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    why sig ?

    Many people on this forum like the sigs
    i am curious as to why people love this swiss gun
    please inform me
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    I don't own one but I would say quality of craftmanship. Every one I have ever seen seems like a very well built weapon.

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    Tough, dependable, accurate and good customer service.

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    sig ?

    Quote Originally Posted by hideit View Post
    Many people on this forum like the sigs
    i am curious as to why people love this swiss gun
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    Sig is no longer Swiss but German , the section of handguns is
    now Sig Sauer.

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    thats true sigarms the co. based in the usa, recently changed its official name to sigsauer so to completely merge with the parent company.i still have a sigarms jacket in my closet though.a great jacket, sig doesn't make junk.

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    Quality, Reliable and affordable. Well , 2 out of 3 anyway.

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    Quality and reliability, you can't put a price on that.
    Man's got to know his limitations.

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    The best reason to have a Sig is the fact that is will ALWAYS function. And in my experience function very well. As far as the cost, I've paid more for some that can get picky about what they wanna feed.

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    Why SIG? Why BMW / Mercedes / Audi? Same answer for both.

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    quality, precision in craftmanship, just pick up a SigSauer and you feel what you pay for.
    there's no play anywere in the pistol and it just feels as good as i shoot.
    but even the sun has its spots.. my spanking new X-FIVE gave up after 25 rounds, the hammer wont hook up and the sear have to be changed, a common problem on the X-pistols as i have discovered, but SigSauer here in Sweden will fix it and i will have my pistol back in 3-4 days, that's also something worth a few extra $$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldphart View Post
    Tough, dependable, accurate and good customer service.
    The customer service is very debateable, but I agree with the other three.

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    The "TANK" of all handguns. I think you'd see more owners if the prices were within the competitions range. But, than again, most of the competition makers cannot compare to the SigSauer quality, reliability factors.

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    I bought my wife one and I was just not that interested in them. I was bored and looked in my safe and didn't feel I shooting anything and then I spotted my wifes sig. I took it to the range with a hundred rounds. I have shot it maybe 10 times. I could not believe how well I shot it and how accurate it was. When I have a chuck of change I'm going to add a couple of H&K's and Sig's to my collection.

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    I love my P226 Navy for several simple reasons. It feels good in my hand, it looks badass (which is just a bonus for me being more of a function over form guy), I am accurate with it, and most importantly I trust it. Reliability is first. A gun, especially one used for defense, must be an accurate gun otherwise it doesn't make much sense. Different people will be accurate with different guns. However the most accurate gun in the world isn't worth the metal its built out of if it doesn't shoot when you want it to. You would think that most guns would shoot everytime assuming they are properly maintained but I have found this to be untrue all too often. Sigs are not the only reliable guns on the market but its hard to go wrong with one. I have only put 500 rounds through mine so far but every single one has gone where it was pointed. If my targets are not perfect then its my fault not the guns'.

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    I've owned a P226 and a P239 and am looking to buy the new P250. Never had one problem with either pistol...I've heard gunshop owners call them the "Rolex" and "Rolls-Royce" of handguns and from what I've seen I truely believe that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hideit View Post
    Many people on this forum like the sigs
    i am curious as to why people love this swiss gun
    please inform me
    thanks

    Sig is now Sig Sauer and a German company. I do have a Siss Sig P210 and love it. Besides the 1911, Sigs are my favorite autos.

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    Why a Sig . . .

    Courtesy of a U.S. Marine in 1969, and the U.S. Army in Vietnam, I was an adherent of the Colt Government Model until mid-1980s. My employer at that time did not have them, and did not encourage their use, especially in the way I had been trained.
    They had Beretta 92s and Sig 228s. The Sig just molded to my hand and I shot it better than anything before or since. Reliability? My employer bought guns by the dozen. The first batch of 228s I saw numbered 36. There was never a hitch with any of them, and they functioned flawlessly with anything from the U.S. wimp loads available at the time, to blisteringly hot NATO loads intended for machine guns. I don't know what the Israelis used, but it, too, was really hot.

    I also was trained with the 226/9mm, and later the 229/.357-Sig, which has been my standard ever since. I have talked with people in federal government agencies and civilian police departments who say some Sigs suffer frame cracks, but I have never seen one even get loose after tens of thousands of rounds.

    Every person has individual traits that make one type of gun work well for them, but not another. I dislike Glocks, but one of my sons, trained since age 5 to shoot, is now a deputy sheriff and wouldn't trade his Glock for anything left in my safe, including Sigs. Different strokes for different folks.

    I also like the Beretta 92. It's a big gun, and people with smaller hands don't like it. Deputy sheriffs I knew at Milwaukee Mitchell Field were delighted to give up their Berettas for smaller-handled Glocks, some years ago.

    Another of our sons is active duty USAF, and has shot Berettas since he was 10. He complains bitterly about the poor quality of the ones issued to him in Iraq because he has a beauty I gave him more than 10 years ago. It goes "bang" in his hands every time and has the accuracy of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Team's guns. Funny thing, though, today's USAF won't allow members to take their own guns to a combat zone. Go figure.

    Sigs just work right, straight out of the box. Factory support has been exemplery, reliability perfect, and they operate with any load you use in them. Since they have been made to a mil spec for more than 20 years, they are also very tough. I recently bought a P-6, which is a martial- marked 225, for under $300. It's old, and shows considerable wear. But, pull the trigger and it's a Sig. Terrific gun. As a single-stack, it conceals well, and is popular with people who have smaller hands.
    I've tried S&W autos, and Rugers. Nothing against any of them. Their reputations are excellent and deserved. They just don't work as well in my hands.

    Funny thing, my shooting partner recently bought a Colt Government Model (her first), an excellent Series 70. She had Novak sights put on it, but it is otherwise stock. She asked me to teach her the manual of arms for it, recalling my tales of military use. I've had to relearn it myself, and I am not as capable with it as I once was, nor as capable as I still am with my Sigs.

    Don't be afraid to buy a used Sig and work with it. It may be just the thing for you (228 for mid-size, 226 for full-size). If not, we have a cornucopia of other brands to choose from.

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    I would say any of the West German Sig's that came in the cardboard boxes with the test targets are the SIGs to purchase. The newer stuff - I don't think - are as desirable.. The only exception is the 1911 (But many would differ with that)..

    When looking at a New Sig - I only look at H&K. When looking for a used West German Sig - I look for a nice trade in..

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    Left handed options?

    I recently bought a S&W M&P as my first handgun because it fit my hand so well and was completely lefty-friendly. I would love to own a Sig though. Do Sigs have any ambidextrous options for leftys or do we just work the controls as best we can with our index fingers like most other semi-autos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RightTurnClyde View Post
    I recently bought a S&W M&P as my first handgun because it fit my hand so well and was completely lefty-friendly. I would love to own a Sig though. Do Sigs have any ambidextrous options for leftys or do we just work the controls as best we can with our index fingers like most other semi-autos?
    Check-out the new Sig P250..here's the link...

    http://www.sigsauer.com/Default.aspx

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