its worth paying for.

    If you just want a SIG for variety in your collection you might want to consider picking up a German surplus P6 - they are a good value on the market right now.

    If this is going to be your primary self defense gun, you can afford it, and it really works for you, I wouldn't worry about the price tag.
     
  7. chabanais

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    I bought a P226 in .40 S&W and it is a nice firearm. Any of the ones you are considering will do the job but the Sig is the Mercedes-Benz of pistols I think.
     
  8. nwilliams

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    You really can't go wrong with a Sig IMHO. Remember you don't have to buy a new one, used ones are usually just as good and won't cost as much. I got my P229 used for $500 and it included three mags, night sights and both the .40 and .357 Sig barrel.

    I love my P229, its big and bulky but I love how it shoots and its my designated ccw...
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Lonestar49

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    They're worth the effort

    ...

    And the satisfying reward of 100% dependable, reliable, and most accurate, out of the box, is worth the extra 200 and the wait.. (investment)

    229RCT/9mm 229/40

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    Ls
     
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  10. Bill B.

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    That statement says it all! I just have one but it's a keeper!
     
  11. Disaster

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    Hope this thread doesn't dissolve into another rich vs. poor, Ford vs. Chevy affair.

    I like Sigs. If a person has the money and also likes Sigs they should buy one. Sigs are workhorse handguns.

    I don't own one, though. Why? Because I've got my money tied up in some other ventures right now and so I made a different choice...for now. I bought a couple guns for the price of a Sig and I don't feel that I compromised in any way. In fact, for my purposes, the guns I bought made better sense. The guns I bought are accurate and reliable and I can hit very precisely what I aim at.

    Someday, when money isn't so tight and I'm feeling in the mood to expand my collection I will most likely add a Sig to it, but for now I'm perfectly happy with my choices.

    The bottom line. There are a lot of good choices out there and Sig is one of them. You shouldn't feel compromised because you don't own a Sig, on the other hand you shouldn't feel embarrassed if you spent a little more to buy one than some other make. It really comes down to an individual decision.
     
  12. nelson133

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    I own a number of pistols, but 4 of them are Sigs and their quality really stands out amongst the pack. They are durable, reliable and as accurate as anything I have shot. Where they really shine over most other pistols is ergonomics, they just feel right in your hand. I would highly recommend the brand.
     
  13. GZOh

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    Real good gun!.. Would definitely get one, though I TOTALLY agree with antsi... get a Certified Previously Owned (CPO) SIG... they're basically 'new' and you're gonna save $250-300...
    Call SCP Firearms (850-508-8336 and ask for Steve) tell 'em 'CZ Gene' sent you and you want the best condition CPO he's got!...
    Have a P-229 (along with all my CZs) and it IS a great shoot!
     
  14. leadcounsel

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    Better guns out there for less money. Look at Glock, XD, CZ...

    I personally think that Sigs are only slightly more comfortable than H&Ks, which isn't saying much. I find both to be too unnecessarily thick.

    I also think that's a lot of money for a DA/SA pistol with a long trigger reach.

    But I'm biast and also think that the best handgun in the world is Glock and the most economical reliable handguns are made by CZ. Glocks are 2/3rds the price of Sig. If you want a DA/SA handgun, get a CZ for 1/2 the price of the Sig.

    While I don't think that Glocks are the most comfortable in the world, they have the same trigger pull every time and all of mine have been 100% reliable for me and very accurate. And 2 out of my 4 Glocks were used.

    So, my answer is NO, don't pay full price for a Sig. You may want to compromise by getting a used Sig for a few hundred dollars. If they are as 'great' a gun as everyone claims, they should be perfectly good used as new.
     
  15. Frandy

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    Subjective, of course. In my hands, Sigs are far more comfortable than H&Ks. Yes, I've owned both.

    Again, subjective. I change out the grips to Sig slim grips. More money, yes, but I have the option.

    Yes, Sigs are a lot f money. And, spending more for a short trigger reduces the long reach. Yes, I know...more money spent, but I have the option.

    We agree on that one.

    I agree. I never have and I never will.

    To me, a used Sig is no compromise. All 4 of the used Sigs I have owned have been flawless over thousands of rounds.
     
  16. enfield

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    Buy the Sig
     
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    I have 3. A 220 ST, a Grade I P6, and a P226 X5. Get the SIG, you won't be disapointed.
     
