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Tamaoduh
April 18, 2000, 04:59 PM
Im planning on getting a 9mm...and heard that the G19 and 229 are both exceptional pistols...which one should i get???

Russell92
April 18, 2000, 06:29 PM
i was considering between the same 2 pistols and as of last week i'm a proud new owner of a Glock 19.

as you said they are both excellent pistols; here's why i choose the glock over the sig:

1. the trigger; one of the main reasons i got the glock was the single type of trigger. the Sig is a DA/SA and therefore you have to learn 2 different types of triggers and practice the transition. i have 2 beretta 92s in DA/SA and i have trouble with them. i only shot the G19 once and i already shoot it better than my 92FS.
2. the feel. this is all in your persnal opinion but i like the feel of the glock better. it points naturally for me so i can get off the first shot more accurately and quickly.
3. capability didn't have much to do with it (13 compared to 15). however i don't mind the fact that G19 mags can be had for less than sig mags. 229 mags are around $100 at best and G19 mags if your lucky can be found for down to $40.
4. reliability. they are both superbly reliable guns but i would give a strong nod toward the glock on reliability. glocks will work in many situations were a sig would jam up.
5. durability. i'm a young shooter and would like to own my guns for the rest of my life. i know the glock will outlive me but the sig may not. some sigs don't even go over 20,000 rounds before they die.
6. accuracy. yes i know sigs are more accurate but not by that much. besides the fact that glocks point better and i like the trigger more make them more accurate for me.
7. i wanted to start GSSF (Glock Sports Shooting Foundation). its a shooting sport somewhat like IDPA but you need a glock to compete. it sounds like alot of fun.
8. i just like the glock in general more for many other reasons.

its all up to you. as i said one of the biggest factors when choosing between 2 top quality guns is the feel. if one feels better than the other get that one.

oh yeah the glocks are about $100-150 less than the sigs around here so i don't minde paying less for a better gun IMHO.

chaho
April 18, 2000, 07:17 PM
Russel I agree with all your points with the exception of #6. I have shot both and the G19 is a little more accurate for me.
Also you can get many aftermarket gizzmoze for glocks; like the M3 light, 3.5 lbs trigger conector.... And best of all, I think there are many more glock armorers around to help you with service in case something goes wrong. I know sig service is great but they tend to take a little long to deliver.
Both guns are great, you have to choose which is comfortable for you. Try renting both. Sig 229 is heavy and points better. If you are going to do a lot of shooting get the G19. If you are more of a collector get the Sig 229. I think they might be worth more in the long run. Go to www.sigforum.com (http://www.sigforum.com) and www.glocktalk.com (http://www.glocktalk.com) and ask the same question. Good luck !

jwong
April 18, 2000, 07:51 PM
I'm not too sure what the availability of the Sig 229 in 9mm is in your area. But in Southern California, they are almost impossible to find... And when you do find one, it usually costs a premium. Just something to consider...

thequickad
April 18, 2000, 09:24 PM
Usually, it's the P228 that's compared to the G19. Since the 228 has the lighter slide than the full stainless P229. I own both the G19 and the P228. The 228 is a bit more accurate but the G19 weighs less. Also, the grip to frame angle is different and I prefer the G19. You should try to handle both guns at your local gun shop before deciding. the Grip angle is very important.

bad_dad_brad
April 18, 2000, 10:19 PM
Glock 19 is the better all around choice (cheaper and just a capable). I have one. However, both pistols are excellent choices. Note that the P229 is more comparable to the Glock 17 in size, Glock 19 being more compact.

The police force in the city I live in recently selected the P229 in .40 over primarily the Glock 22. In this case, they had a federal grant so money was no object.

Personally I think they made a mistake. The Glock is lighter, holds a few more rounds, is far more durable, and accuracy is close enough not to make a difference.

Have to agree that the trigger in a safe action Glock is much easier to learn than any DA/SA auto (like the SIG).

