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Sig vs. Glock vs. Ruger

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Soldier0117, Dec 13, 2007.

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  1. Soldier0117

    Soldier0117 Member

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    What do you guys think is the better gun in terms of accuracy, and reliability but mostly reliabiliy and defensive applications. Sig Sauer P226 9mm, Ruger P89 9mm, and Glock 17 9mm? From what I hear Sig and Glock are both great but I want to know for sure which is better. I liked the feel of both G17 and P226 but I'm asking about Ruger too because I haven't looked at one yet. I will probably be getting a Glock 17 because of cost, but I wanted to know about these others as well. Please just give opinions on these guns as I have looked at nearly everything except the Ruger which like I said is why I asked about it.
     
  2. eldon519

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    It depends what your criteria are for one or the other to really be better. I don't have much experience with the Ruger, but I have fired both the Glock and SIG. Both are very reliable. The SIG is probably the more accurate of the two. The SIG also has the better trigger in my opinion, BUT the Glock has the more consistent trigger (IE no DA to SA transition). I recall the SIG also having an excessively long SA trigger reset distance. The Glock less so. If you reload or plan to, the SIG will also have some advantages since you can use lead bullets, and it's probalby better on the brass.

    Realistically, you just need to shoot both of them and see which you shoot better. You won't go wrong with either.
     
  3. Ken Rainey

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    The Glock 17 - easy to operate, easy to maintain, ultra reliable. If I had my choice of any brand new pistol and had to pick one that you could take from the box and depend on it to work, it would be the Glock 17 ;)
     
  4. Blue Brick

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    Ruger all the way

    Ruger all the way, before you make a purchase go to the library and read the P-series section in “Ruger and his guns”.

    Why the Ruger P-Series is the Best
    Specifications:

    Calibers: 9mm, 45ACP and 40S&W

    Magazine capacities: 9mm 15 or 10 rounds, 45ACP 8 or 7 rounds depending on model and 40S&W 11 or 10 rounds depending on model.

    Barrel: 4.5 inches long constructed of Stainless Steel with fully supported chamber

    Trigger and hammer: Constructed of Stainless Steel as are many other main parts.

    Sights: Square notch rear and Square post front sight with white inserts for rapid target acquisition. Rear is adjustable for windage.

    Grips: Molded G.E. Xenoy high-impact material or Hogue non-slip rubber grips.

    Slide Construction: 4130 Chrome-Molybdenum alloy Steel or Terhune Anticorro Stainless Steel heat-treated for hardness with ample metal in stressed areas. Has open-top slide design (wide ejection port) that allows easy and rapid clearing of the breach or single loading without magazine.

    Frame: Anodized hard coated Aluminum alloy with ergonomic grip design resistant to wear, breakage and standard lubricants. Design with a non-slip surface and oversized recurved trigger guard to accommodate two hand hold comfortably with or without gloves.

    Springs: Unbreakable Steel music wire coil springs.

    Service life: Expected service life is 20,000 rounds.

    Extractor: Simple and reliable design based on the Thompson submachine gun proven design.

    Magazine latch: Stainless Steel Ambidextrous magazine latch (except the P-90)

    Safety: Ambidextrous Safety that locks firing pin incase of accidental drop. Safety levers also serve as decocking levers.

    Disassembly: Only 52 to 56 individual parts depending on model and can be field striped into five basic subassemblies in seconds without tools.


    P-85
    The P-85 barrel’s was plugged with a Steel rod and fired with military high-pressure M882 ammunition and the only damage was bent extractor that separated from the slide as the case was removed from the chamber. One P-85 had its entire right side of the ejection port removed and 2,000 rounds of M882 ammunition were fired with no signs of stress. The pistol was then subjected to 3,000 rounds of M882 ammunition. During both sessions the pistol was not disassembled or cleaned and was not allowed to cool during firing. At 1,000 round intervals the pistol was examined for slide fractures. After 5,000 rounds no damage was observed.

    The state Police of Wisconsin adopted the P-85 in 1987. The Israeli Air forces has ordered substantial numbers of the P-85. In addition many foreign governments have adopted the P-85 in Central America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East as well as numerous domestic law enforcement organizations.
     
  5. glockman19

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    9mm in this order:

    Glock'
    Sig
    Ruger
     
  6. AZ Husker

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    If you've never held a Ruger semi...go to the nearest Home Depot and pick up a standard clay brick...same thing! I love their revolvers, but the autos are just chunky!
     
  7. Tberger688

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    To me it’s an easy decision, Sig, Sig or Sig, the question is what can you afford. I’ve owned many Rugers and let me tell you they are tough but it’s like comparing a Cadillac to a Pinto, they will both get you there but in a different way.
     
  8. Landlocked Pirate

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    I don't have any experience with the Sig or Ruger, but I absolutely love my Glock 17.
     
