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    Why Sig over Glock?

    I am a Sig lover. I have loved them ever since I owned and shot my first P226. Last year I purchased the P226 MK25, and LOVED it, but I also wanted to give the new Glock 17 Gen 4 a whirl. I've owned several Glocks over the years, but went away from them b/c the grip was just a little too uncomfortable compared to the P226. Although the 17 is a little better for conceal carry (I carry the G19 now), I felt the Sig fit me better and I am as accurate with it as with the Glock. Moreso at the time. However, when working with the G17 Gen 4 (it has a narrower grip which fits my hand perfectly) I noticed I was able to shoot very quickly and accurately. I was very impressed with the pistol. When I picked the MK25 back up to shoot, I started short stroking the trigger trying to shoot it as quickly I as could the G17. It took me a few minutes to figure this out, and once I did I was really disappointed b/c I love the MK25. So I began trying to get back to where I could shoot it without SSing the trigger. Alass, to no avail. When I picked the Glock back up, smooth, quick, accurate shots with no SSing. I traded the Sig. It seemed to me the Glock was my new pistol, and it is why I have two today. But I love the Sig P226 MK25. Why do you choose Sig? Would you go to the Glock under the conditions I've described? If not, what would you do?

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    I admire the Sig Sauer line a lot but the ones I have handled have all had a higher bore axis than I like. And I do not care for DA pistols for carry or HD use. Yes I know that Sig makes DAO pistols but it's that bore axis thing that gets me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoy View Post
    I admire the Sig Sauer line a lot but the ones I have handled have all had a higher bore axis than I like. And I do not care for DA pistols for carry or HD use. Yes I know that Sig makes DAO pistols but it's that bore axis thing that gets me.
    That is true, the bore axis is very high on the Sig line. All of them that I've seen, and I've owned several. I have become quite accustomed to the constant DA action of the Glock, and similar other models as well. My wife really likes her Shield, and I have to admit it is a fine little pistol.

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    I love Sig Sauer because they work and are very accurate for me to shoot. Nothing wrong with a Glock heck I own 8 of them. I can't wait to get my hands on Sigs 320 1st striker fire pistol.

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    It really is hard to go wrong with either really. I find it is all preference. I'd like to see the 320 myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaolin View Post
    I love Sig Sauer because they work and are very accurate for me to shoot. Nothing wrong with a Glock heck I own 8 of them. I can't wait to get my hands on Sigs 320 1st striker fire pistol.
    Yes , exactly , looking forward to the new arrival

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    Had 6 or 7 Glocks, they're all gone. Just didn't fit my hand and some actually hurt to shoot, including my G17 that I really liked. Sold them all. Still like the G26, but the Sig P938 is SO much more comfortable to me to shoot, not to mention so much easier to conceal that I'd never own another G26, even tho' I liked it real well. Not bad mouthing Glock, they have a GREAT following, just prefer Sig a hundred times over compared to them.

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    We really shouldn't compare sigs to glock anyway.
    It's like comparing snap-on, craftsmen , crescent',,,,,,, to a harbor freight , black n decker, toy r us. IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by pic View Post
    We really shouldn't compare sigs to glock anyway.
    It's like comparing snap-on, craftsmen , crescent',,,,,,, to a harbor freight , black n decker, toy r us. IMO

    Very true. For the most part a metal gun vs. tupperware. Sorry Glock fans. I do own a very nice tupperware Sig P2022 FDE in addition to the real Sig's.
    All guns are fun , as long as they are dependable !!!!!!!
    I've got a Beretta CX4 Storm 9mm carbine that is a frickin' BLAST to shoot !!!