Tecolote
April 18, 2000, 10:52 PM
Note P229 and P228 are the same size. The latter weighs 1 ounce less as it has less mass in the slide. As well the P229's slides are machined from stainless stock while the P228s are stamped.

Check out www.glocktalk.com (http://www.glocktalk.com) and www.sigforum.com (http://www.sigforum.com) for somewhat biased opinions.

There's only one person that can know which is better, and that is YOU. If you're in SOCAL finding a well-stocked range won't be a problem so you'll be able to shoot both side by side.

I prefer the P228 over the Glock 19 for several reasons.

1. The P228 has been 100% reliable. The first Glock 19 I owned had several failures to eject. The second worked always. So I guess it's the luck of the draw, at least in my case.

2. I prefer DA/SA. DA first shot is not a handicap. I'm just an amateur but I've got no problem getting all rounds in a tight 4 inch group out to 15 yards. SA is light, crisp and I like the option. Like a standard versus an automatic car.

3. The P228 gives you a second strike capability. On the Glock you've got to work the slide to get off a second round. In some situations I can see the second strike being vry useful.

4. I prefer the solid recoil of the P228. The Glock 19's polymer frame flexes too much for me.

5. I'm far more accurate with the P228. Glock trigger take a little getting used to, and for some of us no amount of practice is enough. Try as I might I could never master the mushy trigger.

6. Rust, you'll hear people say that SIG Sauer rust. Yes, rust is an issue if you don't take care of your stuff. I've never had troubel with rust on a P228 in all sorts of conditions, wet and humid and worse. Take care of your stuff and it'll take care of you.

7. Preban mags, just as expensive for both so there's no real benefit. SOmetimes you can find bargains but on the average this shouldn't be an issue.

8. 10 rounds mags cpst exactly the same. $18 for Glock 19s and $18 MecGars for the P228s. No difference.

9. The P228 feels perfect in my hand. The Glock 19's angle was too uncomfortable for me.

In the end choose the one you're most accurate with, feels best in your hand and that you like the most. Both are excellebnt defense tools.

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KOG
April 19, 2000, 02:04 AM
Definitely get the one you like and shoot the best. Try them both if possible, sometimes guns feel good in the store but not at the range. They are both good and you can't go wrong with either, heck get both. I prefer the Sigs because of better ergonomics and accuracy(for me at least). Both are reliable, Glock has an edge on corrosion-resistance.

Triggers are different on both but I don't have a problem with either. Just pull the trigger when you want to shoot, keep it out of the trigger guard when you don't want to. I don't care for the way Glocks point or the way they vibrate in my hand upon firing; my sole criticism of the Glock, otherwise a fine gun. Sigs feel more solid to me and I like the smooth trigger feel.

Someone mentioned earlier that Sigs will only last 20,000 or so rounds. Sorry, but that's not the case. There were a few reported frame cracks in early Sigs(the P220 and P226); those guns still worked fine with their hairline cracks, yet they were replaced by Sig gratis. Sig beefed up the guns around 1994 to deal with the few problems that were reported and better deal with +P loads; haven't heard of a cracked frame in quite some time. I've known of Sigs that have had 100,000's of rounds through them with no problems. If it's mechanical, it can break, but Glocks and Sigs don't do that that often. Good luck.

lucky085
April 19, 2000, 07:20 AM
I have a sig P228 and a glock 29(10MM) and like both very much. Of course the 10mm has considerably more punch than the P228. I have crimson trace laser grips on the sig, which makes it kind of fun to shoot.

7th Fleet
April 20, 2000, 04:48 PM
From your post I gathered that you want a pistol that will last you the rest of your life. It is definitley the Glock 19 over the Sig. I have test results where the FBI tested alloy framed guns and they determined that the projected life expectancy of an aluminum frame gun made by anybody is around 10,000 rounds. Alloy frame lovers bitch and raise hell about these facts but thats their problem. Who cares if they know of an exception that has X number of rounds through it. Another thing the Sig lovers overlook is the frame cracking problems in the 226s, but thats another story.

