New to the forum, gun onwership, etc., but wondering...
After perusing through the site, and the plethora of threads dedicated to first-time gun questions, I noticed that no one ever suggests a Sig Sauer for a first gun. Is there a reason for this? At my local range I tried 15 different guns and the p229 felt the best and gave me the best groupings. Is the aversion due to the higher difficulty in taking apart and cleaning? I'd like to hear your thoughts before I spend the money on one.
Most gun people place the Sigs at or near the top of the list in nearly all categories.
I never recommend them because I've never owned one. Also, they are fairly expensive, and most new shooters are served just as well by any number of less expensive handguns that are going to shoot better than they are capable of, anyway.
But, I would say go ahead, if money is no object. If you are disappointed in a Sig, you would've been disappointed in almost anything else, as well.
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I have a P229 SAS Gen 2 and it is an excellent weapon. I think most of time Sigs aren't recommended is that new shooters when asking what gun to get, usually supply a list for members to narrow down from or have a budget that usually seems to hover around the $500-$600 point; which pretty much eliminates most Sigs.
OP. I would think it would be because of the price of Sigs.
Way back when. When I was first buying my guns. I wanted a Sig so bad I could taste it. But once I saw the price of the guns. I lost all interest. I know prices are better these days, but that sticker shock has stayed with me all these years.
I recently rented a Sig 380 at a local range and was not impressed. I'm sure the larger guns handle better, but I have been buying Springfield pistols for so long and just recently found the awesome brand of Bersa as well as finally trying Glock and liking them.
Mostly the sticker shock, I don't want to scare people away from guns with those prices.
When I was looking for my first semi-automatic, I really wanted the Sig 228 for sale at my LGS. At that time, I couldn't justify the cost. I went to the shop one day and was glad to learn that someone bought the gun and put me out of my misery. I ultimately purchased the S&W MP 9mm and then a CZ P-01. The cost for those two guns is slightly more than the cost of the Sig 228. Now that I am hooked on this hobby, I will eventually own a 228, but it will be a used pistol. Good luck on your quest.