Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

What came first the Sig or Astra?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by watindes, Aug 3, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. watindes

    watindes Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    40
    Location:
    Richmond VA
    Who copied who, I noticed the designs were very similar with the DC and Slide release positions so I was wondering which came first. I have been thinking of getting rid of the Astra to get one of the $270 sigs:banghead: or should I just hold on to the Astra, it holds seventeen rounds while I think the SIG just holds ten? I just need some opinions, I like the feel of the gun but when I talk about it no one has heard of the darn thing but the GISes (Gun Idiot Savant's) here give it the OK. What to do...........

    Thanks

    Jesse
     
  2. armoredman

    armoredman Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Messages:
    16,436
    Location:
    proud to be in AZ
    Astra was a copy of the SiG. Good gun, but a clone. If you want a SiG P6/P225, go for it, also good gun, but 8 round mag. If I had the extra cash, I'd be getting one, too.
     
  3. Phil DeGraves

    Phil DeGraves Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2006
    Messages:
    1,531
    The Astra is a steel frame though, while the SIG is alloy. Some of the new SIGs are Stainless steel.
     
  4. watindes

    watindes Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    40
    Location:
    Richmond VA
    little on the low side as fer as capacity, I think I will stick with the Astra for now, it shoots well and 8 rds is really all you need but the more the merrier:)
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page