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Why do people consider SIG Sauer pistols ugly?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by FIVETWOSEVEN, Jan 16, 2010.

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  1. FIVETWOSEVEN

    FIVETWOSEVEN Member

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    I hear people telling how SIGs are ugly yet they are my favorite pistol and they are the best looking "tactical" pistol IMO.

    why do people consider them ugly?
     
  2. andrsnsm

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    Cause they are? Nah just kidding but I do think some are ugly and some are nice. I personally like the p220 and p238. Don't care much for the p2022 though.
     
  3. 12131

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    I think the regular Sigs are nice. Those with beavertail, rails, and anything "tactical" are just plain hideous.
     
  4. blkbrd666

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    Same reason Glocks are ugly...they're square and glocky...I mean, blocky. :D
     
  5. Muddflap

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    Well POOP, wish I had found out about this 3 years ago.
     
  6. jdc1244

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    XDs and M&Ps are ugly, too. Must be something about plastic.

    But I’m sure they’re all fine pistols otherwise if you don’t care what they look like.
     
  7. smoothdraw

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    For me glocks are ugly but i find them the best value as well. Sigs are nice looking pistols for me.
     
  8. Sam1911

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    They aren't ugly!

    They are too fat to grip comfortably (the famous "shooting potato"), sit too high in the hand, and have a useless DA/SA trigger, oh and their mags split up the back.

    But they aren't ugly!

    -Sam
     
  9. gwnorth

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    I don't know about anybody else, but I never thought mine were ugly:
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  10. LeontheProfessional

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    IMO Sigs are beautiful looking guns. I am a Glock guy but I do like the Sigs as well. Just not worth the extra $ IMO. Now Steyr makes an ugly pistol and so does Ruger with the SR9.
     
  11. wamj2008

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    That 380 is definitely the nicest looking Sig.
     
  12. NJGunOwner81

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    No Problem with Sigs

    I personally don't think Sigs are ugly ... I think they have a smooth look and good design but I will admit that I do LOVE the 1911s over everything else and that is why my Kimber is my baby!

    However, I do have to agree withblkbrd666 and say that Glocks are ugly. They may have GREAT functionality and durability and may cost less than a 1911 but from an aesthetic point of view I find them unattractive!

    My newest handgun is the Sig P250 ... think it is a clean looking little gun!

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    Take Care & Stay Safe!

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  13. Taurus_9mm

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    I don't consider Sigs, Glocks or XDs ugly at all but M&Ps I find very aesthetically displeasing. :)

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  14. blkbrd666

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    Actually, almost no gun is ugly...notice I said "almost". You know, maybe guns are like women...you marry the one you truly love whether she's pretty or not. If you really love her, she's probably pretty...to you.
     
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  15. Dr.Mall Ninja

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    If anybody has any sig that they think is ugly, they can send it to me, I will even pay shipping.
     
  16. Zundfolge

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    I don't see how anyone could see SIGs as ugly ... especially after looking at Ken Lunde's photos of them.

    Hell, even my holster-worn 232 has some class to it.

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    Back in the day Browning imported a semi auto pistol that they dubbed the Browning BDA and it was their only 45 acp. It was in fact the sig 220 with the Browning name on it. Then I thought it was ugly but since it was Browning I figured it had to be a fine auto pistol. I found out years later it was the sig and of course by then it wasn't being imported with the Browning name anymore. Some how the look of the 220 kinda grew on me and I got one back in about 1995 or 96. Still love it's looks but especially love the way it shoots anything and I mean anything accurately.
     
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    What is pretty to some is ugly to others. I like the classic look of a 1911, Browning Hi Power, Beretta 92f, CZ75B and the third generation Smith and Wessons like the 5906. But also would like to get a Sig 226, 228 and 229. Their reputation is one of the best. I am finally coming to grips with the Glock and other "plastic pistols" Glocks are one of the most reliable pistols and I like the fact their easy to take apart and clean. But to me they are blocker and do not have the classic style like a 1911 or Hi Power. But neither does the Sig either. But I would not turn down a change at a good deal on either.

    Good luck,
    roaddog28
     
  19. Dr.Mall Ninja

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    Nobody else thinks like you do ;)
     
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    the SigPro line maybe, but my 229 looks great (to me at least) and so do several other models.
     
  21. TEC

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    Some of us big, ugly guys with potato-fisted big hands like those big ol' Sig grips. I sure like my spud guns. And I suspect that they are only ugly if you are looking at one being pointed at you -- in which case, there is probably not anything much uglier :)

    As a matter of fact, in retrospect, I wish I had purchased the P226 rather than the P225 in 9 mm. The P220 45 Auto and P229 Gen II SAS 40 SW fit just right -- kind of like a Browning HiPower with the stacked 15-round magazine.

    PS: the magazine on the P 229 isn't split up the back, for whatever difference that makes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy0SrWpfFmA
     
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  22. Sunray

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    No such thing as a 'tactical' anything. It's a marketing term only.
    Sigs are squareish and are made for function. They don't have the smooth rounded edges of a Colt Government Model or a BHP. Mind you, how a pistol looks isn't anywhere near as important as how reliable it is.
    "...232..." PPK lines. Also smooth and classic.
     
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    Personally I find the stainless 232 to be one of the sexiest pistols ever made. That said, it doesn't look anything like the rest of the Sig lineup.
     
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    I think Sigs are sexy.
     
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    When Sigs were first marketed in this country as "Brownings" they were horrible ugly blocky unlovely guns as compared the the smooth blue steel and wood of the current handguns of the day. The Sigs didn't change, but the times did. One of my famous quotes, "A plastic gun, hell will freeze over first!". Now I have eleven of them.
     
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