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    I have 5 Glocks and 4 Sigs. Love them both and they are the only brands of guns I own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GCBHM View Post
    That is true, the bore axis is very high on the Sig line. All of them that I've seen, and I've owned several. I have become quite accustomed to the constant DA action of the Glock, and similar other models as well. My wife really likes her Shield, and I have to admit it is a fine little pistol.
    The Glock is actually a DAO (Double Action Only) design which makes use of a two-stage trigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoy View Post
    The Glock is actually a DAO (Double Action Only) design which makes use of a two-stage trigger.
    I know...that's why I said the "constant" DA...realizing that DA action is a double statement, but still...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pic View Post
    We really shouldn't compare sigs to glock anyway.
    It's like comparing snap-on, craftsmen , crescent',,,,,,, to a harbor freight , black n decker, toy r us. IMO
    Except that they're both pistols that go BANG. I do have to admit I find it rather amusing how people denigrate the "plastic" gun when every gun manufacturer now produces a "plastic" gun chasing Glock as hard as they can. There is a reason for that, btw.
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    I'm not a gun snob or a diehard fanboy of any gun manufacturer. I look for certain features and characteristics in the guns I buy, and I always consider reliability as the top criteria in a defensive firearm. Glocks have served me very well for years as have some other guns I have owned... and do own. I do carry a Glock as my primary sidearm on a daily basis most always (one of my gen3 G23's). I do switch up on occasion when I deem it to be in my better interests due to some place or time where I see this appropriate. And I have a number of handguns in my carry stable from which to choose to do this. Very recently, I have been carrying my M&P 9c because of a partial knee replacement early in March. That gun is a little lighter and smaller than my gen3 G23 so it served its purpose quite nicely.

    This stuff is always changing so what is great today may take a back seat to a new product next year or a few years from now. It's good to have some choices but there are a few common things my carry guns must have because of how I train. DAO triggers. Trigger pull weights of around 5 pounds, plus or minus a few ounces. A similar feeling to the trigger. Similar pointability and handling characteristics. I don't want very much difference between my carry guns which fit as potential primary pieces. There are a couple of exceptions to this.... one being my Ruger LCP. But in general, I like some commonality in my carry guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCBHM View Post
    Except that they're both pistols that go BANG. I do have to admit I find it rather amusing how people denigrate the "plastic" gun when every gun manufacturer now produces a "plastic" gun chasing Glock as hard as they can. There is a reason for that, btw.
    Yes there is. It's called market demand. And thank God for that. I tend to think that people who like to denigrate the "plastic fantastics" out there, the really good ones, are missing something. These guns have proven track records and do a lot of good things with very little bad in the mix. The guns I like to carry the most are selections from my Glock collection and from my M&P collection. I do have some steel framed guns and several are in my carry stable. But they tend to serve special, or unique, purposes wheres my Glocks and M&P's remain my primary choices.

    I have absolutely nothing against Sig, other than what I wrote above, and believe their products to be among the best in the industry. And while I do own several 1911's, I won't carry one. They are range toys, not carry pieces for me. Same from my revolvers. I used to hunt with one of them. But I wouldn't carry them for self defense. I used to carry one for SD years ago, but better products have come along for my purposes.

