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    Glock or Sig Sauer?

    I am looking for a nice new 9mm CC gun. Glock 19 or Sig Sauer 229? Which would you choose and why? I HAVE OWNED glock and love them. Curious about Sigs.

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    There is no autoloading handgun more reliable than a Gen 3 Glock 19 except maybe the Gen 3 Glock 17. This isn't even a contest, as Sig is no longer what it used to be; the Sig glory days have long since passed.

    Proof: U.S. GAO - B-402339.3, Sig Sauer, Inc., July 23, 2010

    Hell, I'd take a Gen 3 Glock 19 for CC over any autoloading handgun ever made. If you offered me the choice between a Nighthawk Custom 1911 and a Glock 19 for free, I'd take the Nighthawk, sell it, and then buy 2 more Glock 19s with enough money left over for over 10,000 rounds of practice ammunition.

    FWIW, this would have been a much better debate if you'd have said Glock 19 vs. Sig P228, as the Sig P228 was a worthy contender. The P229, however, is not.

    P.S. You say you love Glocks, so what has you looking at a Sig P229 for CC?
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    I've owned both guns in .40, (the G22/23 and the P229). Both are fantastic weapons, both have advantages and disadvantages. I, myself prefer the Sig and carry a P229 SCT regularly. I've owned four Sigs, a late 90's P229 and P239, and two 2010 P229 SCTs, they have all been perfection. I'm not as happy with Sig's decisions as a company lately, but I've experienced no issues personally with their firearms that I own. Shoot both and decide for yourself.

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    I'm a lefty and a bit of a dinosaur. The ergonomics of the Glock work better for me. The Sig is less lefty friendly and I have had certain models that would eject the magazine due to my trigger finger hitting the release. As a gunsmith I find the Glock much easier to work on, with a huge market in custom and aftermarket parts.
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    AZ Hawk has completely blowed this up,no need for anymore post on this thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Hawk View Post
    There is no autoloading handgun more reliable than a Gen 3 Glock 19 except maybe the Gen 3 Glock 17. This isn't even a contest, as Sig is no longer what it used to be; the Sig glory days have long since passed.

    Proof: U.S. GAO - B-402339.3, Sig Sauer, Inc., July 23, 2010

    Hell, I'd take a Gen 3 Glock 19 for CC over any autoloading handgun ever made. If you offered me the choice between a Nighthawk Custom 1911 and a Glock 19 for free, I'd take the Nighthawk, sell it, and then buy 2 more Glock 19s with enough money left over for over 10,000 rounds of practice ammunition.

    FWIW, this would have been a much better debate if you'd have said Glock 19 vs. Sig P228, as the Sig P228 was a worthy contender. The P229, however, is not.

    P.S. You say you love Glocks, so what has you looking at a Sig P229 for CC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Hawk View Post
    There is no autoloading handgun more reliable than a Gen 3 Glock 19 except maybe the Gen 3 Glock 17. This isn't even a contest, as Sig is no longer what it used to be; the Sig glory days have long since passed.

    Proof: U.S. GAO - B-402339.3, Sig Sauer, Inc., July 23, 2010

    Hell, I'd take a Gen 3 Glock 19 for CC over any autoloading handgun ever made. If you offered me the choice between a Nighthawk Custom 1911 and a Glock 19 for free, I'd take the Nighthawk, sell it, and then buy 2 more Glock 19s with enough money left over for over 10,000 rounds of practice ammunition.

    FWIW, this would have been a much better debate if you'd have said Glock 19 vs. Sig P228, as the Sig P228 was a worthy contender. The P229, however, is not.

    P.S. You say you love Glocks, so what has you looking at a Sig P229 for CC?
    I didn't see anything in the link you submitted that said they were testing the Sig 229. I did see where the requirement was for a polymer frame pistol. Unless there is a variation out that I'm not aware of, the 229 is a metal frame. They may have been testing the 2022 which is a polymer gun.

    Personally I'd pass on both the Sig and Glock. Both are good guns, just not what I prefer.

    While Glocks are a good gun, just remember, not everyone wants to drink the grape kool-aid everyday, some folks like variety in their lives.
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    Glock, Glock and only Glock. Why even ask? LOL

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    I discovered the Sig 225 and love it for those with smaller hands.

    If you love Glocks, and many do, get it.

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    If the Sig failed to advance to phase III testing, which weapon did the agency finally settle on and procured? The S&W or the Glock?

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    Both are great weapons, all depends on what you are looking for. I prefer Glocks due to the lighter weight, smaller grip and consistant trigger pull.
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    I have both, both are in my carry rotation, both excellent guns. I'm a Sig Certified Armorer and really like my 239 and 229DAK, but can't find any faults with my Glock either (although I admit I re-holster a little more carefully with the Glock because there's no hammer to rest my thumb against).

    I don't think you can go wrong with either one.

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    My EDC, HD, competition, SHTF, and favorite range toy is my Gen 3 GLOCK 19. I don't know much about Sigs, but you just can't beat a GLOCK 19 for reliability, durability simplicity, capacity, and affordability. Go with what you knowm go with GLOCK.
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    I have a Glock 23 and a Sig P229 Elite in .40. Completely different animals. I would suggest you go shoot both (including both the Sig DA/SA & DAK triggers) and then decide what you shoot better.

    They have different grip angles and one may point better than the other for you.
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    I have several Glocks and a P228. The 228 does melt into my hand. But I like the lower bore axis and trigger on the Glock better. I think that Sigs problems started w/ their polymer line.

    The 228 stays in the safe and comes out for a run at the range every now and again. But everytime I leave the house, a Glock of one model or another goes in my holster.
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