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Sig 250 Compact 9mm 3 9.09%
CZ P07 Duty 9mm 17 51.52%
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Old January 14, 2011, 09:33 PM   #1
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Tough Choices........

First, I'm new to this so I'll try to make it somewhat understandable. This will be my first handgun purchase and have been doing some research taking several things into consideration (price, purpose and feel) and am looking for a little more info that maybe some more experienced owners can help with.

My choices:

Sig P250 ($399)
CZ P07 Duty ($399)

- both are 9mm

I am basically wanting to get some more opinions of the two compare to each other as far as pros and cons and also warranty/customer service advantages too.

I have handled both and have to say both feel really great in my hand and sight easy and natural for me. As I said.....tough choice.

Any help/opinions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old January 14, 2011, 09:40 PM   #2
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I don't own either.

My 9mm is a 9 Pro Series.

You will get a dozen differing opinions but on your first pistol the grip feeling and the training you receive for it are most important.

Most important, have fun with whatever you buy.
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Old January 14, 2011, 09:54 PM   #3
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3....2....1 Queue ATF report on SIG p250!!

the SIG can be found on for around $360. I like the compact version.
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Old January 14, 2011, 09:57 PM   #4
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I own both a Sig P250 and a CZ (mine happens to be a 75b Compact)

I generally like Sigs better than any other brand of guns.

But I carry my CZ 75b daily and it is a fine gun IMHO

I love this gun

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Old January 14, 2011, 11:27 PM   #5
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Glock Gen4 G19
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Old January 15, 2011, 12:32 AM   #6
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sig sp2022 can also be found for $400 and is a better gun than the p250, one of the best pistols for the money IMO
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Old January 15, 2011, 12:49 AM   #7
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1st define your POU, Philosophy Of Use (or Purpose Of Use)
list all the things you think would make a perfect handgun for YOUR needs (don't forget weight and ergonomics).
I, for instance hate Sigs, because they do not fit my hand! I cannot hit sheet with them, even though there are Mfg'd to NASA standards! I can shoot many different handguns well but not the SIG
My wife likes a Star, even though I think it is junk, it fits her hand.
So do not take personal oppinions as Gosphel
Try each fire arm then comapre your choices.
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Old January 15, 2011, 02:20 AM   #8
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I own both right now. You are right, they are pretty close.

SIG comes with night sights standard, a nice touch, but only one magazine, pretty annoying. Extra mags go for @ $40 each as far as I can tell. The DAO trigger is very light, it's easy to shoot the SIG accurately at reasonable ranges. The grip circumference and feel, and trigger reach are much better than the "classic" SIGs, in my opinion.

Don't be impressed by the "modular" nature of the SIG, those caliber kits are very expensive, like buying another gun--unless they have plunged in price lately like the P250 itself.

The P-07 Duty comes with 2 mags but it doesn't seem night sights are available yet for it, though I haven't checked in the last couple of weeks. Very nice DA trigger, doesn't "throw" the DA shot off much at all, I can hit the bullseye DA pretty regularly. I seem to shoot the CZ better overall, especially at longer ranges, from 10 yards on.

Neither has been perfect in terms of reliability, but both are reliable enough that you shouldn't have much trouble, and should be able to find a defense load that works pretty easily.

Both are a bit plasticky in their feel, the SIG more so to me. I bought my P250 at a much higher price, but it seems you won't meet that misfortune.

I am thinking of selling one of mine to get a Kahr PM9, which fits my pocket needs. But they are so close I am also thinking of keeping them both.

Buy the CZ P-07 Duty first, and see if that kills your hankering for the SIG. It probably will.
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Old January 15, 2011, 03:14 AM   #9
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Kills me to say this to a new shooter, but...Glock 19 3rd gen.

The Sig 250 has a spotty record, and the CZ P07 a bit of an oddball, especially if you need holsters and other interesting bits (sights etc).

Look around, plenty of G19 deals to be had.
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Old January 15, 2011, 04:00 AM   #10
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Since I am a huge fan of John Browning check out the Browning 9mm High Power.Browning said this was the best pistol he designed and prefered the High Power over the 1911 .45 Govt.

In my opinion the finest 9mm of all time is the P-08 Luger.Besides being a work of art that shoots it is collectable and will go up in value over time.

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Old January 15, 2011, 08:32 AM   #11
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Glock Gen4 G19
This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Join GSSF and get one for $425.00...
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Old January 15, 2011, 08:55 AM   #12
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Glock 19, Gen 3. Easy to carry, easy to field strip, reliable, durable, accurate and if need be you can skip cleaning and lubrication for awhile. I mention the cleaning and lubrication only in case of emergency where you have to go for a period without, however, with that said with routine use i do clean and lubricate.
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Old January 15, 2011, 09:24 AM   #13
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Another vote for the G19, arguably the best CCW in 9mm.
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Old January 15, 2011, 09:41 AM   #14
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Ruger SR9 or SR9c as reliable as a semi-auto gets, feels great and is a good deal for the $$$. I'll take it over a glock 19 any day. Ruger is on a roll. glock, not so much.
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Old January 15, 2011, 09:43 AM   #15
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You're probably going to get as many answers as there are 9mm pistols.
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Old January 15, 2011, 10:35 AM   #16
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@ rj2 Now your talking -

I like my SP2022 ten times better than my P250.

I added front cocking serrations and I had CCR refinish the slide

She looks like this now

My SP2022 has a better trigger straight from the factory than most of my other Sig's.

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Old January 15, 2011, 12:08 PM   #17
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Didn't want to suggest anything else because in my experience going with my gut feeling is usually best. Your gut led you to two choices, and I picked the CZ because IMO it's the finer choice by a mile. good luck!
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Old January 15, 2011, 12:45 PM   #18
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Thanks to all, I've continued doing some research and extended it to include some of your suggestions. Seems like some of the best deals are online, how is it purchasing a gun online? What can I reasonable expect to tack on to the price as far as fees (ffl) go?

Again, thanks for all your suggestions, and with a show coming up this weekend I should get to examine a few up close to help me decide. Also, should I be expectin to save any money at a gun show? Never been before, just wondering.
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Old January 15, 2011, 12:53 PM   #19
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Since you did say you are new....

I agree with the G19 folks. I own one and it is my standard bedside gun. It is not my favorite/range gun however - that would be my Hi Power. But the ease of operation, reliability, etc. would make it my first choice for a newbie.

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Old January 15, 2011, 02:27 PM   #20
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if you like TDA, 2022. if you are a fan of

DAO, P250. the new gen are good guns at a nice price.
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