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    I LOVE SIGs! I own three vintage west german's (P6, P220 and P226). That being said, if I wanted a .40 I would go to CDNN and buy the CZ 40B for $289. I bought one a few months ago and cant belive the quality, reliability and accuracy for LESS THAN $300! After 600 rounds the CZ will outshoot ALL of my SIGs.
     
  19. FranklyTodd

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    Rather than an opinion, here's my experience.

    I got rid of my Glock 26 and bought a NIB Sig P239 9mm w/3mags and Sig/Serpa holster for $750.

    On paper, it's too big, too heavy, with too little capacity.

    This is the best shooting pistol I've ever shot, bar none, including HK, Glock, etc., etc. I confess I have NOT yet shot any model CZ, but have heard good things.

    The extra weight and ergonimics of the Sig makes 9mm (even +P) feel like a 22lr. I never have liked .40 (after trying it in Glock and HK), but I'll wager that I would like shooting it in this gun. I could even imagine a .357sig, it shoots so sweet.

    Now the bad part - a big reason for paying the Sig premium is "To Hell and Back" reliability, right? Well, out of the box it fed FMJ flawlessly, and JHPs not well at all. I bought it June 19, shipped it back to Sig June 25, and haven't yet heard anything. So far customer service has been terrific (they paid for overnight shipping without complaint), but I have to reserve my final Sig judgment until it comes back and runs flawlessly.

    I would say if you are going to continuously buy/sell/trade, stick with Glock-esque guns. If you are a buy and hold guy, get the Sig, over years and years the tiny bit of extra cash will be meaningless... Plus, take it from me, if you settle for less than you really want, you will still want the Sig!!! So you'll end up with a Glock you never shoot, and a Sig, too! :)

    BTW, if you go used, check this out: https://www.sigsauer.com/CustomerService/SSP.aspx This is a good deal, IMHO, and if I ever buy a used Sig, I'll take advantage of this for sure!
     
  20. rellascout

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    I am a huge Sig fan. I have owned or still own tons.

    P220,P226 Navy, P226 Tactical CGI, P239, P229, P228, GSR etc... you get the picture.

    These days I would say they are not worth the extra you pay. They simply are not up to the old standard but the prices still keep going up. They are not your fathers Sig Sauer.

    Now if I were in the market for a P229 in 40 S&W I would buy this one.

    Sig Sauer 229R Reverse Two Tone 40s&w Night Sights $639 delivered.

    [​IMG]

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_28_778/products_id/411535169
     
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    Try to find a range/gunshop that will let you shoot a Sig next to a Glock. You will be able to see very quickly why they are more expensive.
    Buy the Sig. I've got a 229 and a 250. And yes, I have owned a Glock 19. One of the few guns I don't regret selling.
     
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    The P229 should be a safe bet. I think it is probably one of the best .40/357 pistols on the market. That being said, I agree with Rellascout, alot of what Sig is doing today is sub-par to their original German product line and at a much higher cost. My experiences with what they did to the classic P220 is a prime example. I had 2 Carry models and an ST that couldn't work right even after several trips back for repairs. I have several original P220's and problems like that would have been rare at best. If there is a Sportman's Warehouse near you, check the P229 out there. My local one had the P229 with rail and night sights for $729+tx. Not a bad price I thought, not sure if their pricing is the same everywhere though.
     
  24. Storm

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    By all means, a Sig.

    Your money will be well spent towards top notch reliability, accuracy, ergonomics, design, engineering, execution and styling. Sigs consistently have some of the finest DA/SA triggers among production semi-autos. You really can't go wrong.
     
  25. MarcusWendt

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    While I agree that the price of Sig Sauer Handguns is getting out of control, I still pay to have the best. I'm currently looking to get my daughter her first gun to compete with in USPSA and it will be a Sig Sauer.

    I've owned and still own many Sigs. I also have shot or own Glocks, S&W, XDs, Walthers,and Rugers. As much as I want a less expensive gun to replace my love of Sigs, it just isn't happening. I shot my P226ST yesterday and it is just a dream to shoot, accurate as hell, and NEVER malfunctions.

    I agree you need to get better price. Buds, or get a CPO Sig, you won't be sorry. If you don't you will always wonder.
     
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