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    Shipwreck,

    Maybe someone should construct a list of guns that feel good to people with large hands and those with smaller hands. Hand size makes a big difference to people in choosing one firearm over another. Perhaps having interchangeable grips is the way to go. Does Walther offer this?

    Despite the fact that my Glock models 34 and 35 feel a little small to me, this doesn't seem to affect me when I shoot in competitions. I shoot my Glocks just as well as any other pistol I've shot, which have included 1911's and CZ's. The extended barrels and longer sight radii are real pluses. For me,
    it's good to see Dave Sevigny shooting stock Glocks out scoring legions of guys with custom 1911's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martial_field View Post
    Shipwreck,

    Maybe someone should construct a list of guns that feel good to people with large hands and those with smaller hands. Hand size makes a big difference to people in choosing one firearm over another. Perhaps having interchangeable grips is the way to go. Does Walther offer this?

    Despite the fact that my Glock models 34 and 35 feel a little small to me, this doesn't seem to affect me when I shoot in competitions. I shoot my Glocks just as well as any other pistol I've shot, which have included 1911's and CZ's. The extended barrels and longer sight radii are real pluses. For me,
    it's good to see Dave Sevigny shooting stock Glocks out scoring legions of guys with custom 1911's.
    martial_field

    Yes, the P99 comes w/ 3 grips - the "med" comes already on the gun. This is my fav. They then have a rear grip for very small and for large hands. So, there are options. Ergonomically, everything pretty much feels like a square block compared that grip. But, after my obvious fav, the Glock 34 (which is really a Glock 17 frame) feels pretty good. It feels better than my USPc grip.

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    How can someone tell you how a gun is going to fit in your hand? There are so many idiosyncricies when it comes to tactile ergonomics, it would be impossible to do. A generalization, maybe it could be done that way but not effectively.
    The Sig Pro comes with two grips. I have medium sized hands but prefer the larger grip. The same is so on both of my P226's. I beefed up the grips, as I did on my P232.
    There are those with large hands who prefer a smaller grip. For a gun mfg to try and be all things to all people would result in failure.

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    Thumbs up

    All I can add regarding SigSauer is this . I owned, was issued and carried S&W models for over 35 years. There "newer" products have dropped several points in the quality department. I became a free agent and signed onto the Sig team. Anyone tougher on a firearm then the U.S. Navy SEALS? I doubt it. Sold me!

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    Sigs are smooth-shooting, accurate, reliable, efficient, well-made, and classy. When you're wearing a Sig Sauer pistol, you're not only well-armed; you're well dressed. I've been nothing but thrilled with the Sigs I've fired / carried / owned.

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    I'd have to say the first Sig I bought was because that was what the FBI was issuing at that point, and I had aspirations of being a feeb. 229 in .40 caliber. The gun pointed well, and set up just right for me. I liked it better than the Glocks because it seemed to handle the recoil better, when shot side-by-side.

    The 232 fits my hand well, shoots pretty accurately. Seems to be the go-to gun these days for concealed carry.

    239--ditto. I even like this better than other sigs because of the small size. the 9mm version is pretty tame to shoot, and the single action is one of the better ones that I've messed with. Too heavy for pocket carry, though.

    220-points great, best double-action pull out of any gun I've owned, and more accurate than a $300 used gun has any right to be.

    My favorite is the 229r in 9mm. Depressingly accurate, fits the hand well, points great, etc.

    Ergonomics seem to make these guns. I think their weight helps manage recoil very well. I also think they are wonderfully accurate.

    I only wish there was a manual safety like on the USP's. Barring that, I love the decocker and SA/DA set-ups on Sigs.

    It just seems like SIG turns out a quality product all around. You know what you are getting when you buy one.

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    I was turned on to Sigs years ago, 80's if I recall correctly, by a buddy with Dade County SWAT. He swore by them. Ugly as hell, but I REALLY liked the way it felt in my hand. I bought a P226 and found that the combination of fit and feel along with accuracy and reliability were perfect for me.

    I once rented a Glock and while it worked, it just wasn't as comfortable in my hand. It also felt loose to me. My gal just handled a Glock this weekend and she made the same comment, didn't like the way it felt.

    I think the real turning point for me though was the P228. I've never in my life felt a firearm that felt as perfectly balanced as the P228. Pure sex.

    I've never had a jam, never had a misfire, never had a defect in my Sigs.

    IMHO the best way to sell a gun is to have the customer rent a few that interest them and let them decide. I'm confidant that anyone renting a Sig and having the extra cash, will step up more often than not.

