View Full Version : Glock 17 or Sig Saur P226 which one should I buy?

November 23, 2000, 07:06 PM
Ive heard storys of both guns being extremely accurate and very durable... (even some storys of glocks falling in mud and still being able to shoot "not sure if its true or not?") Since I can only pick one becasue of the December 31 deadline which one should i get and why? What are the pro's and con's .. thank you for your time..

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November 23, 2000, 07:17 PM
if you think a glock falling into mud is impressive listen to this. in the testing throughout the years they've taken glocks and dropped them out of a helecopter at 400 feet, driven over them with trucks, thrown them in the ocean for a few weeks, burried them in mud, dirt, ice, snow, sand, etc. every time they kept on firing them. glocks will work reliably in more situations than any other pistol. thats one of the big reasons why i like them so much.

sigs are also very good guns and are very reliable. i think they are both top of the line pistols. the best way to decide which to get is to hold and shoot both of them. if you can rent them both and see which feels better and shoots better for you then thats a much better way of making a decision that listen to a bunch of us telling you which we prefer.

November 23, 2000, 07:44 PM
Some of the new glocks are cracking frames from a defective casting around the serial number.Glock stands behind it very well but its a pain.
The choice boils down to which one fits you better.For me its sig but for you?

Young Kiwi
November 23, 2000, 10:23 PM
In the good old bad old days the majority of military forces in the world used the Browning HP (GP35)

These days, international armed forces are pretty much split between these two, the Glock 17 and the SIG 226. Which is a testament to the quality and durability of both guns.

Both are excellent guns and I am would be happy if I could only have one or other of these.

They are different in feel and operation, Go look at them, try them out if you can, see with one "presses your buttons", buy that one.

It's a no-lose situation

November 23, 2000, 10:33 PM
I agree with trying to check them out if you can. But if it was me....the Sig is sweet, but the Glock will just not stop! But at the same time, you definitly would not go wrong with either one. The Glock is cheaper in price also, by around $200.

November 24, 2000, 12:59 AM
I think you can tell which I would buy. This notwithstanding, I think you will find the easiest solution is to buy both. If you have to get a loan {a signature loan if your credit is up to it} to do this, then do it. Only you can determine what you are willing to sacrifice in the short term, to enjoy what you want in the long run. I drive an 18 year old car and own most of the guns I have always wanted. I keep telling my girlfriend that I'm going to buy a new car right after I buy this (insert next gun I want here). They will be making new cars for years to come. Our Second Amendment rights are in jepordy now! Yours are in more danger than mine, for right now, but I'm not waiting until I'm in your shoes.

Mal H
November 24, 2000, 01:31 AM
Moving to Semiauto forum...

November 24, 2000, 02:01 AM
If it's really down to these two......Go with the 226. Have both and the 226 easily overshadows the G17. Sigs are almost always accurate out of the box. Are you going to use it for CCW? If so the Sig is a little big. Never have had any stoppages with the Sig. Glock 10 rnd. mags can be a PTA. You're pitting a DA/SA pistol against Glocks "Safe Action"? Should figure out which you prefer even if it's just in the Gun Shop. How are you on gun care? Glocks are a no-brainer to clean & lube. As far as what you pick. Which fits your hand the best? Is the DA trigger length OK for you? You really can't go wrong with either. If it is a first pistol then the Glock is probably the better choice.

November 24, 2000, 02:36 AM
My personal choice would be the Sig P226 or even P228. I prefer them both to Glocks. I don't know why, they just feel better...

November 24, 2000, 03:31 AM
Sign me up on the Glock 17 side. I shot ShallCarry's and I was that impressed with its reliability and accuracy. This is coming from a Sig owner. I own a Sig 226 and the Glock would be my choice. If you ask about my P228 VS the Glock 17 I am sure I will give you a different answer. Regards, Richard.

Ala Dan
November 24, 2000, 04:39 AM
Greetings Poster's-

Looks like all are good answers to two top of the line semi-auto's. Both are great weapons, as other's have stated. Hand's On by the perspective owner is definitely the best way to tell which one is best for you?
I like both, the Glock's "Safe Action" firing system; and the Sig's DA/SA trigger system. As one poster said, to solve
the equation; go ahead and buy both. But faced with the fact
that most of us can only choose one; one word sums up the matter nicely, and that is QUALITY. With that said,
cast my vote for the world famous Sig-Sauer P226; quality at it's finest!!!:):D

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

November 24, 2000, 11:42 AM
I have owned several SIGs and three Glocks. Glocks are good weapons, but I prefer the SIGs. In my experience they are more accurate. The P226 is a great pistol. You will not regret it.

November 24, 2000, 12:07 PM
Like others have said buy the one that fits and balances best for you. Both are excellent, but are very different. One relies on the traditional DA/SA while the other uses the proprietary Safe-Action mechanism. I go back and forth, and I can never make up my mind. I like the G17 because it's so simple, reliable, consistent trigger pull, easy to maintain, light, and reasonaly accurate. I like the P226 because it's DA/SA (sort of like a standrad versus auto transmission), it's very accurate, extremely reliable, and it fits my hand much better. I wouldn't hesistate to use either one as a primary defense tool.

Quantum Singularity
November 24, 2000, 02:06 PM
I generally do like Glocks more than Sigs, but not in the case of the Glock 17 or 22, here is why.

