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    Tenmagnet is offline Junior Member
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    Sig P229 vs S&w 686

    Two very different guns

    Already have Glocks, 380s, and a 1911. All semi auto pistols. But never had a revolver. The only thing is I think I would be more likely to carry a Sig over the 686. Truth be told neither are carry guns. Both are quality and I wonder which shud be next in my collection.

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    Philco is offline Member
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    Shake things up and go with the Smith & Wesson 686. Every gun enthusiast should own at least one quality revolver.

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    Agreed, picked up my first revolver just last year... a GP 100 3" WC and love it. A nice change of pace from semi-autos... especially if you have a few. I wouldn't carry it though cuz it's a tank.

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    Actually, the P229 is a compact pistol designed more for carry than service pistol, but I agree, it is a load. I am surprised to see the results of the poll though! The 686 is probably the most popular revolver around. One of, if not the most. It is a sound weapon and used by professionals today! However, for carry, the knod goes to the P229, without question, for me. It's merely a matter of capacity.

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    buckhorn_cortez is offline Junior Member
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    the P229 is a compact pistol designed more for carry than service pistol, but I agree, it is a load
    A loaded SIG P229 weighs 32 ounces. A loaded Glock G19 weighs 30 ounces. Two ounces isn't that much difference.

    I don't get the choice between a revolver and a semi-auto. That's like asking, "Should I buy a rifle or a shotgun?"

    The question is - how are you going to use the gun? The gun usage should dictate the choice. If you want a hunting gun - 6-inch barrel 686. If you want a field gun for hiking, camping etc. - 3-inch barrel 686. If you want a personal protection / carry gun - P229. If you want a carry gun in a "different" caliber - .357 SIG P229.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckhorn_cortez View Post
    A loaded SIG P229 weighs 32 ounces. A loaded Glock G19 weighs 30 ounces. Two ounces isn't that much difference.

    I don't get the choice between a revolver and a semi-auto. That's like asking, "Should I buy a rifle or a shotgun?"

    The question is - how are you going to use the gun? The gun usage should dictate the choice. If you want a hunting gun - 6-inch barrel 686. If you want a field gun for hiking, camping etc. - 3-inch barrel 686. If you want a personal protection / carry gun - P229. If you want a carry gun in a "different" caliber - .357 SIG P229.
    I was speaking more to the size of the weapon rather than weight. I've carried both, and the Glock is noticably smaller in height and width, making it an easier weapon to carry concealed. At least for me! When you add up all the little size differences, even those 2 oz makes a difference. That said, the 229 is a fine carry weapon for concealment.

    Now wrt to the use of the gun dictating choice, I would agree except in the case of carrying one for field gun for hiking, camping, etc. I would go with the 229 in that instance, but for a pure "hunting" gun, yes, a 6" 686 would do nicely. I carried the P229 .40, but had the .357 sig barrel for it.

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