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XDs or Sigs

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Roadwild17, Aug 29, 2007.

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XDs or Sigs

  1. XD

    68 vote(s)
    43.6%
  2. Sigs

    65 vote(s)
    41.7%
  3. Other

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    14.7%
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  1. Roadwild17

    Roadwild17 Member

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    I'm looking to get to handguns in .45 and have pretty much narrowed the field to the sig 220 and 220 compact or the xd compact and xd 5" mod. I'm looking for 1 full size gun and one compact carry sized gun, both having magazine "commonality" (I know that's probably not a word) for the compact to use the full sized mags and controls are the same for training purposes.

    Price is possibally the largest concirn in this purchuse being my "fun fund" has ben cut deap because I'm getting maired in a year. I figgure I could get both XDs for the price of the sig 220 compact and spend the rest on some gear and training.
     
  2. cslinger

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    Where is the both option????

    I own both the SIG P220 and P245(Old 220 compact) and the XD45 compact (which can act as a full size with the full size magazine)

    Tough call. The SIG is much "nicer" and it does shoot better in terms of accuracy. The XD however is a powerhouse with 14 rounds on tap and very versatile.

    Both are completely reliable in my exp.

    Both serve bedside duty, although the XD with Streamlight seems to be the most common bed side companion.

    I dunno, if it were me I would go for the SIG, but I am a SIG guy so take that for what its worth. As tools with no emotional bias either will do just fine. Find one that fits best.

    Here is the XD compared to a SIG P245 and P229. Note the XD has the 10 round compact magazine in.
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    Chris
     
  3. todd-45

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    The XD is a great gun but I just prefer a traditional DA/SA to a striker fired gun. Either would be a great gun though. I own both, the XD in a 9mm and they are both reliable.
     
  4. Roadwild17

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    Danget Chris, those sigs are just sooo freaking sexy, I hate you :p
     
  5. 10-Ring

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    Not a fan of the XD or the SIG, so I voted 'other' :cool:
     
  6. evan price

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    Truthfully, it is apples to oranges unless you want a DAK Sig. They are just different.
    If you want a "glocky" gun get the XD. If you want something metal get a Sig.

    My best advice is find someplace to rent both and see which one YOU shoot best.

    Both guns are good guns.
     
  7. gtmtnbiker98

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    You can't really compare the two, now comparing an XD to an M&P or Glock would be a good comparison but not to a Sig. Two different animals in two different leagues. Personal opinion, of course.
     
  8. XDKingslayer

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    Why?

    This is an answer I've been trying to get for a long, long time. What makes Sigs so much better than Glocks or XDs? Why are they twice the price? Is their coating that much better? Higher quality metal? If so, how do you know?

    What makes them such a higher quality firearm?

    Nobody seems to be able to answer that with anything other than opinion.

    Don't waste your money. Get the XD. Higher capacity, great reliability, good accuracy. The only thing the Sig has on the XD is price.
     
  9. Highland Ranger

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    I'll take a shot at an answer - go back 15-20 years when semi auto's were first being looked at for use by police departments. Many were unreliable and did not go bang every time like the trusty revolver.

    When the HK USP hit our shores in the early 90's it was a big deal, and you paid a premium for it being reliable and durable.

    But that's changed - we now get really pissed when we buy a gun that isn't reliable out of the box and rightly so. And almost every if not every police department issues semi autos.

    So maybe there was a reliability and durability issue with many semi autos then - and Sigs for the most part were reliable and durable, then.

    Today it takes more to differentiate yourself because there are more hi quality durable and reliable firearms like the XD on the market, that are not expensive to boot.
     
  10. finalcut

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    I like the way XD feels in my hand better - think Sig has a slight higher quality - but not worth the extra $$$$$$$.
     
  11. D-Man

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    I will guess that the poster may have meant they aren't an easy comparison because the Glock is polymer and the Sig is alloy (excluding the SigPro line). So the poster tried to keep the comparison with all polymer guns.
     
  12. EdLaver

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    I have both, love both. The XD does fit my hand better though.
     
  13. col_tapiocca

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    I own a SigSauer P225 and used to own a P226.
    SigSauer are quite accurate but too expensive for the quality you get. Furthermore slide of SigSauer P22x Serie pistol are are not milled from solid block of steel. Just processed with metal forming.
    Not very durable. SigSauer P22x Serie was devoloped for LEO/ Military. The design lifespan is 20000 - 30000 rounds.