Can't say I like the Glock 17 (or 22). My 17 was not reliable, the accuracy was at best mediocre, and the ergonomics were poor. Some of my friends are having similar problems with their 17's. I traded my 17 in recently (got tired of the bad reliability and accuracy problems). The other Glocks I own I do like very much (Glock 21 and Glock 26). The 21 is a tackdriver and feels better in the hand than the 17. Even the 26 is much more accurate than the 17. I have shot almost every Glock model (except the .357 Sigs) and I am not basing my dislike on the Glock 17/22 on just a few guns. My point being that the Glock 17 is definently not the best model Glock produces.

OTOH, the Sig 226 is the best model Sig produces IMO. The P226 is slightly more accurate than the P228 (another very nice Sig). The P226 is a tackdriver with excellent ergonomics, and great single action trigger. Yes, it is not as durable as the Glock 17, but IMO it beats the Glock 17 bad in every other area. In this case, I would have to go with the Sig.

4V50 Gary
November 24, 2000, 02:12 PM
and carry the P220 in .45 ACP, might I suggest you try shooting both guns? Do a clearance drill on each several times and the reloading drill too. Figure out which one shoots better for you and is easier for you to use. Which one is more comfortable for you and finally, which one do you have more confidence in. That will be the gun you should buy.

Hard Ball
November 25, 2000, 10:27 PM
I would recommend the SIG-Sauer P226. To be fair it's because for me, the Glocks are poorly balanced and shoot low in rapid fire.

November 25, 2000, 11:28 PM
I own both. If I HAD to choose one gun and have no other, I'd pick a Glock. Glocks live (for the most part) without support and shoot right out of the box!!!The 17 is probably the most tested and proven gun out there. AND...if I am going to ever have to defend myself with a handgun....I really like having 17 round magazines avaiable! Two rounds than the Sig...no big deal? Well consider that most of us will only be 50% or LESS as good in a real faceoff with a gun/badguy...compared to our BEST day at the range....It's an odds thing.

November 26, 2000, 12:54 PM
I use a Sig 226 duty gun carry a Glock 30 off duty, bothare utterly relibable!

November 26, 2000, 01:25 PM
I'd pick the Glock 17. I had the opportunity to buy a slightly used G17 with 2 factory 17 rounders and passed on the deal. I'm still kicking myself for that!

November 26, 2000, 08:42 PM
Don't have a G17 but do have a G34. Compared to the P226, the G34 is a little more accurate. (I figure the G17 has probably close to the same accuracy as the P226.)

In the end, I feel the P226 has a slight edge as it feels much better in my hands than the more boxy G17/34. The let-off (in single action) on the SIG is better defined (less mushy) than the Glock's.

As suggested, try to save up nd get both.

November 28, 2000, 03:02 AM
I have a P226 and a Glock 22. I prefer the Sig because of the trigger pull. The Sig has one of the best trigger pulls you will find in a DA, but I find that the Glock has a point where you feel a click when the gun is going to fire making it very difficult to not anticipate the shot, which can lead to a flinching problem.

November 28, 2000, 03:35 AM
Sig P226.



November 28, 2000, 03:44 AM
P226. You can get 'cheap' factory-new normal-capacity (15 rd) mags for it at http://www.cdnninvestments.com/

twin Sigs
April 20, 2001, 09:02 PM

April 21, 2001, 03:51 AM
Just an observation here about glock vs. other brand debate. The glock owners always emphasize their durability and how they can shoot after being in hellish conditions. Ill admit my sig 228 would probably start rusting in such conditions. However, how many of us would actually subject our personal guns to such conditions? The army might, but how many of us sport shooters would? More likely, we baby our firearms, and the toughness of the gun all becomes pretty much equal. Even with field cleaning, almost all firearms will work as they should. Drop a glock out of a helicopter? Even if you knew or believed the glock would be fine, would you fire it without having a smith check it out? Is dropping a gun out of a helicopter such a common occurence that it matters?

Despite that, I find my friends' glocks to be as accurate as my sig (they have the 19 and 26). I dont quite like the ergonomics, grip, or looks of the glocks, but you cant argue with their accuracy. For me, it comes down to how the gun feels in your hand. Too bad the grips arent easily changeable on glocks.

April 21, 2001, 05:24 AM
You are looking at too fine pistols. I went through the same issue some years ago and went with the 226. My reason had to do with feel. When I held the Glock it felt as though I was pointing down and to the right.

You need to shoot both pistols and then choose the one that feels best to you.

Jason Demond
April 21, 2001, 03:14 PM
I had this same problem a couple years ago but mine was HK USP9mm or Glock 17, I went with the Glock because it fit me better. Thats what you will have to do, find the one that you like best and that fits your needs.

April 21, 2001, 05:12 PM
The endless debate. Love the Glock. Have a G17 and G19. Never had any problems with either but I like the G19 better, just fits me better.

I have small hands, and although I have heard people complain about the Glock in the regard, I found the Sig more diffcult, I think because there are no controls on the Glock save the slide stop. And it seems the trigger hits the pad of my index finger just right.

I just like the idea of the Glock, same trigger pull every time, no hammer, light, high capacity, very reliable, combat accurate, simple and easy to maintain.