    To each his own and that is exactly how it should be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoy View Post
    Yes there is. It's called market demand. And thank God for that. I tend to think that people who like to denigrate the "plastic fantastics" out there, the really good ones, are missing something. These guns have proven track records and do a lot of good things with very little bad in the mix. The guns I like to carry the most are selections from my Glock collection and from my M&P collection. I do have some steel framed guns and several are in my carry stable. But they tend to serve special, or unique, purposes wheres my Glocks and M&P's remain my primary choices.
    I couldn't agree more! Market demand is a beautiful thing, especially in the gun market. Excellent way of putting the use with regard to special needs vs primary choices. I was telling a buddy just yesterday that if I had to take a pistol into a field combat (i.e. military field combat), I would choose the P226 over the Glock. I just think it is better suited for those conditions, not that I would turn a Glock away. I think the fact that the Navy SEALs and British SAS use the P226 speaks for itself. The P226 is an outstanding SERVICE weapon, but for EDC personal defense scenarios, I choose Glock for a few reasons. Smaller profile makes it easier to conceal. Plastic makes it lighter, which is preferred. Low maintenance (especially for Glocks) which makes it a forgiving pistol when it hasn't been cleaned as often as other pistols require. I think the M&Ps are excellent pistols as well. I've owned the MP9, MP45 and now own the MP Shield. When I am able to build my arsenal, I will own several. I'm particularly fond of the MP45 especially with some of the aftermarket triggers available. I'll also have a few Sigs as I love the P226, P229 and the P220. All are great weapons and I knock none at all. You just can't beat a Glock 19 for an EDC pistol. That isn't to say there are no other pistols that are not as good, the Sig M11-A1 being one, but for me, the slim design, low bore axis, capacity, reliability, safety, proven track record of performance, plus when compared to the Sig M11-A1 at $800+ vs the Glock 19 Gen 4 with night sites at $529 (blue label)...hard to beat. Sigs are premium weapons for professionals. But so are Glocks and a number of other "plastic" guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drafter View Post
    Had 6 or 7 Glocks, they're all gone. Just didn't fit my hand and some actually hurt to shoot, including my G17 that I really liked. Sold them all. Still like the G26, but the Sig P938 is SO much more comfortable to me to shoot, not to mention so much easier to conceal that I'd never own another G26, even tho' I liked it real well. Not bad mouthing Glock, they have a GREAT following, just prefer Sig a hundred times over compared to them.
    Yeah, that was me with the previous generation Glocks. Some of them hurt (the .40 cal weapons) but even the G17, which is a really smooth shooting pistol, just didn't fit me that well. Then when I got my hands on the Gen 4 I was like whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...I had to buy one, and as you read above, the rest is history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GCBHM View Post
    I couldn't agree more! Market demand is a beautiful thing, especially in the gun market. Excellent way of putting the use with regard to special needs vs primary choices. I was telling a buddy just yesterday that if I had to take a pistol into a field combat (i.e. military field combat), I would choose the P226 over the Glock. I just think it is better suited for those conditions, not that I would turn a Glock away. I think the fact that the Navy SEALs and British SAS use the P226 speaks for itself. The P226 is an outstanding SERVICE weapon, but for EDC personal defense scenarios, I choose Glock for a few reasons. Smaller profile makes it easier to conceal. Plastic makes it lighter, which is preferred. Low maintenance (especially for Glocks) which makes it a forgiving pistol when it hasn't been cleaned as often as other pistols require. I think the M&Ps are excellent pistols as well. I've owned the MP9, MP45 and now own the MP Shield. When I am able to build my arsenal, I will own several. I'm particularly fond of the MP45 especially with some of the aftermarket triggers available. I'll also have a few Sigs as I love the P226, P229 and the P220. All are great weapons and I knock none at all. You just can't beat a Glock 19 for an EDC pistol. That isn't to say there are no other pistols that are not as good, the Sig M11-A1 being one, but for me, the slim design, low bore axis, capacity, reliability, safety, proven track record of performance, plus when compared to the Sig M11-A1 at $800+ vs the Glock 19 Gen 4 with night sites at $529 (blue label)...hard to beat. Sigs are premium weapons for professionals. But so are Glocks and a number of other "plastic" guns.
    You'd love my M&P 45 full size with the 4" barrel. I have the Apex DCAEK installed in it but with the factory OEM trigger spring. This setup returns a pull weight of just a few ounces under 5 pounds with a very crisp, almost 1911-like, break.

    Nice write up. Were I to be of a wont to carry one of my own sidearms into a combat situation, I'd probably go with either my G22 or G17 (both are gen4's with my personal mods done them). Both are great shooters and since concealing them is not a factor in combat, their capacity would be primary as well as their utility and handling features. Next up would probably be either my M&P 9 Pro Series or my M&P 40, both with the 4.25" barrel.

    The beauty of the current market is that there are so many really great handguns from which to choose. Hard to imagine someone not finding something that the really like and that will serve them well.

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    Simple, have shot several models of Glock at various times - never found one that was particularly comfortable or that I shot particularly well.
    Have shot several Sig models at various times - can't say I've ever really encountered one that was NOT comfortable and shoot them all very well - pretty much equally so.
    Glock makes a fine gun - just not for me.
    YMMV

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