I also had a Sig P220 turn into a rusty mess after I worked a wreck in a down pour and left it in a wet duty holster over a long weekend. Granted my fault but my stainless 1911s and Glocks have never rusted. Cops aren't known for babying their weapons. My facts did not come out of some gun rag but is information that I have picked up at Law Enforcement only Firearms Instructor schools and seminars. Buy what you like and can shoot best. I have found that LEOs shoot better with 1911s and Glocks due to the lack of a double action to single action transistion. Why handicap yourself with a double action semi auto, most have alloy frames, another good reason to stay away from them.

LEO Firearms Instructor/Glock Armorer/IALEFI

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pojim
April 20, 2000, 05:38 PM
WOW-I've never seen such a contradiction in only one paragraph. You display utter ignorance and negligence in regards the general care of firearms made and then you strut your "unimpeachable" credentials. Did you ever stop to think that guns that aren't maintained/checked properly will not only rust, THEY WON'T WORK WHEN YOU NEED THEM. I'd rather have a Davis that's cared for than have a Glock or anything else that is in your armory!

Somebody better call the SEALs and tell them to get rid of their 226s NOW, if they are not already cracked and rusted. The statement about 10,000 rounds on a frame is not just wrong, it is flat out ridiculous.

Glocks and Sigs are both great guns. I personally find any Sig to be more ergonomic and accurate than its comparable Glock maodel. The grip angles on Glocks just don't work for me, but I have tremendous respect for the entire line.

Tecolote
April 20, 2000, 07:31 PM
And it's not just Navy SEALs. The British army did the most thorough recent testing between the SIG Sauer P226 and Glock 17 and they opted for the P226. Yes, early SIG Sauers had problems with frame cracking. Name one company that has not had problems with designs? Early Glock 17s hang fired, the long list of Glock "upgrades," and recently the "faulty" guide rods for some runs of Glock 26/27s.

I don't doubt your P226 turned into a rusty mess. I can tell that I've put SIG Sauers through rain, sweat, mud, you name it and I've never had a problem with rust. Maybe I'm just lucky.

Bottom line, Glock 19s and SIG Sauer P229s are superb weapons. Carry what you handle best.

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Russell92
April 20, 2000, 09:19 PM
yes as everyone agrees its really a toss up between them. they are both excellent guns and i still say just get the one that feels better in your hands.

Sigs are more accurate than glocks. by that i mean if you eliminate all human errors and put both guns in a rest and shoot them then the sig will make tighter groups. this is not by that much but they are made a bit more accuately. sigs are more accurate because they are designed to be. sigs have tighter tolerances on them between the parts and the fit is tight. that makes the gun more accurate, also sigs barrels are made by hammereli who make target pistols. my guess is that the barrels must be pretty accurate then. glocks are very accurate though. they were designed as combat weapons for the military and designed to work in all kinds of situations. therefore they have slightly looser tolerances and when the guns were being disigned they didn't care as much about accuracy as reliability.

i'm not saying either gun is not reliable or accurate though.

i personally like the feel of the 229 over the 228. the 229 has an extra ounce and a half of weight on its solid stainless steel slide. that for some reason makes it balance better in my hands FWIW.

HiCap
April 20, 2000, 09:21 PM
My first 9mm was a G17. I liked it but had to sell it and later bought a Sig 226. I liked the feel, reliability, and SA accuracy of the Sig but hated the long DA first shot, and the fact that it would rust very easily even when properly cared for. Finally traded it for an L1A1 and have chosen a Glock 19 over Sig and all others to fill my 9mm needs.

Gremlin
April 20, 2000, 10:38 PM
Is it just me or do other people feel like when they rack back the slide on a Glock, it feels like you're cocking a rubber band gun? And when you rack back the slide on a Sig, it feels like you're cocking a precision steel instrument designed for serious business...

