Please Tell Me About Sig....

Please Tell Me About Sig....

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    Please Tell Me About Sig....

    I listened tonight at a class, a guy go on and on about Sig and he slammed Glock. Super macho man dude. I didn't think to ask him what the big deal is? I've noticed this with others too...why does Sig have such a cult following? what is so great about them?


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    Jack Bauer has one in a lot of pictures, that means it must be cool...

    Honestly, they tend to be well made, accurate, reliable handguns. And a lot of professionals use them. But I think sometimes a certain kind of person is drawn to them, because they cost more than the other "normal" guns.
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    I like my SIGs but I'm not about to slam another manufacturer thinking mine are superior. They are all good guns, have different qualities that appeal to different people, to each his own. People like you mention are a big turn off and I quickly won't listen to anything they have to say because either they 1. think they are superior, 2. are ill informed and buy into hype or 3. some combination there of.
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    I've got a couple of Sigs. I like their accuracy and reliability. But mostly, it's just a "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" thing. I think they are good looking guns and worth the money. A lot of people like polymer guns. I like the look and feel of stainless steel. Thankfully, there are enough guns out there that most of us can find something we like.

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    I love Sigs and have quite a few but I carry a Walther PPS every day. Sigs (P226, P229. P228, P6) fit my hand very well and I seem to shoot them better than any other semi auto I've tried. The PPS is easy to shoot and carries very well.

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    I have a Sig and a Glock...I like them both for different reasons. They are high quality guns made of all metal on the P series guns. That is one reason they cost so much more than other guns. They are great guns, but if I had an in the trenches gun that I thought I could not worry about physical abuse to I would want a Glock. The Sigs are an awesome gun though my P228 is a tack driver.
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    My brother has a 357 SIG and at Christmas I gave him a 40S&W barrel for it so he could shoot cheaper ammo. Want pricey hard to find ammo go get a SIG357. Me I have lots of Glocks in standard calibers that I can reload......
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    First bit of advice, dont listen to guys like that. That kind of banter is code for "I'm a dingleberry who knows nothing".

    But, Sigs are great guns. The classic P series guns are a lot more refined than any other mass produced guns. But, that certainly does not make Glock a fine choice. Dollar for dollar, Glock has everybody beat.

    We all have our personal preferences and experiences. There is a particular model that I hate, and am well known for knocking it. I get hate mail all the time about it. But, I call it like I see it. Other than that, most anything from a reputable manufacture is going to serve you just fine. Don't get caught up in the fan boy banter.
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    The simple fact is there are fanboys for just about everything, so why wouldn't weaponry be different. And, everyone has their preferences as well. I know that there must be members on this forum who get sick to death hearing about glocks, but they don't feel the need to bash a tried and true, quality pistol, even if they prefer other makers. I love my glocks and my springfields, and one day when I can bring myself to spend more money per purchase, I will love my sigs, hk's, Dan Wessons, and Colts.

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    Our dept uses Sigs but for me the P229 40 cal. is a little big for my hands. I qualify in the mid 90's both daytime and night time but shot 98/99 with my Springfield. I have never had a failure with the Sig but I keep my weapon clean and well lubed. I have been told the Sig "is a wet gun" likes to be well oiled. They are a bit out of my price range but I think they are a quality gun. "Slamming" another mans gun could be as bad if not worse than telling him his wife is ugly. Comfort, reliability and affordability are more important to me than the name on the side of the gun.

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    I'm going to add another thought on this. I actually do own multiple Sigs, and they are great handguns, very well made pieces of weaponry, that I would feel comfortable trusting my life to.

    There is an element, that seems to believe that they can throw money at self defense tools, and it makes up for a lack of training and mindset on their part, because they have the top of the line gear. Top of the line gear enhances and supplements proper training and mindset, but it never has, and never will, replace those things. I tend to try not to talk down about anyones firearms. When I started carrying, the first couple of months I carried a Rossi 461 .357 revolver, because I was a poor college kid, and it was what I could afford at the time. But, when I was able to, I moved onto higher quality pistols (although I have never had an issue with that Rossi, and have probably over 1,000 rounds through it, it wasn't the most conducive to CC). I may make suggestions that a certain piece of gear is better than another, and the better piece may very well cost more.

    But surviving a lethal encounter is far more likely to be determined by a proper mindset, than what is in your holster.
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    The United States Navy SEALS all carry the SIG P226 handguns. So if you have extremely large balls like the SEALS do, then you really need to carry a SIG pistol.

    Here is a Navy SEAL about to fire his SIG P226 pistol:





    Here is a photo of a Navy SEAL emerging out of the ocean with his SIG pistol at the ready:



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    I am a classic Sig Pistol guy, broke my teeth on a P220 as my duty gun and will stay with these guns. However, my son has a Glock 30 SF and it is a fine shooting gun. He has picked a fine gun for protection. Pick your gun that you can count on.
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    I like the heft of Sigs. I don't like shooting super-light polymer frame guns. I also like the decocker. I dislike manual safeties, but I'm not too keen on Glock's so called "safe-action" trigger. The Sig system is, to me and only IMO, the perfect compromise.

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    Most of the guys like your instructor end up like this guy; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw-jTCNZSmY
    They need a dose of humility. My main man is the Gen 2 Glock 17 which I will never get rid of. Unfortunately the only experience with Sig I've had is with my friends P232, but MAN did it feel nice in the hand.
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