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Old April 28, 2002, 09:07 PM   #1
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Sig vs. H&K

Which would you pick up? A Sig Sauer or a Heckler & Koch?
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Old April 28, 2002, 10:14 PM   #2
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I'll take a SIG over an HK... but its a REAL CLOSE call.
#3 is Glock, but back by 1/2 a track length.
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Old April 28, 2002, 10:38 PM   #3
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Depends on which model and for what use. For carry, I'd prefer the USP because it's lighter. For a heavier carry gun, I'd prefer the P7M13, but it is not a good range gun because it gets too hot after 50 rounds.
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Old April 28, 2002, 10:43 PM   #4
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Only you can answer that! You have to shoot them both and decide which fits YOU. They are both fine pistols.

I chose the HK, you might like the Sig.

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Old April 28, 2002, 10:49 PM   #5
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H&K hands down. I have no doubt that the Sigs are of equal--or even greater--quality, but their single mode of use (DA/SA, no safety ever) is my least favorite. But if you really love it, well, you could use your H&K that way too. You can do pretty much whatever you want.
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Old April 28, 2002, 11:22 PM   #6
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It depends on whether or not you're talking about old school HK (P9S and P7) or new school HK (USP). If it's old school, then definitely HK. If it's new school, I would choose SIG.
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Old April 28, 2002, 11:29 PM   #7
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HK w/o a doubt. Have been happy w/ all the HK's I've shot or owned. I've owned one Sig in the past, but I've shot a few. I've only been impressed by one, a W. German P226 9mm. Now, that's a sweet pistol. But for the most part, HK's do it for ME.
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Old April 29, 2002, 12:11 AM   #8
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Old April 29, 2002, 02:39 AM   #9
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Sig vs. H&K?

By far and away, SIG.

A closer race would be H&K vs. Glock. And it's the GLOCK,
by the length of one chicken sandwhich.

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Old April 29, 2002, 06:49 AM   #10
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Which is more expensive, a Sig Sauer P226 or H&K USP?
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Old April 29, 2002, 08:24 AM   #11
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HK is more expensive, and more ugly.
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Old April 29, 2002, 09:49 AM   #12
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I prefer real HK's (P7/P9) over SIGs, but I like SIGs better than HK Lite (USP).
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Old April 29, 2002, 10:17 AM   #13
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I've got both HKs (P7, USPc) and a SIG (239 9mm), and they are both great manufacturers. I think it comes down to application.

In a combat situation, where I was going to beat the heck out of the gun, both would do quite well, but the finish on the HK is more durable than the SIG.

Trigger is FAR better on the SIG.

Both are extremely accurate.

HK (USP) allows C&L
HK P7 is probably the fastest gun on the planet to get into action during reloads

SIG ergonomics are excellent

Takedown and maintenance on both is a breeze.

Soooooo, take your pick of which one fits your hands better, and shoot with confidence.
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Old April 29, 2002, 11:15 AM   #14
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I couldn't decide so I own both.

I think if I had to choose just 1 it would be my USP40f SS because of the more durable finish, and no roll pins to back out.
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Old April 29, 2002, 11:56 AM   #15
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Talk about a tough question to answer! I'd have to say both, followed very closely by the glock. The Sig 210 and the Hk P7 are 2 of the best pitols there are period (right up there w/ the 1911a1 and the hi-power)! I like the Sig classics (220, 226, 228, etc.) better for their accuracy and their triggers, But I think the HK has them beat as far as their durability, finish, etc. According to my friend, they both have that "snob" appeal in the handgun world. I think he's just jealous because he's a cheapskate. Just kidding! Whichever one you choose you can't go wrong.
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Old April 29, 2002, 03:35 PM   #16
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i voted of the H&K because i think durability and relibility is more important that accuracy. H&K guns are accurate but not as accurate as SIGs are.
But the only SIGs i like are the P210 any SIG sport with a steel frame.
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Old April 30, 2002, 02:28 AM   #17
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close call, but SIG. here is why.

i get more accurate groupings with my p 229. but thats just me and i'm a lousy shooter.

the trigger pull is much smoother and lighter on the sigs. the HK (usp) has a longer more resistant pull.

but really i like' em both!

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Old April 30, 2002, 04:09 AM   #18
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I don't understand how people think SIG's look better. They are UG-LEE! I think the 229 is a nasty looking gun, the P220 ain't bad though.

I think that both the USP and Glocks look better than SIG's. Then again, I am only 21 years old (22 on Saturday!), and I just got into guns less than 2 years ago. My tastes are hardly "traditional". Heck, my first gun was a Glock!

I think a stainless Ed Brown Kobra looks better than any of them, though So does the 92FS.
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Old April 30, 2002, 01:53 PM   #19
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Don't have an HK and have nothing against them. I do have a SP 2340 and love it. Its accurate and reliable and come up on target like my 1911s. The SP comes with 2 grips so you can find the grip that fits best.
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Old April 30, 2002, 02:12 PM   #20
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I don't like HK because it comes with:

1. DA/SA + decocker
2. SA + external safety
3. Controls on both sides of the gun.

Seriously, who wants that many possibilities on a self-defense gun?

My vote is for SIG, which will ALWAYS fire when you pull the trigger--Assuming it's loaded and there's a round in the tube
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Old April 30, 2002, 02:42 PM   #21
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SIG's come with polished rails and better triggers.
That gives it an edge.
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Old April 30, 2002, 08:20 PM   #22
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I chose SIG Sauer first, and second, third and fourth. I may get an HK, but not soon. With my SIG Sauers I get better quality at a lower price.
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Old April 30, 2002, 09:07 PM   #23
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My choices

9mm - HK P7M8 wins
357 SIG - Sig P229/P239 win
40 S&W - HK USP 40 wins
45 ACP - HK 45 Expert wins

So I guess HK wins overall.
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Old May 1, 2002, 07:12 AM   #24
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Overall it's the HK for me, although I like most SIGs as well.
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Old May 1, 2002, 07:53 AM   #25
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Tough choice, I own both. If I had to pick one though it would be the HK. I have a USP 45F that I am able to shoot the best with out of any gun in my collection (Sig 226 9mm, Sig 225 9mm, Beretta 92FS, and of course the HK). Ergonomics are excellent on the Sig and the trigger is better as well, however I can SHOOT the HK much better. Both are very reliable, however the finish on the HK's are more durable.
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