Just my two cents. Hands down winner--Sig...

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The Happy Camper
April 21, 2000, 01:57 AM
Must be just you. When I rack the slide of a Glock it gives me the warm fuzzies... I'm addicted I can tell.

Ben
April 21, 2000, 09:35 AM
Both are Great guns. Of those two, I'd get the Sig 229 (in a different caliber). Most of the 229's are 40 caliber, with the .357 Sig being the next common, followed by 9mm. I'd later get a Glock 23C to accompany the lonely Sig should it Not get along with the Ruger and the Beretta. http://204.235.96.21/NonCGI/smile.gif

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Rainbow Six
April 21, 2000, 11:20 AM
I get fuzzy tingles when I rack my Glocks. However, I tremble with pleasure when I rack my SIG's. I love both of them equally, I just love them differently. What a love triangle, huh? http://204.235.96.21/NonCGI/wink.gif



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Greg G
April 21, 2000, 11:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Rainbow Six:
However, I tremble with pleasure when I rack my SIG's.
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It's because they are as smooth as a school marm's thigh. http://204.235.96.21/NonCGI/wink.gif

Big Al
April 21, 2000, 12:28 PM
I can't say anything about Sigs, other than for me, they're two big and heavy for my taste. I bought a Glock 19 because it was simple, durable, light, and easy to work. I also liked the feel a lot better than the Sigs. Just personal opinion, mind you, but my preference is the Glock.



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Rainbow Six
April 21, 2000, 03:16 PM
Good one Greg!

I guess it just depends on whether you want a sweet, smooth "school marm" or her ever so slightly rougher around the edges, but still high performance sis. http://204.235.96.21/NonCGI/redface.gif

I have yet to be able to choose decisively between the two...So I keep both. SIG and GLOCK both produce some fine daughters! http://204.235.96.21/NonCGI/wink.gif

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Futo Inu
April 21, 2000, 06:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Russell92:
yes as everyone agrees its really a toss up between them. [/quote]

Russell, Anyone who posts this after reading the prior three posts is the quentissential optimist. http://204.235.96.21/NonCGI/smile.gif

MattXYZ
July 2, 2007, 11:31 PM
Yeh the 10,000 rd frame thing was pretty 'tarded. Even my friends with Glocks admit they envy my SIG. Glocks trigger is like a staple gun and the grip is like a 2X4 block or somethin-tee hee. SIG tested guns 200,000 rds. Glock isn't even in SIGs league Get-a Springfield XD if you want a polymer, not a Block!

hamster
July 3, 2007, 12:05 AM
what i'd do:

go to the range and buy 200 rounds of ammo and rent both guns. shoot 100 through each and figure out which is best for you.

Hallucinator
July 3, 2007, 10:29 AM
Both terrific pistols. I've owned both, and the 19 is flatter and easier to conceal.

Ocraknife
July 3, 2007, 11:51 AM
I love Sigs and I'd like to love Glocks but I can't shoot them very well. If you shoot the Glock as well or better than the Sig then get the Glock! It is cheaper. If I could get used to Glocks then I'd buy one in a heartbeat.

Tommy Vercetti
July 3, 2007, 12:05 PM
I have a Sig 229 9mm..I wouldn't mind having a Glock too though

JerryS1
July 3, 2007, 03:49 PM
I own and love both. You can always get one for CCW (the G-19) and later get the other for a house/range gun (the P229)....and you can get them both in different calibers just to round out your collection a bit.

The 229 is a bit big for me for carry and the glock should be made with scratches, dings and holster wear built in.......they weren't made to be pretty but they sure do get the job done.