  9. gudel

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    between these 3, I'd get the Glock. Sig seems to have quality issues of their newer guns; even the hardcore sig dudes agree on sigforum.com. If I'm gonna be paying $800, I better be getting high quality gun dammit!
    as for ruger, it's just built cheap and plain ugly, it looks like stuff made in china.
     
  10. Whirlwind06

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    Ruger.
    Built like a tank.
    I'm biased though I shoot my P89 better then anything I own or have owned.
     
  11. strat81

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    Carry or nightstand: Glock. Dead nuts simple and reliable.
    Range gun: Sig. Also reliable, but heavy. A few more levers and buttons and such. Pricier too.
    Construction: Ruger. Use it as a sidewalk paver. Maybe a hammer, if you unload it. Ugly enough to make even Kathy Bates look good.
     
  12. Mainsail

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    Well, if you want to be able to hit what you’re aiming at beyond 25’ with perfect reliability in almost any conditions, go with the Sig.

    If you foresee a time when you’ll be dragged 15 miles through the mud and then run over by a convoy of tractor-trailers, and still want to shoot at something (<25’ away) go with the Glock.
     
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    Whatever fits your hand best, i.e. points the best.

    All else equal, if cost is a factor I would go with the Glock 17. Fits my hand well, the first time using one it was satisfying to get the "one ragged hole" in the target.

    The SIG is cool. I really like SIGs, the 9mm fits my hand well (the .357 grips are 1/8" wider which is annoying) but not quite as well as the Glock. I like a metal gun but if a new SIG is really $800 :eek: then I'd be all over the Glock. (Inflation sucks. I bought my .357 several years ago for $500.)

    A neighbor put it this way: "Now that your newbie friend has a Glock, in a couple years he can upgrade to a SIG." I know what he means but really I don't think an upgrade is warranted. The Glock will do just fine.

    My experience with the Ruger is limited to handling one but it felt clunky.

    If when you pick it up and the sights don't naturally align with the target, it's "leverite." As in "leave her right there"
     
  14. RIDE

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    Sig! After owning glocks for years, I recently picked up a sig... Better feel, Better Fit, better accuracy... simply amazing difference (IMO)

    YMMV

    Also... Check out this poll... divide the number of problems with the number of NO problems for each brand/gun... It's interesting.
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=323026
     
  15. Scorpiusdeus

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    Sig hands down. The ONLY reason anyone would pick either of the other two is price.

    It's like asking: Ferarri, Honda, or Toyota?
     
  16. Spyvie

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    I am currently struggling with a brand new Ruger KP95, detailed here: http://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=15374

    Go with a Sig if you can afford it, you get what you pay for.

    I have nothing but praise for my FNP-9, it's priced between the Glock and the Ruger, and operates much like a Sig.
     
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    Ask three gun guys this question... :)
    The track record of those 3 firearms is solid enough that you can safely trust your life with them, so it comes down to preference.

    I happen to prefer the Sig.
     
  18. RIDE

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    Totally agree!!! After using Glocks for years, I really had no idea that Sigs could possibly THAT much better... It is amazing.
     
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    Glocks all the way.

    I've trained with my GLOCK 35 in Basic-Basic II-Intermediate and Advanced Self-Defense Handgun course. It went bang every time, while others jammed.

    You won't be sorry.
     
  20. ashtxsniper

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    Listed from best to worst. SIG, GLOCK, RUGER.
     
  21. TimboKhan

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    The Rugers are big, but they are exceedingly well built, and they are about as reliable as you can get. That being said, all three of the pistols you mentioned could accurately be described as such. Aside from personal preference, the only other distinguishing factor is price, and in that category, the Ruger wins hands down. Past that, I think your just looking at subjective opinion.
     
  22. mballai

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    I'm a Glockaholic. I work mine over, but I do that on most any gun. Save for something special, I do all my own Glock work. Saves a bundle, gets done right, and it's always available.
     
  23. chaseguitar

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    Those are all good pistols, but I'm partial to the Ruger as far as both accuracy and reliability are concerned...My P89 is by far and away the most accurate handgun I own, and have never failed to feed or fire. I took the extra money I could have spent on the sig and have spent it on practice ammo...At seven yards, a good defensive shooting distance, my p89 will shoot one big ragged hole.
     
  24. AZ Husker

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    We went to Sigs for a short time. I, like most of our department, had a difficult time transitioning between the heavy first pull and the light subsequent shots. I prefer a consistent pull on every shot. Excellent quality though!
     
  25. novaDAK

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    My list: Ruger, Ruger, Ruger. The other's didn't even cross my mind when picking a choice. You said Home Defense, not concealed carry. The arugment of Rugers' "clunkyness" is null because you don't need it to be the slimmest or lightest at home.
    You can't beat Ruger's reliability and durability. Accuracy is no worse than the others, the barrels were designed by Bar-Sto afterall.

    Nothing wrong with Glock or Sig, I've used both in the past, they were great guns, however I really wish people would quit with the Ruger bashing.
     
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