    Therefore very few people shoot IPSC here with SigSauer P22x series. (Few in the production class)

    It very common that a SigSauer after 20000 round get a crack.

    SigSauer are not worth for the money!
    JMO
     
  14. gtmtnbiker98

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    First of all, take a chill pill. I wasn't saying that one was better than the other! Relax, you'll live longer.

    What I was meaning is that the XDs, Glocks and M&Ps are striker fired weapons and Sigs are DA/SA, DAO, and DAK weapons (i.e. they have a hammer). No where did I mention the quality of said firearms nor price. In addition, the XD's are polymer and the Sigs are metal/alloy - again, different animals.

    As for my true opinion of the XD line, I wouldn't take one if one was given to me. Just my opinion. As for Sigs, well, I prefer the fit and finish of Sigs over any XD and I absolutely love my Glocks and M&Ps. If it isn't made in Austria or partially imported from Germany and assembled in New Hampshire then it is a Smith & Wesson.
     
  15. CountGlockula

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    Glad to hear that you're going after some training.

    I chose other...GLOCK!
     
  16. Creature

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    Go Sig!
     
  17. shooter1

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    You can't really compare the two, now comparing an XD to an M&P or Glock would be a good comparison but not to a Sig. Two different animals in two different leagues. Personal opinion, of course.
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    So true! The enginering, and execution of the design is near flawless in the Sigs. The XD is in the Glock/M&P/Taurus class of service and utility class pistols. That is not a bad thing, they perform well in that capacity.
    str1
     
  18. ccso906

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    Ditto on the both option. I have a p220 full size and XD .45acp 4". Love them both. the XD fits my had a little better.
     
  19. ZeSpectre

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    Having owned both an XD and a SIG (in .40 S&W in my case) I have to say go find a CPO (certified pre-owned) SIG if you can. The XD is a great gun and if that is what your budget will allow I doubt you'll regret it, BUT as others have said, the SIG is a whole different class of firearm.

    (Unless you have very long fingers, then you aren't going to like the SIG much)
     
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  20. Samuraigg

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    Funny you posted this. I recently turned 21 and this past summer I decided to buy my first handgun. I knew I wanted a .45, so it basically came down between a Sig and an XD. Everything I read about the XD said it was a fine gun, and I saw nothing but glowing praise for Sig. I eventually figured the Sig edged out the XD, it really is in a different class of handgun. The only category that I see the XD beating out the Sig is in magazine capacity, but I'm someone who thinks magazine capacity is something that is overrated anyway. I think the Sig is an awesome choice.

    But hey, if you someday get the money to do so, buy both!
     
  21. mpmarty

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    I had to go with the XD as I feel that the long term reliability and useful life of the XD is greater than the SIG. The magazine capacity is higher, the ergonomics are far more to my liking, the slide is actually forged from a billet of steel, the frame rails make a glock look like some kind of booby trap for the user and so the "other" wasn't an option. The XD is lighter by a few ounces empty but that changes with fourteen rounds of 45 in place. Accuracy of my XDs has always run between an inch and a half to two inches at twenty five yards which is plenty and outshoots most of the SIGs of the same caliber. I'm not saying the XD is always more accurate but the few SIGs I've seen shoot tighter than an inch and a half were few and far between. I believe part of this is due to the inherent accuracy advantage of a striker fired weapon, you don't have the hammer movement prior to ignition messing up the alignment on target.
     
  22. Ghostrider_23

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    XD the very best of all worlds. Safety & SA of the 1911. Break down like a Sig. Reliability and useful life like a Glock.
     
  23. mgregg85

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    I would recommend an XD45 compact in a Service(4") or Tactical(5") barrel length. With the compact you get the XD with a shorter grip frame and one 10 round magazine and then a full size 13 round magazine with the mag spacer giving you the same size and appearance of the full size weapon. I have the service length compact and I love it. I wanted the Sig in .45 auto but I couldn't justify the higher cost, especially when the XD has a much higher capacity and simpler manual of arms for concealed carry use. If the grip frame is roughly the same size and the gun roughly the same weight, then why not have the higher capacity and more size options.
     
  24. Ops Officer

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    cslinger quote: "Both serve bedside duty, although the XD with Streamlight seems to be the most common bed side companion."

    Interesting. Though I rotate my bedside gun, my XD-45 Tactical with a TLR-2 has the duty most of the time. I also keep a P245 next to it. It has bright XS sights.
     
  25. 8830

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    I voted for the XD even though I like my P220. Since cost is a factor the XD wins there and will go bang just like the Sig.
     
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