Jerry

sigfreak
July 3, 2007, 05:33 PM
several years ago the ohio state police decided,with their then governor to arm their troopers with the absolute best pistol out there regardless of price or make.there had been several severe shoot outs involving the troopers so they wanted the best.they came up with a test that was more extreme than the FBI's,X9 trails or any other that had ever been done.pure torture test.the results were published in SHOTGUNNEWS about 3-4 years ago.top 2 pistols by a long shot were #1-sig229,#2-sig228,#3-h&kusp.the closest glock was somewhere around 8th-10th.a S&W pistol even beat them(WOW).glock makes a decent cheaper gun,but that's where it stops.no way in HELL a sig wears out,alloy frame or not,in 10,000 rounds.look up the police departments records around the country and they'll show the problems with glocks,everything fromAD's,failure to go to battery,KA BOM's and so on.not trying to bad mouth glocks because i actually own a g26,but no way in the ballparf as a sigIMHO.if you do buy a glock,buy one of the 9mms,their bigger guns have alot of problems,crapping case support for one.

Sgt Pepper
July 3, 2007, 06:27 PM
I love Sigs, *but* the Glock 19 is lighter, smaller all the way around, and just as accurate.

TexasFats
July 3, 2007, 08:08 PM
I am the proud owner of a Glock 23, a Browning High Power, and a SIG P239, all in .40 S&W. I also own a SIG P226 in 9mm. On the whole, I must say that the Glock, while a good gun, is my least favorite of all of them. I don't plan to buy any more Glocks anytime soon. One reason is that the others are all more comfortable for me to hold. If Gaston would put out some Glocks with interchangable backstraps, like the SIG 2022 has, then, I might reconsider. However, I also don't like a few other features of the Glock.

At the end of the day, "You pays your money, and you takes your choice." I think that the choice of a handgun is as individual as buying a pair of shoes. You want something that fits and that you will like. Any gun will fail if it is abused, but the fact that the SEALS, British SAS, and a lot of state police (who tend to be a lot more professional, in my experience, than many local yokels) use SIGs says something. Also, the Texas Rangers use SIGs. That also says something. Maybe there is something to the claim of SIG to have "to hell and back reliability." At least, it seems to have more substance than Glocks claim to "perfection." News flash! Glocks are good, but not perfect.

Rob96
July 4, 2007, 05:13 AM
Both are outstanding pistols, and I owned both at one time. Now I only have the G19. I could not get use to the da/sa of the Sig. The Sig was thicker than the G19. And I was way more accurate with the G19. So it was simple for me, keep the G19 and sell off the Sig.

ryucasta
July 4, 2007, 04:53 PM
Both are fine guns (Own them Both) but if you ever plan on going into competition (I.e. IDPA SSP, ESP or USPSA Production Divisions) with them then I would suggest the Glock. The Allow frame of the SIG just will not hold up once your round count gets into the +25k count. That is why SIG offers a Stainless framed firearm for competition since the average dedicated competitor puts in at least 30K rounds per year on an individual firearm.

Renfield
July 6, 2007, 12:47 PM
I have a Sig 229 9mm..I also have a Glock 17 9mm

the Sig is nice if you have the original 13 round mags or the new 15 round mags like 3 of mine..otherwise I'd get the Glock..Glock mags are easy to find

Marksman III
March 19, 2009, 03:57 PM
I have both and they are excellent choices, have preference on the P229 over G19.

P229 is sexier and fits in hand more comfortably "Ergo" than G19 especially when firing for long periods of time. G19 gets fatigued after time.
P229 is more accurate 25+ yds out = tighter groupings.
P229 jams when firing 500+, where the G19 will fire pretty much forever, anytime, anywhere.
G19 great for home protection if stored for long time.

Sigs are usually more expensive than Glocks 1.5 or sometimes 2x.
Field stripping is easier on the Sig for me due to my big fingers having trouble with Glock's slide release.

Sigs are generally heavier than Glocks but have a more balnced feel.

For Target, Accuracy & feel, I'd go with Sig, for Duty - go with Glock. Glock are workhorses and cheaper.