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    Sometimes you just want to have the best...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenjihara View Post
    Sigs are smooth-shooting, accurate, reliable, efficient, well-made, and classy. When you're wearing a Sig Sauer pistol, you're not only well-armed; you're well dressed.
    Exactly!

    I have always liked the Sigs ever since I first saw them in movies when I was younger, and at gun shows as I got older. I like the fact that they fit my hand well (although not as well as my XD) and also that they look good (to me). Aesthetics play a big role in my firearm purchases. Not to mention that they do shoot amazingly well and are very well crafted. Their reliablity is second to none as well. My only beef with Sig, is their customer service. Not the friendliest to me or others Ive spoken to, but they will take care of you; eventually.

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    Because Mulder and Scully carry one

    Yeah maybe that was one reason, but the main reason was I had owned or shot most other brands and it was time to try a sig. It quickly became the go to gun at the top of my list.

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    I just got into target shooting a short time ago. I had been out to the range with some buddies and rented a few guns, but never thought about getting one. I finally had some free money and decided I wanted to do it more often, and getting my own gun was integral to that. My fiance was not particularly fond of guns at that point and was hesitant about me bringing a firearm into the home. So we took an NRA safety course so she could see what they're like in a safe environment.

    It was a great class, and I got to shoot a whole slew of guns. Towards the end he was just letting me shoot whatever I liked, and while most things felt pretty good, the P226 Navy (NSW) that he let me shoot was far and away the best for me. Fit my hand just right, I shot almost twice as tight of groups with the Sig than with anything else (Glock 17, Glock 26, XD-40, XD-9SC, ParaOrdnance 1911, SP101, GP100, Ruger Mark II, Taurus 94), and it looked great I thought. The only thing I've shot that I liked almost as well was a local guy's Glock 34 with lightened trigger (3lbs?). Still preferred my Navy though.

    I didn't have the money for a new Sig, so I was looking at CPO's, but my fiance ended up surprising me with a new P226R Navy as a gift. It's pretty damn awesome. The SA trigger is just right, and the DA is nice and smooth. On a good day I can group 4" or so 25 yards off hand and I know it can do better as I develop my skills. I recently started some rapid fire drills and I find it very controllable and naturally recovers back to point of aim.

    So overall, I got the Sig for the quality, feel, accuracy, and the looks. There's some others I'd like to try out eventually (P99 for example), but at this point I don't see getting anything other than Sigs (aside from 22LR stuff). It works great for me, seems silly to try and find something else that may or may not work as well.


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    I shot one..liked it..found one that looked unusual and may be collectible at some distant point in the future and ordered it

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    Talking I love my SIGs

    I have owned several SIGs. I own a SIG 220, SIG 226, SIG 229, and just bought a SIG 2022. I love them all like children, but my favorite is me 226. Over 800 rounds through her and never had a failure to feed. The others get just as much use and never had a problem. They don't have the "Hell and Back" reputation for nothing. I've traded up my other guns for SIGs except my S&W .357 Magnum Long barrel revolver, they'll have to pray that from my cold dead hand.

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    i trust my sig as much or more than the beretta 92FS that i have put 30,000+ rounds through without a jam. the fit and function are flawless, accuracy is unreal, and the reputation is impressive. i am a firm believer of getting what you pay for. i will gladly pay a little extra for a better gun (sig) when the lives of my loved ones are at stake.

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    to add on: i am not saying that there aren't equal quality handguns out there, i just don't have enough experience with them to trust them like i do my sig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuckLead View Post
    I'm just curious. I get asked by customers all the time "why should I dish out the cash for a Sig when a Glock or an XD is so much cheaper and have good reps?" So, why did you all decide to dish out the extra cash for a Sig? What made you decide it was money well spent when you could buy a really good gun for less money? I know why I did, but my reasons aren't always good for the average gun buyer. So give your reasons, too!
    They are built of the highest quality materials. Tested to the hilt, and keep on ticking. They are the next best thing to an UZI. That's why the Sig moto is "To hell and back reliability"

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    sig next

    i will be buying a sig equinox sometime this June to go along w/my xd haven't decided on 9mm or 40 cal. yet but probably the 40. even though i really love my xd i want something w/manual safety to carry.i grew up w/manual safety's and also they and xd are super reliable.

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    Sigs don't have manual safeties if that's what you are saying. They have a decocking lever that allows you to drop tha hammer without firing the weapon, but no manual safety.

    If I may offer my opinion. I would go with the .40 S&W IF you shoot it well. It's a great round, though a little pricey.

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