Also wanted to add that my Glock 19 is my loaner gun if my girlfriend or friends want to check out th range with me. Glocks are very forgiving, low maintenence and cheap.
My Glock 19 is my cheapest and most reliable handgun I have.

These are just my views.

-M3
P220SP226P229P239G21SFG27G19PM992FP99S&W357

Chesster
March 19, 2009, 06:57 PM
I have a P228 and 4 G19s. Needless to say I prefer the Glock due to weight and how it feels in my hand.

Alpha06
March 19, 2009, 08:12 PM
Both are quality firearms. It is really a personal preference. Which fits and feels better to you? If both do well, then it could come down to price.

I lean toward the Glock 19, which is the least expensive in both pistol and magazines. It is lighter weight for concealed carry. It can take some abuse.

The magazines are interchangable with other 9mm Glock pistols. So, if you want any of those cool 33 round mags, it will take them.

Plus it would make a nice starter/training pistol. Just my thoughts. :)

jpoolsmyd2
March 19, 2009, 10:15 PM
Simple: try both. The range closest to me acutally rents both of these guns and it is not a large range.

Even before you shoot one of them hold one in your hand. Hold the other. Which feels more natural? Do you like the point of each one? Do you like the weight?

Then shoot them both. Shoot them until you can tell a difference between them. Then decide which difference you like better. Then go buy that gun.

:)

Republicrat
March 19, 2009, 10:31 PM
This thread is 9 years old. ROFL

I'd still take the Glock though...and I own both. Lighter, just as accurate, and will fire dirty. The Sig is a great gun, but it's sort of high maintenance. After a few hundreds rounds it starts acting up until it gets a thorough cleaning.

rvito
March 21, 2009, 08:33 PM
I have both and they are both great guns. I prefer Sigs over glocks. The Sigs just feel like they are much better quality then Glocks. Not bashing Glocks as I have a boat load of em. Just my opinion though.

ElectricHellfire
March 21, 2009, 08:40 PM
I would personally go with the Glock 19. Ive owned both Sigs and Glocks. Sold all my Sigs. They were fine but just too heavy to every day carry.

I think you already know that both are fine weapons. Hold them/shoot them and see which you like better. Good luck.

And take much of what you read on the internet forums with a grain of salt. I own lots of fine weapons but none make me tremble or fuzzy when racking the slide.

MrNiceGuy
March 21, 2009, 08:50 PM
9 year old thread

I think he made his decision long ago

ElectricHellfire
March 21, 2009, 09:41 PM
I think he made his decision long ago

Mabey. Then again, its not your thread is it?

l8apex
March 21, 2009, 11:09 PM
...old thread

ElectricHellfire
March 21, 2009, 11:21 PM
...old thread

Finally, Captain obvious has arrived.....

IBTL

MrNiceGuy
March 21, 2009, 11:49 PM
Mabey. Then again, its not your thread is it?

He has not logged in in 9 years.. he has abandoned it

I hereby claim this abandoned thread as my own.

Kermit
March 22, 2009, 01:10 AM
I prefer the Glock for its simplicity, greater availabity of accessories, reliability, dependability and because I shoot them better than SIGs

B Brazier
March 24, 2009, 11:36 PM
Russel92 Sig 229 mags for $100??? The Factory mags go for $30 - $35, and you can get Mec Gar 15rd flush fit mags for under $25. I don't own a Glock but I have nothing against them, they just don't fit my hand like a Sig. Either way you go both handguns will be reliable, accurate, and last for generations to come if you take care of them. You can find CPO Sig P229's out there for around $550, or for another $200 you can get one new. I have a P226R that is a CPO, it is great, no problems, and honestly I couldn't tell that it was previously used. The P229R I decided to buy new cause I couldn't find a CPO.

And Kermit Glocks and Sigs tie on everything you listed but simplicity

jgcoastie
March 25, 2009, 12:27 AM
From your post I gathered that you want a pistol that will last you the rest of your life. It is definitley the Glock 19 over the Sig. I have test results where the FBI tested alloy framed guns and they determined that the projected life expectancy of an aluminum frame gun made by anybody is around 10,000 rounds. Alloy frame lovers bitch and raise hell about these facts but thats their problem. Who cares if they know of an exception that has X number of rounds through it. Another thing the Sig lovers overlook is the frame cracking problems in the 226s, but thats another story.

- 7th Fleet (emphasis added by me)

You do realize that the Coast Guard put the Sig P229DAK through a 3,000,000 round torture test before we selected it as our replacement for the M9 right?

Kinda debunks the 10,000 round alloy frame life theory...

That being said, I love my Glocks and will purchase more in the future...

Dash
March 25, 2009, 09:05 AM
if you shoot a lot, like 200-300 rounds a week get the sig. glocks blow up with reloaded ammo

Sixer
March 25, 2009, 10:59 AM
- 7th Fleet (emphasis added by me)

You do realize that the Coast Guard put the Sig P229DAK through a 3,000,000 round torture test before we selected it as our replacement for the M9 right?

LOL, YOU do realize that it's just not fair to argue with someone that posted that statement NINE YEARS ago :D

Rangetime
September 6, 2010, 04:11 PM
{Yeh the 10,000 rd frame thing was pretty 'tarded. Even my friends with Glocks admit they envy my SIG. Glocks trigger is like a staple gun and the grip is like a 2X4 block or somethin-tee hee. SIG tested guns 200,000 rds. Glock isn't even in SIGs league Get-a Springfield XD if you want a polymer, not a Block.}Quote Matt... Newsflash..... Springfield XD isn't in either one of these two superior weapons league. It's not even a good "knock-off"!LOL......:rolleyes: I own both Sigs and Glocks and love them both. Both have their strong points and weaknesses. Both smoke the "Johnny come lately" XD by miles and miles. To compare it to them is an insult! These are two of the finest handguns made for self defense and any really serious person owns both!:cool:

Annihilator
September 6, 2010, 08:19 PM
Thread resurrection! Sig for me. But go with what fits your hands better.

S&W-Keeper
September 7, 2010, 08:16 PM
They are both great, get the one that feels the best in your hand.

deeczman
September 7, 2010, 09:19 PM
Not bashing Sigs except for the sick Sigs. my father and i had a few years ago.
My fathers 220 would lock up so tight at the range (factory ammo) it was hard to
dis-assemble. Then we both had Sig 226's. The barrel's were getting beaten really
bad. So my friend a german gunsmith looked at our 226's and said they were out
of balance..i really wanted those to work.
So he started with some Ruger's, Smith with great success and i started with
CZ's and Ruger's most recently Glocks and XD's really like them all and for the
money no other manufacture could compete. I carry a Glock 19 gen4 has to be
one of the best carry guns out there. I liked it so much bought another.
The Air-Force pilots carry Glock 19's in their emerengy bags.....
Plus Smith&Wesson and Glock were awarded Government Contracts for each
possibley up to 40 million. The Sig. did not make it thru the first stage of testing.
Not bashing Sigs just giving data instead of opinion's. To Sig's credit i am sure/hopeful they make some wonderful guns now. Anyway there are many
good guns out there it just comes to personal preference and life experiences.

bamaranger
September 8, 2010, 12:12 AM
Lets not forget that there are DAO Sigs , and the new Sig trigger system whose moniker slips my mind. But........

The Glocks have the bulk of the market. Maybe due to affordability and marketing in the early years. SIG has near priced itself out of the running.

I am not a fan of the DA/SA auto, though I carry one for a living. Under stress, I have seen some very good people, do some foolish things with a cocked SIG in their hand, w/ a shot just 3-4 lbs away.

Like it or not, GLOCK will likely be the way of the masses in the future.